Temporary amendments to University regulation for 2020/21

The University’s Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes will apply for the 2020/21 academic year, apart from where it is temporarily qualified as below.

Undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes

Application of regulations for students taking outstanding assessment in 2020/21 (PDF, 150kB)
This sets out the University approach to applying academic regulations to students who are taking outstanding assessment from 2019/20 in the 2020/21 academic year and are due to be considered for award and classification‌

In addition, where outstanding assessment from the summer term 2019/20 is being undertaken in 2020/21 either as part of a supplementary year or the student having conditionally progressed to the next year of study: second attempts of assessment in 2020/21 will be uncapped.

Evidence for extenuating circumstances or suspension of studies
The existing policies for extenuating circumstances, self-certification and coursework extensions apply but are qualified by the introduction of a number measures, as part of the enhanced package of mitigating measures that were agreed and published in January 2021, to enable students who have been particularly impacted to seek appropriate support and mitigation, as follows:

These qualifications apply from the 18 January 2021 for the academic year.

Undergraduate programmes

Revised undergraduate classification for 2020/21 onwards (PDF, 233kB)
This sets out the regulations for calculating the classification on modular undergraduate degrees for students who will be considered for a classified award in 2020/21 in respect of units that contribute to degree classification and that were affected by COVID-19 in 2019/20.

Revised undergraduate classification for programmes in Law for 2020/21 onwards (PDF, 122kB)

Regulations for programmes with a placement in 2020/21 (PDF, 139kB)
Progression and classification in programmes where its structure has been amended to accommodate a change in the provision of a placement (study abroad or in industry) in 2020/21.

Revised placement year regulations for 2020/21 (PDF, 179kB)
This sets out the regulations for assessment, the placement year mark, progression and contribution to classification of a formal placement undertaken in an undergraduate programme during 2020/21.

Taught postgraduate programmes

University dissertation deadline in taught postgraduate programmes for 2020/21
The University deadline for the submission of dissertations in taught postgraduate programmes that begin in Autumn 2020 (or in Autumn 2019 or previous year if studied part-time) is Monday 13th September 2021.

Regs for PGT programmes in 2020/21 for students who studied in 2019/20 (PDF, 147kB)
This sets out the regulations that goven progression and classification in taught postgraduate programmes in 2020/21 for students who studied part-time in 2019/20. It is based on the premise that teaching and assessment in teaching block 2 in 2019/20 was impacted by COVID-19 but that mitigation was primarily applied at the time. This does not cover progression of PGR students from a taught component to their doctoral thesis. Separate rules will apply to programmes in Law and may for those individual programmes that have existing specific regulations that cover progression. 

Specific programmes

Temporary amendments to the regulations that govern specific programmes in 2020/21 in respect of the ongoing impact of COVID-19: