Masters award criteria
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 and the project is 50%. In some modules, the candidates may be required to obtain a mark of 50% on both the coursework and the examination. Marks of 40.00-49.99% in up to 25% of a student's taught credits may be condoned. The condoned mark will not be raised to the pass mark but will be treated as pass in all subsequent calculations. Students who do not meet the condonement criteria will be required to resit or repeat the module.
Students who fail 60 taught 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.
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%).
A candidate qualifies for Distinction if the final weighted mark is greater than or equal to 69.50% or the final weighted mark is greater than or equal to 68.50% and module marks of at least 70.00% are achieved in at least 50% of all credits.
A candidate qualifies for Merit if the final weighted mark is greater than or equal to 59.50% or the final weighted mark is greater than or equal to 58.50% and module marks of at least 60.00% are achieved in at least 50% of all credits.
The rules for award of Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate are given in the Academic Manual .