2023 Classification FAQ
How are classifications being calculated in 2023?
The University’s normal rules for award apply to any student where the marks achieved in the 2019/20 academic year do not count towards classification. See the Rules for Award PDF for more information.
For students who have marks achieved in the 2019/20 academic year included in their profile, an additional classification algorithm will normally be calculated (subject to accreditation requirements).
In some circumstances, your programme may lead to a professional qualification and may be subject to the requirements of an external body such as the Law Society or the General Medical Council. If this applies to you, your school will let you know how your degree will be classified and the approach to progression, so that it still meets the programme’s accreditation requirements.
I have marks from the 2019/20 academic year on my record. How will my classification be calculated?
If you have numerical marks from the 2019/20 academic year which count towards the calculation of your classification, in addition to the normal classification algorithms noted in the Rules for Award PDF, your classification will be calculated with a zero weighting for the 2019/20 academic year. If this produces a higher classification, then this will be used to determine your Award. If it does not produce a higher classification, then a prevailing classification average will also be calculated which omits modules which were completed in Semester 2 of the 2019/20 academic year. If this produces a higher classification, then this will be used to determine your Award.
I do not have marks from the 2019/20 academic year on my record, but I feel that my classification outcome may have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. What should I do?
If you have experienced circumstances which may have affected your studies, you should follow our Mitigating Circumstances Guidance.
How do I calculate my classification?
Students are provided with a classification calculator which helps to estimate classification. You can access the different calculators through Classification Calculator webpage. Please note that these are a guide only and will not produce the amended classification algorithms noted above.
When will I get my results/Award confirmation?
Undergradate results are due to be published 10 July 2023 and Postgraduate results are due to be published 26 November 2023. See the Results webpage for more information on how and when to view results.
When will I get my degree certificate?
Following the publication of official results, you will be provided with a Digital Proof of your Award, which will provide formal confirmation of your degree and can be shared with employers and used for visas. For information on the Graduation Ceremony please see the Graduation webpage.
I have mitigating circumstances. What should I do?
If you have had unforeseen circumstances during an assessment period, which have impacted your ability to sit assessments, you should follow our Mitigating Circumstances Guidance.
How will my grades be protected?
Assessment Boards will review the overall profile of marks on each module to make sure that any disruption to your studies is considered in finalising module marks. Additionally, if you have had unforeseen circumstances during an assessment period, which have impacted your ability to sit assessments, you should follow our Mitigating Circumstances Guidance.
Who can I speak to if I have questions about my degree classification?
You can contact the Leeds University Union (LUU) helpdesk or your parent school if you have questions about the approach to degree classification this year, or to understand how the principles will apply to you. For more information see the LUU Help and Support webapge.
I want to appeal. How do I do that?
You can find information about the procedure on the Appeals webpage.
Can I progress or graduate if I have committed a plagiarism offence?
If you have committed a plagiarism offence, you will still need to resit at the next opportunity, when the assessment is next offered, to expunge this offence to be able to progress to your next level of study or to graduate.