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BSc (Hons) Nursing (all pathways) - prior to September 2021
SCOPE: The following degree classification algorithm applies to all students having their award calculated prior to 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%;
SECOND CLASS HONOURS (Division I)
A weighted average module mark of at least 60%;
SECOND CLASS HONOURS (Division II)
A weighted average module mark of at least 50%;
THIRD CLASS HONOURS
A weighted average module mark of at least 40%.
Weighted average module mark: the sum of one third of the module mark obtained at Level 5 and two thirds of the module mark obtained at Level 6.
Module: a 120 CATS-credit unit.
For students repeating a year of study at Level 5 or 6 it will be the mark achieved for the module taken in the repeat year that will be used in the classification.