Swansea University

2. Introduction


A specially convened sub-board of the University Progression and Award Board shall consider applications from Colleges for the award of an Aegrotat degree, diploma or certificate.  The sub-board shall be referred to as an Aegrotat/Posthumous Board.


Aegrotat awards may be made in accordance with the Regulations for the award listed below.


For undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, the Aegrotat award will normally correspond to the level of study which is interrupted.  Such an award is contingent on there being sufficient evidence that had the study not been interrupted, the student would have completed the level in question.  In the absence of such evidence, the Aegrotat award will be the relevant exit award for the body of study completed.  


An Aegrotat research degree shall not normally be awarded unless a candidate has submitted a thesis and has been assessed by means of an oral examination (viva).  Each case shall be considered on its own merit.


An Aegrotat degree, diploma or certificate shall be unclassified and, in all other respects, un-graded. An Aegrotat award does not necessarily entitle the holder to registration with a professional body, or be exempt from the requirements of any professional qualification which might otherwise be associated with the programme of study concerned.

Candidates pursuing professional programmes in health care who are subsequently awarded an Aegrotat degree, diploma or certificate will not be eligible for professional health care registration.


An Aegrotat degree shall normally be a named award except in those cases where professional body requirements dictate that a named award is not appropriate. The full degree title of an Aegrotat award shall be considered as part of the procedures for considering the award and shall be made known to the candidate prior to his/her acceptance of the award.

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