You may be able to get a failed module condoned or compensated under Regulation D5.
The following courses will generally allow condonement:
- Courses in the Faculty of Natural Sciences
- Courses in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Pharmaceutical Science Technology and Business
- Health and Wellbeing
- Rehabilitation Science
- Rehabilitation and Exercise Science
Courses that are subject to professional requirements may not be able to allow condonement. For example, there is no condonement available for Medicine and Nursing & Midwifery courses.
Law students can have modules condoned but should be aware this could affect an LLB award. Please check your course handbook for more information.
If you’ve failed a module you may still be able to get the module condoned - this means the mark will stay but the credits will be given and module will be passed.
You can get 30 credits condoned in total across Levels 4 and 5 (first and second years) - either 15 credits in each year or 30 credits in one year and none in the other year.
In Level 6 (third year) you can get up to 30 credits condoned.
Condonement is applied by the Exam Board at the end of the year if:
- You’ve passed every other module;
- You’ve used up all your attempts at the failed module;
- Your mark is 30-39 (or 35-39 if you started studying or repeated Level 4 in 2022/2023);
- The module isn’t a ‘qualified fail’.
For Integrated Masters you can get 45 credits condoned across Levels 4-6, with no more than 30 credits in each Level. At Level 7 you can get 35 credits condoned if you get marks in the 40-49 range (or 45-49 if you started studying or repeated Level 4 in 2022/2023).
Compensation on Undergraduate Programmes
*This is not available if you began your degree or repeated Level 4 in the 2022/23 academic year or later.*
For students who began their degree or repeated Level 4 before 2022/23: If a Level 5 or Level 6 student on one of the following courses has a module mark under 30 then module compensation could be given if the student has performed well in their other modules. You can read more about compensation on the University website.
This is currently only available for:
Mathematics (BSc Single and Dual honours)
Health and Rehabilitation (BSc)
Physics (BSc Single Honours and Dual Honours) - but not at Level 5 or for compulsory modules at Level 6
Astrophysics (BSc Single and Dual Honours) - but not at Level 5 or for compulsory modules at Level 6
Compensation on Taught Postgraduate Programmes
If you fail a module you may be able to get it compensated, which means tjhe mark stays the same but you are awarded credits as if you had passed. You can get compensation on all taught postgraduate programmes inless your programme specification says otherwise.
To get a module compensated, you must have a mark of 45-49 and you must have a mark of at least 55 in other modules worth the same amount of credits. You can have up to 30 credits compensated. Dissertation or final project modules cannot be compensated.
Please note, if you have a module compensated you will not be able to achieve a higher award than a Pass.