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 'year one average' is calculated by adding together and averaging the best six out of eight marks in first year papers. All first-year full unit marks will be counted twice, and any half unit marks counted once to make a total of eight first year marks.
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' for students whose results profiles fall into the discretionary classification profiles at 5.3.2 and 5.3.4 of the Scheme. A list of all of the local rules is available in the School Calendar