Pre-registration Nursing students obtaining their award from September 2021

Scope: The following degree classification algorithm applies to all students having their award calculated from September 2021.

Please note that the Levels of study referred to below are those used in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ). 

To qualify for the Bachelor's degree award, a student must pass 120 credits at Level 4, 120 credits at Level 5 and 120 credits at Level 6. For all modules, a minimum mark of 40 must be achieved on all assessment elements to pass the overall module.

A student's degree classification will be calculated as follows:

FIRST CLASS HONOURS

A weighted average module mark of at least 70%

OR a weighted average module mark of at least 67% and at least 60 Level 6 credits all gained from modules with a mark of 70 or higher;

SECOND CLASS HONOURS (Division I)

A weighted average module mark of at least 60%

OR a weighted average module mark of at least 57% and at least 60 Level 6 credits all gained from modules with a mark of 60 or higher;

SECOND CLASS HONOURS (Division II)

A weighted average module mark of at least 50%

OR a weighted average module mark of at least 47% and at least 60 Level 6 credits all gained from modules with a mark of 50 or higher;

THIRD CLASS HONOURS

A weighted average module mark of at least 40% 

 

DEFINITIONS:

Weighted average module mark: the sum of one third of the average module mark obtained at Level 5 and two thirds of the average module mark obtained at Level 6.

Module: A 15 CATS-credit unit

 

NOTES:

For students repeating a year of study at level 5 or 6 it will be the marks achieved for modules taken in the repeat year that will be used in the classification.