Eligible modules for compensation Eligible modules for compensation

The University regulations for Masters Students allows the Examination Board to use discretion to permit compensation where students have failed to pass modules at the pass mark of 50%.

Compensation is not guaranteed.

If you have any questions about compensation please contact your Hub.

Modules eligible for compensation

The Board has discretion to permit compensation in up to 40 credits (20 credits for the Postgraduate Certificate) of taught modules across assessment and reassessment combined:

  • Where a student has completed all the modules comprising the taught component of the course as set out in the Course Profile.


  • Where a student has an aggregate mark of at least 50% for the taught component (i.e. overall mark for all modules combined).

Modules ineligible for compensation

The Board does not have discretion to permit compensation where:

  • all of the modules for a course are marked on a pass/fail basis;
  • the modules are core to the course and must be passed for the student to obtain their award;
  • the modules include an element or elements which students must pass in order to satisfactorily complete the module.
  • the module is a dissertation module