Progression and Award Requirements
The text below is an extract from the MSc handbook for students
The Regulations governing progression and
award requirements are set out in your Programme Specification
(http://www.rhul.ac.uk/coursecatalogue/home.aspx) and also more generally in the Postgraduate Taught Regulations
If you do not pass a course unit at a first
attempt you may be given an opportunity to ‘re-sit’ or ‘repeat’ the course
Re-sit of a failed course unit – normally gives students an
opportunity during the following academic year to re-sit any failed parts of a course
unit not passed. Students do not have to attend any classes. Marks for work
which has been passed will be carried forward. Students are required to
register to resit course units. Unless students have been informed otherwise,
the mark for such courses will be capped at 50%.
Repeat of a failed course unit – if you are given the
opportunity to repeat a course unit in attendance you will need to register for
the course unit for the following academic year and satisfy afresh all the
assessment and attendance requirements, that is, you are expected to attend all
classes and redo all required coursework and examinations for the course unit.
No marks from the previous attempt at the course unit are carried forward and
no work from completed as part of the first
at the course may be resubmitted for assessment. The mark for a course repeated
in attendance is not capped.
note that it is not possible to
re-sit or repeat a course unit which you have passed.
NB: Students entered to resit an examination will
normally not receive an overall percentage mark greater than 50% for that
Outcomes of course unit assessment
Postgraduate Taught Regulations require that for a student to qualify for final
consideration in a course unit by the Sub-board of Examiners, a candidate must
have satisfied the attendance requirements specified for the course;
have completed and presented for assessment all work specified for the course
within specified deadlines.
The Sub-board of
Examiners will determine an outcome and a percentage mark recorded as an
integer between 0% and 100% inclusive for each candidate who qualifies for
final consideration, as follows:
(a) an outcome of
Pass (P) with a percentage mark will be returned where the candidate has achieved
a mark of 50% or above overall and in
all elements of the assessment which carry an individual pass requirement;
(b) an outcome of
Fail (F) with a percentage mark will be returned where the candidate has achieved
a mark of 49% or below overall or in any
element of the assessment which carries an individual pass requirement.
For details on
the requirements governing the level of award please see the section on the Consideration and
Classification of Candidates for the Award in the Postgraduate Taught