Academic regulations and assessment boards

The taught programmes academic regulations outline how students can progress through their programme (course) and achieve their award, including how applicants and students can apply to have prior learning recognised. After the regulations have been applied to students’ assessments, these marks are processed through an assessment board prior to the results being released.

The academic regulations apply to all undergraduate and taught postgraduate students. Some programmes have additional requirements, called programme-specific regulations – there are also separate regulations for students following a level 3 programme.

The current taught programmes academic regulations and related documents can be found at the following links:


First year students (level 4) - 2022/23

Undergraduate students (levels 5, 6 and 7) and taught postgraduate students - 2022/23

Safety-net policy

Students on an honours degree in 2020/21 may be eligible for their award classification to be calculated differently at the point of graduation, under the SafetyNet policy. Follow the relevant flowchart below to see how your degree will be calculated. A more detailed explanation is also available below.


Related documents


Information about the higher education credit framework in England and the framework within which the university’s qualifications sit can be found at the following links:

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