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European Credit Transfer System

Translation of Nottingham marks to ECTS marks

Each individual module has a credit value, which contributes to the academic year. University of Nottingham credit values are translated into ECTS credit values by dividing the Nottingham credit value by two. 

10 hours of effort per 1 credit

120 credits per full-time academic year or equivalent

Undergraduate Awards

360 credits for award of Honours degree

480 credits for award of Integrated Masters

360 credits for award of Pass degree

300 credits for award of Ordinary degree

240 credits for award of Undergraduate Diploma

120 credits for award of Undergraduate and Foundation Certificates

 

Taught Postgraduate Awards

180 credits per twelve month full-time study

540 credits for award of Practitioner Doctorate

180 credits for award of Masters degree

120 credits for award of Postgraduate Diploma

60 credits for award of Postgraduate Certificate

There may be exceptions to the standard credit totals owing to entry at a later stage of the course, or Accredited Prior Learning AP(E)L, or because of a change of course or the need to take a stage of the course for a second time.

For the majority of awards, numeric marks are awarded on the scale 0-100. The module pass mark is 40%, except for Masters and Practitioner Doctorates, where it is 50%. 

Undergraduate Awards

For the majority of classified undergraduate awards, the weighted numerical average is translated into degree classification as follows: 

I (First class honours) =  70%+

IIi (Upper Second Class Honours)    = 60% - 69%

IIii (Lower Second Class Honours)   = 50% - 59%

III (Third Class Honours) = 40% - 49%

 

Taught Postgraduate Awards

For the majority of taught postgraduate awards, the weighted numerical average is translated into degree award as follows: 

With Distinction =  70%+

With Merit = 60% - 69%

Pass = 50% - 59%

Pass (PGDip and PGCert) = 40% - 49%

The ECTS grading scale ranks the students on a statistical basis.  University of Nottingham grades are assigned among students with a pass grade as follows:

Faculty

University of Nottingham Grade

Percentage

Arts

70+ (First Class Honours)

10%

60-69 (Upper Second Class Honours)

50%

50-59 (Lower Second Class Honours)

30%

40-49 (Third Class Honours)

10%

Engineering

70+ (First Class Honours)

30%

60-69 (Upper Second Class Honours)

30%

50-59 (Lower Second Class Honours)

25%

40-49 (Third Class Honours)

15%

Medicine & Health Sciences

70+ (First Class Honours)

30%

60-69 (Upper Second Class Honours)

40%

50-59 (Lower Second Class Honours)

20%

40-49 (Third Class Honours)

10%

Science

70+ (First Class Honours)

30%

60-69 (Upper Second Class Honours)

35%

50-59 (Lower Second Class Honours)

20%

40-49 (Third Class Honours)

15%

Social Sciences

70+ (First Class Honours)

20%

60-69 (Upper Second Class Honours)

40%

50-59 (Lower Second Class Honours)

30%

40-49 (Third Class Honours)

10%

The exception to this is for students registered on Taught Masters courses which are normally graded as follows:

Faculty

University of Nottingham Grade

Percentage

Arts

70+ (Distinction)

25%

60-69 (Merit)

55%

50-59 (Pass)

20%

Engineering

70+ (Distinction)

35%

60-69 (Merit)

40%

50-59 (Pass)

25%

Medicine & Health Sciences

70+ (Distinction)

35%

60-69 (Merit)

40%

50-59 (Pass)

25%

Science

70+ (Distinction)

35%

60-69 (Merit)

40%

50-59 (Pass)

25%

Social Sciences

70+ (Distinction)

20%

60-69 (Merit)

50%

50-59 (Pass)

30%

 

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