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
- 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|