Postgraduate final result calculation

How module marks are combined to give your final postgraduate result.

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Most postgraduate programmes calculate the classification based on a weighted average. There are some exceptions to this rule including MFA programmes, the programme specification details how the classification is calculated if it differs to this rule.

The classification will be calculated using a weighted average of the full total of Level 7 credits.

Example - 180 credit programme*

Module nameCredit valueResult
Module 1 30 76
Module 2 15 66
Module 3 15 62
Module 4 30 78
Module 5 60 72
Module 6 30 70

To calculate the weighted average, you must convert 15 credit marks and add together. This means you will have to use the 30 credit results twice or 60 credit results four times:
76 + 76 + 66 + 62 + 78 + 78 + 72 + 72 + 72 + 72 + 70 + 70 = 864

Divide the total by the number of marks:
864 / 12 = 72 (to the nearest whole number)

72 = Distinction

*This example is based on a 180 credit programme, if your programme is 240 credits or more you'll need to ensure you divide by the number of marks.

Classifications

The Scheme of Classification
ClassificationAverage mark
Distinction 70-100
Merit 60-69
Pass 50-59