A module is considered as 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 (non-submission) will be recorded.
(iii) The student has committed academic offences (plagiarism/collusion) and a penalty of failing the module has been imposed.
If a student fails a module, the appropriate option from the following will apply:
If the student has failed the module at the first attempt, they will be entitled to a resit opportunity, which is to complete the assignment question once again, and if they achieve a passing grade, will be allowed to continue with the module.
If a student has failed a module (mark below 50%) at the including the resit opportunity, the student will proceed with retaking 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 still fails the module, including both resit and remodule attempts, there are no more automatic entitlement to further attempts.
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%.