Classification calculator

Please note, the classification calculators have been updated to allow you to estimate your 'Safety Net'average, as per the guidance issued on 30 April 2020.

Our classification calculator is a downloadable Excel spreadsheet which you can use to estimate your final degree classification.

The classification calculator is for guidance only. There is no guarantee that the classification you will calculate by this method is the one which will be finally awarded. All marks and classifications must be confirmed by the Exam Board on behalf of Senate before they become final. 

For more information, read the ordinances and Rules for Award documents on the Secretariat website.

COVID-19 and the Safety Net  

To estimate your prevailing classification ('Safety Net') average, complete the following steps:

  • Pre-2019/20 modules – enter marks and credits in the relevant boxes as detailed in the calculator itself. Include any fail and AB (0) marks as per the instructions.
  • 2019/20 modules – enter the marks and credits for Semester 1 modules ONLY, i.e. modules which were fully completed in semester 1. Again include any fail or AB (0) marks as described in the calculator instructions.
  • The calculation displayed at the end of the calculator is an estimate of your 'Safety Net' classification average.

For more information on the safety net average, please refer to the guidance.

Versions of the calculator 

There are five versions of the classification calculator; choose the one that corresponds to your award title:

* depending on whether your programme of study is classified over penultimate and final years only, or Years 2, 3 and 4. For Integrated Master degrees with a study abroad variant which is not included in the classification average, Calculator 1 may be appropriate. Please check with your school first.

How to use the classification calculator 

  • Translate any pre-2018/19 marks awarded on the 20-90 scale to the 0-100 scale.
  • Enter your results and credit values for each module in the blue-shaded boxes.

The calculator will tell you your average grade per year and your final overall average.

Contact us if you are having problems downloading or using the classification calculator.