This section contains information for undergraduate students in Arts & Social Sciences, Divinity, Education, Engineering, Law and Science who have failed a course at Honours Level (Level 3 or 4).

I have failed a course at Level 3 or 4. What should I do?

You must satisfactorily complete a course (i.e. achieve an overall CGS mark of D3 or above) to obtain the associated credit points. If you achieve a CGS mark of E1 or less, or do not take the assessment, whatever the reason for this, you will not obtain the credit points. The majority of students who fail, or fail to complete an assessment, will need to resit and pass that course to qualify for their degree.

Please note that Level 4 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.

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

Candidates for Non-Honours Degrees (e.g. Designated Degrees) who:

  • have failed a Level 3 or Level 4 course or have not taken the assessment due to medical or other personal circumstances

Candidates for Honours Degrees who:

  • have failed a Level 3 course or have not taken the assessment due to medical or other personal circumstances
  • have failed a Level 4 course with a CGS mark of E1, E2 or E3
  • have failed a Level 4 course with a CGS mark of F1 or below or NP
  • were unable to complete a Level 4 assessment due to medical or other personal circumstances

You should also familiarise yourself with the following information: