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Taught postgraduate degrees and awards assessment procedures

Your programme or College handbook should provide detailed information about your College arrangements for assessment. The University regulations and policies on assessment are contained within the Teaching Quality Assurance Manual.

To ensure parity of treatment for all students, the University has adopted a common set of assessment procedures for its taught postgraduate programmes. These regulations provide the rules for how your taught masters degree or award is decided, covering important areas such as:

  • definitions of nomenclature (including deferral, referral, condonement)
  • condonement
  • assessment schemes
  • award criteria
  • re-assessment procedures
  • the communication of decisions

For the full regulations please visit the Teaching Quality Assurance Manual.

Each College will supplement these procedures with a more detailed assessment marking strategy with the marking criteria specific to a College set out in the College or Programme handbook. 

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