A module is failed if:
(i) The work submitted for an assessment component is not of a high enough standard to
warrant an overall mark of at least 50% for the module.
(ii) Work has not been submitted for the module assessments. If a student fails to submit an
assignment, a mark of NS will be recorded.
(iii) The student has committed academic offences and a penalty of failing the module has
If a student fails a module, the appropriate option from the following will apply:
If a student has failed a module (mark below 50%) at the first attempt, including any referral opportunity, there is normally an entitlement to re-enrol for, and retake, the module in full once more. Retaking necessitates attendance and requires completion of all the assessments. Any assessment marks from the previous attempt at the module cannot be carried forward.
If a student fails the module, including the referral opportunity on the second attempt there is no automatic entitlement to a further attempt. The offer of a third attempt is at the discretion of the Assessment Board, and will only be made if there are compelling reasons to support that decision.
Students may only attempt a module in its entirety a maximum of three times, subject to additional requirements of relevant professional bodies, external agencies or University Assessment Board for Exceptional Circumstances.
The maximum overall mark available for a retaken module is 50%.