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Course Regulations

General PGT regulations for all WMG programmes and award levels for 2017/18

These are the general PGT regulations for WMG for all possible programmes and award levels. Please note that some programmes do not offer all levels of award (MSc, PgDip, PgCert and PGA); you must read your individual course regulations (right-hand side) for details of awards available as well as module combinations required.

Candidates aiming for the MSc are required to take 180 credits of study, including a dissertation project and associated viva.

Candidates for the MSc are required to pass 150 credits of study, including the dissertation project and any ‘essential core’ modules as indicated below. Up to 30 credits of failed modules can contribute to MSc provided marks of 40% or above have been achieved.

Candidates for MSc can request* to amend their qualification aim to any lower award within the course portfolio, within their period of registration, subject to approval from the Director of Studies.

Candidates who do not quite meet the entry requirements for MSc may be offered initial registration for Postgraduate Diploma. Such candidates will follow the requirements for MSc.

Candidates registered on lower awards can request* to amend their qualification aim to any higher award within the course portfolio, within their period of registration, subject to satisfactory performance, and subject to approval from the Director of Studies.

Candidates for the MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate can apply to use module credits from lower qualifications awarded by a previous Exam Board within the course portfolio as ‘recognised prior learning’ to contribute to achieving higher awards, within limited timeframes. Modules for which credits are to be transferred should have been undertaken within five years to be authorised as ‘recognised prior learning’.

Candidates who have previously withdrawn from the programme may apply to use module credits relevant to the course as ‘recognised prior learning’.

The Board of Examiners may award the Postgraduate Diploma to a candidate who satisfied the examiners in work equivalent to 120 credits, which may or may not include a project, and which can include up to 30 credits of failed modules with a mark of 40% or above have been achieved.

The Board of Examiners may award the Postgraduate Certificate to a candidate who satisfied the examiners in work equivalent to 60 credits, relevant to the course.

The Board of Examiners may award the Postgraduate Award to a candidate who satisfied the examiners in work equivalent to 30 credits, relevant to the course.

Candidates who receive a lower award than that for which they were registered (or no award at all) may not be re-admitted to return with credit, unless there are exceptional circumstances agreed by the Board of Examiners.

*Please note requests may not always be granted

Requirements for Merit and Distinction can be found in 'Operations and Regs - Exam Board Regulations'.