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 1: Year 2: Year 3 = 0 : 0.33 : 0.67

BSc in Mathematics with a Modern Language programme:

  • Year 1: Year 2: Year 3 : Year 4 = 0 : 0.33 : 0 : 0.67

MMath programmes:

  • Year 1: Year 2: Year 3 : Year 4 = 0 : 0.2 : 0.4 : 0.4

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.

Credit and Award Framework Table.

 Further information is available from the University Degree Regulations.

Name of Award Minimum credit for the Award Minimum credits at the level of qualification requred for an Award Level of Qualification required for an award
MMath degree (4 years) 480 120 4
BSc Honours Degree (3 years) 360 90 (100 in the School of Mathematics) 3
BSc Ordinary Degree 300 60 3
Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) 240 90 2
Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) 120 90 1

 

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