Degree Classifications

The overall mark for a degree classification is a weighted average of the overall marks for each year of the programme as follows:

3 year BSc programmes:

  • Year 2: 33% Year 3: 67 %

BSc in Mathematics with a Modern Language programme:

  • Year 2: 33% Year 3: 0 Year 4: 67%

MMath programmes:

  • Year 2: 20% Year 3: 40% Year 4: 40%

The degree classes are:

70% and above – first class honours (1st)

60--69.9% - upper second class honours (2:1)

50--59.9% - lower second class honours (2:2)

40--49.9% - third class honours (3rd)

Below 40 – fail

Any final year student who obtains an overall mark required for a 1st, 2:1 or 2:2 class degree and passes at least 80 credits in their final year will be awarded that class of degree.

Any student who obtains an overall mark required for a 3rd class degree and passes at least 60 credits in their final year will be awarded that class of degree.

What happens if a student does not satisfy these conditions can be found in ‘Section J’ of the University Regulations: http://documents.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=13147.

 

 

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