Guidance for examiners, Annex Band information for students is provided at dance. Failing the MScCandidates who have previously failed the MSc without extenuating circumstances cannot achieve more than a pass degree on retaking. In the event of failure of the MSc overall, a candidate is allowed to retake/resubmit certain elements (meaning discrete pieces of written work, theses, tests, or examination papers). Any retakes/resubmissions for the MSc must take place the following year. A candidate may only retake/resubmit elements of those components that received a fail mark overall. If a candidate failed a component for which assessment is comprised of one or more elements, only those elements that received a fail mark may be resubmitted/retaken. Any elements for which the candidate achieved a pass mark cannot be resubmitted/retaken. Any elements that constitute part of a component that received a pass mark overall cannot be retaken/resubmitted, even if there are particular elements of the component that received a fail mark. Marks for any elements that are not retaken or resubmitted will not change. If a candidate fails just one component of the MSc, and it is a marginal fail (i.e. not less than 48), they can still be awarded a degree withoutdistinction if they achieve a mark of 64 or above in another component. Any resubmitted written work (including the thesis) will be examined afresh. While there is no requirement to make substantial changes to written work before resubmission, candidates should note that fail marks are never awarded without careful consideration and minor editing is unlikely to be sufficient to transform even a marginal fail mark into a pass mark.Candidates must re-register if they wish to re-take any exam or resubmit their thesis. Re-registration must be completed at the same time and in the same way as registration for current students, i.e. in early Hilary term through the student’s college. They must also pay a fee for resubmission of the thesis and another fee for exam entry (details can be obtained from Colleges). A student must be both registered and their re-entry fee received by Exam Schools for their exam or thesis to be marked. The onus is on the student to arrange resubmissions in conjunction with their college and Exam Schools. The department is not involved in the process.
36MSc Sociology 2018-19If a student does not submit their thesis, or fails to turn up for any of their exams, the student will be allowed to resubmit the piece or work or resit the exam one time; the mark of this second submission/sitting will be capped. (In most cases, it is better to hand in a bad thesis/complete an exam and fail, than to hand nothing in at all. If you find yourself in this situation, please contact your College as soon as possible to discuss the situation with them, as all extensions or applications for ‘factors affecting performance’ must go through the College in the first instance.)