Regulations for Taught Programmes

Regulation 01 - Open
Latest version: 2017 Version 01: Effective from 1 September 2017
These regulations apply to all students on a taught programme.

The main changes in this version are:

  • An amendment to the usual time limit for part time Masters’ programmes to address changes in rules governing the financial support available to students from England (Section 1.1).
  • Additional guidance on the evidence required to support an application for credit transfer (Section 1.5)
  • The requirement to pass the taught part of postgraduate taught programmes before progressing to the Research Project had been removed (Section 3), whilst retaining a requirement to pass any modules specified at validation.
  • The method to calculate the average mark for postgraduate taught programmes had been amended (Section 4 Stage A) for students who start after 1 September 2017.
  • The text on rounding of marks had been amended (Section 4 Stage B).
  • The requirement for students to achieve a minimum mark in final year modules and in Master’s programmes has been removed (Section 4 Stage C).
  • Additional explanatory text was provided (Section 4 Stage D) on circumstances when an exit qualification could be awarded without offering a resit opportunity.
  • Students redeeming failure on a part time or external basis should be allowed one further opportunity to redeem failure if they don’t achieve the mark required to progress or obtain an award after the first attempt as a part time or external student (Section 5)
  • Students at Level 5 (and Level 6 of extended degrees) can complete supplementary assessment to raise a module mark to 40% even if they have met progression criteria (Section 5)
  • The text on translation of assessed work was amended to remove ongoing dialogue between student and translator, apart from extended projects (Section 6.5).
  • Word limits for assessed work does not now include appendices (unless specified by the module organiser) (Section 6.1)
  • The text on publishing marks on notice boards was revised (Section 7.5)
  • New procedures for special circumstances have been introduced (Section 8)
  • The agenda for the Board of Examiners includes signing the CORP and NORF forms (Section 9)
  • The title of a dissertation or Research Project is not required on the spine of soft bound work (Appendix 1).

Please note that Regulation 01 applies to all students. Boards of Examiners should not differentiate between cohorts except where this is specified in the regulation. For example, the degree class for all Master’s students should be determined using the criteria in Regulation 01. The Regulation specifies when it is necessary to differentiate between cohorts depending on when students were first registered. It should not be necessary to use older versions of the regulations unless the student began before 1 September 2014 when the pass mark was 40%. Boards of Examiners can contact the Head of Student Administration, Mrs Sue Peet, if there are any questions relating to such students.

Previous Versions
All previous versions have been discontinued.