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List A: Additional classification conventions

Any additional conventions which operate on particular degree courses or in particular departments for sound academic reason shall be agreed by the relevant Faculty Board and the Academic Quality and Standards Committee and set out here.

(a) Faculty of Arts

(i) The following additional convention applies to candidates for the degrees in:

English and French
French Studies
History of Art and French Studies
History and Culture and French Studies
French and History
French with Film Studies
French with International Studies
French with Sociology
French with Theatre Studies
English and German Literature
German Studies
German with International Studies
German and Business Studies
History and Culture and German Studies
Italian
English and Italian Literature
Italian and European Literature
Italian and Classics
History and Culture and Italian
Italian with Film Studies
Italian with International Studies
Italian with Theatre Studies

No candidate may normally be placed in a class more than one higher than his or her language average would warrant. A candidate who failed (in the case of French) two of three language units OR (in the case of German) two of three component language tests OR (in the case of Italian) one of two language units would not normally be eligible for any class higher than third class. Where the language average is below 40, the candidate will normally only be eligible for a pass degree.

A candidate under consideration for a pass degree must normally pass (in the case of French and Italian) at least one language unit OR (in the case of German) at least one written component language test.

(ii) The following additional convention applies to candidates for the degrees in:

French Studies with German
French Studies with Italian
German Studies with French
German Studies with Italian
Italian with French Studies
Italian with German Studies

No candidate may normally be placed in a class more than one higher than his or her language average in the majority language would warrant. A candidate who failed (where French is the majority language) two of three language units in French OR (where German is the majority language) two of three component language tests in German OR (where Italian is the majority language) one of two language units in Italian would not normally be eligible for any class higher than third class. Where the language average in the majority language is below 40, the candidate will normally only be eligible for a pass degree.

A candidate under consideration for a pass degree must normally pass (where French or Italian is the majority language) at least one language unit OR (where German is the majority language) at least one written component language test.

(iii) The following additional convention applies to candidates for the degrees in:

French and German Studies
French and Italian Studies
German Studies and Italian

No candidate may normally be placed in a class more than one higher than his or her language average across all language units would warrant. A candidate who failed any two of the four language units would not normally be eligible for any class higher than third class. Where the language average across all language units is below 40, the candidate will normally only be eligible for a pass degree.

A candidate under consideration for a pass degree must normally pass in at least one language unit (in the case of German, written component language test) from each side of the degree.

(iv) BA History, Literature and Cultures of the Americas

Sections II(2) and II(3) shall not apply and the following conventions shall apply:

(A) To be provisionally classified in the class indicated by the mean:

(1) for an Honours degree, a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark) in the final three years contributing to the degree classification, whole modules equating to at least 198 credits in total, including at least 80 credits taken in the final year.

(2) for a Pass degree, a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark) in the final three years contributing to the degree classification, whole modules equating to at least 180 credits in total, including at least 50 credits taken in the final year.

(B) To be provisionally classified in the class indicated by the mean, a candidate must achieve marks in that class or higher in whole modules, equating to at least 60 credits in total, which are relevant to the discipline(s) named in the degree title, and which are taken in the final three years contributing to the degree classification. Course information provided by the department to students will specify:

  • the criteria for determining if a module is relevant to the discipline(s) named in the degree title;
  • any additional requirements for specific modules which must be included within the 60 credits.

(b) Faculty of Science

(i) The following additional convention applies to candidates for the degrees in:

Computer and Management Sciences
Chemistry and Business Studies
Engineering and Business Studies
Mathematics and Business Studies
Physics and Business Studies

(A) In respect of students who joined Warwick in autumn 2008, autumn 2009 or autumn 2010, Section II(2) shall not apply and the following shall apply:

(1) for an Honours degree, a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark) whole modules equating to at least 80 credits taken in the final year.

(2) for a Pass degree, a candidate must pass whole modules equating to at least 60 credits taken in the final year.

(ii) The following additional convention applies to candidates for the degrees in:

Computer and Business Studies
Chemistry with Management
Mathematics and Philosophy
Mathematics and Philosophy with Specialism in Logic and Functions

(A) In respect of students who joined Warwick in Autumn 2008, Section II(2) shall not apply;

(B) In respect of students who joined Warwick in Autumn 2009 and Autumn 2010, Sections II(2)(b) and (c) shall not apply and the following shall apply:

(1) for an Honours degree, a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark) whole modules equating to at least 80 credits taken in the final year.

(2) for a Pass degree, a candidate must pass whole modules equating to at least 60 credits taken in the final year.

(c) Faculty of Social Sciences

(i) BA English Language, Translation and Cultural Studies (2+2) degree:

In order to be granted a 2:1 degree, students must have achieved at least a 2:1 standard in their final year English language module ET406.

(ii) European Law and European Law (Qualifying Degree)

Sections II(2) and II(3) shall not apply and the following conventions shall apply:

(A) To be provisionally classified in the class indicated by the mean:

(1) for an Honours degree, a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark) in the final three years contributing to the degree classification, whole modules equating to at least 198 credits in total, including at least 80 credits taken in the final year.
(2) for a Pass degree, a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark) in the final three years contributing to the degree classification, whole modules equating to at least 180 credits in total, including at least 50 credits taken in the final year.

(B) To be provisionally classified in the class indicated by the mean, a candidate must achieve marks in that class or higher in whole modules, equating to at least 60 credits in total, which are relevant to the discipline(s) named in the degree title, and which are taken in the final three years contributing to the degree classification. Course information provided by the department to students will specify:

  • the criteria for determining if a module is relevant to the discipline(s) named in the degree title;
  • any additional requirements for specific modules which must be included within the 60 credits.
(iii) BA Law and Business Studies

Section II(3) shall not apply, and the following conventions shall apply:

(A) To be provisionally classified in the class indicated by the mean, a candidate must achieve marks in that class or higher in modules taken
in the final two or three credit-bearing years of study (for three or four year degree courses respectively)satisfying at least one of the following criteria:

(1) At least 24 credits in Law modules and at least 24 credits in WBS modules; or

(2) At least 48 credits in jointly-taught modules; or

(3) At least 12 credits in Law modules and at least 12 credits in WBS modules and at least 24 credits in jointly-taught modules.

(iv) BA Law and Sociology

The following additional convention shall apply:

(A) To be provisionally classified in the class indicated by the mean, a candidate must also achieve marks in that class or higher in whole modules, equating to at least 30 credits in total in Law modules and 30 credits in total in Sociology modules, and which are taken in the final two credit-bearing years of the degree.