Clearing 2021

Proceeding to the next year carrying 30 failed credits

Carrying failed credits is referred to as condonement in the rules of assessment. It’s important that you understand the implications of having failed 30 credits towards your overall degree. You can only fail a maximum of 30 credits’ worth of non-core modules across your whole honours degree.

Please read the relevant information on carrying failed credits below.

Carrying 30 failed credits from Year One

  • If you fail any more credits in the rest of your degree, following all available assessment attempts, you will no longer be eligible for an honours degree; however, the Board of Examiners would consider whether you are eligible for an exit award.
  • As you have not achieved 120 credits in Year One you will not be eligible for a Certificate of Higher Education should you decide to withdraw from your studies without successfully completing further credits in Year Two.
  • Marks in Year One do not count towards your final degree mark and classification; however, marks from all years of study, including your current year, will appear on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) as will any failed credits.

Carrying 30 failed credits from Year Two

  • If you pass everything on the rest of your course, you will be able to graduate. If you fail any more credits in the rest of your degree, following all available assessment attempts, you will not be eligible for an honours degree. However, the Board of Examiners would consider whether you are eligible for an exit award.
  • The degree classification rules are based on your degree mark and the number of credits you have achieved within a given class. Having a mark below a pass mark could lower your overall degree mark. For more information, see the full rules of assessment.
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