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i. Any student wishing to be a candidate for a Diploma of Higher Education must register for the award before or during the semester in which he or she expects to complete the Subject and Programme requirements. The Diploma is not available to students intending to complete a Degree or Honours Degree. It is only available as a final award. For the purposes of this award, credits earned during the year abroad in Languages do not count towards the requirements specified in 5 (iii) and 5 (iv) below.
To obtain a Diploma of Higher Education, a student must pass within a period of six years at least sixteen module credits of which six must be at level 5 or above.
This award carries 240 credits at level 4 and above including at least 90 at level 5 or above.
iv. The classification will be determined using the average of all module credits passed at level 5 or above, up to the best eight and no fewer than six acceptable module credits passed at level 5 or above. A student must obtain a minimum of six acceptable credits at level 5 or above to be eligible for an award. To obtain a Distinction a student must achieve an average of 70% or more over the best acceptable modules passed at level 5 or above, to obtain a Merit a student must achieve an average of 60% or more but below 70% over the best acceptable modules passed at level 5 or above (but also see Regulation 14(iii)). In addition, where a student has achieved an average between 59% and 60% or 68% and 70% and achieved 4 acceptable credits at a higher grade over those semesters in which the last 8 graded acceptable credits occur, the next higher classification will be awarded.
v. This award carries 240 credits at level 4 and above including at least 120 at level 4 and 90 at level 5 or above.
Except that: The award for a 3 year DipHE covering one or more language subjects carries 360 credits at level 4 and above including at least 120 at level 4 and 240 at level 5 or above.