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Section 15: Classification for Undergraduate Students First Enrolling in 2017-18 or Earlier

The following regulations apply to Undergraduate students who first enrolled on their programme at UCL in 2017-18 or earlier.

15.1 Overarching Principles15.7 Faculty of Laws
15.2 General Classification Principles15.8 Faculty of Life Sciences
15.3 Honours Degree Classification Scheme15.9 Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
15.4 Standard Harmonised Scheme of Award15.10 Faculty of Medical Sciences
15.5 Faculty of Arts and Humanities15.11 Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences
15.6 Faculty of Engineering Sciences15.12 Institute of Education

15.1 Overarching Principles

Principle 33:    Classification schemes must be transparent, clearly defined and fair to all students.

15.2 General Classification Principles 

15.2.1 Calculation of Classification 

1.Averages should be calculated from a mean of all counting marks, weighted according to the year of study and the credit-rating of each module.
2.Subject to approval by UCL Education Committee, or its nominee, a Department/Division may use an alternative averaging method, such as the Median. Alternate averaging schemes must be clearly explained in the Student Handbook or equivalent.

15.2.2 Rounding 

1.Rounding must be applied to the final weighted average mark (e.g. a mark of 59.4% must be rounded to 59%, and a mark of 59.5% must be rounded to 60%).

15.2.3 Borderline Marks 

1.Where a student’s weighted average mark falls within 1% of the next Classification they are in the Borderline Zone. The criteria for raising a student to the next class are defined under each Classification scheme.

15.2.4 Weighting of Reassessment and Deferral Marks 

1.Marks achieved for reassessed modules must be weighted according to the year in which the module was first attempted.
2.Marks achieved for substitute modules must be weighted according to the year in which the substituted module was first attempted.
3.Marks achieved for modules deferred due to Extenuating Circumstances should be weighted according to the year in which the student was first registered on the module.

15.2.5 Credit Awarded via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

1.Credits awarded via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) from any institution other than UCL should be counted as part of the qualification requirements but should be excluded from the calculation of the Classification.
2.Credits accrued at UCL and awarded via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) should be counted as part of the qualification requirements and included in the calculation of the Classification.
3.At the time of admission with RPL, the student must be advised of the number of credits which they are required to pass in order to be eligible for an Award, and the algorithm which will be used to calculate their Classification.
4.The application procedures for the Recognition of Prior Learning are defined in Chapter 1, Section 2.8: Recognition of Prior Learning for Entry to UCL.

15.2.6 Pass/ Fail Degrees 

1.Subject to approval by UCL Education Committee, or its nominee, a qualification may be awarded on a pass/fail basis i.e. without a Classification. This must be clearly explained in the Programme Summary.

15.3 Honours Degree Classification Scheme 

15.3.1 Honours Classifications 

1.Students who have completed the requirements for an Honours Degree will, on the recommendation of the relevant Programme Board of Examiners, be awarded either: 
 a)First Class Honours, OR
 b)Second Class Honours (Upper Division), OR
 c)Second Class Honours (Lower Division), OR
 d)Third Class Honours.

15.3.2 Honours Degree Borderline Criteria 

1.Honours Degree candidates whose weighted average mark falls within 1% of the next Classification boundary (after rounding to the nearest integer) may be considered for the higher Classification. The Programme Board of Examiners should take the following criteria into account:
 a)Whether the majority of credits (at least 50%) fall in the higher Classification.
 b)Whether there is evidence of “exit velocity” in the candidate’s performance.
 c)Whether high value modules, or those with a significant research element such as the dissertation, fall in the higher class.
 d)Attention to those marks which have a particular significance for the overall Classification.
2.Where possible, External Examiners should be asked to consider the performance of candidates who fall in the borderline zone, reviewing the work prior to the meeting of the Programme Board of Examiners, with a view to determining whether the candidate is worthy of the higher Classification.

15.4 Standard Harmonised Scheme of Award 

15.4.1 Scope 

1.The following regulations apply to students who first enrolled on undergraduate programmes in 2017-18 or earlier in the following faculties:
 a)Arts & Humanities (except programmes in English and Fine Art – see Section 15.5 below)
 b)The Bartlett
 c)Brain Sciences
 d)Life Sciences (except MSci programmes, MSci International programmes and MPharm programmes - see Section 15.8 below)
 e)Medical Sciences (except MBBS and iBSc programmes - see Section 15.10 below)
 f)Population Health Sciences

15.4.2 Bachelors

1.On three-year Bachelors programmes, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3
BachelorsBest 90 credits
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 3
All 120 credits
Weighted at 5

15.4.3 Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 

1.On Bachelors programmes with an Additional/ Extra-Mural Study Abroad or Placement Year, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 

2016-17 or 2017-18

2.For students who first enrolled on their programme at UCL in 2016-17 or 2017-18:
 a)If the programme includes an additional 30-credit Project Module:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 3Best 90 credits
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 3
Weighted at 0All 120 credits AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 4Best 90 credits
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 3
All 120 credits AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
Weighted at 0
 b)If the programme does not include an additional Project Module:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 3Best 90 credits
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 3
Weighted at 0All 120 credits
Weighted at 5
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 4Best 90 credits
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 3
All 120 credits
Weighted at 5
Weighted at 0
 

2015-16 and Earlier

3.For students who first enrolled on their programme at UCL in 2015-16 or earlier:
 a)If the programme includes an additional 30-credit Project Module:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 3Best 90 credits
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 3
Weighted at 0All 120 credits AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 4Best 90 credits
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 3
All 120 credits AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
Weighted at 0
 b)If the programme does not include an additional Project Module:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 3Best 90 credits
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 3
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 3
All 120 credits
Weighted at 5
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 4Best 90 credits
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 3
All 120 credits
Weighted at 5
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 3

15.4.4 Integrated Masters 

1.On four-year Integrated Masters programmes, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Integrated MastersBest 90 credits
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 3
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 5
All 120 credits
Weighted at 5

15.4.5 Integrated Masters with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 

1.On Integrated Masters programmes with an Additional/ Extra-Mural Study Abroad or Placement Year, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5
Integrated Masters with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 3Best 90 credits
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 3
Weighted at 0Best 105 credits
Weighted at 5
All 120 credits AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
Integrated Masters with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 4Best 90 credits
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 3
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 5
Weighted at 0All 120 credits AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
Integrated Masters with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 5Best 90 credits
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 3
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 5
All 120 credits AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
Weighted at 0

15.5 Faculty of Arts and Humanities 

15.5.1 Scope 

1.For students who first enrolled on undergraduate programmes in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in 2017-18 or earlier, the Standard Harmonised Scheme of Award defined in Section 15.4 above applies, with the following exceptions which supersede:

15.5.2 Three Year Bachelors in English

1.The following regulations apply to students who first enrolled on three-year Bachelors programmes in the Department of English in 2017-18 or earlier.
2.The Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following 10, equally-weighted marks:
 a)Eight 30-credit modules in Years 2 and 3, AND
 b)The Research Essay mark, AND
 c)The Course Assessment mark.
3.The Honours Classification should be determined using the following rules:
Qualifies for First Class Honours (1) (Dept. of English)3 marks above 69 and numerical aggregate of at least 666
Qualifies for Second Class Honours Upper Division (2.1) (Dept. of English)6 marks above 59 and numerical aggregate of at least 590
Qualifies for Second Class Honours Lower Division (2.2) (Dept. of English)8 marks above 49 and numerical aggregate of at least 520
Qualifies for Third Class Honours (3) (Dept. of English)9 marks above 39 and numerical aggregate of at least 460
4.The work of candidates who meet one but not both of the criteria for any given class must be referred to the External Examiner for review. The work of candidates who are close to both of the criteria for any given class but fulfil neither may be referred to the External Examiner for review. Please see Chapter 9, Section 4.3: Responsibilities of External Examiners for further details.

15.5.3 Three Year Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Fine Art 

1.The following regulations apply to students who first enrolled on the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Fine Art in 2017-18 or earlier.
2.The Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from a weighted mean of the following marks:
 a)History and Theory of Art Coursework in Year 2, weighted at 10%, AND
 bHistory and Theory of Art Independent Study in Year 3, weighted at 10%, AND
 c)Degree Exhibition in Year 4, weighted at 80%.
3.The mark/s from the Additional Study should be used as a moderator in borderline cases.
4.The Honours Classification should be determined using the standard criteria in 15.3 Honours Degree Classification Scheme with the following exception:
 a)A student whose weighted average mark falls 1.49% or less below a class boundary will be in the Borderline Zone. The student’s full academic profile, including the mark from the Additional Study, should be considered by the Programme Board of Examiners when determining whether the student may be raised to the higher class.

15.5.4 Three Year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) 

1.The following regulations apply to students who first enrolled on the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in 2017-18 or earlier.
2.The Final Weighted Mark should be based on performance in the final year Studio Work, weighted at 100%.
3.Critical Studies is marked Pass/Fail and subsumed into the final mark for Studio Work.
4.The Honours Classification should be determined using the standard UCL regulations in 15.1: General Classification Principles with the following exception:
 a)As the Classification is based on one mark, Borderline Criteria do not apply.

15.6 Faculty of Engineering Sciences 

15.6.1 Scope 

1.The following regulations apply to students who first enrolled on undergraduate programmes in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences in 2017-18 or earlier.

15.6.2 Bachelors

1.On three-year Bachelors programmes in Engineering Sciences, including those with an Integrated Placement Year, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3
Bachelors (Engineering Sciences)

All 120 credits
Weighted at 1

All 120 credits
Weighted at 3
All 120 credits
Weighted at 5

15.6.3 Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 

1.On Bachelors programmes with an Additional/ Extra-Mural Placement Year in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 3 (Engineering Sciences)All 120 credits
Weighted at 1
All 120 credits
Weighted at 3
Weighted at 0All 120 credits
AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 4 (Engineering Sciences)All 120 credits
Weighted at 1
All 120 credits
Weighted at 3
All 120 credits
AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5 
Weighted at 0

15.6.4 Integrated Masters

1.On four-year Integrated Masters programmes in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences, including those with an Integrated Placement Year, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Integrated Masters (Engineering Sciences)All 120 credits
Weighted at 1
All 120 credits
Weighted at 3
All 120 credits
Weighted at 5
All 120 credits
Weighted at 5

15.6.5 Integrated Masters with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year

1.On Integrated Masters programmes with an Additional/ Extra-Mural Placement Year in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5
Integrated Masters with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 3 (Engineering Sciences)All 120 credits
Weighted at 1
All 120 credits
Weighted at 3
Weighted at 0All 120 credits
Weighted at 5
All 120 credits
AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
Integrated Masters with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 4 (Engineering Sciences)All 120 credits
Weighted at 1
All 120 credits
Weighted at 3
All 120 credits
Weighted at 5
Weighted at 0All 120 credits
AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
Integrated Masters with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 5 (Engineering Sciences)All 120 credits
Weighted at 1
All 120 credits
Weighted at 3
All 120 credits
Weighted at 5
All 120 credits
AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
Weighted at 0

15.7 Faculty of Laws 

15.7.1 Standard Programmes 

1.The following regulations apply to students who first enrolled on undergraduate programmes in the Faculty of Laws in 2017-18 or earlier.
2.The Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
3 Year Bachelors (Laws)Weighted at 0All 120 credits Weighted at 1All 120 credits Weighted at 1n/a
4 Year Bachelors with Extra-Mural Year 3 (Laws)Weighted at 0All 120 credits Weighted at 1Weighted at 0All 120 credits Weighted at 1
4 Year Bachelors with Advanced Studies (Laws)Weighted at 0All 120 credits Weighted at 1All 120 credits Weighted at 1All 120 credits Weighted at 1
LLB English and German Law (Laws)All 120 credits Weighted at 1
 
All 120 credits AND the Long Essay if completed under UCL supervision Weighted at 1Weighted at 0Weighted at 0
LLB (UCL) and LLB (HKU)All 120 credits Weighted at 1All 120 credits Weighted at 1Weighted at 0Weighted at 0
LLB/JDAll 120 credits Weighted at 1All 120 credits Weighted at 1Weighted at 0Weighted at 0
3.Class marks (out of a nominal 100, with a pass mark of 40) are:
Class (Laws)Average
First Class Honours (1)>70                                        
Second Class Honours Upper Division (2.1)>60
Second Class Honours Lower Division (2.2)>50
Third Class Honours (3)>40
4.Provided that their performance is ‘Sound’, a student should be awarded the highest class of honours in which they have achieved the following:
3 Year Bachelors (Laws)120 credits at or above that level
4 Year Bachelors with Extra-Mural Year 3 (Laws)120 credits at or above that level
4 Year Bachelors with Advanced Studies (Laws)120 credits at or above that level
LLB English and German Law (Laws)90 credits at or above that level provided that at least one of the highest marks was awarded in respect of a Year 2 examination or a long essay submitted to UCL
LLB (UCL) and LLB (HKU)90 credits at or above that level provided that at least one of the highest marks was awarded in respect of a Year 2 examination
LLB/JD90 credits at or above that level provided that at least one of the highest marks was awarded in respect of a Year 2 examination
 

Sound Performance

5. The following list of average marks shall assist the Board in assessing whether a student’s performance is Sound:
Class (Laws)Average
First Class Honours (1)67                                        
Second Class Honours Upper Division (2.1)60
Second Class Honours Lower Division (2.2)50
Third Class Honours (3)40
6.Sound Performance is to be calculated based on the marks from the following modules:
3 Year Bachelors (Laws)All Year 2 and 3 modules
4 Year Bachelors with Extra-Mural Year 3 (Laws)All Year 2 and 4 modules
4 Year Bachelors with Advanced Studies (Laws)All Year 2, 3 and 4 modules
LLB English and German Law (Laws)All Year 1 and Year 2 modules, and the long essay if completed under the supervision of a member of the Faculty of Laws at UCL
LLB (UCL) and LLB (HKU)All Year 1 and Year 2 modules
LLB/JDAll Year 1 and Year 2 modules
 

Exit Velocity

7.If a student does not satisfy the requirements of Sound Performance, Exit Velocity may be considered on the following programmes only:
 a)3 Year Bachelors (Laws)
 b4 Year Bachelors with Extra-Mural Year 3 (Laws)
 c)4 Year Bachelors with Advanced Studies (Laws)
8.Where a student’s performance in their final year examinations shows an improvement over their performance in the previous year’s exams this will be considered in the student’s favour but a decline in standard in the final year examinations will not be counted to the student’s detriment. So-called “Exit Velocity” shall apply across all class boundaries.
9.Exit Velocity occurs only when a student attains at least 90 credits at, or above, the relevant class in their final year of study.

15.8 Faculty of Life Sciences 

15.8.1 Scope

1.For students who first enrolled on undergraduate programmes in the Faculty of Life Sciences in 2017-18 or earlier, the Standard Harmonised Scheme of Award defined in Section 15.4 above applies, with the following exceptions which supersede:

15.8.2 Standard Integrated Masters Programmes 

 On four-year standard Integrated Masters programmes in the Faculty of Life Sciences, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Integrated Masters (Life Sciences Standard)Best 90 credits
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 3
All 120 credits
Weighted at 5
All 120 credits
Weighted at 5

15.8.3 International Integrated Masters Programmes

1.On four-year International Integrated Masters programmes in the Faculty of Life Sciences, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Integrated Masters (Life Sciences International)Best 90 credits
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits
Weighted at 3
All 120 credits
Weighted at 3
All 120 credits
Weighted at 5

15.8.4 MPharm Programmes

1.On four-year Integrated Masters in Pharmacy programmes, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
MPharmWeighted at 0All 120 credits
Weighted at 20%
All 120 credits
Weighted at 30%
All 120 credits
Weighted at 50%

15.9 Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences 

15.9.1 Scope 

1.The following regulations apply to students who first enrolled on undergraduate programmes in the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences in 2017-18 or earlier.

15.9.2 Supplementary Modules 

1.Some programmes in Mathematical and Physical Sciences also include additional, non-credit-bearing modules e.g. synoptic or comprehensive papers, generic skills modules etc. The marks from such modules may be included in the degree Classification calculation. The Programme Summary should clearly explain the algorithm which will be used.

15.9.3 Cert HE Astronomy 

1.Students who have completed the Award Requirements for the two-year, part-time Certificate of Higher Education in Astronomy should be awarded a Pass or Distinction Classification using the following criteria:
Qualifies for DistinctionA Final Weighted Mark of at least 70% AND
A mark of at least 60% for each module.
Qualifies for PassMeets Progression and Award Requirements

15.9.4 Bachelors

1.On three-year Bachelors programmes in the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3
Bachelors (MAPS)Best 90 credits (Best 60 credits weighted at 1, next 60 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 3
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 5

15.9.5 Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 

1.On Bachelors programmes with an Additional/ Extra-Mural Study Abroad or Placement Year in the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 

2016-17 or 2017-18

2.For students who first registered on their programme at UCL in 2016-17 or 2017-18:
 a)If the programme includes an additional 30-credit Project Module:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 3 (MAPS)Best 90 credits (Best 60 credits weighted at 1, next 60 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 3
Weighted at 0Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5) AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 4 (MAPS)Best 90 credits (Best 60 credits weighted at 1, next 60 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 3
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5) AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
Weighted at 0
 b)If the programme does not include an additional Project Module:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 3 (MAPS)Best 90 credits (Best 60 credits weighted at 1, next 60 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 3
Weighted at 0Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 5
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 4 (MAPS)Best 90 credits (Best 60 credits weighted at 1, next 60 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 3
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 5
Weighted at 0
 

2015-16 and Earlier

3.For students who first enrolled on their programme at UCL in 2015-16 or earlier:
 a)If the programme includes an additional 30-credit Project Module:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 3 (MAPS)Best 90 credits (Best 60 credits weighted at 1, next 60 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 3
Weighted at 0Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5) AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 4 (MAPS)Best 90 credits (Best 60 credits weighted at 1, next 60 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 3
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5) AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
Weighted at 0
 b)If the programme does not include an additional Project Module:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 3 (MAPS)Best 90 credits (Best 60 credits weighted at 1, next 60 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 3
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 3
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 5
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 4 (MAPS)Best 90 credits (Best 60 credits weighted at 1, next 60 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 3
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 5
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 3

15.9.6 Standard Integrated Masters 

1.On four-year standard Integrated Masters programmes in the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Integrated Masters (MAPS)Best 90 credits (Best 60 credits weighted at 1, next 60 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 3
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 5
All 120 credits
Weighted at 5

15.9.7 Integrated Masters International Programmes

1.On four-year International Integrated Masters programmes in the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Integrated Masters International Programmes (MAPS)Best 90 credits (Best 60 credits weighted at 1, next 60 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 3
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 2.5
All 120 credits
Weighted at 5

15.9.8 Integrated Masters with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year

1.On Integrated Masters programmes with an Additional/ Extra-Mural Study Abroad or Placement Year in the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5
Integrated Masters with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 3 (MAPS)Best 90 credits (Best 60 credits weighted at 1, next 60 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 3
Weighted at 0Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 3
All 120 credits AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
Integrated Masters with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 4 (MAPS)Best 90 credits (Best 60 credits weighted at 1, next 60 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 3
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 5
Weighted at 0All 120 credits AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
Integrated Masters with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 5 (MAPS)Best 90 credits (Best 60 credits weighted at 1, next 60 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 1
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 3
Best 105 credits (Best 90 credits weighted at 1, next 30 credits weighted at 0.5)
Weighted at 5
All 120 credits AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
Weighted at 0

15.10 Faculty of Medical Sciences 

15.10.1 Scope 

1.For students who first enrolled on undergraduate programmes in the Faculty of Medical  Sciences in 2017-18 or earlier, the Standard Harmonised Scheme of Award defined in Section 15.4 above applies, with the following exceptions which supersede:

15.10.2 One Year Integrated Bachelors (iBSc)

 

2017-18

1.For students who first enrolled on the UCL MBBS programme in 2017-18, the iBSc Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3
Students first enrolling on the UCL MBBS in 2017-18Weighted at 0Weighted at 0All 120 credits in the iBSc Year
Weighted at 1
 

2016-17 and earlier

2.For students who first enrolled on the UCL MBBS programme in 2016-17 or earlier, the iBSc Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3
Students first enrolling on the UCL MBBS in 2016-17 or earlier All 120 credits from Year 1 of the MBBS
Weighted at 1
All 120 credits from Year 2 of the MBBS
Weighted at 1
All 120 credits in the iBSc Year
Weighted at 6

15.10.3 MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)

1.The MBBS does not include an Honours Classification.

15.11 Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences 

15.11.1 Scope 

1.The following regulations apply to students who first enrolled on undergraduate programmes in the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences in 2017-18 or earlier.

15.11.2 Bachelors

1.On three-year Bachelors programmes in the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the Median of the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3
Bachelors (SHS) (Median of)Best or nominated 30 credits
Weighted at 1
All 120 credits
Weighted at 3
All 120 credits
Weighted at 5

15.11.3 Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year

1.On Bachelors programmes with an Additional/ Extra-Mural Study Abroad or Placement Year in the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the Median of the following counting marks:
 

2016-17 or 2017-18

2.For students who first enrolled on their programme at UCL in 2016-17 or 2017-18:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 3 (SHS) (Median of)Best or nominated 30 credits
Weighted at 1
All 120 credits
Weighted at 3
Weighted at 0All 120 credits
Weighted at 5
 

2015-16 and Earlier

3.For students who first enrolled on their programme at UCL in 2015-16 or earlier:
 a)If the programme includes an additional 30-credit Project Module:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 3 (SHS) (Median of)Best or nominated 30 credits
Weighted at 1
All 120 credits
Weighted at 3
Weighted at 0All 120 credits AND the Project Module
Weighted at 5
 b)If the programme does not include an additional Project Module:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Bachelors with Additional/ Extra-Mural Year 3 (SHS) (Median of)Best or nominated 30 credits
Weighted at 1
All 120 credits
Weighted at 3
Weighted at 3All 120 credits
Weighted at 5
Bachelors with Extra-Mural Year 3 (Anthropology) (Median of)Best or nominated 30 credits
Weighted at 1
All 120 credits
Weighted at 3
Weighted at 0All 120 credits
Weighted at 5

15.12 Institute of Education 

15.12.1 Scope 

1.The following regulations apply to students who first enrolled on undergraduate programmes at the UCL Institute of Education in 2017-18 or earlier.

15.12.2 Foundation Degrees

1.Students who have completed the Award Requirements for the two-year Foundation Degree at the UCL Institute of Education should be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction Classification using the following criteria:
Qualifies for DistinctionMarks of 70% or greater in modules totalling 160 credits, at least 80 of which must be in Year 2
Qualifies for MeritMarks of 60% or greater in modules totalling 160 credits, at least 80 of which must be in Year 2
Qualifies for PassMeets Progression and Award Requirements

15.12.3 One Year Top-Up Bachelors

1.On one-year Bachelors Top-Up programmes at the UCL Institute of Education, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
1 Year Bachelors Top-Up (IOE)All 120 credits
Weighted at 1

15.12.4 Three Year Bachelors

1.On three-year Bachelors programmes at the UCL Institute of Education, the Final Weighted Mark should be calculated from the following counting marks:
 Year 1Year 2Year 3
3 Year Bachelors (IOE)Weighted at 0All 120 credits
Weighted at 2
All 120 credits
Weighted at 3