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					            REGULATIONS FOR THE AWARD OF DEGREES
          UNDER THE SPECIAL AND AEGROTAT PROVISIONS


First Degrees: Special And Aegrotat Provisions

   1. Where a candidate has completed his/her full period of study and (a) is
      absent through illness or other causes judged sufficient by UCL, such as
      death of a near relative, from the whole or part of examinations during his/her
      final year, or (b) though present at the examinations considers that his/her
      performance has been adversely affected by any of the above circumstances,
      an application for his/her case to be considered under the Special and
      Aegrotat Provisions may be submitted to the Academic Registrar of UCL.
      The application must be accompanied by a medical certificate or other
      statement of the grounds on which it is made and must be submitted as soon
      as possible after the last date of the examination(s) to which the application
      refers.

   2. If the examiners are able to determine on the basis of the evidence available
      that a candidate has satisfied the requirements for the award of a degree, the
      examiners shall recommend the award of the degree with an Honours
      classification and shall not consider the candidate for an award of an Aegrotat
      degree. Where a classified award under the Special Provisions cannot be
      made, an application to award an Aegrotat degree under the Aegrotat
      Provisions may be made provided that the student has completed the full
      period of study.

   3. The minimum requirements for the award of a degree under the Special and
      Aegrotat Provisions are as follows:

   Students who registered in or after September 2005 and are following the
   Harmonised Scheme for the Award of Honours

         Classified degrees should be considered for students on three year
          degrees who have completed and passed 9 or more course units, 2 of
          which must be in the final year. These must be recommended by the
          Board of Examiners and be considered on behalf of the UCL Board of
          Examiners by its Special and Aegrotat Provisions Subcommittee, except
          in cases where the student has taken and passed 11 course units. In
          these cases, the proposed classification can be considered by the Board
          of Examiners and reported to the Subcommittee for information and to
          advise UCL Board of Examiners about approval of these as appropriate.

         Aegrotat degrees should be considered for students on three year
          degrees who have not completed and passed enough to be considered
          for a classified degree but have completed and passed at least 8 course
          units. These must be recommended by the Board of Examiners and be
          considered on behalf of the UCL Board of Examiners by its Special and
          Aegrotat Provisions Subcommittee.

         Classified degrees should be considered for students on four year
          degrees who have completed and passed 13 or more course units, 2 of
          which must be in the final year. These must be recommended by the
            Board of Examiners and be considered on behalf of the UCL Board of
            Examiners by its Special and Aegrotat Provisions Subcommittee, except
            in cases where the student has taken and passed 14.5 course units. In
            these cases, the proposed classification can be considered by the Board
            of Examiners and reported to the Subcommittee for information and to
            advise UCL Board of Examiners about approval of these as appropriate.

           Aegrotat degrees should be considered for students on four year degrees
            who have not completed and passed enough to be considered for a
            classified degree but have completed and passed at least 12 course
            units. These must be recommended by the Board of Examiners and be
            considered on behalf of the UCL Board of Examiners by its Special and
            Aegrotat Provisions Subcommittee.

     Students who registered prior to September 2005 and are following the pre-
     Harmonised Scheme for the Award of Honours or students on non Course-
     Unit Degree Programmes


           The regulations will remain unchanged for pre-harmonised and non-
            course-unit students (for further information, please refer to the UCL
            Academic Regulations for Students, paragraphs 14.1.1-14.1.9 -
            http://www.ucl.ac.uk/registry/ucl-staff/blue-book/)

4.      The examiners shall not recommend the award of a class of degree higher
        than the overall level which the candidate has achieved in the work actually
        presented.




                                                              Examinations Section
                                                                        June 2008

				
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