Progression and Award of Degree:
To progress between years, students must take 4 credit units in each year. Courses failed in one year may be retaken in the following year. A minimum of 11 out of 12 credit units must be passed for the award of a BSc degree and 14.5 out of 16 credit units for the award of an MSci. Students also need to be complete for 12 credit units to be awarded a BSc and for 16 credit units to be awarded an MSci. BSc students may opt to transfer to the MSci programme up until Easter of their third year, providing you are qualified to do so. Average marks from every year count to the final grade of your degree. For the MSci degree, students must have passed at least 11 CUs to progress to the fourth year and have an overall average mark of at least 55%. MSci students who fail to meet this will be considered for a BSc degree after three years. Students on the MSci programme may opt to take their BSc degree up to the end of July of the third year.
The relative weightings attached to the mean mark for each of the years of the programme will be 1:3:5 for BSc, and 1:3:5:5 for MSci for programmes not involving a year abroad. The relative weight for the year-abroad will normally be 1:3:2.5:5.
1. In the first year the best four half-unit results will be weighted by one, the balance being half-weighted;
2. in the second and third years the best six half-unit results will be weighted by one, the balance being half-weighted,
3. in the fourth year all half-unit results will be weighted by, whole-unit courses being treated as two half-units for these purposes.
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