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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:

Safety-net policy (NEW February 2021)

  • Safety-net regulations in response to Covid-19 pandemic
  • Mark capping reassessment scenarios – PGT/non-standard UG Word | PDF
  • Mark capping reassessment scenarios – UG Word | PDF


Academic regulations - 2021/22


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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