How module marks are combined to give your final postgraduate result.
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Due to the impact of Covid-19 on 2020 assessments, and the introduction of Exceptional Academic Regulations, final results for affected students may be subject to review and amendment in addition to use of the result algorithm explained here.
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 name||Credit value||Result|
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.
Note: under the Exceptional Academic Regulations (invoked 16/03/2020), when considering the final classification for those students enrolled in 2019/20 a Board of Examiners is permitted to consider whether a students’ overall performance (in 2019/20) was negatively affected such that it should recommend an uplift in classification on that basis.
For all other students, classification calculations will be made in line with standard requirements.