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					Postgraduate Scenarios: External Examiner Induction 03 December 2009




SCENARIO A (Part 1)

POSTGRADUATE

This full-time student has failed one 20 credit module (SOP11108 – F1) twice and
will be considered at the September 2009 Resit Examination Board for MSc
Business Management programmes.

They have passed 6 modules in 2008/9 Trimesters 1 and 2 and currently have 120
credits. They wish to continue with their studies and have been working on their
dissertation.


Question:

Can this student continue with their studies?


Note: Regulation C6.3a):

In accordance with Regulation A10.2.9e) a Programme Board of Examiners may
award a student a compensatory pass to the maximum of 20 credits at SCQF level
11.

   a) To be considered for a compensatory pass a student must have achieved a
      minimum grade of F1 on the Masters Grading Scale in the module or modules
      being considered and all other credit in the programme of study must have
      been successfully achieved.
Postgraduate Scenarios: External Examiner Induction 03 December 2009




SCENARIO A (Part 2)

POSTGRADUATE

This full-time student has failed one 20 credit module (SOP11108 – F1) twice and
one 20 credit module once (HRM11111 – F3) and will be considered at the
September 2009 Resit Examination Board for MSc Business Management
programmes.

They have passed 5 modules in 2008/9 Trimesters 1 and 2 and currently have 100
credits. They wish to continue with their studies and have been working on their
dissertation.


Question:

Can this student continue with their studies and if so what guidance should they be
given?


Note: Regulation C6.3a):

In accordance with Regulation A10.2.9e) a Programme Board of Examiners may
award a student a compensatory pass to the maximum of 20 credits at SCQF level
11.

   a) To be considered for a compensatory pass a student must have achieved a
      minimum grade of F1 on the Masters Grading Scale in the module or modules
      being considered and all other credit in the programme of study must have
      been successfully achieved.
Postgraduate Scenarios: External Examiner Induction 03 December 2009




SCENARIO B

POSTGRADUATE

This student has passed all modules in 2008/9 and has 180 credits. The student has
5 x 20 credits at D1 or above.



Question:

Could this student be considered for an MSc Marketing with Distinction at the
October 2009 Programme Board?



Note: Regulation C3.9:

A master’s degree with distinction will be awarded to a student who has satisfied
all programme specific requirements and has gained a minimum of 180 credits at
SCQF level 11 of which at least either:

   a) a minimum of 100 credits at SCQF level 11 are at a grade of D1 or above on
      the Masters Grading Scale, of which a minimum of 40 credits at SCQF level
      11 must be derived from a dissertation module or equivalent; or

   b) a minimum of 60 credits at SCQF level 11 are at a grade of D2 or above on
      the Masters Grading Scale plus a minimum of 20 credits at a grade of D1 or
      above on the Masters Grading Scale, of which a minimum of 40 credits at
      SCQF level 11 must be derived from a dissertation module or equivalent.
Postgraduate Scenarios: External Examiner Induction 03 December 2009




SCENARIO C

POSTGRADUATE

This full-time student completed the taught element of the MSc Business
Management with Entrepreneurship in session 2007/8 passing all modules and
gaining 140 credits. The student submitted their dissertation in session 2008/9 and
failed.


Question:

What decision should be made for this student?


Note: Regulation C5.3:

To pass at the first attempt an SCQF level 11 dissertation module or equivalent a
full-time student must achieve a minimum grade of P1 on the Masters Grading
Scale within one of the following periods which is dependent on the type of taught
master’s award of the University they wish to achieve and the volume of SCQF level
11 credit they have achieved prior to being admitted to their programme of study:

   a) A student entering a programme of study with no recognised prior learning at
      SCQF level 11: six trimesters.

   b) A student entering a programme of study with recognised prior learning
      equivalent to a postgraduate certificate as defined in Regulation C3.3: four
      trimesters.

   c) A student entering a programme of study with recognised prior learning
      equivalent to a postgraduate diploma as defined in Regulation C3.4: three
      trimesters.

Regulation C5.10:

The maximum period of time that may elapse within which a student enrolled on an
SCQF level 11 module will be permitted to complete a reassessment opportunity is
within a 12-month period of the Programme Board of Examiners ratifying the initial
assessment failure. In exceptional circumstances a Programme Board of Examiners
has the discretion to permit an extension to this time limit.
Postgraduate Scenarios: External Examiner Induction 03 December 2009




SCENARIO D

POSTGRADUATE



This Board sheet is from a June Programme Board of Examiners. This full-time
student failed one 20 credit module (ECN11111 – Global Economic Environment).
However, the student had valid mitigating circumstances for ECN11111 – produced
at the February Programme Board of Examiners.


Question:

What decision should be made by the June Programme Board of Examiners for this
student?


Note: Regulation A10.3.3:

Where a Faculty Mitigating Circumstances Board has found claims submitted by
students to be valid, Programme Boards of Examiners will allow the student to take
the assessment(s) in the module(s) affected by the mitigating circumstances as a
first attempt (or as a second attempt) at the next appropriate opportunity.
Postgraduate Scenarios: External Examiner Induction 03 December 2009




SCENARIO E

POSTGRADUATE

This part-time student commenced their masters programme in September 2009 and
has taken 3 modules in the first year of study. Their record is being considered at the
June 2010 Board of Examiners. The student has failed 2 modules at this stage.



Question:

What decision should be made for this student?



Note: Regulation C5.10 states:


C5.10 The maximum period of time that may elapse within which a student enrolled
on an SCQF level 11 module will be permitted to complete a reassessment
opportunity is within a 12-month period of the Programme Board of Examiners
ratifying the initial assessment failure. In exceptional circumstances a Programme
Board of Examiners has the discretion to permit an extension to this time limit.

				
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