The standard 3-year degree classification is determined by two calculations which consider both:
The University's guidance on how degrees are calculated can be found here.
Integrated Master's degrees, e.g.. MEng, MChem or MPhys are prepared in a similar way to a standard three year degree. However, the level weighting for levels 2, 3 and 4, where a year in industry or abroad is not involved, is 1:2:2. In other words, levels 3 & 4 modules count for twice those at level 2.
If your degree includes a year in industry or abroad, which is assessed and counts towards your degree, you should find out from your department or course handbook which level weighting applies to your degree. Then a calculation of your degree classification will be made as for a standard three year degree or an integrated Masters degree.
If you obtain 180 credits, then you will be awarded a Master's degree. Where there is provision for a diploma or certificate, you may be awarded one of these if you obtain 120 credits (Diploma) or 60 credits (Certificate). The examiners may award you a Master's degree if you get not less than 165 credits, provided you have an average grade of not less than 50 and not less than 40 in any failed units. If you get at least 105 credits, you are eligible for a Diploma, provided that you have an average grade of 50 (not including the dissertation) and not less than 40 in any failed units. If you get at least 60 credits, you are eligible for a Certificate, provided that you have an average grade of 50 (not including the dissertation) and not less than 40 in any failed units.
The examiners may award a Distinction or Merit for a Master's degree provided:
The examiners may award a Distinction or Merit for a Diploma provided:
There are different regulations for non-modular degrees such as Medicine or Dentistry.Check your course handbook for more information and contact us if you need advice.