University College Birmingham Grade Calculator
Grading of Work
Undergraduates – Monitoring Your Progress
For Undergraduate students, shortly after you receive assessment feedback from your module lecturer, provisional marks are relayed to the Examinations Unit and updated in the My Results page on UCB Portal. This information will enable you to track your progress on all assessments you have submitted.
Grading Undergraduate Work
All student work is awarded a percentage mark. Keeping track of the marks you receive will help you to gauge your performance. You can also use the Grade Calculator to help you manage your performance by working out your year average or by calculating the mark you need to achieve well in each piece of work.
70% and above equates to 1st class
60-69% equates to a 2:1
50-59% equates to a 2:2
40-49% equates to a 3rd class
39% and below is a fail
Postgraduates – Monitoring your progress
For postgraduate students provisional marks are relayed to the Examinations Unit at the end of each semester and published in the My Assessment tab on the Results page on UCB Online on the dates shown below. This information will enable you to track your progress on all assessments you have submitted.
Grading postgraduate work
Grading on these programmes is based on a percentage grading system. The mark for a pass at Masters Level is 50%. Any work graded at 55% or above is considered equivalent to ‘Merit’ level. Any work graded at 65% or above is considered equivalent to ‘Distinction Level’. Full details are given below.
The grades used are:
45-49% C Below Masters Pass
Below 29% D
Taught Postgraduate Degree Merit: A Student must: – pass all modules taken as part of the programme; and – achieve a weighted mean mark of at least 55 in the taught components; and – achieve a weighted mean mark of at least 55 in the dissertation component at Level 7; and – achieve a weighted mean mark of at least 60 calculated across all modules.