Linguistics and English Language

Results

Exam results, progression, and degree results

How you receive your results

Degree results and confirmation of progression are made available to you via the EUCLID student view.

An automated email will be sent to your University email account when your final result or progression decision is available.

Key dates for 2019-2020

Exam boards

School Undergraduate January Examination Boards will be held between 23rd January and 29th January 2020.

School Undergraduate June Examination Boards will be held between 1st and 11th of June 2020.

Degree and course results

Barring unforeseen circumstances, the School plans to release degree classifications and awards to its Undergraduate students by noon on Friday 12th June 2020. All degree classifications and awards will be communicated to students via the EUCLID student view. An automated email will be sent to your University email account when your final award is available.

For Honours, course results for individual courses will be uploaded to EUCLID by noon on Friday 12th June 2020, at the latest. For non-Honours, course results for individual courses will be uploaded to EUCLID by noon on Friday 3rd July 2020, at the latest.

Resit results for individual courses will be uploaded to EUCLID as soon as possible after the Resit Exam Boards, but by noon on Friday 28th August 2020, at the latest.

Progression

Students should note that they will receive official confirmation of their progression decision no later than noon on Tuesday 30th June 2020. All official progression decisions will be communicated to students via the EUCLID student view. An automated email will be sent to students' University email accounts when their progression decision is ready.

Progression decisions arising from the resit exam diet will be sent out no later than noon on Monday 7th September 2020. Again, all official progression decisions will be communicated to students via the EUCLID student view, and an automated email will be sent to students' University email accounts when their progression decision is ready.

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.

Academic Services - assessment decisions

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 50, and can be found in the Taught Assessment Regulations via the above link.

The University’s Degree Regulations and Programme of Study

Degree Regulations and Programme of Study

PPLS rules for Classification

The Undergraduate Progression Board has the responsibility to decide which students can progress to the next year of honours study.  Progressing students must 

(a) pass at least 80 credits at SCQF level 9 or above in junior honours and level 10 or above in senior honours for undergraduate Masters degrees; and

(b) have an overall average of 40% or more for the 120 credits of study taken in the relevant honours year; and

(c) must satisfy any other specific requirements for the degree programme, as published in the programme handbook.

 

When all the marks for the taught components of the relevant year of the programme (120 credits) are available, if the student has achieved PASS marks in at least 80 credits and has an overall average of 40% or more over the full 120 credits, then they will be awarded credits on aggregate for the failed courses.

The Board of Examiners has the responsibility to decide which students can be awarded a classified honours degree.

To graduate students must:

(a) pass at least 80 credits at SCQF level 10 or above in their final honours year; and

(b) have an overall average of 40% or more for the 120 credits of final honours; and

(c) must satisfy any other specific requirements for the degree programme.

When all the marks for the taught components of the final year of the programme (120 credits) are available, if the student has achieved PASS marks in at least 80 credits and has an overall average of 40% or more over the full 120 credits, then they will be awarded credits on aggregate for the failed courses.

PPLS rules for classification on borderline results

To ensure equity over all Honours programmes, Schools in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences have agreed that borderline cases are to be resolved as follows:

(a) Where 50% or more of the marks (e.g. marks for courses totalling 120 credits or more out of a maximum of 240 credits) fall in a class above that indicated by the mean mark, the class above that indicated by the mean mark must be awarded. (b) Where more than 50% of the marks fall in or below the class indicated by the mean mark, the class indicated by the mean mark must be awarded.

Academic appeals

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.

University's Academic Appeals process

The Advice Place

Industrial action

The University has produced additional guidance for Boards of Examiners to assist them in making decisions where students’ teaching or assessment has been disrupted by industrial action during semester 2 of the 2017/2018 academic session. You can read more about this on the University's Industrial Action FAQs page:

Frequently Asked Questions on the strike action and how it might affect you

The possible impact of recent industrial action on the delivery and assessment of our courses was investigated by Heads of Subject area, Teaching Directors and Exam Board Convenors at the time, in consultation with teaching staff as well as students. Adjustments to course delivery and assessment were made where appropriate. These were communicated to the parties involved as well as to Boards of Examiners, where they were taken into account at all stages of ratification ranging from individual marks to progression and degree classification.

Queries

If you have a query about your result, please contact the Head of Undergraduate Administration:

Head of Undergraduate Administration

Staff will be available Monday to Fridays between 9.30am and 5.00pm.

 

Academic appeals

Requesting for your result to be reconsidered