University Documents


Assessment Regulations

The University Academic Board approves the Assessment Regulations for Taught and Research awards. The Assessment Regulations undergo a regular editorial process to ensure they are consistent, accurate and reflect any institutional changes. Specific details of the most recent amendments to the assessment regulations can be obtained from the Academic Registry on request via SERAResponse@tees.ac.uk.

From time to time, the University undertakes a full review of its regulations to reflect changing institutional and national agendas. Over the last few years, the University has been undertaking a programme of review of its assessment regulations in order to reflect changing institutional and national agendas.

Undergraduate Awards

New assessment regulations were introduced in the 2014-15 academic year for Foundation Degrees, Undergraduate Degrees and Integrated Masters Degrees on a roll-out basis. The latest version of these regulations, which will be effective from 17 September 2018* for awards and modules are detailed below:

Assessment Regulations
Document Date Last Modified
   Assessment Regulations for Foundation Degree Awards.pdf  (1216 kb) 25/09/2018
   Assessment Regulations for Integrated Masters Awards.pdf  (322 kb) 25/09/2018
   Assessment Regulations for Undergraduate Awards.pdf  (1261 kb) 25/09/2018

Taught Postgraduate Awards

In the 2017-18 academic year, new assessment regulations were introduced for all new students commencing on Taught Masters Awards (which include Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma Awards) and Professional Doctorate Awards. The latest version of these regulations, which will be effective from 17 September 2018** for awards and modules are detailed below:

* Students undertaking reassessment will be considered under the regulations in operation at the time they commenced on the module(s) being reassessed.
** Students undertaking reassessment will be considered under the regulations in operation at the time they commenced on the module(s) being reassessed.

Some students who enrolled prior to 2017-18 (mainly Professional Doctorate Students) will continue to be considered under the "old" assessment regulations detailed below. Please contact your course leader for further information:

NOTE: Students undertaking Awards by Research can find the relevant regulations under the Research Regulations section

Higher National Awards

At the commencement of the 2018-19 academic year, new assessment regulations will be introduced for all new students commencing on Higher National Awards and modules (Higher National Certificate, Higher National Diploma). These are detailed below:

Students who enrolled on standard Higher National Awards prior to the 2018-19 academic year will be subject to the "old" assessment regulations which are detailed below:

Existing students who are enrolled on Higher National Awards by distance learning (TUOLE courses) will transition onto the new Higher National Award regulations from September 2018. Further details can be obtained from the course leader.

Variance to Assessment Regulations

Some courses and/or modules have approved Variance from specific aspects of the assessment 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/module has any Variance, please contact your course leader for further information. If you are not a current student of the University, please contact the Academic Registry, via SERAResponse@tees.ac.uk.