Swansea University

Awarding Credit

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All modules are assigned a credit weighting e.g. 10 credit points, 20 credit points etc.  You must aim to accumulate these credit points as they are instrumental in determining whether or not you can progress from one Level/Part of Study to another or, for instance, whether you are eligible to be considered for the award of a degree or other award.

Specific Information – Undergraduate Students

It is the Progression Board (or in the case of final-year students, the Award Board) which determines whether or not you are to be awarded the credit for the modules which you have studied. During its deliberations the Board takes into account the mark scored in individual modules and your overall performance in all modules.  The Board will award credits for modules which you pass, i.e. satisfy the assessment and other specified requirements.  A mark of 40% + will indicate that you have passed a module. 

Specific Information – Postgraduate Taught Programmes Students

For postgraduate taught programmes it is the Progression Board, or at the end of your programme the Award Board, which determines whether or not you are to be awarded the credit for the modules which you have studied. During its deliberations, the Board will take into account the mark scored in individual modules and your overall performance in all modules. The Board will award you credits for modules which you pass, i.e. satisfy the assessment and any other specified requirements in accordance with the marking scales. 

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