Swansea University

Master of Osteopathy Assessment Regulations

Specific Regulations

Rules to be applied during the June Progression Board

S1

Candidates who accumulate at least 120 credits in modules at the appropriate Level automatically qualify to proceed to the next Level of Study. 

S2

Candidates who accumulate 60 credits or more but fewer than 120 credits, will fail to qualify to proceed to the next Level of Study.  At the discretion of the Progression Board such candidates will normally be granted supplementary examinations/assessment in all failed modules.  All assignments associated with supplementary examinations must be submitted to the relevant College by the start of the supplementary examination week.

S3

Candidates who accumulate 20 credits or more, but fewer than 60 credits, will fail to qualify to proceed to the next Level of Study.  At the discretion of the Progression Board such candidates will normally be required repeat the Level of Study. Suchcandidateswillautomatically forfeit any credit already gained (see G11).

(In accordance with the General Progression Rule G12, those candidates who have been given the decision of Repeat Level of Study will be permitted to apply to the Acting Director of Academic Services to repeat failed modules only)

Such candidates will be required to redeem the failures during the next academic year.

S4

Candidates who accumulate fewer than 20 credits will fail to qualify to proceed to the next Level of Study and will be awarded a decision of Withdrawn from Programme. Students will be given no further attempts to redeem the failures on the current programme, but will be permitted to apply to transfer internally to another programme of study. (Provided that new programme can be pursued within the candidate’s remaining period of candidature).

S5

Candidates who are repeating the level or repeating failed modules, and who fail to qualify to proceed to the next Level of Study having accumulated 60 credits or more, will be granted supplementary examinations/assessment as the final opportunity to redeem failures in all failed modules.

S6

Candidates who are repeating the year or repeating failed modules and who fail to qualify to proceed to the next level of Study, having accumulated fewer than 60 credits, will be awarded a decision of Fail.

Depending on the number of credits attained, such students may be eligible for an exit qualification (refer to G18). The Progression Board will be responsible for considering the number of credits attained and, if appropriate, awarding the relevant exit qualification.

S7

Marks achieved by candidates who succeed in redeeming failures will not be capped at Level 1.  Marks achieved by candidates who succeed in redeeming failures at Levels 2, 3 and/or M will be capped in accordance with regulation G8.  The capped mark shall be used for classification purposes in each such module.

Rules to be applied during the September Progression Board

S8

Candidates who accumulate at least 120 credits in modules at the appropriate Level automatically qualify to proceed to the next Level of Study

S9

Candidates who fail to satisfy the requirements of S8 above will fail to qualify to proceed to the next Level of Study.  At the discretion of the Progression Board such candidates will normally be required to Repeat Level of Study. Suchcandidateswillautomatically forfeit any credit already gained (see G11).

(In accordance with the General Progression Rule G12, those candidates who have been given the decision of Repeat Level of Study will be permitted to apply to the Acting Director of Academic Services to repeat failed modules only).

Such candidates will be required to redeem the failures during the next academic year.

S10

Candidates who are repeating the level or repeating failed modules and who fail to qualify to proceed to the next Level of Study will be awarded a decision of Fail.

Depending on the number of credits attained, such students may be eligible for an exit qualification (refer to G18). The Progression Board will be responsible for considering the number of credits attained and, if appropriate, awarding the relevant exit qualification.

S11

Marks achieved by candidates who succeed in redeeming failures will not be capped at Level 1. Marks achieved by candidates who succeed in redeeming failures at Levels 2, 3 and/or M will be capped in accordance with regulation G8.  The capped mark shall be used for classification purposes in each such module.

Rule to be applied during the mid-session meeting of the Progression Board (Level 2 and 3)

S12

A mid-session Progression Board will be held to consider the results of the Osteopathic Skills module pursued by students in Levels 2 and 3 during Semester 1.  Students who fail this module will be offered a second attempt at the earliest possible opportunity, normally within a few weeks of the first attempt.  The Progression Board will agree a progression decision based on these results (see G6).

S13

Candidates who complete and pass the Semester 1 Osteopathic Skills module will be permitted to continue with their studies in Semester 2.

S14

Candidates who fail to complete or pass the Semester 1 Osteopathic Skills, having been offered two opportunities to do so, will not be permitted to continue with their studies.  Such candidates will be required to suspend studies for the remainder of the academic session.  Such candidates will be expected to enrol at the beginning of the next academic session to pursue the entire level of study. 

Rules for Awarding Credit in the Final Year

Rules to be applied during the Award Boards

S15

Candidates who accumulate at least 120 credits in modules at the appropriate Level for the final level of study automatically qualify to be considered for the award of an Honours degree.

S16

Candidates who accumulate 60 credits or more but fewer than 120 credits will fail to complete the final level of study.  At the discretion of the Award Board such candidates will normally be permitted one opportunity to redeem the failure(s) during the supplementary examination period in August.

S17

Students who succeed in redeeming the failed component(s) of a module at Level M shall have the component mark capped at 50%. 

S18

Candidates who accumulate fewer than 60 credits will fail to complete the final level of study. Such candidates will be awarded a decision of Fail.

S19

Candidates who fail to qualify for consideration of an award following the supplementary opportunity, having failed to acquire 120 credits, will be awarded a decision of Fail.

S20

Candidates who are awarded an academic decision of Fail will be given no further attempts to redeem failures.  Candidates will not be eligible to transfer credits to another programme of study at Swansea University and their studies will be terminated.  Normally, a candidate with a decision of “Fail” shall not be readmitted to that same programme of study or to a cognate programme, without the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for admissions.

Depending on the number of credits attained, such students may be eligible for an exit qualification (refer to G18). Award Board will be responsible for considering the number of credits attained and, if appropriate, awarding the relevant exit qualification.

S21

Marks achieved by candidates should reflect the intended degree classification.

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