SECTION 4: Two-year no credit, Withdrawal, Interim and Aegrotat/ Posthumous Awards

 

4.1 The two-year no credit rule

4.4.1. A student’s registration for an award of the University will be terminated if two academic years (including standard resit periods) elapse without the award of credit. This includes if a student has interrupted for more than two academic sessions consecutively or if a student has outstanding deferral attempts or EC’s in place. The Course Assessment Board (CAB) will confer any interim award to which the student is entitled. In extraordinary cases, a student can apply to the Dean for an exception to be made to the two-year no credit rule, but without this, withdrawal from the course will be processed as standard.

 

4.2 Withdrawal from your course

4.2.1. A student at the point of second or subsequent consideration by the CAB who has been awarded 40 or fewer credits for the current stage of assessment shall be deemed to have failed the course and lose any opportunity for further reassessment.

4.2.2. If a student returns at a later date to the University to complete the same course for which they were withdrawn, any modules which were failed and are now being repeated will be capped at the minimum pass mark. If a student is returning on a new course for which they have not yet studied or failed a module, these will not be capped.

 

4.3 Interim Awards awarded by a Course Assessment Board (CAB)

4.3.1. Students who do not achieve the award to which they aspire will have the appropriate interim award conferred where enough credits at the appropriate level have been satisfactorily completed.

4.3.2. Undergraduate courses designed to lead to the award of the Bachelor’s degree with honours will normally incorporate the interim awards below. Students who have failed and been withdrawn from their course of study, after exercising their entitlement to a second attempt at a failed module(s) but have enough credit to be eligible for an interim award will be conferred at the CAB when the student’s registration for that level of award is discontinued.

  • Certificate of Higher Education (minimum of 120 credits at F level);
  • Diploma of Higher Education (minimum of 240 credits of which at least 120 must be I and/or H level);
  • Bachelor’s degree without honours (minimum of 300 credits of which no more than 120 should be at F level and at least 60 should be H level).


4.3.3. Courses designed to lead to the award of a Foundation degree will normally incorporate the interim award below. Students who have failed and been withdrawn from their course of study, after exercising their entitlement to a second attempt at a failed module(s) but have enough credit to be eligible for an interim award will be conferred at the same CAB as their registration for the Foundation degree award is discontinued.

  • Certificate of Higher Education (minimum of 120 credits at F level).

4.3.4. Courses designed to lead to the award of postgraduate Master’s degree will normally incorporate the interim awards below. Students who have failed and been withdrawn from their course of study, after exercising their entitlement to a second attempt at a failed module(s) but have enough credit to be eligible for an interim award will be conferred at the same CAB as their registration for the Master’s award is discontinued.

  • Postgraduate Certificate (minimum of 60 credits at M level);
  • Postgraduate Diploma (minimum of 120 credits at H level).


4.3.5 Courses designed to lead to the award of Integrated Master’s degree will normally incorporate the interim awards below. Students who have failed and been withdrawn from their course of study, after exercising their entitlement to a second attempt at a failed module(s) but have enough credit to be eligible for an interim award will be conferred at the same CAB as their registration for the Integrated Master’s degree award is discontinued.

  • Certificate of Higher Education (minimum of 120 credits at F level)
  • Diploma of Higher Education (minimum of 240 credits of which at least 120 must be I and/or H level)
  • Bachelor’s degree without honours (minimum of 300 credits of which no more than 120 should be at F level and at least 60 should be H level).
  • Bachelor’s degree with honours (minimum of 360 credits, 120 credits at F, I and H level)

 

4.4 Interim awards and returning University of Huddersfield students

4.4.1. Students transferring between courses without taking a break in study will not normally be eligible to claim an interim award.

4.4.2. Where a student transfers courses but the credit obtained to date is not to be used for the purposes of contributing to the award of the course transferred to, then the student will be entitled to the interim award for which they are eligible from their original course.

4.4.3. Receipt of an interim award does not prevent a student from subsequently registering with the University in order to progress to a higher award, however the student will normally be required to take a break in registration of at least one full academic session.

4.4.4. As per section 3.2.1 of the Regulations for Awards, students returning to complete a degree at a higher level having previously accepted an interim award from the University of Huddersfield, must rescind their previous interim award to begin their new course of study.

 

4.5 Aegrotat / Posthumous awards

4.5.1. The cumulative nature of assessment under these regulations would normally ensure that sufficient evidence would be available to determine and confer an award irrespective of illness. Where, exceptionally, a CAB is satisfied that for illness or other valid cause, a student would have qualified for the award, an aegrotat award may be made.

4.5.2. An aegrotat Bachelor’s degree is unclassified and a student who accepts such a degree cannot subsequently be reassessed to satisfy the requirements for a degree with honours. No other aegrotat awards are available.

4.5.3. Any award listed under section 1 and appendix one from within the Regulations for Awards may be conferred posthumously and accepted on the student’s behalf by a parent, spouse or other appropriate individual. The normal conditions of the award must be satisfied unless the School applies to Registry with evidence for an exception.