UCL Earth Sciences


Assessment and Progression

Assessment and Progression

Courses are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. Assessment is by a combination of written examinations, practical examinations, coursework, independent project reports and oral examination. With very few exceptions, examinations are taken in the Summer Term.

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Individual taught modules normally carry a value of 15 credits. A total of 360 credits must be acquired to complete a three-year (BSc) programme and 480 credits must be acquired to complete a four-year (MSci) programme. The normal expectation is that students will acquire 120 credits each year. To progress on to the Second Year, a First Year student must gain a minimum of 105 credits. The minimum requirement for progression from Second Year to Third Year is 210 credits. The Third Year culminates in graduation with BSc, or progression to MSci. In order to progress to the Fourth Year of an MSci, students must have gained 450 credits and completed 480 credits and achieved a mean mark of at least 60% for their Third Year of study.