7 Progression within the programme7.1
Within the limits given below a student may decide when they are examined, the number of courses they attempt each year and the order in which courses are examined. A student does not have to be examined every year.
See section 4 for method of assessment.
In any one year a student may attempt examinations in a minimum of one course and a maximum of four courses, excluding re-sits.
Some courses of the degree have prerequisites. Prerequisites are courses which should have been passed in a previous year. Students will not be permitted to enter the examination for any course that has a prerequisite unless they have already passed the examination for the prerequisite. Prerequisites are given under the course outlines concerned in Annex B.
Progression from the Diploma in Theology (Old Regulations) to the BD degree (Old Regulations)
A student registered for the Diploma in Theology may progress to the BD degree (Old Regulations) up to 2012 or BD (New Regulations) provided that:
- they have been awarded the Diploma or
- they already satisfy the entrance requirements for the degree
A student who is allowed to progress from the Diploma will be credited with the courses passed.
Previous attempts at the examinations for the Diploma in Theology (Old Regulations) will count towards the number of attempts permitted at corresponding examinations for the BD degree.
A student who has not completed the requirements for the Diploma in Theology but is permitted to transfer to the degree will not subsequently receive the award of the Diploma under any circumstances.