In order to pass the MRes students have to satisfy all of the following requirements:

  1. An aggregated mark of at least 50% on 9 components which must be made up as follows :
    • 4 taught courses,
    • 1 long research project, or 2 short research projects (in total counting as 4 modules),
    • the Academic Writing course.
  2.  Normally, a mark of at least 50% on each of the components listed above. No mark below 40% is accepted as a condoned pass mark.
  3. A mark of at least 51% on the individual project.

Coursework contribution:

Coursework associated with a course normally contributes 10% to the assessment of the course. The exceptions are:

20%   for Prolog
100%   for Software Engineering for Industry

In the Prolog course the Laboratory test contributes 80% of the Laboratory mark, with the laboratory courseworks representing the remaining 20%.

In order to be considered for the MRes with DISTINCTION students have to satisfy all of the following requirements:

  1. Pass the MRes
  2. An aggregated mark of at least 70% on the 9 components
  3. A mark of at least 71% on the individual project.

In order to be considered for the MRes with MERIT students have to satisfy all of the following requirements:

  1. Pass the MRes, but without DISTINCTION
  2. An aggregated mark of at least 60% on the 9 components
  3. A mark of at least 61% on the individual project.

If a candidate who has been examined in all the components fails to satisfy the Board of Examiners, the Board will determine which components (including which examination papers) he/she will have to retake on re-entry. These elements are normally selected from those in which the candidate has a mark of  less than 50%. All failed components, including the practical components (e.g. Prolog or Software Engineering for Industry), will have to be retaken the following year. Only one retake is possible for each component. A candidate re-entering any part of the examination will normally only be credited with a bare pass mark if successful. Re-entry candidates may also not normally be considered for a merit or distinction classification.

There is no Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma available for partial completion of this MSc programme.