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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) For all Modern Language degrees offered solely or jointly BY the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
The normal borderline criteria apply.
1) performance above the class boundary in final year;
2) preponderance of module marks above the class boundary;
3) performance above the class boundary in core modules or optional core modules (as listed in course regulations).

Additionally:
  • No candidate may normally be placed in a class more than one higher than his or her language average would warrant.Where the language average is below 40, the candidate will normally only be eligible for a pass degree.
  • In the case of joint ‘and’ degrees, involving two languages, no candidate may normally be placed in a class more than one higher than his or her language average across both languages would warrant.
  • In the case of two-language degrees, where the minor subject is a language, no candidate may normally be placed in a class more than one higher than his or her language average in the major language would warrant. A pass must be achieved in second year of the minor language.
  • In the case of degrees involving one language and one non-language subject, no candidate may normally be placed in a class more than one higher than his or her language average would warrant.
  • A candidate under consideration for a pass degree must normally pass in at least one language module (or two where two languages are in the degree title, or in BA ML).
(ii) BA Modern Languages:

The higher classification will normally be awarded if there are marks above the grade boundary in at least two of the final year language modules.

In the case of three-language degrees, no candidate may normally be placed in a class more than one higher than the average of the best two language marks. A pass must be achieved in the third language in the intermediate year.

(iii) 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.

(iii) The following additional convention applies to candidates for BEng and MEng degrees in the School of Engineering (for students who started their registration prior to October 2014):

(A) In respect of BEng and MEng degrees in the School of Engineering, Sections II(2)(a-c) and II(2)(e-f), shall not apply and the following shall apply:

(1) For an Honours degree:

(a) a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark) whole modules equating to at least 190 credits in total in the final two years contributing to the degree classification, including at least 100 credits taken in the final year;

(b) achieve at least 40% in the year 3 project module;

(c) achieve at least 30% in 50 remaining credits; and

(d) achieve an overall mean of at least 40.0%.

(2) For a Pass degree, a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark) whole modules equating to at least 150 credits in total in the final two years contributing to degree classification, including at least 60 credits taken in the final year, and achieve a mean of at least 35%.

(3) To be eligible for the award of an Integrated Master’s degree:

(a) a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark) whole modules equating to at least 290 credits in total in the final three years contributing to degree classification, including at least 100 credits taken in the final year;

(b) achieve at least 40% in both the year 3 and year 4 project modules;

(c) achieve at least 30% in 70 remaining credits; and

(d) achieve an overall mean of at least 40.0%.

A candidate who does not meet the requirements for an Integrated Master’s degree set out in paragraph (c) will be considered for the award of a BEng (provided they meet the requirements set out in paragraph (a)), based on their best performance on a weighting of either:

(e) Year 1: 0; Year 2: 30%; Year 3: 70%; Year 4: 0; or

(f) Year 1: 0; Year 2: 20%; Year 3: 40%; Year 4: 40%.

(iv) The following additional convention applies to candidates for BEng and MEng degrees in the School of Engineering (for students who started their registration between October 2014 and September 2017):

(A) In respect of BEng and MEng degrees in the School of Engineering, Sections II(2)(a-c) and II(2)(e-f), shall not apply and the following shall apply:

(1) For an Honours degree:

(a) a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark) whole modules equating to at least 190 credits in total in the final two years contributing to the degree classification, including at least 100 credits taken in the final year;

(b) achieve at least 40% in the year 3 project module;

(c) achieve at least 30% in 50 remaining credits; and

(d) achieve an overall mean of at least 40.0%.

(2) For a Pass degree, a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark) whole modules equating to at least 150 credits in total in the final two years contributing to degree classification, including at least 60 credits taken in the final year, and achieve a mean of at least 35%.

(3) To be eligible for the award of an Integrated Master’s degree:

(a) a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark for modules at FHEQ levels 5 and 6; and at the 50% module pass mark for modules at FHEQ level 7) whole modules equating to at least 290 credits in total in the final three years contributing to degree classification, including at least 100 credits taken in the final year;

(b) achieve at least 40% in the year 3 and project module;

(c) achieve at least 50% in the year 4 and project module;

(d) achieve at least 30% in 70 remaining credits; and

(e) achieve an overall mean of at least 40.0%.

A candidate who does not meet the requirements for an Integrated Master’s degree set out in paragraph (3) will be considered for the award of a BEng (provided they meet the requirements set out in paragraph (1)), based on their best performance on a weighting of either:

(e) Year 1: 0; Year 2: 30%; Year 3: 70%; Year 4: 0; or

(f) Year 1: 0; Year 2: 20%; Year 3: 40%; Year 4: 40%.

(v) The following additional convention applies to candidates for BEng and MEng degrees in the School of Engineering (for students who started their registration in or after October 2017):

(A) In respect of BEng and MEng degrees in the School of Engineering, Sections II(2)(a-c) and II(2)(e-f), shall not apply and the following shall apply:

(1) For an Honours degree:

(a) a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark) whole modules equating to at least 210 credits in total in the final two years contributing to the degree classification, including at least 105 credits taken in the final year;

(b) achieve at least 40% in module ES101 and in the year 3 project module;

(c) achieve no less than 30% in whole modules equating to no more than 15 credits per year of study during the final two years contributing to degree classification; and

(d) achieve an overall mean of at least 40.0%.

(2) For a Pass degree, a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark) whole modules equating to at least 150 credits in total in the final two years contributing to degree classification, including at least 60 credits taken in the final year, and achieve a mean of at least 35%.

(3) To be eligible for the award of an Integrated Master’s degree:

(a) a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark for modules at FHEQ levels 5 and 6; and at the 50% module pass mark for modules at FHEQ level 7) whole modules equating to at least 315 credits in total in the final three years contributing to degree classification, including at least 105 credits taken in the final year;

(b) achieve at least 40% in module ES101 and in the year 3 project module;

(c) achieve at least 50% in the year 4 project module;

(d) achieve no less than 30% in whole modules equating to no more than 15 credits per year of study during the final three years contributing to degree classification; and

(e) achieve an overall mean of at least 40.0%.

A candidate who does not meet the requirements for an Integrated Master’s degree set out in paragraph (3) will be considered for the award of a BEng (provided they meet the requirements set out in paragraph (1)), based on their best performance on a weighting of either:

(e) Year 1: 0; Year 2: 30%; Year 3: 70%; Year 4: 0; or

(f) Year 1: 0; Year 2: 20%; Year 3: 40%; Year 4: 40%;

except for students who have undertaken an Exchange Year for whom their performance will be calculated on the following weighting only: Year 1: 0; Year 2: 30%; Year 3 (Exchange Year): 0; Year 4: 70%.

(vi) The following additional convention applies to candidates for the part-time BEng in Applied Engineering in the Warwick Manufacturing Group,

(A) In respect of the BEng in Applied Engineering in the Warwick Manufacturing Group sections II(2)(a-f) shall not apply and the following shall apply:

(1) For the Honours degree:

(a) a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark) whole modules equating to at least 210 credits in total in years 2, 3 and 4 (levels 5 and 6), including at least 60 credits taken in year 2 (level 5), and 150 credits taken in the final two years (level 6);

(b) achieve an combined mean of at least 40% in the two individual project modules (one in year 3 and one in year 4);

(c) achieve at least 40% in the year 4 group project module;

(d) achieve at least 30% in 60 remaining credits; and

(e) achieve an overall mean of at least 40.0%.

(2) For the Pass degree. a candidate must pass (at the 40% module pass mark) whole modules equating to at least 170 credits in total in the final three years contributing to degree classification, including at least 60 credits taken in year 2 (level 5) and 120 credits taken in the final two years (level 6), and achieve a mean of at least 35%.

(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.