School of Economics

Economics Progression & Awards

Release of Progression Decisions, Degree Classifications and Awards in 2019/20

How is my degree result determined?

As you work towards completion of your degree programme, we recommend that you take a little time to familiarise yourself with the regulations that govern assessment in the University, and the sources of support that the University has in place if you have queries or concerns about your own result.

Assessment Regulations and Guide to Classification of Undergraduate Honours Degrees

Assessment regulations

The University's Taught Assessment Regulations govern how undergraduate courses and programmes are assessed.

These Regulations also include links to the University’s Common Marking Scheme which is applied for all the School’s assessed work, including examinations.

Taught assessment regulations

Guide to Classification of Undergraduate Honours Degrees

Your Honours degree will be classified in accordance with the University’s Undergraduate Assessment Regulations.

Degree classification is covered by Regulation 55, and can be found in the Taught Assessment Regulations via the above link.

Degree Regulations and Programme of Study

The University’s Degree Regulations and Programme of Study for 2019-20 can be found at:

DRPS 2019-20

Academic Appeals

The University has in place a process for an Academic Appeal, following the release of results. An Appeal is a request for a decision made by a Board of Examiners relating to marks, progression, degree classification and/or degree award to be reconsidered.

It is important to note that the appeal process cannot be used to challenge academic judgement. That is, you cannot submit an appeal simply because you believe that you deserve a better mark. There are specific grounds under which an Academic Appeal may be submitted. These are set out in the relevant university Academic Appeal Regulations.

If you are considering lodging an appeal, it is important that you act promptly.

Information on the University’s Academic Appeals process

The School strongly recommends that if you are considering submitting an Academic Appeal you should first study the guidance on the Appeals webpages, then contact the EUSA Advice Place, where trained advisers can offer guidance and support.

EUSA Advice on Appeals

Resit Bootcamp

You can view the IAD Resit Bootcamp on the Learn VLE for study resources to help you with your resits.

http://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/undergraduate/resitbootcamp