Candidates on a PGT Programme may receive one of three awards: a Postgraduate Certificate, a Postgraduate Diploma or a Master’s Degree subject to achievement of the necessary requirements.  The Postgraduate Diploma and the Master’s Degree may be awarded with Commendation or Distinction.  

  • To achieve a Postgraduate Taught degree students must attain a minimum of 180 credit points including at least 150 at level 5
  • A Postgraduate Diploma requires a minimum of 120 credit points including at least 90 at level 5
  • A Postgraduate Certificate requires a minimum of 60 credit points including at least 40 at level 5


Students entering PGT programmes from Academic Year 2019-20

PGT Awards are determined by credit accumulation. PGT Degree and PGT Diploma classification will be determined via a Grade Point Average system. Further details, including worked examples to show exactly how classification is determined is available in the PGT Student Summary: Code of Practice on Assessment: 2019-2020. The full Code of Practice on Assessment: 2019-2020 provides greater detail in regard to resit examinations, compensatory credit and students who take extra credits amongst other special circumstances.

Students entering PGT programmes from September 2018

PGT Awards are determined by credit accumulation. PGT Degree and PGT Diploma classification will be determined via a Grade Point Average system. Further details, including worked examples to show exactly how classification is determined is available in the PGT Student Summary: Code of Practice on Assessment: 2018-2019. The full Code of Practice on Assessment: 2018-2019 provides greater detail in regard to resit examinations, compensatory credit and students who take extra credits amongst other special circumstances. 

Students entering PGT programmes from January 2019

PGT Awards are determined by credit accumulation. PGT Degree and PGT Diploma classification will be determined via a Grade Point Average system. Further details, including worked examples to show exactly how classification is determined is available in the Code of Practice on Assessment: 2018-2019 (January 2019 starts).  The full Code of Practice on Assessment 2018-2019 provides greater detail in regard to resit examinations, compensatory credit and students who take extra credits amongst other special circumstances. 

 

A number of changes to assessment practices, grading processes and classification algorithms have been approved by Senate that apply to students who have started their PGT programme since September 2017.  A summary guidance document is available to ensure that all staff and students are aware which changes apply to which cohort of students.