Chapter 8 - Assessment and Award of Academic Credit

All assessment for a programme is organised within modules and is designed to test the learning outcomes for the module in question.

The award of academic credit relates to achievement in individual modules. Academic credit is awarded to candidates who have passed the module in question. It is possible to award academic credit in the event of module failure where the Assessment Handbook provides for it. The outcome is known as ‘Fail (Condoned), academic credit awarded’.

The academic credit awarded is that approved for the module; the amount of academic credit awarded does not vary in accordance with the level of achievement. The level of achievement is reflected by the module mark.

Where a student is required to retake a module, the academic credit replaces the credit for the original attempt.

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