Regulations for Taught Programmes

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These are the Regulations for the 2021-22 academic year.

See the Regulations that were active in the 2020-21 academic year.

3.4 Progression 

3.4.1

Full-time students taking a 3-year undergraduate degree are required to pass modules to a minimum value of 90 credits at level 4 at the end of the first year of study to progress to the second year and in modules to a minimum value of 90 credits at level 5 taken in the second year of study to progress to the final year, unless individual programme specifications detail additional requirements.

3.4.2

Full-time students taking a 4-year undergraduate degree are required to pass modules to a minimum value of 90 credits at level 4 at the end of the first year of study to progress to the second year and in modules to a minimum value of 90 credits at level 5 taken in the second year of study to progress to the third, “intercalated” year of study away from Goldsmiths, unless individual programme specifications detail additional requirements.

Some programmes may require students to pass an ungraded assessment at the end of the year of study away from Goldsmiths to progress to the final year of the programme. Individual requirements will be detailed in the programme specification.

3.4.3

Programmes including a foundation year maintain requirements for progression from the foundation year to the first year of study. Requirements are set out in published programme specifications.

3.4.4

Part-time undergraduate students are required to pass modules to a minimum value of 45 credits in each academic year in order to progress to the next year of study, unless individual programme specifications detail additional requirements.

3.4.5

Some taught postgraduate programmes require part-time students or full- time students on programmes greater than one year in length to pass specific modules in order to progress to the next year of study or to proceed to completion of the major project / dissertation. Individual programme specifications provide details of those requirements.

3.4.6

Heads of Department are responsible for monitoring the academic progress of students on programmes within their department and should ensure that every effort is made to support and retain students demonstrating unsatisfactory academic performance and/or attendance using the Probation Procedure.

3.4.7

The probation procedure does not apply in cases of academic failure or other external requirements, such as fitness to practise, identified in the programme specification and/or programme handbook.

3.4.8

The Progression and Award for Students on Taught Programmes (PDF) sets out the rules for compensation of failure in one or more modules on undergraduate degree programmes.

3.4.9

Students have three attempts to pass an assessment (i.e. the first attempt and two re-sits) except on programmes with professional practice requirements, where attempts may be limited to one or two only.