Academic Regulations: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
|Programme(s)||International Foundation Year Programme (IFYP): Business Pathway|
|Last modified||April 2023|
The Academic Regulations apply to and regulate the programme(s) listed above.
On occasion, programmes can be exempted from one or more of the clauses in the Regulations; one or more of the clauses can be varied; and programmes can impose additional requirements.
- Exemptions are characterised by the omission of the relevant clause.
- Variations are characterised by the replacement of the clause with alternative wording.
- Additions are characterised by requirements in addition to those detailed in the Academic regulations.
The programmes listed have approval from the Academic Quality and Standards Committee for the exemptions and/or variations and/or additions to the regulations noted below.
The clause(s) listed below describe where an exemption to the Regulations exists.
The programme is exempt from Clause 1; Clauses 2.2; 2.3; 2.4; 2.7; 2.11; 2.15; 2.22 of the Regulations and Definitions Applying to Progression for all Credit Bearing Programmes.
The programme is exempt from Clauses 3.2; 3.3; 3.4; 3.5; 3.6; 4.1; 4.21; 4.22; 4.23; 4.5 and all of Clauses 6,7, 8 and 9 of the Progression, Determination and Classification of Results for Undergraduate and Integrated Masters Programmes.
The clause(s) listed below describe where a variation to the Regulations exists:
|Existing University Regulation||Approved Variation|
The University standard Module Pass Mark for undergraduate students taking Modules at all levels is 40.
|The University standard Module Pass Mark for IFY students taking all Modules on this pathway is 60.|
|Existing University Regulation||Approved Variation|
A student who fails to progress under paragraphs 3.1 to 3.4 and to whom 4.1 does not apply may Refer in Modules totalling at most 15 ECTS (30 CATS).
|A student who fails to progress in accordance with the progression requirements of their pathway may Refer in Failed Modules totalling at most 15 ECTS (30 CATS)|
The actual marks achieved at Referral are inserted into the previous marks profile and paragraphs 3.1 to 3.4 are applied again to determine Progression. However, the Referral marks will be Capped at the Capped Mark for all calculations related to degree classification.
|The actual marks achieved at Referral are inserted into the previous profile to determine progression.|
A student failing to progress after Referral may Repeat the appropriate Part of the programme as laid out in section 5 below.
|A student failing to progress after Referral may Repeat the IFY programme as detailed below.|
The clause(s) listed below are in addition to the Regulations.
A student who fails at referral, or who has no referral right under the regulations, has the right to repeat the IFY programme. A repeat for the Foundation Year consists of taking all examinations again, including any which have already been passed at the first attempt or at referral. In exceptional circumstances, the Board of Examiners may permit subsequent repeats.
Students will normally be permitted to repeat only at the usual time or times for the examination in the subsequent academic year.
For an external repeat, a student is not required to pay tuition fees and hence is not entitled to access taught sessions or academic or pastoral support services. They will have an enrolment status of 'Repeat non-attending', which allows access to the Library and to IT services only. A student repeating externally may be required to pay fees for examinations and other assessments.
For an internal repeat a student is entitled to attend all taught sessions and required to submit all coursework and to take all examinations. The full tuition fee is charged for an internal repeat.
A repeat is normally taken externally but a student may decide, following academic counselling, to take an internal repeat. In this case, fees will be payable. A student may not progress to the following year of the programme until repeat examinations have been passed in accordance with the progression requirements of their pathway.
The progression rules for repeat examinations are the same as for first attempt examinations except that no right of referral exists and no further right of repeat is available. The programme of study of a student failing at repeat will be terminated.
A student permitted to repeat or refer will normally be required to take the papers set for that occasion regardless of any change of syllabus. It is the responsibility of the student to ascertain from the Foundation Year Programme Leader in good time whether any such syllabus changes have been made.
These regulations should be read in conjunction with the programme specification.
As a research-led University, we undertake a continuous review of our programmes to ensure quality enhancement and to manage our resources. As a result, these regulations may be revised during a student’s period of registration, however, any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Please read our Disclaimer to see why, when and how changes may be made to a student’s programme.