Candidates on a Postgraduate Taught (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 PGT 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.

Information for current PGT students, on how their degree award will be calculated is provided below.

 

STUDENTS WHO STARTED THEIR STUDIES IN OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 2021

If you are a postgraduate taught student who started your studies in or after September 2021, your degree award will be determined by credit accumulation and on the basis of the Grade Point Average system. The PGT Code of Practice 2022 provides detailed information, including worked examples to show exactly how degree classification is determined.

 

STUDENTS WHO STARTED THEIR STUDIES IN SEPTEMBER 2020 OR IN JANUARY 2021

f you are a postgraduate taught student who started your studies in September 2020 or January 2021, (e.g., you are undertaking your programme part time), you will have been undertaking your studies on 18 March 2021.  

As such, Comprehensive Measures for Fair and Consistent Assessment in the Context of Covid-19 (enter link) will apply to the calculation of your degree. The PGT Code of Practice 2021/22  provides detailed information, including worked examples to show exactly how degree classification is determined. In summary, however:

  • Your degree award will be determined by credit accumulation;
  • Degree outcomes will be calculated on the basis of the Grade Point Average system;

Degree outcomes will be calculated using an increased borderline zone.

 

STUDENTS WHO STARTED THEIR STUDIES BEFORE SEPTEMBER 2020

If you are a postgraduate taught student who started your studies before September 2020 (e.g., you are undertaking your programme part time), you will have been undertaking your studies during the initial impact of Covid-19 (the period defined by the University as 16 March 2020 to the end of the 2019/20 academic year) and on 18 March 2021.  Your degree award will be determined by credit accumulation.

As such, both ‘No Detriment’ procedures and Comprehensive Measures for Fair and Consistent Assessment in the Context of Covid-19  will apply to the calculation of your degree. The PGT Code of Practice 2020/21  provides detailed information, including worked examples to show exactly how degree classification is determined. In summary, however:

  • Your degree award will be determined by credit accumulation;
  • Your degree outcome will be calculated on the basis of both the Grade Spectrum and the Grade Point Average system;
  • Your degree outcome will be calculated using an increased borderline zone;

If your 2HS 19/20 grade profile indicates a negative impact of Covid-19 you will not have your degree outcome impacted by this