Calendar 2017/18

Regulations Governing Academic Programmes

1 Faculty of Taught Programmes

1.19 Regulations Governing Foundation Degrees
1 Eligibility for Admissions
1.1 With the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean acting on behalf of the Board of Faculty of Taught Studies and Senate, applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements shall be admitted to programmes on the recommendations of the School(s) or approved partner institution concerned.
2 Credit-rating of Programmes
2.1 All modules comprising an approved programme of study carry a specific credit value. All full-time students are required to follow modules normally to a value of 120 credits each year , whilst part-time students normally study credits to a value of at least 60 credits per year. For the award of a Foundation Degree students are required to be assessed in at least 240 credits in accordance with the University's Undergraduate Degrees and Awards: Assessment Procedures. The content of the programmes must observe the University's approved conventions for levels and awards, as set out in the Levels and Awards Framework.
3 Transfer of Credits
3.1 On the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean(s) of College concerned, studies pursued in another university or institution of higher education may be counted towards the credit requirements for the degree provided that:
  (a) the number of credits does not exceed 120 in a 240-credit programme
  (b) the final 120 credits of the programme are studied at the University of Exeter or approved partner institution.
  Exceptionally these minima may be reduced in recognition of credits accumulated from elsewhere, subject to the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty in the case of individual applications.
4 Progression Routes
4.1 A Foundation Degree of the University must have an identified progression route to an appropriate programme at either Exeter or another approved Higher Education Institution.
4.2 On the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean(s) of College concerned, a graduate of the University may, on completion of not less than 120 credits of additional study in the University, be accepted as a candidate for an honours degree in an appropriate subject.
5 Assessment, Re-assessment and Classification of Awards
5.1 The assessment and re-assessment of candidates and the classification of awards shall be governed by the provisions set out in the University's approved ‘Undergraduate Degrees and Awards: Assessment Procedures' and supplemented by programme-based assessment procedures.
6 Award
6.1 The degree may be awarded with Merit or Distinction.