BA/BSc students are awarded First Class Honours (1st), an Upper Second Class Honours (2A), a Lower Second Class Honours (2B), a Third Class Honours (3rd) or a Pass degree depending on individual course results.
The classification is normally based on eighteen classification marks:
- The marks achieved in all eight second and third year papers, with full-unit marks counted twice and half-unit marks counted once to make a total of sixteen classification marks.
- The seventeenth and eighteenth classification marks will use the First Year Average full unit mark counted twice.
Your 'First Year Average' is calculated by adding together and averaging the best six marks achieved in your first year papers.
For students starting in the 2021/22 academic year, LSE100 will count towards the First Year Average if it is one of the best six out of nine first year marks. For students starting before the 2021/22 academic year, the mark achieved in LSE100 is not a classification mark and is not used to calculate the First Year Average or award.
Regardless of when a student started, an unredeemed fail in LSE100 will not be considered for the purpose of applying any of the penalties at Paragraph 11 of the Classification Scheme.
The full classification scheme for three year BA/BSc degrees is available here.
For four year BA/BSc degrees the classification will be based on twenty-six classification marks, please see the classification scheme here for further details.
The LLB classification is based on the eight marks achieved in all second and third year papers. You will also have an aggregate mark which is the sum of all eight 'classification marks'. The full classification scheme is available in the Calendar.
Diploma students normally take courses to the equivalent of four full units as part of the degree. The marks in all four units are used in the calculation of your classification.
The full classification scheme is available in the Calendar.
Masters students are awarded a Distinction, Merit, or a Pass degree depending on individual course results. Normally Masters students take courses to the equivalent of four full units as part of the degree and the marks in all four units are used in the calculation of your classification.
Details of the various classification schemes are available in the Calendar.
In addition to the School's MSc classification rules, individual Sub-Boards of Examiners can establish 'local rules' where the specific course(s) and/or marks will be given special consideration in the awarding of the degree. A list of all of the local rules is available in the School Calendar.