**Please note this information is for those students who entered their Honours programme prior to September 2015.**

Please click the link below that applies to you for more information. If you still have questions please contact the Registry Officer for your degree.

I have failed a Level 3 course or have not taken the assessment due to medical or other personal circumstances.

You will normally be required to resit the course at the next available opportunity.

If you register for, and pass, an alternative course, the mark obtained will not replace the fail mark or MC/GC.

Remember, for the award of an Honours degree you must obtain a total of 480 credits, with 180 credits from level 3 and Level 4 together and with 90 credits at level 4.

Please note that you are not automatically entered for resits. You must apply to resit a particular course and pay the associated fee via the Online Store.

If you have not taken the assessment for a course due to medical or other personal circumstances, notified the School(s) of those circumstances, and had MC or GC entered on your record, you will not be charged the resit application fee but still have to apply to resit the course. Further information is available on the Reassessment section of the Infohub website. 

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I have failed a Level 4 course with a CGS mark of E1, E2 or E3

If you have achieved at least 90 credits at level 4, your School should request that you be awarded compensatory credits at level 1. For example, if you have failed a 15 credit level 4 course with a CGS mark of E1, E2 or E3 you will have 15 level 1 credits added to your record. Please note: you cannot be awarded more than 30 level 1 credits IN TOTAL to compensate for 'marginal' fails at level 4. If you are an Engineering student, please be aware you cannot be awarded more than 20 level 1 credits in IN TOTAL. Not all courses are eligible for the award of compensatory credits and your degree programme regulations and/or course outlines would inform you in regards to this.

Remember: you can ONLY be awarded compensatory credits for marginal fails if you have achieved at least 90 credits at level 4.

If you do not pass 90 credits at level 4, compensatory level 1 credits cannot help you and you will have to resit the course at the next available opportunity (normally in the Summer). Check with your School or the Registry Officer for your degree if you are unsure if a resit is available?

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I have failed a Level 4 course with a CGS of F1 or below or NP

You will need to resit it, UNLESS:

  1. you have achieved at least 90 credits at level 4 AND the course you have failed is not compulsory for the award of your degree AND you already have more than 360 credits from levels 1, 2 and 3; OR
  2. you have achieved at least 90 credits at level 4 AND the course you have failed is not compulsory for the award of your degree AND you already have more than 360 credits from levels 1, 2 and 3 AND in addition you register for, and pass, an extra course of equivalent credit point value. This need not be a level 4 course.

Remember, you must achieve a minimum of 90 credits at level 4, so you may not be able to use options a or b above. If required, the first opportunity for level 4 resit will normally be the following December for courses taught and assessed in the first half-session, or the following May for courses taught and assessed in the second half-session.

Please note that Level $ resit exams are not always available and vary across Schools. Please check the Catalogue of Courses for further information on whether a Level 4 resit is available or not.

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I was unable to complete a Level 4 assessment due to medical or other personal circumstances and have a GC or MC

You must still complete the assessment for this course. The mark obtained will count towards Honours classification and you can take the resit/resubmission at the next available opportunity.

It will be necessary for you to submit a resit application form, which is available on the Reassessment section of the Infohub website. Check with your School or the Registry Officer for your degree if you are unsure.

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