Chapter 9 - Academic Credit Requirements for Award

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Please note: the Dean of Faculty/Deans of Faculties has approved temporary revisions to this policy [chapter 9] to ensure that appropriate alternative arrangements required during this period 2020/21 have been made. Information on the temporary arrangements in place may be consulted here: Exceptional Years Handbook: Chapter 6. The temporary arrangements will be in place for the duration of the 2020/21 academic year, please ensure you have consulted the latest information available online before taking any action or providing any advice in connection with this policy.

Each academic award has a total credit value. The total credit value includes a minimum amount of credit that is required at the academic level of the award and the maximum amount of credit permissible at the lowest academic level.

The University’s Credit and Qualifications Framework summarises the amount and level of credit required to receive a University award; details for each award are outlined in Annex A - University of Exeter Higher Education Awards.

The amount and level of credit specified in the tables in Annex A - University of Exeter Higher Education Awards should be regarded as the minimum. If a College wishes to diverge from these amounts, the faculty must seek University level approval, through the relevant Faculty Dean.

The tables in Annex A should be read in conjunction with the Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Awarding Bodies. The University’s Credit and Qualifications Framework will apply in cases where the credit requirement at the University is higher than that stated in the national credit framework.

Annex A - University of Exeter Higher Education Awards

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