Progression rules

You will normally take course units worth 120 credits in each year of your degree programme.

To progress to the second or third year of the programme you must satisfy all the following rules:

• pass a minimum of 40 credits at the first attempt
• achieve a mark of at least 40 in at least 80 credits of course units, including any non-compensatable course units
• achieve a mark of at least 30 in all remaining course units.

The non-compensatable mathematics units at level 1 are MATH10101, MATH10111, MATH10121, MATH10131, MATH10202, MATH10212, MATH10222 and MATH10232. Refer to the individual programme specifications for details of level 2 non-compensatable course units.

To progress to the third year of an MMath degree programme students must achieve an overall average mark of at least 55 at the end of year 2.

To progress to the third year of the Mathematics with Modern Language degree programme students must achieve a mark of at least 40 in the compulsory level 2 language course units.

Referral

First and second year students who pass a minimum of 40 credits at the first attempt but fail to progress to the following year in June will be given an opportunity for reassessment in August. This is known as referral.

The Board of Examiners decides which course units should be referred. Successful referrals are capped at 30% or the original mark if that lies in the range 30—39.

Referrals normally take the form of an unseen examination. These must be sat at the University of Manchester at the time specified in the examination timetable.

The referral mark is based on the examination mark only and does not include any coursework marks.

The School of Mathematics Examinations Document gives full details of progression rules and our assessment procedures.

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