Scheme of Award

MSc Mathematical Modelling

PG Dip Mathematical Modelling

The Academic Manual published on the UCL web pages are the source of reference for all matters relating to overarching examination and assessment regulations.

Condoned Marks, Resits and Repeats

The pass mark in a taught module examination is 50%. For specified taught elements, the candidates may further be required to obtain an average mark of at least 50% on both of the coursework component and the examination components individually.

1. At taught postgraduate level, marks of 40-49% (or equivalent on alternative marking scales) in up to 25% of a student’s taught credits may be condoned.

2. The condonement criteria apply at both the first and second attempts.

3. Once a mark is formally condoned by the Board of Examiners, the student will not be required or permitted to resit or repeat the module.

4. The condoned mark will stand (i.e. the mark will not be raised to the pass mark) but will be treated as pass in all subsequent conditions and will be included in the student’s classification calculation, where applicable.

5. Condonement can only be considered and applied by the Programme Board of Examiners at the end of the taught modules, when the full extent of any failure is known.

6. Students who do not meet all the condonement criteria will be required to resit or repeat the module.

7. Students who fail 60 tahught credits or fewer will be required to resit the failed module(s) at the next available opportunity, which is usually in the Late Summer Assessment Period. Resit students will be assessed in the failed module components only. The whole module mark will be capped at a Pass (50%). Students will not receive any additional tuition for a resit and will not pay any additional fees.

8. Students who fail more than 60 credits will normally be required to repeat the failed modules in the following academic year, with tuition, attendance and fees. Students will repeat all the components of the failed modules. The module mark will be capped at a Pass (50%). Tuition fees will be charged pro-rata to the volume of module credits being repeated.

MSc Mathematical Modelling

Masters Award Criteria

1. Students must meet the following minimum criteria to be considered for a Masters degree:

a. Students must pass at least 180 credits and achieve a weighted average of at least 50%.

b. Where a student passes at least 75% of their taught credits, and achieves a mark of 40-49% in a maximum of 25% of their taught credits, the condonable mark will be treated as a pass, and the student will not be permitted to resit or repeat the module.

Masters Classification Criteria

1. The award of Merit must be given to students if they have satisfied all of the following criteria, but do not meet the criteria for the award of distinction:

a. The overall weighted average mark over 180 credits is 60% or higher; and

b. The mark for the dissertation is 60% or higher.

2. The award of Distinction must be given to students if they have satisfied all of the following criteria:

a. The overall weighted average mark over 180 credits is 70% or higher; and

b. The mark for the dissertation is 70% or higher.

Masters Borderline Criteria

1. If the overall weighted average mark is 69% after rounding to the nearest integer, the candidate is in the borderline zone. An award of Distinction must be made where:

a. At least half of the taught credits are at or above 70%, and

b. The mark for the dissertation is at or above 70%.

2. If the overall weighted average mark is 59% after rounding to the nearest integer, the candidate is in the borderline zone. An award of Merit must be made where:

a. At least half of the taught credits are at or above 60%, and

b. The mark for the dissertation is at or above 60%.

Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Mathematical Modelling

Postgraduate Diploma Award Criteria

1. Students must meet the following minimum criteria to be considered for a Postgraduate Diploma:

a. Students must pass 120 credits and achieve a weighted average of at least 50%.

b. Where a student passes at least 90 credits, and achieves a mark of 40-49% in a maximum of 30 credits, the condonable mark will be treated as a pass, and the student will not be permitted to resit.

PG Dip Classification Criteria

1. The award of Merit must be given to students if the overall weighted average mark over 120 credits is 60% or higher, but the student does not meet the criteria for the award of Distinction.

2. The award of Distinction must be given to students if the overall weighted average mark over 120 credits is 70% or higher.

PG Dip Borderline Criteria

1. If the overall weighted average mark is 69% after rounding to the nearest integer, the candidate is in the borderline zone. An award of Distinction must only be made where at least half of the taught credits are at or above 70%.

2. If the overall weighted average mark is 59% after rounding to the nearest integer, the candidate is in the borderline zone. An award of Merit must only be made where at least half of the taught credits are at or above 60%.