School of GeoSciences

Your degree outcome

Release dates for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Degree Programme Results and Awards for 2015/16

When will I get my results?

UGT and PGT Degree Programme Final Awards/Classifications or other outcomes will be communicated to final year students via EUCLID student view on the scheduled release date as indicated below. An automated email will be sent to the student’s University email account when the final result is available.

Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) in Ecological and Environmental Sciences     Friday 16th June 2017
BSc (Hons) in Ecological and Environmental Sciences with Management Friday 16th June 2017
BSc (Hons) in Geography Thursday 15th June 2017
MA (Hons) in Geography (including all joint degrees) Thursday 15th June 2017
BSc (Hons) in Geology Thursday 15th June 2017
MEarthSci in Geology Thursday 15th June 2017
BSc (Hons) in Geology and Physical Geography Thursday 15th June 2017
MEarthSci in Geology and Physical Geography Thursday 15th June 2017
BSc (Hons) in Environmental Geoscience Thursday 15th June 2017
BSc (Hons) in Geophysics Thursday 15th June 2017
MEarthPhys in Geophysics Thursday 15th June 2017
BSc (Hons) in Geophysics and Meteorology Thursday 15th June 2017
MEarthPhys in Geophysics and Meteorology Thursday 15th June 2017
BSc (Hons) in Geophysics and Geology Thursday 15th June 2017
Postgraduate
MSc in Carbon Capture and Storage Monday 16th October 2017
MSc in Carbon Management Monday 16th October 2017
MSc in Earth Observation & Geoinformation Management Thursday 12th October 2017
MSc in Ecological Economics Thursday 12th October 2017
MSc in Ecosystem Services Monday 16th October 2017
MSc in Environment and Development Monday 16th October 2017
MSc in Environment, Culture and Society Thursday 19th October 2017
MSc in Environmental Protection and Management Thursday 12th October 2017
MSc in Environmental Sustainability Monday 16th October 2017
MSc in Food Security Thursday 12th October 2017
MSc in Geographical Information Science Thursday 12th October 2017
MSc in Geographical Information Science and Archaeology n/a 16/17
Global Environmental Challenges (PG CERT) Monday 16th October 2017
MSc by Research in Human Geography Thursday 19th October 2017
MSc in Sustainable Resource Management Thursday 12th October 2017
MSc in Marine Systems & Policies Monday 16th October 2017
MSc in Soils and Sustainability                                                                                                  Thursday 12th October 2017
MSc in Sustainable Plant Health Thursday 12th October 2017

Please note: Should there any delay to the release of your degree classification you will be notified as soon as possible.

Who do I contact if I have a query or need to talk to someone?

If you have any questions at all concerning the release of your final award/classification result or need to talk to someone about your result please contact:

Ecological and Environmental Sciences and Earth Sciences

Ecological and Environmental Sciences and all Earth Sciences undergraduate degree programmes:

Emma Latto

Student Support Coordinator

Contact details

Address

Street

Grant Institute
The King's Buildings
West Mains Road

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH9 3JW

Geography

Geography undergraduate degree programmes (including all joint programmes):

Cathy Campbell

Office Hours: Monday to Wednesday

Contact details

Address

Street

School of GeoSciences
Drummond Street
EH8 9XP

Katy McPhail

Student Support Coordinator

Contact details

Postgraduate Taught

All postgraduate taught degree programmes:

Faten Adam

Student Services Administrator

Contact details

Address

Street

2.11
Geography Building

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH8 9XP

In the event that any of the staff above are un-contactable please contact:

Sarah McAllister

Head of Student Services

Contact details

Address

Street

Grant Institute
Kings Buildings
James Hutton Road

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH9 3FE

How are my results calculated?

Undergraduate

Your degree classification represents the average of your course marks in your junior (50%) and senior honours years (50%). The average takes into account the credit weighting associated with each course. That average is used to classify your degree according to the following table:

Average (%) Class awarded
100 – 70 First
69.9 – 60 Two.1
59.9 – 50 Two.2
49.9 – 40 Third
39.9 - 0 Fail

Using the average in this manner assumes that students never have any special circumstances that might affect their performance and that markers are consistently accurate when marking work. A variety of mechanisms is in place to ensure that any special issue can be dealt with, and to ensure that the marking process is fair, and can withstand close scrutiny. These mechanisms include:

  1. The use of grade-related marking criteria;
  2. The process of moderation;
  3. Special Circumstances Committee;
  4. Guidelines in the treatment of borderline cases;
  5. Scrutiny by external examiners;
  6. A right of appeal by the student.

For those who participated in a Year Abroad programme in their third year, your degree classification will be calculated on the results of your fourth year only.

MEarthSci (Integrated Masters degrees):

Integrated Masters degrees have three honour years and their classification is based on all these years, in which the three honours years are weighted respectively 20%, 40%, 40%. Please see the note above regarding special circumstances.

Postgraduate Taught

Postgraduate students are required to pass both the taught and dissertation phase of their programme to be awarded an MSc. In contrast to undergraduate degrees, there is no classification to an MSc degree. Taught postgraduate degrees may be awarded with distinction. To achieve a distinction, a student must be awarded at least 70% on the University’s Postgraduate Common Marking Scheme for the dissertation, if the programme has a dissertation element, and must pass all other courses with an average of at least 70%. Borderlines, for both the dissertation and course average elements, are considered for distinctions. Special circumstances are taken into account at progression to dissertation and the degree award.

Postgraduate Taught handbooks

You may also find it useful to review the University Regulations. These can be found at:

Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study