6 Progression within the programme
A course which has been failed must be retaken at the next occasion that a student takes an examination, unless a student is able to substitute the failed course for an alternative course.
See Section 4 for the number of attempts permitted at the examination.
A student is not required to attempt an examination every year. In any year in which they choose to enter an examination, a student:
- must attempt the resit examination for a failed course (unless the course has been discarded);
- may attempt a minimum of one half course and a maximum of two courses;
- may take a combination of new courses and resits courses;
- may not exceed the total number courses required for completion of the Access route.
Progression to the degrees in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences through the Standard Route
A student who has successfully completed the Access route by passing two full courses (or the equivalent) will be deemed to have satisfied the entrance requirements for the degrees in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences through the Standard Route and may progress to one of these degrees, through the Standard Route, by applying to transfer their registration.
Further rules on transfers are in section 10.
A student registered for the Access route who has not successfully completed the Access route may transfer to a degree in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences provided that they satisfy the entrance requirements for the degree.
A student who transfers to a degree in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences will be credited with the same or equivalent courses passed as part of the Access route.
A student who transfers to a degree through the Standard Route (with the exception of the BSc Economics and Management) with a pass in a 100 course which is not available on that degree may be awarded credit for one unnamed 100 course (i.e. a 100 course that is not specified).
Credits for named courses may be used to satisfy prerequisites. The course previously passed on the basis of which credit is awarded for one unnamed 100 course may also be taken into account for prerequisite purposes. In both instances, the mark obtained at the Access route examination will count towards the final classification of degree.
A student who transfers will not be allowed to enter or re-enter for a course (or equivalent course) for which credit has been awarded.
Courses and half courses which are not credited to a student when they transfer (because they are not common to the degree to which the student wants to transfer) do not count towards the total number of courses that the student is required to take for the degree and will be forfeited.
A student may discard one or both courses for which credit has been awarded. To discard a course, a student transferring from the Access route to a degree must write to the Examinations Office, at the same time as they return their completed registration form for the degree to which they are transferring.
A student who discards one or more courses will not be required to count these courses towards the total number of discarded courses permitted on transfer between the degrees in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences.
A student who transfers to a degree who has previously failed one or more courses will not carry those fails with them. Failed courses which are available on the degree to which the student is transferring will count as new courses when taken for the first time after transfer. A student who has failed a course which is required on the degree to which they transfer must take this course again after transfer.
Progression from an individual module
No credit is available for courses taken as individual courses towards the Access route.