Regulations for Study

The rules and regulations that all Brookes students need to know

A framework for learning, teaching and assessment

The University’s Regulations for Study, together with its associated rules and procedures, form a comprehensive framework for learning, teaching and assessment, and other aspects of the student experience, which all staff and students must abide by.

As a student of Oxford Brookes University, you are expected to familiarise yourself with the rules and regulations which apply to you during your time here. This is essential information, so please take the time to make yourself aware of the regulations that apply to your programme of study, and to read any programme or module handbooks issued to you.

We have tried to write these regulations as clearly as possible and to reflect the ‘student journey’ through your programme of study, but we know that regulations can appear a little overwhelming at first sight. There is a range of support available to help you interpret the Regulations and navigate the University procedures - the University Handbook provides an overview of the most important regulations and policies, and a quick guide to the key support services and their contact details.

Please do ask an appropriate member of staff if there is something you don’t understand - for example, you can speak to your Module Leader, Academic Adviser or Programme Administrator within your Department, or go to the student homepage for links to other professional services teams who can provide advice.

If you are studying on a programme leading to an Oxford Brookes award at one of our partner organisations, some of the regulations and procedures described here may be applied differently to meet local requirements - please refer to your programme handbook for details and ask for advice from your local tutors or Registry staff if you need clarification. 

Your essential reading

1. About the Regulations

This section sets out the scope of the Regulations for Study at Oxford Brookes University.

2. Awards and courses

This section provides information about the different types of awards available at the University, and describes their key attributes. It also contains information about the governance of awards within the University, and the national frameworks which regulate the University as a UK degree-awarding body.

3. Your study

This section sets out the principles of assessment and the basis on which credit is awarded as a student works through their programme - further detail about assessment grades and progression requirements can be found in section 6.

4. Conduct and engagement

The University is committed to providing a positive and encouraging environment, in which all students have the opportunity to study safely and perform to the best of their ability. This section provides information about the regulations and procedures in place to deal with instances where behaviours, services and/or facilities fall below the expected standards (student complaints and conduct), and where issues arise in respect of a student’s fitness to practise or study.

5. Admissions

This section sets out the principles on which the University admits students to its programmes of study - entry requirements for specific programmes can be found on the relevant course pages.

6. Assessment and progression

This section provides information about the principles underpinning assessment requirements, grades, progression and reassessment rules, credit and time limits, allowances for exceptional circumstances, and academic appeals. Students should also refer to programme and module handbooks for details of the rules that apply to their programme of study.

7. Completion

Awards will be conferred by an examination committee as soon as a student meets the requirements for the award for which they are registered. This section provides information about how final awards are classified, including the Grade Point Average system.

Undergraduate Modular Programme (UMP) Regulations

The UMP Regulations apply to students who started the level 4 (Year 1) of their degree in 2019/20 or before, and for students entering with credit at level 5 or 6 of an UMP programme in 2020/21 or at level 6 in 2021/22.