Amendments to University regulations for 2019/20

The University’s current regulations and policies for taught programmes are temporarily qualified by the following documents:

Revised student progression regulations for 2019/20 (PDF, 226kB)
This encompasses changes to the regulations governing student progression in undergraduate modular programmes (including conditional progression), taught postgraduate programmes, and students currently on a supplementary year.

Revised undergraduate awards and classification regulations for 2019/20 (PDF, 209kB)
This encompasses changes to the regulations governing the award and classification of undergraduate modular degrees, including how the safety net mark is calculated. Separate rules will apply to programmes in Law and may apply to one-year undergraduate programmes, including the International Foundation Programme, other Foundation Programmes and students on intercalating degrees.

Revised undergraduate classification for 2020/21 onwards (PDF, 233kB)
This document sets out the University approach and regulations for the classification of students on modular undergraduate degrees who will be considered for a classified award in 2020/21 and subsequently, where assessment that contributes to degree classification has been affected by COVID-19 in 2019/20.

Revised classification regulations for Law undergraduate programmes for 2019/20 (PDF, 200kB)
This document sets out the approach to calculating final year students’ undergraduate degrees in 2019-20 in the School of Law.

Revised placement year regulations for 2019/20 (PDF, 176kB)
This document sets out the University’s approach to the mark/s and progression from a placement year undertaken during 2019/20.

Revised non-modular programme regulations for 2019/20 (PDF, 218kB)
This document sets out the temporary amendments to the general regulations that govern progression and classification in non-modular undergraduate programmes for the 2019/20 academic year. Changes to the regulations for specific non-modular programmes are below:

Revised taught postgraduate classification regulations for 2019/20 (PDF, 213kB)
This document sets out the University approach to classifying taught postgraduate degrees, including the dissertation. Separate rules will apply to programmes in Law and may for those individual programmes that have existing specific regulations that cover classification.

Revised classification regulations for taught postgraduate programmes in Law (PDF, 217kB)
This document sets out the approach to awarding and classifying taught postgraduate degrees (LLM, MSc and MRs) in the School of Law in 2019-20. In addition: Revised programme regulations for the MA in Law (PDF, 199kB)

Revised regulations for specific programmes:

Revised extenuating circumstances policy for 2019/20 (PDF, 164kB)
This encompasses changes to the policies covering extenuating circumstances, coursework extensions and absence.

Suspension of studies
The current policy in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes is unchanged, apart from the following modifications:

In addition, in exceptional circumstances, a programme may be suspended due to students not being able to complete required elements, for example, placement or laboratory work. In these circumstances the programme director will assess if required elements can be replaced by suitable alternatives and, if not, request that the programme is suspended until the next academic year. The request will be reviewed by the School Education Director, Faculty Education Director and the Chair of UAQSC for final approval.

Attributing assessment marks from Summer 2020 to units
Where a single assessment replaces assessment that was previously associated with two or more units:

  • the marks achieved in the component parts of the assessment are individually attributed to specific units (i.e. a mark of 64 in part A is attributed to Unit A and a mark of 66 in part B is attributed to Unit B) or
  • the overall mark the student achieves in the assessment is attributed to each relevant unit, (i.e. an overall assessment mark of 65 is attributed to both Unit A and Unit B).

Educational Partnerships
The University will continue to work closely with partner institutions through existing governance structures to mitigate disruption to students. Where a programme has a taught component that is delivered in partnership with another institution(s), the Partnership Management Board (or equivalent, as defined in the partnership agreement) is responsible for reviewing the provision and ensuring that the impact for students is mitigated with our partners. If any substantive change to policy or practice is required, this must be referred to the relevant School Education Director, Faculty Education Director and Faculty Education Manager for review and approval. Any change to University regulation that is required as a result of the mitigating action must be referred to the UAQSC.