You may be able to get a failed module condoned or compensated under Regulation D5.
The following courses will allow condonement:
- Courses in the Faculty of Natural Sciences
- Courses in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences except BA in International Governance and Public Policy.
- Pharmaceutical Science Technology and Business
- Health and Wellbeing
- Rehabilitation Science
- Rehabilitation and Exercise Science
Law students should also 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;
- 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.
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