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Assessment and Award

All Postgraduate Taught students:

  • You will have the right to remedy failure once in an initial assessment for all failed modules. This is with the exception of professional practice modules and where there are specific PSRB accreditation requirements.
  • We will be introducing a new borderline category when classifying postgraduate taught awards, which will permit greater discretion when considering a student’s final award classification. The following borderline category will apply to all current students in 2020/21, both new and continuing, and in future years:
    • 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).
    • This discretionary borderline zone also gives Examination Boards more discretion on promoting candidates due to mitigating circumstances.

Postgraduate Taught students on Masters and Postgraduate Diploma courses in 2019/20:

Measures introduced last year will remain for students who were registered in 2019/20 and are continuing on the same course of study this year (eg those who may be returning from a period of temporary withdrawal/deferral, and part-time students) and further information can be found on MyWarwick. These measures included:

    • The calculation of the award of Merit and Distinction for Masters Degrees being based on the best 120 credits achieved and Postgraduate Diploma classifications being based on the best 90 credits.
    • The suspension of the rule that postgraduate taught students would only be eligible for the award of a qualification if they achieved at least 40% in all failed modules on Masters degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas

Degree Apprenticeships

Students undertaking an apprenticeship are to be advised separately and information will be provided by the Work Based and Professional Learning team in due course.