I have been advised I can continue my studies but on a lower award. Why might this be?

  • If you have received a communication informing you that you can continue on a lower award, this could be due to:

    • you exceeding the number of modules you are permitted to attempt for your award, or 
    • because you have not met the progression requirements for the next stage, eg into the final year of an Integrated Masters programme.

    For Undergraduate students who started their programme prior to September 2020 or entered Stage II with credit in 2020/21 please refer to the Undergraduate Modular Programme Regulation B2.7 Honours Degree for details of the requirements of an Honours degree, including the maximum number of credits that can be attempted. 

    If you are an Undergraduate student who began your Stage I studies in September 2020 or after; or a Postgraduate student who first registered in September 2020 or after please refer to regulation 6.14 Credit Limits.

    For Postgraduate students who started their programme prior to September 2020 please refer to Postgraduate Taught Regulation B4.4 Conditions for Satisfactory Progress contains details regarding the maximum number of credits that can be attempted for each award. Please be aware of these limitations when amending your future programme.

    Please follow the guidance in the message and contact your Student Support Co-ordinator or Academic Adviser for advice.