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									ACADEMIC REGULATIONS FOR
  UNDERGRADUATE
        12 AND 16 COURSE
        UNIT PROGRAMMES

          Section 2

             September 2008




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Regulations for Undergraduate Students on Course-Unit Scheme of Award
Programmes Who Registered in and after September 2005

     1.     The Selection of Course Units (including programmes with all compulsory
            course units) ···································································································· 4
     1.1    The Selection of Course Units for an Undergraduate Degree Programme at
            UCL. .................................................................................................................. 4
     1.2    Successful Completion of an Undergraduate Degree Programme .................... 6
     1.3    Maximum Number of Course Units to be Completed in an Academic Year....... 7
     1.4    Selection of Course Units Outside UCL (Intercollegiate and Inter University
            Course Units)..................................................................................................... 8
     1.5    UCL Approval for New Course Units and New Degree Programmes ................ 9

     2.     Programmes with Year Abroad Study Requirements and Extra-mural
            Industrial Attachment: Mandatory and Elective············································ 9
     2.1    BSc and BEng Programmes with an Extra-mural Year...................................... 9
     2.2    MEng Programmes with an Extra-mural Year.................................................. 10
     2.3    BA Programmes with a Year Abroad ............................................................... 10
     2.4    Exemption from Undertaking a Mandatory Year Abroad ................................. 11
     2.5    Part-time Students Registered on Extra-mural Year Degree Programmes
            (Mandatory and optional)................................................................................. 12

     3.     Change of Degree Programme or Course Units ········································· 12
     3.1    Change of Degree Programme Within the Same Department and Faculty ..... 12
     3.2    Change of Degree Programme Between Two Departments or Faculties ........ 13
     3.3    Change of Course Units Selection .................................................................. 13
     3.4    Deadlines for the Completion of Changes of Course Unit Selection including
            Student, Teaching and Home Department Confirmations .............................. 14
     3.5    Changes to Programmes of Study when the Deadline has Passed. ............... 14

     4.     Academic Progression for Students on Undergraduate Course Unit
            Scheme of Award Programmes···································································· 14
     4.1    The Pass Mark for Undergraduate Programmes (Except Masters level Four-
            year MSci and MEng Degree Programmes) .................................................... 14
     4.2    The Pass Mark for Masters Level for MSci and MEng Degree Programmes... 14
     4.3    Total Number of Course Units to be Completed for a UCL Undergraduate
            Degree............................................................................................................. 15
     4.4    Minimum Number of Course Units to be Passed for the Consideration of the
            Award of an Honours Degree .......................................................................... 15
     4.5    Academic Progression through UCL Undergraduate Programmes ................. 16
     4.6    UCL Undergraduate Programmes with Non-standard UCL Progression
            Regulations...................................................................................................... 16
     4.7    Failure to Progress .......................................................................................... 17
     4.8    Re-taken Course Units for Progression and Award of UCL Undergraduate
            Degrees ........................................................................................................... 18
     4.9    Weighting of Academic Assessment for Progression and Award of UCL
            Undergraduate Degrees Without a Year Abroad or Extra-mural Year ............. 18
     4.10   Weighting of Academic Assessment for Progression and Award of UCL
            Undergraduate Degrees with a Mandatory Year Abroad or Extra-mural Year. 18




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4.11   Four-year Programmes with Weighting Given for the year Aboard or Extra-
       mural year........................................................................................................ 18

5.     UCL Determination of Fields of Study and Requirements and
       Consideration for the Award of ···································································· 19
5.1    UCL Requirements and Consideration for the Award of an Honours Degree.. 19
5.2    Programme Specific Requirements and Consideration for the Award of an
       Honours Degree .............................................................................................. 19
5.3    UCL Requirements and Consideration for the Award of an Honours Degree for
       Students Admitted with the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)................... 20
5.4    The Award of an Honours Degree for Students Failing to Pass Specified
       Course Units .................................................................................................... 20
5.5    The Classification of UCL Undergraduate Honours Degrees .......................... 20
5.6    The Classification of UCL Undergraduate Honours Degrees for Students
       Admitted with the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) .................................. 20
5.7    Period of Study for the Consideration for a UCL Undergraduate Honours
       Degree............................................................................................................. 21
5.8    Postponement of Consideration for an Award of Honours............................... 21
5.9    Consideration for an Honours Degree for Students Opting not to Pursue a
       Further Year of Study ...................................................................................... 21
5.10   MSci/MEng Programmes................................................................................. 21
5.11   The Award of an Ordinary Degree ................................................................... 21

6.     UCL Academic Fields of Study for Undergraduate Course-Unit Scheme of
       Award Degree································································································· 22
6.1    Identification and Determination of a Field of Study for UCL Undergraduate
       Degree Programmes ....................................................................................... 22
6.2    Determining the Name of Awards with ‘And’ in the Title .................................. 23
6.3    Exceptions to UCL Conventions for Determining the Title of an Award with
       ‘And’ or ‘With’ in the Title ................................................................................. 23
6.4    Determination of Degree Classification............................................................ 24




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      Guidance for students and staff: The General Regulations apply to all University College
      London (UCL) undergraduate students commencing programmes in and after September 2005.
      The General Regulations for Undergraduate Students are UCL’s overarching regulations and
      students should read these regulations together with the regulations for their programme of study
      and with local regulations for the Department and Faculty housing their programme of study and
      take account of their programme’s scheme of award as detailed in their programme handbooks
      and                                    Departmental                                    literature.

      These are the regulations for the following degrees based on the course unit scheme of award:

         BA
         BSc (including the Intercalated BSc : Final year programme)
         BSc (Econ)
         MSci
         BEng
         MEng


      The are special regulations for the following programmes:


      English: (English, English and German), Fine Art, Italian: (Italian and Business Studies, Italian and
      Design) LLB, Intercalated Degrees, MBBS, Philosophy: (Philosophy, French and Philosophy,
      Philosophy and Economics, Philosophy and Greek, Philosophy and History of Art).


      The information in this publication is believed to be correct at the time of posting but subsequent
      amendments are possible. Amendments and new regulations will be indicated on the webpage
      and be incorporated into the main text for the next academic session.


      These regulations also broadly apply to affiliate students except where the nature of their
      programme study renders the regulations inapplicable. In such cases any issues arising should be
      referred to the International Office in writing and will be dealt with on a case by case basis. The
      definition of an affiliate student can be found at item 1.5.

1.    The Selection of Course Units (including programmes with all compulsory
      course units)

1.1   The Selection of Course Units for an Undergraduate Degree Programme at UCL.
      UCL decides the combinations of course units students may follow and some degree
      programmes have all compulsory course units. Normally students are expected only to select
      course units offered by UCL, unless otherwise specified in the regulations for individual
      programmes of study.

      UCL Departments are free to develop, not only combinations of course units which form or fall
      within one or more of the conventional subjects, but also combinations which fall across the
      boundaries of Faculties, but which still, in the opinion of the Department and UCL, form a
      coherent degree programme.




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Confirmation of course unit selection by both the teaching and home Departments (when these
are not the same) is the indication of UCL approval that those selected have met the
requirements for an individual programme of study.

Selections must be made by the deadline specified by UCL.

Guidance for students and staff : The annual deadlines for the selection and UCL confirmation
of course units are:


Whole course units : End of October
Half course units running in the first term : End of October
Half course units running in the second/third term: End of January


The above deadlines are for the completion of this activity. Students will have earlier deadlines for
course unit selection that will be notified to them by UCL annually. UCL undergraduate students
select and enrol on the agreed course units for their programme via PORTICO, UCL’s student
records database. Course unit selection is available at certain times of the year and students will
be notified when it is time to make course unit selections. All selections are provisional until they
have been confirmed both by teaching and home Departments. Confirmation of course unit
selection by both the Teaching and Home Departments (when these are not the same) is the
indication of UCL approval that those selected have met the requirements for a programme of
study. If approval is not given students should seek academic advice from their personal tutor or
other staff in the Department.


A ‘Teaching’ Department is the Department that is responsible for the delivery of a course unit to
students and is responsible for the assessment of students enrolled on the course unit. A ‘Home’
Department is the Department responsible for the programme on which a student is registered. In
many cases the Teaching and Home Departments are the same.


Undergraduate course units can be:


Compulsory Course units for a Programme


Students registered on a programme must enrol on course units deemed compulsory for that
programme of study. These course units are identified by the letter ‘C’ in the programme diet * on
PORTICO. Students should select and confirm all compulsory course units as well as any
available optional and electives course units. Students registered for programmes where all
course units are compulsory are also required to confirm the course units for their programme of
study, unless otherwise specified.


Optional Course units for a Programme


Optional course units provide students with a choice of specified course unit options for their
programme and are identified by the letter ‘O’ in the programme diet on PORTICO, UCL’s student
records system. Student selection of the optional course units is subject to the overarching rules
for course units governing the programme.


Elective Course units for a Programme



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      Elective course units are not specified on a programme diet and are identified by the letter ‘E’ on
      PORTICO. Student selection of elective course units is subject to the overarching rules for course
      units governing the programme.


      Students selecting optional or elective course units should, in the first instance, seek approval from
      the home Department for their degree programme before enrolling on any course units that are not
      specified in the literature relating to their chosen programme.


      Students and staff can log into Portico here.


      * The term ‘Diet’ grammatically relates to a specific academic session. A programme diet is the
      combination of course units that can be selected from the body of learning required for a
      programme of study. Students are required to select their course units for each session (an
      academic year) at the start of the session or in early January for Affiliates starting in January.


1.2   Successful Completion of an Undergraduate Degree Programme
      In order to complete successfully an undergraduate degree programme at UCL, students must
      complete all course units on their degree programme. The following rules governing course unit
      selection apply:

      Award of BA, BSc or BEng Honours Degrees

      Students must complete at least three course units at advanced level in order to be awarded a
      BA, BSc or BEng Honours degree. Students may complete no more than one course unit at
      basic/introductory level in order to be awarded a BA, BSc or BEng Honours degree.

      Award of MSci and MEng Degrees

      Students must complete at least three course units at advanced level and must complete at least
      three course units at masters’ level to be awarded a MSci or MEng degree. Students may
      complete no more than one course unit at basic/introductory level

      Award of an Ordinary Degree

      Students must complete at least two course units at advanced level to be awarded an Ordinary
      degree.

      Guidance for students and staff: For students on all taught courses, a module is complete when
      a student has been declared complete on all components for that module taking into account the
      following:
      Coursework
      Where the coursework component represents 20% or more of the overall module assessment, a
      threshold for completion, such as a requirement to submit at least a specified fraction of the
      coursework, must be set by a department as long as it has been clearly publicised to students
      enrolled on the module.
      If the coursework component represents less then 20% of the overall module assessment, no
      coursework completion criteria need be set by the department.




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       In the event that any threshold set is not reached, the result for the component will be
      “incomplete” regardless of the mark obtained. Otherwise, the threshold criteria are met and the
      candidate is declared “complete” on the component.
      If no coursework threshold criteria are set then the mark obtained by a student, including zero, is
      returned for this component and the overall mark calculated in the usual way and the candidate
      declared “complete” on the component.
      Unseen Examination
      An unseen examination component is deemed complete if a student has submitted an answer that
      can be academically assessed. The mark awarded, however, might be zero. If a candidate makes
      little or no attempt at the examination, this will be deemed “incomplete” and the module as a whole
      will also be deemed “incomplete”.
      With the exception of MSci and MEng year four master’s level course units, the pass mark of a
      course unit is 40%. The pass mark for MSci and MEng master’s level course units is 50%.


      The level of each course unit is specified as one of the following:


      i)       basic/introductory (i.e. at a level below that of a normal first-year course unit)
      ii)      first level (normally year 1)
      iii)     intermediate level (normally year 2)
      iv)      advanced level (normally year 3)
      v)       masters level.


       (NB For undergraduate programmes, M level is applicable only to students enrolled on MSci/
      MEng programmes). MSci/MEng students will normally select the Masters Level course units in
      year 4 of their programme of study, unless specifically stated otherwise in the regulations for their
      programme. Students and staff should note that Masters Level course units are for finalist
      students. This means that when Masters Level course units are permitted for selection in year
      three of a programme, the pass mark for the course units remains 50% and students will not have
      the option of referred examination. See items Section 3, 2.1 and Section 3, 3.1.


      Advanced level also applies to Year 3 of 4 year programmes with a year abroad or extra-mural
      year* requirement and Year 4 of 5 year programmes with a year abroad or an extra-mural year
      requirement.

            An extra-mural year is an industrial placement sandwich year. Some programmes include
             an extra-mural year that allows suitably qualified students to spend a sandwich year in
             industry with a company or institution approved by the Faculty as having a function
             relevant and suitable to the field of study and programme of work approved by UCL. (See
             items 2.1 and 2.2 for more information)


1.3   Maximum Number of Course Units to be Completed in an Academic Year
      UCL undergraduate programmes consist of a total of four course units in an academic year. All
      full-time students (except repeating students see 4.7) must enrol on a total of four course units
      and all students registered as part-time (except repeating students see 4.7) must enrol on a total
      of two course units in the course of an academic year.

      With the exception of those re-attending a failed course unit or attending a substitute for a
      withdrawn or failed course unit, full-time students will not normally be permitted to attend more


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      than a total of four course units (or in the case of students registered as part-time, valued at more
      than a total of two course units) in any one year.

      Guidance for students and staff: In exceptional circumstances UCL may allow students to
      exceed this maximum. Where a student follows a course unit during the long vacation, the value of
      that course unit shall be assigned to either the previous or next year as appropriate, but overall in
      neither year may the total exceed the maximum of four course units. Permission to allow students
      to exceed the maximum requires a suspension of UCL regulations for students and can be granted
      on a case by case basis by the Dean of Students (Academic), supported by the Faculty Tutor.
      Any cases in support should be sent for consideration by the Dean of Students (Academic) via the
      Examinations Office. It should be noted that such requests are rarely approved.


      Students are permitted to attend course units up to the value of one whole course unit if they failed
      a deferred course unit or withdrew from examination of a course unit in the preceding session in
      addition to the four course units permissible in an academic session. Further information on the
      definition of complete and incomplete are available here.


1.4   Selection of Course Units Outside UCL (Intercollegiate and Inter University Course
      Units)
      Students must select course units offered by UCL unless the option to select course units outside
      UCL is clearly specified in information on their programme of study.

      Where course units can be selected outside UCL, the associated issues relating to the student
      experience at the course unit level are managed by the principal teaching provider including all
      academic assessment, examination re-sits, disciplinary, appeal and grievance procedures. They
      are also responsible for notifying UCL of the students’ academic achievement for their
      assessment record and transcript.

      Guidance for students and staff: When specified within the regulations for the programme of
      study students can select courses from other educational institutions in place of UCL course units.
      Before students can select these courses, UCL approval must be granted to any student wishing
      to enrol on a course at another institution and evidence provided from the institution offering the
      course that they are willing to accept the student. Approval is usually restricted to another
      institution within the University of London. However it should be noted that, in some cases,
      agreements between UCL and other institutions are already in place. Departments, Faculties and
      the Examinations Office can give guidance on this. Cases in support for any such request should
      be made via the Examinations Office. Approval is granted by the Dean of Students (Academic)
      and the Academic Registrar of UCL.


      For educational and administrative reasons, the institution providing the course unit (known as the
      principal provider) ‘owns’ the course unit, and is therefore responsible for awarding credit and has
      responsibility for quality assurance of the teaching and learning experience. It also takes the
      primary role in assessing and confirming student achievement on the particular course.


      Students should note that other institutions may operate different regulations for the award of
      credit, credit value and marking systems. They should also note that the academic year at other
      institutions may be different, examinations may not necessarily take place during the normal UCL
      examination period and they may not offer a deferred or referred examination.




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1.5   UCL Approval for New Course Units and New Degree Programmes
      UCL approves all new course units and degree programmes proposed by Departments,
      recommended by the Faculty and having been scrutinised by a suitably qualified person external
      to UCL.

      UCL approval is granted for new course unit and degree programmes, and amendments to
      existing course units and programmes, when the rationale provided meets UCL’s academic
      regulatory and strategic planning requirements.

      Guidance for students and staff: Guidance, procedures and forms for new programmes and
      course unit proposals, and amendments to existing course units and programmes can be
      accessed here.


2.    Programmes with Year Abroad Study Requirements and Extra-mural Industrial
      Attachment: Mandatory and Elective

2.1   BSc and BEng Programmes with an Extra-mural Year

      BEng students should have completed at least 6 course units before embarking upon an Extra-
      mural year.

      BSc, BEng and MEng mandatory extra-mural year degree programmes (industrial
      placement sandwich year)

      Students registered on four-year degree BSc and BEng programmes where an extra-mural year
      is mandatory will have, as the third year of study, an Extra-mural year on attachment to an
      organisation or institution approved by UCL as having a function relevant and suitable to their
      field of study.

      The minimum period of attachment is one academic year (nine months). Students following an
      Extra-mural year on attachment must submit a final report for examination to their UCL
      supervisor by no later than one week before the start of the final academic year, which shall be
      assigned a value of one course unit.

      BSc and BEng student selective extra-mural year degree programmes (industrial
      placement sandwich year)

      Students registered for BSc and BEng degrees in fields of study specified by UCL may, with the
      approval of UCL, elect to follow the course units over four academic years which shall include as
      the third year, an elective Extra-mural year on attachment to an organisation or institution
      approved by UCL as having a function relevant and suitable to the field of study.

      BEng and MEng Students

      BEng students should have completed at least 6 course units and MEng students completed at
      least 10 course units before embarking upon an Extra-mural year. A course unit is completed
      when a student has been academically assessed in all of the examined elements relating to the
      course unit.

      Guidance for students and staff: An extra mural year is an Industrial Sandwich Year on
      attachment to an organisation or institution approved by the Department on behalf of UCL as
      having a function relevant and suitable to the student’s field of study.



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      The plan of work for both mandatory and elective Extra-mural years must be agreed by both the
      Departmental Tutor and the Faculty Tutor and be supervised by the student's tutor. The final report
      will be graded by the student’s tutor in consultation with the student’s industrial supervisor.
      The minimum period of attachment is one academic year (nine months). Students following an
      elective Extra-mural year on attachment shall submit a final report for examination to the Faculty
      Tutor by no later than one week before the start of the final academic year.



2.2   MEng Programmes with an Extra-mural Year
      MEng students completed at least 10 course units before embarking upon an Extra-mural year.

      MEng mandatory extra-mural year degree programmes (industrial placement sandwich year)

      Students registered on five-year MEng degree programmes where an Extra-mural year is
      mandatory will have, as the fourth year, an extra-mural year on attachment to an organisation or
      institution approved by UCL as having a function relevant and suitable to the field of study.
      Students following an Extra-mural year on attachment must submit a final report on the Extra-
      mural year which shall be assigned a value of one course unit.

      MEng student elective extra-mural year degree programmes (industrial placement sandwich year)

      Students registered for the MEng degree, may, with the approval of UCL, elect to follow the
      course unit over five academic years, of which the fourth year shall be the Extra-mural year.
      Students electing to follow an Extra-mural year on attachment must submit a final report on the
      Extra-mural year which shall be assigned a value of one course unit.

      Guidance for students and staff : An extra mural year is an Industrial Sandwich Year on
      attachment to an organisation or institution approved by the Department on behalf of UCL as
      having a function relevant and suitable to the student’s field of study. The plan of work for the
      extra-mural year will be agreed by the Faculty Tutor and supervised by the student's tutor.
      The minimum period of attachment is one academic year (nine months). Students following an
      elective extra-mural year on attachment shall submit a final report for examination to the Faculty
      Tutor by no later than one week before the start of the final academic year.


2.3   BA Programmes with a Year Abroad

      BA Mandatory Year Abroad Programmes

      Students registered on BA degree programmes where a year abroad is mandatory will have, as
      the third year of study, a placement abroad on a programme of study approved by UCL.

      The minimum period of a placement is one academic year (nine months). Arrangements for the
      assessment of mandatory year abroad programmes vary on a Departmental basis.

      BA Optional Year Abroad Programmes

      Students registered on BA degree programmes may opt to spend a year abroad on a
      programme of study approved by UCL. Students registered on a four year programme will
      generally undertake the year abroad in their third year of study.




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      Students registered on three-year BA degree programmes opting for a placement abroad will
      generally be restricted to a three month study period typically undertaken during the first terms of
      the third year.

      The minimum period of a placement is three months. Arrangements for the assessment of
      mandatory year abroad programmes vary on a Departmental basis.

      Guidance for students and staff: Some BA degree programmes in the Faculty of Arts and
      Humanities have a year abroad requirement. Students registering on these degree programmes
      should be aware that the year abroad requirement together with any associated examination is
      integral to their programme of study and reference should therefore be made to the relevant
      degree programme regulations. The minimum period of a compulsory year abroad is nine months
      (an academic year).
      Students who are required to spend a compulsory year abroad as part of their programme of study
      at UCL will be automatically registered on the course unit 'Preparation for Study Abroad' and this
      will trigger the issue of their approval form.
      Those wishing to choose an optional placement aboard should consult their department before
      applying to the Study Aboard Office.
      Those wishing to choose an optional placement abroad will be issued with an approval form when
      they return the initial application form to the Study Abroad Office. They are also required to register
      for a version of the zero-weighted course unit 'Preparation for Study Abroad' (STAO 001B) by the
      January course registration deadline.
      Students who wish to spend a year studying abroad are required to follow a preparation
      programme. Compliance with the preparation programme is monitored via the 'UCL Study Abroad
      Approval Unit', a document which will form a log of the preparation.
      The deadline for the submission of a completed approval form is likely to be the first day of the
      third term in the year of study before the year aboard. However, students are advised to check the
      date of the deadline with the Study Abroad Office by the end of the first term because late
      submission leads to disqualification from studying abroad.


2.4   Exemption from Undertaking a Mandatory Year Abroad
      In exceptional circumstances, determined by UCL, students registering for the BA degree in
      fields specified by UCL may be granted exemption from the year's study abroad and be
      permitted to follow the course unit over three consecutive academic years.

      Guidance for students and staff : Students registered for a BA degree that has a year abroad
      requirement may, in exceptional circumstances, be granted exemption from the year's study
      abroad and be permitted to follow the course unit over three consecutive academic years. The
      case for individual students seeking exemption should be made by the Departmental Tutor to the
      Faculty Tutor in the first instance. If approved, the case should be submitted to the Dean of
      Students (Academic) for consideration via the Student Records Office.
      If exceptional circumstances are deemed by UCL to affect the student experience adversely,
      exemption from the year’s study abroad may be granted and students may be permitted to follow
      programme of study over three or four consecutive years, all years being spent at UCL.
      Requirements for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Year Abroad and Exemptions
      Students registered for a BA degree in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies are
      normally required, in fields specified by UCL, to spend a year studying in Israel. On the
      recommendation of the Faculty and by special permission of the UCL authorities, students may be
      exempted from the year's study in Israel and be permitted to follow the programme over three or
      four consecutive academic years, all years being spent at UCL.




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2.5   Part-time Students Registered on Extra-mural Year Degree Programmes (Mandatory
      and optional)
      Students registered as part-time on a programme which requires students to follow an extra-
      mural year as detailed above shall be required to either:
        (i)  Register as a full-time student for the duration of the extra-mural component, or
       (ii)   Remain registered as a part-time student and complete the extra-mural component
              over a period of two years.

      Guidance for students and staff: Most of UCL’s undergraduate programmes are offered to
      students on a full-time basis only. However, Departments, with Faculty approval, may agree a
      part-time programme of study either for an individual or for a small number of degree programmes.
      Students should refer to Departmental and Faculty literature for information on the structure of
      part-time programmes. Typically a programme of study on a part-time basis is double the length of
      time of the full-time programme equivalent.


      Part-time programmes of study are regulated by UCL’s overarching Regulations for Students (this
      document) adjusted to take account of the part-time mode of study, Departmental and Faculty
      regulations. All regulatory questions regarding a part-time mode of study should be referred to the
      Dean of Students (Academic), via the Student Records Office.


3.    Change of Degree Programme or Course Units


3.1   Change of Degree Programme Within the Same Department and Faculty
      An application for a change of degree programme within the same Department and Faculty
      requires UCL approval. Transfer from one degree programme to another cannot be guaranteed.
      Students must be able to satisfy the entrance requirements for a proposed new programme,
      there must be places available on it, and it must be practical for the student to complete the new
      programme satisfactorily. In order for the change to be effected within a given academic year,
      the deadline for the completion of a change in a degree programme within the same Department
      is set by UCL.

      Guidance for students and staff: Students, who are in any doubt as to the suitability of the
      programme of study they are following, should discuss the matter with their Departmental Tutor
      and Faculty Tutor immediately. Before deciding to change programme, students are advised to
      seek advice from any sponsors. Unless stated to the contrary, it will be assumed that a change of
      programme will be effective as from the start of the current session. The deadline for change of
      programme during the session is the end of October.


      Students should not assume a transfer will be approved and, until official approval is obtained,
      they will remain on the original degree programme but should try to follow the requirements of the
      new programme when ever possible. An application for a change of degree programme requires
      UCL approval and is made by the Departmental Tutor to the Faculty Tutor. Transfer from one
      degree programme to another cannot be guaranteed. Students must be able to satisfy the
      entrance requirements for a proposed new programme, there must be places available on it, and it
      must be practical for the student to complete the new programme satisfactorily. Further information
      about the definitional complete and incomplete is available here.


      If the change in degree programme is approved, the Faculty Tutor informs the Student Records
      Office, who will amend the student’s record. If the change of degree is immediate, this may entail




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      changing the course units previously selected. Students should seek advice from their
      Departmental Tutor.
      Download a Change of Degree form [Word File]./ Download a Change of Degree form [PDF File]


3.2   Change of Degree Programme Between Two Departments or Faculties
      An application for a change of degree programme between two Departments or Faculties
      requires UCL approval. Transfer from one degree programme to another cannot be guaranteed.
      Students must be able to satisfy the entrance requirements for a proposed new programme,
      there must be places available on it, and it must be practical for the student to complete the new
      programme satisfactorily. In order to be effected within a given academic year, the deadline for
      the completion of a change in a degree programme between two Departments or Faculties is set
      by UCL.

      Guidance for students and staff: It is expected that, before a change is approved, there will
      have been consultation between both Departmental Tutors.
      Students, who are in any doubt as to the suitability of the programme of study they are following,
      should discuss the matter with their Departmental Tutor and Faculty Tutor immediately. Before
      deciding to change programme, students are advised also to seek advice from any sponsors.
      Unless stated to the contrary, it will be assumed that a change of programme will be effective as
      from the start of the current session. The deadline for change of programme during the session is
      the end of October. If the change of programme is immediate, this may affect course units
      selected and student should seek advice on this matter from their Departmental Tutor.


      The Departmental Tutor for the current degree programme should approve the change by signing
      the Change of Programme Form under the field 'losing' Department. They must then forward the
      form to the Departmental Tutor of the department gaining the student to accept the transferring
      student on the new degree programme by signing under the field 'gaining' Department. Upon
      completion the form should be submitted to the Student Records Office.
      It is the responsibility of both the student and the gaining Faculty to inform sponsors of any change
      in their programme of study.


3.3   Change of Course Units Selection
      An application for changes in course unit selection requires UCL approval. Transfer between course
      units cannot be guaranteed. There must be places available and the changes should be consistent
      with the student’s programme of study. The deadline for the transfer between course units is set by
      UCL.

      Guidance for students and staff: Students, who are in any doubt about the course units they
      have selected, should discuss the matter with their Departmental Tutor immediately. Information
      on course unit selection should have been recorded on PORTICO. Unless stated to the contrary, it
      will be assumed that a change of course unit selection will be effective as from the start of the
      current session. The usual deadlines for the completion of a change in course unit selection is the
      end of October for course units starting in the first term and end of January for course units
      starting in the second term. If there are changes after these deadlines the information should be
      sent to the Examination Section.
      Staff and students can log-on to Portico here to view course unit selections.




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3.4   Deadlines for the Completion of Changes of Course Unit Selection including Student,
      Teaching and Home Department Confirmations
      UCL approval for a student’s programme of study has been conferred once the deadlines, set by
      UCL, for the completion of course unit selection and any changes to course unit selection or a
      change of degree programme, either within the same Department and Faculty or between two
      Departments or Faculty, have passed. Any amendment to a programme of study thereafter
      requires special permission from UCL.

      Guidance for students and staff: The usual deadlines for the completion of changes of course
      unit selection including student, teaching and home Department confirmations are as follows
      Whole course units : End of October
      Half course units running in the first term : End of October
      Half course units running in the second/third terms : End of January
      The deadlines above are for the completion of this activity. Students will have earlier deadlines for
      course unit selection that will be notified to them by UCL annually


3.5   Changes to Programmes of Study when the Deadline has Passed.
      When the deadlines for changes to a programme of study has passed, any changes including
      course unit selection, withdrawal from a course unit, withdrawal from examination of a course
      unit, a change of programme requires UCL approval. Approval of changes to a programme of
      study once the deadline for doing so has passed cannot be guaranteed.

      Guidance for students and staff: When the deadlines for changes to a programme of study has
      passed, any changes including course unit selection, withdrawal from a course unit, withdrawal
      from examination of a course unit, change of programme requires Faculty and UCL approval.
      Approval of changes to a programme of study once the deadline for doing so has passed cannot
      be guaranteed.
      Withdrawing from a course unit after the end of January
       Students wishing to withdraw from a course unit after this point should seek advice from the
      Departmental Tutor regarding the grounds for withdrawing from a course unit after the end of
      January before completing the appropriate Notification of Withdrawal from Examinations Form.
      Students may only withdraw from an examination entry on academic grounds with the approval of
      both the Departmental and Faculty Tutors. Withdrawal must be made using the official form
      (Notification of Withdrawal from Examinations Form) and Faculty approval must have been
      obtained by the end of the first week of the third term at the latest. Students who absent
      themselves without prior approval will be marked as being absent and deemed to have made an
      attempt at the examination and therefore any further attempt will be determined as a re-sit
      examination.


4.    Academic Progression for Students on Undergraduate Course Unit Scheme of
      Award Programmes

4.1   The Pass Mark for Undergraduate Programmes (Except Masters level Four-year MSci
      and MEng Degree Programmes)
      The pass mark for undergraduate course units is 40% for all undergraduate students.

4.2   The Pass Mark for Masters Level for MSci and MEng Degree Programmes




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      In years one, two and three of MSci and MEng programmes, the pass mark is 40%. In year four
      students must select a minimum of three course units at Masters level for which the pass mark is
      50%.

      Guidance for students and staff: The pass mark for masters level course units for MSci and
      MEng students became 50% from the 2008/09 session when a minimum of three out of the four
      course units selected by students in their final year must be designated as being at Masters level.


4.3   Total Number of Course Units to be Completed for a UCL Undergraduate Degree

      Three-year Programmes

      Twelve course units must be completed on a three-year programme.

      Four-year Programmes

      Sixteen course units that must be completed on a four-year programme.

      Guidance for students and staff: At UCL students are expected to register on a total of 12
      course units on a three-year programme and 16 course units on a four-year programme. A
      course unit is completed when a student has been academically assessed in all of the examined
      elements relating to the course unit. Further information about the definition of complete and
      incomplete is available here.


4.4   Minimum Number of Course Units to be Passed for the Consideration of the Award of
      an Honours Degree

      Three-year Programmes

      For the consideration of an award of an honours degree, a minimum of 11 course units should be
      passed on a three-year programme, except where local or professional requirements dictate a
      higher threshold.

      Four-year Programmes

      For the consideration of an award of an honours degree, a minimum of 14.5 course units should
      be passed on a four-year programme, except where local or professional requirements dictate a
      higher threshold.

      MSci and MEng Programmes

      For consideration of an award of an MSci or MEng degree, a minimum 14.5 course units should
      be passed on a four-year programme and a minimum of 3 course units must be selected by
      students and completed at Masters level.

      Guidance for students and staff: Students should be aware that the number of course units set
      out in paragraph 4.4 should be seen as a minimum for all UCL undergraduate programmes.
      Some programmes may have different minimum pass requirements and students are advised to
      consult Faculty, Departmental/Divisional and programme literature for any regulations specific to
      their programme of study.




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      Students are also advised to read other requirements for the award of honours and of ordinary
      degrees contained within the Regulations for Undergraduate Students on Course-Unit Scheme of
      Award Programmes. See items Section 3, 8.1, Section 3, 8.2 and Section 3, 8.3. Further
      information about the definition of complete and incomplete is available here.


4.5   Academic Progression through UCL Undergraduate Programmes
      Three-year Programmes:
      In order to progress to the next academic year of study students are expected to pass at least 3
      course units by the end of the first year, and 7 course units by the end of the second year, except
      where local, Faculty or professional requirements dictate a higher threshold.

      Four-year Programmes:

      In order to progress to the next academic year of study expected to pass at least 3 course units
      by the end of the first year, 7 course units by the end of the second year and at least 10.5 course
      units by the end of the third year except where local, Faculty or professional requirements dictate
      a higher threshold.

      The regulation sets out the UCL minimum. Faculties can vary these, having obtained approval
      from the UCL authorities.



4.6   UCL Undergraduate Programmes with Non-standard UCL Progression Regulations
      The Boards of Examiners of programmes with non-standard UCL progression regulations may
      require students to pass more than the UCL minimum. Students registered on three-year
      programmes failing such a requirement, but having completed 11 course units in a three-year
      programme, will be eligible for the award of an honours degree with a different field of study.
      Students registered on four-year programmes failing such a requirement, but having passed 14.5
      course units in a four-year programme, will be eligible for the award of an honours degree with a
      different field of study.

      Guidance for students and staff: This regulation sets out the UCL minimum. Faculties can vary
      these, having obtained approval from the UCL authorities. Further information about the definition
      of complete and incomplete is available here.


      There are no Faculty variations for the Faculty of the Built Environment apart for the BSc
      Architecture and BSc Project Management for Construction that both require 12 course units to be
      passed and the BSc Project Management for Construction (sandwich) programme that requires 16
      course units to be passed.


      There are no Faculty variations for the Faculty of Life Sciences except for the BSc degree in
      Speech Sciences. Students in other Faculties are advised to read these regulations together with
      the regulations for the award of a UCL Undergraduate Honours Degree for their programme.


      Faculty Scheme of Award Variations


      Faculty of Arts and Humanities
      Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
      Faculty of Engineering Sciences


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      Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
      Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences
      BSc Speech Sciences


4.7   Failure to Progress
      Students who fail to meet the criteria for progressing from one year to the subsequent year have
      the following options, noting that option i) is most preferable academically.

        (i)    To register as a revision student and retake the course units failed;
       (ii)    To re-sit as an unregistered student;
       (iii)   To apply for exceptional permission to progress;
       (iv)    To leave UCL.

      Guidance for students and staff: ‘Revision Students’ are those who have re-enrolled for up to
      the value two course units. Such students are deemed to be Part-Time Revision Students. Part-
      time Revision Students are eligible for part-time tuition fees. Further details about tuition fees are
      available here.
      ‘Re-sitting students’ are those not currently enrolled who are intending to re-sit an examination.


      i) To register as a revision student and retake the course units failed.
      This option is viewed as the default option. Students and Departmental Tutors should note that
      option i) above has associated cost issues and that the substitution of courses for part-time
      revision students may only be made with the agreement of the Faculty Tutor. Further information
      about fees can be accessed here.
      Revision students have only one attempt at the examination for a substituted course and those
      students failing to attend sufficient teaching and/or complete adequate coursework may be barred
      from examination and would therefore have no further opportunity to progress. Further information
      about academic progression, including barring from re-sitting examination procedures, is available
      here. Further information about the definition of complete and incomplete is available here.


      ii) To re-sit as an unregistered student.
      Students should note that electing to re-sit as an unregistered student means that they have
      limited access to UCL’s facilities such as the library and learning resources. Students will
      automatically be registered for re-sits by the Examinations Office. Students are required to attend
      re-sits at the next possible opportunity.


      iii) To apply for exceptional permission to progress.
      Students considering an application for exceptional permission to progress should in first instance
      discuss this course of action with the Departmental Tutor and take account of the regulations for
      extenuating circumstances. Further information on what constitutes extenuating circumstances
      can be accessed here. Applications for exceptional permission to progress should be made by the
      Faculty Tutor, via the Student Records Office.


      iv) To leave UCL.
      Students opting to leave UCL should discuss this course of action with their Departmental Tutor
      and Faculty Tutor as appropriate. The Faculty should inform the Student Records Section.




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4.8    Re-taken Course Units for Progression and Award of UCL Undergraduate Degrees
       Marks of re-taken or substitute course units will be included in the calculation for the average
       mark of the weighting year from which they or the ones they are substituting, were originally
       taken rather than in the year that they are taken.


4.9    Weighting of Academic Assessment for Progression and Award of UCL Undergraduate
       Degrees Without a Year Abroad or Extra-mural Year

       Three-year Programmes

       A 12 course unit programme is weighted as follows: 1: 3: 5 (first; second; third year), subject to
       Faculty variation.

       Four-Year programmes

       A 16 course unit programme without a year abroad is weighted as follows: 1: 3: 5: 5 (first; second;
       third; fourth year), subject to Faculty variation.


4.10   Weighting of Academic Assessment for Progression and Award of UCL Undergraduate
       Degrees with a Mandatory Year Abroad or Extra-mural Year

       Four-year Programmes with Weighting Given for the year Aboard or Extra-mural year

       For a 16 course unit programme are weighted as follows: 1: 3: 3: 5 (first; second; third; fourth
       year). If the year abroad is spent in the fourth year, the weighting is as 1: 3: 5: 3 (first; second;
       third; fourth year), subject to Faculty variation.

       Four-year Programmes with Weighting given for the Year aboard or Extra-mural Year
       Project Only:

       For 16 course unit programme with a year abroad, which yields marks for the year abroad project
       only should be weighted as follows: 1: 3: 0: 5 (first; second; third; fourth year) with the mark for
       the year abroad project being counted in the final year marks and given a weighting of 5.


4.11   Four-year Programmes with Weighting Given for the year Aboard or Extra-mural year
       For a 16 course unit programme are weighted as follows: 1: 3: 3: 5 (first; second; third; fourth
       year). If the year abroad is spent in the fourth year, the weighting is as 1: 3: 5: 3 (first; second;
       third; fourth year), subject to Faculty variation.

       Four-year Programmes with Weighting given for the Year aboard or Extra-mural Year
       Project Only:

       For 16 course unit programme with a year abroad, which yields marks for the year abroad project
       only should be weighted as follows: 1: 3: 0: 5 (first; second; third; fourth year) with the mark for
       the year abroad project being counted in the final year marks and given a weighting of 5.

       Guidance for students and staff: Students should be aware that paragraphs The Pass Mark for
       Masters Level for MSci and MEng Degree Programmes 4.2 to 4.11 are UCL standard
       requirements and must be read in conjunction with Department/Division and/or Faculty regulations.
       Access to UCL Departments/Divisions and Faculties is available here.



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5.     UCL Determination of Fields of Study and Requirements and Consideration for
      the Award of

5.1   UCL Requirements and Consideration for the Award of an Honours Degree
       (i) Students must complete at least three course units at advanced level in order to be
           awarded a BA, BSc or BEng Honours degree;
       (ii)    Students may enrol in no more than one course unit at basic/introductory level in order
               to be awarded an Honours degree;
       (iii)   For four year programmes (non-MSci/MEng) students must take at least 4 course
               units at advanced level in order to be awarded an Honours degree;
       (iv)    For 16 course unit MSci/MEng programmes, students must complete at least 3 course
               units at Masters (M) level to be awarded a MSci or MEng degree.


      Guidance for students and staff: Students should note that these are UCL minimum
      requirements and should refer to Faculty and Programme literature for non-standard UCL
      requirements for the Award of an Honours Degree. Further information about course unit levels i.e.
      advanced level course units can be found in the guidance for students and staff for paragraph 1.2
      above.


      Further information about the definition of complete and incomplete is available here. With the
      exception of MSci and MEng masters level course units, the pas mark for the completion threshold
      for any coursework component of the assessment of a course unit is 40%. The pass mark for the
      completion of MSci and MEng year four master’s level course units is 50%. There is no
      completion threshold if the coursework component is weighted at 20% or less of the total
      assessment of the course unit. UCL’s definition of the successful completion of a degree
      programme is when students have successfully met the specific academic progression
      requirements for the degree programme for which they have enrolled as well as meeting other
      UCL regulatory requirements. These requirements, such as the minimum attendance requirements,
      payment of fees, etc., and other information for students are set out in the UCL Student Handbook
      together with the provisions available in cases where these requirements have not been fully met
      by an individual.


5.2   Programme Specific Requirements and Consideration for the Award of an Honours
      Degree
      In order for the Award of a UCL Undergraduate Honours Degree to be made for students on
      these programmes, students must :
        (i)  Have completed the period of study prescribed.
       (ii)    Have completed to the satisfaction of UCL a prescribed minimum value of course units
               of which not more than a prescribed minimum value may be selected from those
               designated as basic/introductory level as referred to in 2.1.2.
       (iii)   Have satisfied the examiners in a prescribed minimum number of such course units.
       (iv)    Have been examined in all parts of the examination prescribed for each course unit.

      For some UCL degree programmes special regulations apply.




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5.3   UCL Requirements and Consideration for the Award of an Honours Degree for
      Students Admitted with the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
      Students, accepted by UCL under the Regulations for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), may
      be granted exemption from certain course units and the corresponding examinations and will still
      be eligible for an award of an Honours Degree, if they have met the requirements of the
      programme of study in all other areas and have satisfied the Board of Examiners accordingly.

      Guidance for students and staff: Students admitted with APL who have not met the
      requirements of their programme of study but who have passed the minimum requirement course
      units, taking account of the APL with which they were admitted to UCL for a three-year or four-year
      programme, will be eligible for the award of an honours degree with a different field of study. Any
      variation to the consideration for the award of degree should be specified at the time APL is
      approved.


      Further information about APL procedures is available here.


5.4   The Award of an Honours Degree for Students Failing to Pass Specified Course Units
      For programmes where certain specified course units have to be passed, and where students
      have failed to pass the specified course unit but have passed in the required number of units for
      the award of an honours degree, they would still be eligible for the award of an honours degree,
      but one with a different field of study, provided that:
        (i)  They have been notified in writing of any changes to the Scheme for the Award of
             Honours since the time of original registration for the programme;
       (ii)   They will have indicated in writing that they understand that changes have been made
              to the Award of Honours as notified.

      Guidance for students and staff: Students, for whom the conditions set out above cannot be
      fulfilled, may be considered for Honours according to the Scheme for the Award of Honours in
      place at the time of entry or re-entry to the final examination.


      Consideration for Honours, with a different field of study, will be granted only when students have
      completed the required number of course units. The Board of Examiners, through the Chair of the
      Board, is responsible for confirming eligibility for an award of Honours with a different field of study.



5.5   The Classification of UCL Undergraduate Honours Degrees
      Students who have completed the requirements for a degree including those set out in the
      relevant Scheme of Award will, on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners, be
      awarded either (a) First Class Honours, or (b) Second Class Honours, or (c) Third Class Honours.
      The Second Class of Honours will be divided into an Upper and Lower Division.


5.6   The Classification of UCL Undergraduate Honours Degrees for Students Admitted with
      the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
      With the exception of students on the Intercalated BSc, when students are exempted from any
      course-unit examinations under the provisions of the General Regulations, the examiners will
      assess their class of Honours entirely upon their performance in the course-unit examinations in
      which they are examined. Any variation to the consideration for the award of degree should be
      specified at the time APL is approved.




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5.7    Period of Study for the Consideration for a UCL Undergraduate Honours Degree
       Students will not be considered for the award of Honours on more than two occasions in respect
       of any one period of study for a UCL degree.


5.8    Postponement of Consideration for an Award of Honours
       Students entering for the examinations at which they will, if successful, complete their degree
       requirements may seek permission to postpone being considered for the award of Honours.
       Applications of this kind must be made not later than the published final date of entry to
       examinations in the relevant academic session.
       Guidance for students and staff: Students wishing to defer an examination, which if
       successfully completed leads to consideration for an Honours Degree, must seek UCL approval
       before the deadline for examination entry. The deadline for examination entry is usually no later
       than the third week in the second term. However, students are advised to discuss deferral of
       examination entry with their Departmental Tutor as early as possible and be aware that some
       examinations take place in the second term for which there is an earlier deadline, usually no later
       than four weeks after the start of the first term . Further information about the definition of complete
       and incomplete is available here.


       Students wishing to defer an examination after the end of January should seek advice from the
       Departmental Tutor regarding the grounds for withdrawing from a course unit after the end of
       January before completing the appropriate Notification of Withdrawal from Examinations Form.



5.9    Consideration for an Honours Degree for Students Opting not to Pursue a Further Year
       of Study
       Students who have postponed consideration for Honours, who have satisfied the requirements
       for the degree and who do not pursue their intention of studying for a further year, may cancel
       their postponement and apply to be assessed for Honours on the basis of the results achieved at
       examinations which had been completed at the time they satisfied the requirements for the
       award of the degree. Such assessment will be made and the consideration for the award of the
       degree will take place at the next normal occasion when assessment for Honours is undertaken.

       Guidance for students and staff: Students opting not to study for a further year should notify the
       Programme Organiser/Departmental Tutor in writing as soon as possible. The Programme
       Organiser/Departmental Tutor should notify the Chair of the Board of Examiners.


       MSci/MEng students should refer to item 5.11.



5.10   MSci/MEng Programmes
       Students may be awarded a BSc/BEng if they have failed to meet the criteria for a MSci or MEng
       degree. To be awarded BSc the student must pass 11 course units with three course units
       completed at Advanced Level.

5.11   The Award of an Ordinary Degree
       An Ordinary degree is not classified; this means the degree does not have the Honours
       classification.

       12 Course unit Programmes:



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      Students registered on 12 course-unit programmes, who have failed to meet the requirements for
      an Honours Degree, will be awarded an Ordinary Degree provided they:

        (i)    have completed 11course units for the programme i.e. have been academically
               assessed in 11 course units
       (ii)    have a minimum of 10 course unit passes
       (iii)   have at least two course units passed at advanced level

      16 course unit programmes:
      Students registered on 16 course-unit programmes, who have failed to meet the criteria for an
      Honours Degree, will be awarded an Ordinary Degree provided they have:

        (i)    have completed 14.5 course units for the programme i.e. have been academically
               assessed in 14.5 course units
       (ii)    have a minimum of 13 course unit passes
       (iii)   have at least three course units passed at advanced level

      Guidance for students and staff: For further information about course unit levels students and
      staff should refer to item 1.2


6.    UCL Academic Fields of Study for Undergraduate Course-Unit Scheme of
      Award Degree

6.1   Identification and Determination of a Field of Study for UCL Undergraduate Degree
      Programmes
      The field of study indicated in the title of a course unit degree programme shall be descriptive of
      the course units included in the curriculum of that degree programme.

      The Board of Examiners for each programme shall determine and recommend the field of study
      to be shown on the degree certificate which will be issued to each successful examination
      candidate awarded the degree.

      Guidance for students and staff: The field of study is the subject which appears on the degree
      certificate and the transcript, for example ‘French’ or ‘Philosophy and Economics’. For a course
      unit degree, the field of study is determined by the programme’s Board of Examiners on the basis
      of the course units completed. Further information about the definition of complete and incomplete
      is available here.


      The normal expectation is that the subject area will match the title of the degree programme that
      the student has been registered for. However, if a student fails to enrol for a compulsory course
      unit or an essential course unit as identified in the programme literature, or if such a course unit is
      failed, a degree with a different title may be awarded provided the minimum number of course
      units have been completed. Students are advised to consult Departmental or Programme Tutors
      for advice on the course units which are required for any given field of study.


      Students may not request a particular degree title themselves, although an appropriate degree title
      may be provisionally agreed with a student prior to the examination. Students who have any
      questions about the title of their award or their field of study should seek advice from their home
      Department in the first instance.


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      The decision as to which title should be awarded on any given set of results remains with the
      Board of Examiners, subject to the approval of UCL Board of Examiners.


      Any field of study proposed by a Board of Examiners which does not conform to UCL norms
      requires UCL approval with the guidance of the UCL Board of Examiners, even if it has been
      provisionally with the student and Department/Division at the time of application for entry to the
      final examination. A form for this purpose for initial completion by the Chair of the Board of
      examiners is available here.


6.2   Determining the Name of Awards with ‘And’ in the Title
      Table A specifies the minimum number of course units required to be completed in proportion for
      the designation ‘and’ to be applied. The subject to appear first in the degree title should be the
      one in which the candidate has achieved the greater number of passes.

  Table A: For example, BA                Three-year programmes                 Four year programmes
  Spanish and French:                 (12 course units)                    (16 course units)

  Minimum number of course
  units for which students must                        6                                    8
  enrol and attend:
  Minimum number of course                             5                                   6.5
  units to be completed:
  Total number of course units to                     11                                  14.5
  be completed:

      Determining the Name of Awards with ‘With’ in the Title

      Table B specifies the minimum number of course units required to be completed in proportion for
      the designation ‘with’ to be applied. The subject to appear first in the degree title should be the
      one in which the candidate has achieved the greater number of passes.

  Table B: For example, BA                 Three-year programme                 Four year programmes
  Economics WITH German:                      (12 course units)                   (16 course units)

  Minimum number of ‘major’
  course units for which students                      9                                   11
  must enrol and attend:
  Minimum number of ‘minor’                            3                                    4
  course units to be completed:
  Required number of                                  8/3                                 10/4
  ‘major/minor’ completed:
  Total number of course units to                     11                                  14.5
  be completed:

      Guidance for students and staff: For course-unit degrees with a year abroad language
      component, the ‘and’/’with’ rules should be predicated on the proportion of the 13 course units that
      are graded, excluding the three shell units of pass/fail work taken during the year abroad.


6.3   Exceptions to UCL Conventions for Determining the Title of an Award with ‘And’ or
      ‘With’ in the Title




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      Except where a single subject is appropriate, the subjects named in the field shall be determined
      according to Tables A and B above except where it is inappropriate to describe a curriculum in
      terms of one or two subjects or by a comprehensive title, when the degree will be awarded
      without reference to field of study.


6.4   Determination of Degree Classification
      The determination of a field of study is separate from the determination of the class of degree to
      be awarded. The class of degree awarded will be based on the Scheme for the Award of
      Honours approved for the programme to which the student is registered.

      Guidance for students and staff : For instance, if the programme scheme of award requires that
      all course units selected by students in the final year must be counted in determining the average
      on which the class of degree is awarded, irrespective of whether they have been passed or not,
      this would apply to all candidates, even if the field of study is finally determined only on those units
      passed on the programme overall.




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