Taught postgraduate degrees and awards assessment procedures
Your programme or College handbook should provide detailed information about your College arrangements for assessment. The University regulations and policies on assessment are contained within section 8 of the Teaching Quality Assurance Manual.
To ensure parity of treatment for all students, the University has adopted a common set of assessment procedures for its taught postgraduate programmes. These regulations provide the rules for how your taught masters degree or award is decided, covering important areas such as:
- definitions of nomenclature (including deferral, referral, condonement)
- assessment schemes
- award criteria
- re-assessment procedures
- the communication of decisions
For the full regulations please visit the Taught Postgraduate Degrees and Awards Assessment Procedures for students commencing in 2008/2009 or later.
Each College will supplement these procedures with a more detailed assessment marking strategy with the marking criteria specific to a College set out in the College or Programme handbook.
You should also see the University's Levels and Awards Framework which gives details of the requirements for each of the awards offered by the University.
Administration of Taught Postgraduate Awards
The Postgraduate Administration Office manages the award of PGT students - you may find their Postgraduate awards process useful.