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How is my degree classified – your questions answered

16 January 2015

We are regularly asked about what is required to achieve a degree and what grades are required to achieve say an upper second class (2:1) degree. There is a link to all this information (FAQs) in the Assessments>Award Details container on your SOLE pages.

What do I need to be awarded a degree?
To be awarded an honours degree you will need to meet the following requirements:
To pass a total of 360 credits (this will often include the need to pass the 30 credits Level 6 Independent Study module)

Most students achieve this total credit requirement by passing 120 credits at levels 4, 5 and 6 but the rules for some courses permit some flexibility but all courses require students to:

To pass at least 120 credits at level 4 and
To pass at least 120 credits at level 6

The full flexibility is described in the Taught Courses Regulatory Framework.

How is my degree classification calculated?
Using 15 credit modules, the Honours degree classification will be calculated two ways, and the Board of Examiners will confirm whichever of the two methods results in the higher classification. For the majority of students, the classification will be the same using both methods.

Method 1: classification is determined on the profile of the best four grades (60 credits) achieved at Level 5 and the best 8 grades (120 credits) at Level 6:

Method 1 - L5 and L6 classification









Method 2: classification is determined on the profile of the best 8 grades (120 credits) at Level 6:

Method 2 - L6 classification








When a result is for a 30 credit module rather than 15 credits, the grade achieved will be used twice e.g. a grade B in MOD3001 which is a 30 credit module will count as two B grades in the calculation.

Students who are following a top-up (Level 6) course having previously studied a HND or Foundation Degree will only have results at Level 6, therefore only Method 2 will be used to calculate the classification.  The modules from a separate course will not be used.

The rules are defined formally in the Taught Courses Regulatory Framework.


Graduation reminder

9 October 2014

The deadline for ordering tickets for this year’s Graduation ceremonies is Friday 10th October. Please order via your SOLE page under the Ceremony tab.

If you have already confirmed your attendance you will be receiving an email on 17th October regarding your ticket allocation and payment details.

If you have previously stated that you could attend, but now are unable to do so please let us know via email to so that your tickets can be reallocated.

For any further information please check the online Guide here

Graduation – online booking now available

21 July 2009

The University of Worcester Awards Ceremonies this year will be held on 4th, 5th and 6th November.

Invitations to attend and book guest tickets have now been sent out by email. If you have completed an award this academic year, please sign into your SOLE pages where you will be able to confirm attendance and book guest tickets.

If you have any queries please email

Car Parking 31st October, 1st and 2nd November

24 October 2007

Car Parking
The annual round of awards ceremonies will take place next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. This will mean that the campus will be especially busy and there will be additional pressure on car parking with approximately 2000 graduates and guests being on campus during the day. Staff and students are therefore encouraged to consider using alternative transport or park at Coppertops. Additional time to locate an appropriate car parking place is strongly advised.