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## Passing the Course

To pass the MSc students must take 8 taught modules and submit a project. The pass mark for taught modules and the project are both 50%. The final weighted average is calculated as 2/3 times the mean of the 8 taught modules plus 1/3 times the project mark (all marks in %).

The normal requirements for a pass are 8 passes in the taught modules plus a pass in the project. However, 2 condoned passes (i.e. not less than 40%) of taught modules are permitted provided that the final weighted average is not less than 50% and the project is passed.

##### There are three possible MSc awards: Distinction, Merit and Pass

An award of** Distinction** will be made
if the average mark for the 8 taught modules is 70% or greater; and the
mark for the dissertation is 70% or greater, and there are no marks
below 50%, no condoned marks, no resits, and all marks are based on
first attempts.

An award of **Merit** will be made where the
overall mark is 60% or greater, the mark for the dissertation is 60% or
greater, there are no marks below 50%, no condoned marks, no resits,
and all marks are based on first attempts.

An award of **Pass** will be made where the
overall mark is 50% or greater, the mark for the dissertation is 50% or
greater, and 8 taught modules have been passed with no more than two
condoned marks, and with the maximum of one resit allowed per module.

##### Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate

Students that are not eligible for the MSc award can be offered a **Postgraduate Diploma** or a **Postgraduate**** Certificate**.

A **Postgraduate Diploma** will be offered to the students that have completed 8 taught modules (120 UCL credits) and obtained an overall average mark of 50% or greater. A maximum of 2 condoned passes (i.e. not less than 40%) is permitted.

A **Postgraduate Certificate** will be offered to the students that have completed 4 taught modules (60 UCL credits) and obtained an overall average mark of 50% or greater. A maximum of 1 condoned pass (i.e. not less than 40%) is permitted.