Programme and Credit Award Regulations
When you are awarded credit for your modules you will be able to count that credit towards a University qualification. The regulations relating to qualifications and credits are set out in the Regulation and Credit Framework for the Conferment of Awards.
A few programmes have Special Regulations.
You must fulfil the assessment and examination requirements for your programme before progressing to the next year of study, and may be required to withdraw from the programme if you fail to meet these requirements.
The University has an Assessment Procedures Manual which sets out how the University will undertake the assessment of your modules and programme. The University will apply its academic judgment to determine the extent to which the learning outcomes of your studies have been met.
Details of the assessment arrangements are set out in the relevant programme and module handbooks.
Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct
If a student submits an assessment that contains work that is not the student’s own work or has been submitted by the student for another assessment, without acknowledging the sources, the student is committing ‘plagiarism’ and this is an offence. Plagiarism is defined as the act of presenting the material, ideas, and arguments of another person as one’s own. The Plagiarism Policy and Procedures set out the University’s approach to cases of plagiarism. The policy includes a description of the use of text comparison software made by the University.
It is intellectually dishonest to cheat. By doing so, a student might gain an unfair advantage that prevents fair assessment. Using another person’s answers or paying for work from someone else and submitting it as one’s own is cheating. Further examples are detailed in the Academic Misconduct Procedure, which sets out the University’s approach to cases of academic misconduct.