37. Processing and Recording Marks (taught postgraduate)

The unit mark  

37.1   The mark for each individual unit is calculated as the weighted average of the marksfor each of its constituent assessments (see 14.9), rounded to the nearest integer.

The taught component mark

37.2   For the purposes of determining progression from the taught component to the dissertation stage, award and classification, the overall mark achieved for the taught component is calculated by averaging the unit marks, weighted by credit point value, and rounding the result to the nearest integer.

37.3   Units that solely contain assessments marked on a pass/fail marking scheme will not contribute towards the calculation of the taught component mark, but are deemed to be ‘must-pass’ for the purposes of progression / completion. In such cases, the weighting of other units in the taught component will increase accordingly.

37.4   The weighting given to the unit mark will correspond to the credit point value of the unit, e.g. the mark for a 20-credit point unit would be 1/6 of the taught component mark, if the student must achieve 120 credit points. See guidance for an example of this calculation.

37.5   Progression to the dissertation stage is normally only permitted on the satisfactory completion of the taught component. There is no compensation between the taught component and the dissertation (i.e. a mark in the taught component cannot compensate for a lower mark in the dissertation, and vice versa). The dissertation may be suspended at the discretion of the relevant Board of Examiners if the result from the taught component is unsatisfactory.