Qualifying for your degree

To progress to degree study in the University of Reading, you must satisfy the following academic and English language requirements*

Progression requirements 2020/2021

Rules:

Programme: All

Definition of a pass 40%

Definition of Threshold performance

  • an overall average of at least 40% over all modules taken in Part 0;
  • no more than 40 credits of these modules with a mark below 35%
  • at least 40% in the Academic Skills module

Progression requirements above threshold                               

Programme matched to for approval

OPTION 1

- An overall average of at least 40% over all credit modules taken in part 0;

- no more than 40 credits of these modules with a mark below 35%

- at least 40% in the Academic Skills

- module and any specified 20 credit subject specific skills module.

Default Option for:

School of Literature and Languages School of Humanities

School of the Built Environment*

* a successful supplementary application and assessment are also required, for BSc Architecture due to external accreditation requirements. Additional Accreditation requirements apply to BSc Quantity Surveying in UoRM see OPTION2.

Specific programmes from Schools with a different default option:

BSc Computer Science

 

OPTION 2

- at least 55% in each of two 40 credit modules, including any specified modules.

- an average of at least 40% in the remaining two modules

- at least 40% in the Academic Skills module

- no module mark below 35%

Default Option for:

School of Agriculture, Policy and Development School of Biological Sciences

School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy

School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences

School of Psychology and Clinical Language Science

School of Politics, Economics and International Relations

Specific programmes from Schools with a different default option:

BSc Quantity Surveying for students at UoRM* there are also additional accreditation requirements

OPTION 3

- an overall average of at  least 60% over all credit modules taken in part 0;

- at least 60% in two 40 credit modules, including any specified modules;

- no module mark below 40% in the remaining two modules

Default Option for:

School of Law

Henley Business School**

** a successful supplementary application and assessment are also required for BA Accounting and Business (4 years), with acceptance subject to final confirmation by Henley Business School in conjunction with PwC

Specific programmes from Schools with a different default option:

MPharm Pharmacy (with Foundation)

BSc Pharmacology (with a year in industry) (with Foundation)

OPTION 4

- an overall average of at least 60% over all credit modules taken in part 0;

- at least 70% in one 40 credit module, as specified

- at least 60% in a second 40 credit module, including any specified module

- no module mark below 40% in the remaining two modules

Specific programmes from Schools with a different default option:

MSci Speech and Language Therapy

ICMA Finance Programmes

 

Language Requirements for Students on the International Foundation Programme

To progress to degree study in the University, students must also satisfy progression and English Language requirements. English Language requirements for progression to University of Reading programmes:

MSci Speech and Language Therapy

IELTS 8.0 (with no skill below 7.5)

Degree programmes in Arts, Humanities and Social Science

(except Politics, Economics and International Relations)

IELTS 7.0 or a pass at 60% in IF0IE1

(Equivalent to CEFR C1).

Degree programmes in the Henley Business School Degree programmes in SPEIR

Degree programmes in the School of Law Degree programmes in all other Schools

IELTS 6.5 or a pass at 55% in IF0IE1 (equivalent to CEFR B2)

LLB Law with International Foundation Year

55% in International English A (IF0IE1)

In addition to meeting the academic entry requirements for the undergraduate programme, students also need to satisfy the English language requirement. IF0IE1 International English allows students to qualify linguistically but is NOT a qualifying module for academic progression.


*Different entry requirements may be specified for January-start programmes. Please enquire if you would like more information.

Students who pass the Programme but do not qualify to progress to any degree programme will be entitled to an International Foundation Programme Certificate.

FAQS

Can I change my chosen degree programme during the foundation year?

Providing you are studying the appropriate subjects, you can request permission to change to an alternative degree programme. It is normal for such requests to be agreed although it is at the discretion of the relevant School or department.

Do I have to apply through UCAS for my degree programme at Reading?

No. Your offer of a place on the foundation programme guarantees you a place on your degree programme providing that you gain the necessary grades in the final foundation year examinations.

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