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What are the degree classifications?

Bachelors (Honours) Degrees will be classified as follows:

  • Class 1                     70 or above
  • Class 2, Division (i)   60-69
  • Class 2, Division (ii)  50-59
  • Class 3                     40-49

A result for module or programme of less than 40 will be a fail.

Classifications at borderlines are considered against this boundary framework.

The Ordinary degree of Bachelor may be awarded to students achieving 260 credits including 60 at Level 3.

Foundation Degrees will be classified on the basis of

  • Distinction    70 or above
  • Merit             60 - 69
  • Pass             40 - 59

Degree classification depends on the performance of a student in contributing modules.

Bachelors degrees will normally be classified on the basis of all modules taken in the second and third levels of a degree programme, weighted according to their credit points. Exceptions to this arrangement will have been agreed by the Quality and Student Experience Committee for specific programmes or individuals and will normally require classification on the basis of level 3 modules only.

Foundation degrees will be classified on the basis of all modules taken in the first and second levels of the programme, weighted according to their credit points.