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Assessment Regulations

The University Academic Board approves the Assessment Regulations for Taught and Research courses. These undergo an annual editorial process to ensure they are accurate and reflect any institutional changes since the previous academic year. From time to time, the University also undertakes a full review to reflect changing institutional and national agendas.

The University undertook a full review of its assessment regulations for Foundation Degrees, Undergraduate degrees and Integrated Masters degrees during 2013-14 and these were introduced on a roll-out basis from 2014/15. These are known as the 2014 assessment regulations, although they will be subject to editorial review on an annual basis, and the latest version is published in advance of the forthcoming academic year.

Those students who enrolled in 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 on Undergraduate, Foundation and Integrated Master's Degree Awards will normally be subject to the regulations detailed below.

The Assessment Regulations directory has 3 documents

Assessment Regulations
Document Date Last Modified
   Assessment Regulations for Foundation Degree Awards.pdf  (2068 kb) 28/09/2016
   Assessment Regulations for Integrated Masters Awards.pdf  (439 kb) 28/09/2016
   Assessment Regulations for Undergraduate Awards.pdf  (2071 kb) 18/01/2017

Some minor editorial amendments have been made which do not impact on the substantive nature of the regulations. Specific details of the amendments to each set of regulations can be obtained from from the Academic Registry on request, via

These revised regulations supersede the versions originally published in 2014/15 and apply for students studying on Undergraduate, Foundation and Integrated Master's Degree Awards from academic year 2014/15.

Some students who enrolled prior to 2014/15 (mainly Integrated Masters students) and students enrolling on Taught Masters Degrees (including Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma awards), Higher National awards and Professional Doctorate courses in 2016-17 will continue to be considered under the regulations as outlined below:

Revised Assessment Regulations will be introduced for new Professional Doctorate Students enrolling from September 2017. Please contact your programme leader for further information.

Some courses have Variance from specific aspects of the regulations, normally due to Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) requirements.

If you are an enrolled student and are unsure as to which set of regulations apply to you or whether your course has any Variances, please contact your course leader for further information. If you are not a current student of the University, please contact the Academic Registry, via