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Assessment and degree regulations

Key changes and updates to the Taught Assessment Regulations, Postgraduate Assessment Regulations for Research Degrees and the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree Regulations.

Updated regulations

Amendments to the degree and assessment regulations are highlighted in the key changes documents below.

Taught assessment

We have clarified issues relating to marking adjustments where moderation indicates that these are required (31), clarified that Boards of Examiners meetings can be held in person or virtually (39) and clarified the position regarding physical and virtual return of examination scripts (48). Information about all the changes is available in the Key Changes document.

Postgraduate research assessment

We have removed the requirement to submit a hard copy of the thesis for assessment in line with current practice across all Colleges (17.1) and clarified that oral examination can be conducted by video link as set out in the University's PhD by Research oral examination by video link policy (20.1).

PhD by Research oral examination by video link

This policy, based on former guidance, was approved by Senate Academic Policy and Regulaions Committee in March 2021 and sets out the approval of, criteria for and operation of video link vivas.

PhD by Research oral examination by video link policy

Degree regulations


We have updated the regulations to clarify the two-week timing of admittance rule applies to core and compulsory courses.

Undergraduate Degree Regulations (pdf)


We have clarified recognition of  prior learning to reflect 240 credit masters programmes.

Postgraduate Degree Regulations (pdf)