University of Sheffield Degree Classification

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University of Sheffield Degree Classification

Degree classification

Your degree classification will be awarded anonymously to avoid any possible bias. It is important therefore that if you have any extenuating circumstances such as serious illness which has affected your performance you report these to your department in good time so that they can be considered before the final anonymous degree classification board meeting. The extenuating circumstances form can be found at

Your degree class will be determined by the outcome of two calculations:

(1) your weighted average grade and
(2) the distribution of your weighted grades,

in both cases based on the grades you obtained in the modules contributing to your degree programme. You should note that:

  •  your degree classification is based on modules taken at Levels 2 and 3 and 4 for MEng students; modules taken at Level 1 of your programme of study are not used for classification purposes and are, therefore, excluded from this process;
  • the grade obtained in individual modules is weighted according to both the credit value of each module and the Level in which the module was studied.

For further details including an animated tutorial of a worked example of how a degree class is calculated,