When you receive credit for your modules, you will be able to count that credit towards a qualification. We set out how this works in the General Regulations for the Conferment of Awards.
A few courses have Special Regulations. These vary the rules that apply to the particular course.
You need to meet the assessment requirements for your course before going on to the next year of study or receiving your qualification. You may have to withdraw from the course if you do not meet these requirements.
We use academic judgment to decide whether you meet the learning outcomes of your studies.
We have two guides for students on the Assessment and Award Processes. There is a Guide to Assessment and Award Processes for Undergraduate Students. There is a Guide to Assessment and Award Processes for Postgraduate Taught Students. These guides set out how we assess you and make your awards.
Details of the assessment arrangements are in your course and module handbooks.
Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct
If a student submits an assessment containing work that is not the student’s own work, or submitted for another assessment, without acknowledging the sources, the student commits ‘plagiarism’. This is a University offence. We define plagiarism as the act of presenting the material, ideas, and arguments of another person as one’s own. The Plagiarism Policy and Procedures explain how we deal with plagiarism. The policy includes a description of how we use text comparison software.
It is intellectually dishonest to cheat. A student who cheats might gain an unfair advantage. This prevents fair assessment. Cheating includes paying for work from someone else and submitting it as one’s own. We give further examples in the Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Procedure, which explains how we deal with plagiarism and academic misconduct.