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Requirements for students who registered on their programme of study, for the first time, in the academic year 2020/21

Students will be required to fulfil the Requirements for Postgraduate Taught Awards in order to be eligible for their final award.

From this academic year 2020/21 a new borderline category will be introduced when students are being considered for their award this year. If students meet the following criteria, they should be awarded a higher degree classification, when being considered for their award:

  • For a postgraduate taught student, where the weighted average for classification is within 2 percentage points of the borderline for the Distinction or Merit category, students should be promoted if at least 50% of the weighted credits counting towards the classification are above the class boundary and this should include the compulsory dissertation/project where applicable. (This rule will apply to Masters courses, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates).