Module Compensation

 
Note: Module Compensation should be read in accordance with Dual Honours & Single Honours Bachelor degrees (Regulation C3) and applies only to students studying the subjects specified below.

The Senate of the University has given permission to specific named subjects only (listed below) to use an element of compensation in the calculation of students’ degrees. Compensation is the process by which an examination board, in consideration of a student’s overall performance may recommend that credit be awarded for a small part of the programme in which the student has failed, on the grounds that a sufficiently good overall performance in a pre-defined group of cognate modules can outweigh the area of failure. Compensation can apply to a module with a failed mark of below 30 as long as it is balanced by good performance in related modules. In such cases credit will be awarded upon that module. Each subject identifies which modules are grouped together for this purpose.

Maximum amount of condonement and compensation* that can be applied
  • Mathematics (for BSc Mathematics and dual honours Mathematics) 
  • Health and Rehabilitation (for BSc Health and Rehabilitation)

Compensation is allowed upon a maximum of 30 credits in total across Level 5 and Level 6 modules, but with a maximum of 15 credits at Level 5.  No compensation is allowed upon Level 4 modules.  Any compensation that is awarded will reduce the total amount of condonement that is allowed.  Each row of the following table illustrates the permutations of maximum condonement and compensation that can be awarded across all levels of study of a 3-year degree programme.

*Please note that compensation is at the discretion of the examination board

 

Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 TOTAL CREDITS

Compensation

Condonement

Compensation

Condonement

Compensation

Condonement

N/A

30

0 0 15 15 60
N/A 30 0 0 30 0 60
N/A 30 0 0 0 30 60
N/A 15 15 0 15 15 60
N/A 15 0 15 15 15 60
N/A 15 0 15 30 0 60
N/A 15 0 15 0 30 60
N/A 15 15 0 0 30 60
N/A 0 15 15 15 15 60
N/A 0 0 30 15 15 60
N/A 0 0 30 0 30 60
N/A 0 0 30 30 0 60
N/A 0 15 15 0 30 60

 

  • Physics (for BSc Single Honours Physics and Dual Honours Physics) - no compensation available at Level 5 or for compulsory modules at Level 6
  • Astrophysics (for BSc Single Honours Astrophysics and Dual Honours Astrophysics) - no compensation available at Level 5 or for compulsory modules at Level 6

Compensation is allowed upon a maximum of 30 credits of optional or elective Level 6 modules.  No compensation is allowed upon any Level 4 or Level 5 modules or compulsory Level 6 modules.  Any compensation that is awarded will reduce the total amount of condonement that is allowed.  Each row of the following table illustrates the permutations of maximum condonement and compensation that can be awarded across all levels of study of a 3-year degree programme.

*Please note that compensation is at the discretion of the examination board

 

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

TOTAL CREDITS

Compensation

Condonement

Compensation

Condonement

Compensation

Condonement

N/A

30

N/A

0

15

15

60

N/A

30

N/A

0

30

0

60

N/A

30

N/A

0

0

30

60

N/A

15

N/A

15

15

15

60

N/A

15

N/A

15

30

0

60

N/A

15

N/A

15

0

30

60

N/A

0

N/A

30

15

15

60

N/A

0

N/A

30

30

0

60

N/A

0

N/A

30

0

30

60