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Progression

The BASc programmes use the Honours Degree Progression and Award Requirements in the UCL Academic Manual, (Chapter 4, Section 9: Progression and Award)

The UCL rules relating to progression and resits are driven by the following award and classification rules:

Y000 BASc Arts and Sciences

  1. You must take and complete 360 credits.
  2. You must pass 330 credits.
  3. You must pass at least 90 credits of Level 6 modules.

Y001 BASc Arts and Sciences with Study Abroad

  1. You must take and complete 480 credits.
  2. You must pass 435 credits.
  3. You must pass at least 90 credits of Level 6 modules.

Failure to meet all of the above means that the relevant degree will not be awarded.

The rules for each year of your degree programme are designed to help you reach this target. The rules for progressing to each year of study are:

  • From Year 1 to Year 2 - passed 90 credits of the 120 credits taken.
  • From Year 2 to Year 3 - passed 210 credits of the 240 credits taken AND be complete in all of your first year modules.
  • From Year 3 to Year 4 (for Y001 students) - passed 330 credits of the 360 credits taken AND be complete in 360 credits.

Failure to meet the progression rules above means that you cannot continue to the next year of study.

If you have to retake a failed 15 or 30 credit module, the attempt number would be shown on your final record. You are only allowed two attempts to pass a unit, the first attempt and a retake. If you fail the retake that failure stays on your record.

It is not possible to retake failed first year modules in your final year, as you cannot progress to the final year if you have passed fewer than 210 credits.

You may only retake modules you have failed. It is not possible to retake a module you have passed in the hope of getting a better result.

If you want to study abroad in Year 3, you need to have obtained an average of 60% or above in all of your first year courses and passed all of your first and second year modules. Students who enrolled from 2017 onwards will also be required to obtain a 2:1 average in their second year to be permitted to study abroad. Further information on the regulations to study abroad can be found on the Study Abroad webpages. 

In order to progress to your final year from your year abroad, you must be complete in 360 credits, that is, all modules taken at UCL plus the BASC0027 Shell Units and BASC0035 BASc Study Abroad Project or BASC0013 BASc Study Abroad Dissertation and have passed 330 credits in total.

To be awarded a BASc (Honours) degree, you must have passed a minimum of 11 units / 330 credits and completed 12 units / 360 credits if you’re on the three year degree (Y000) and 14.5 units / 435 credits passed and 16 units / 480 credits completed if you’re on the Year Abroad degree (Y001). Of these, at least 3.0cu / 90 credits of Advanced level / Level 6 courses must be taken and passed.

Failure to do all of the above means that the degree will not be awarded.