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Supporting your progression at Middlesex

These pages describe how you as a student progress through your degree programme at Middlesex and also outline all the support and options available to you for your progression towards your degree.

It is important to understand that progression to the next stage of your studies is not automatic, rather it is earned through successful completion of module credits.

In order to successfully progress to the next year of study you are expected to pass sufficient module credit by the end of the academic year* as outlined in your programme’s specification within your programme handbook.

Below is a typical credit breakdown for a three year undergraduate programme (including foundation year) showing the qualification you will be eligible for once you have completed each level of study:


Level / Year of Study


120 credits at level 3 or above

L3 / foundation year

Foundation Certificate

A foundation year certificate is not classified

120 credits at level 4 or above

L4 / year one

Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE)

A Cert HE is not classified unless specified
in programme specifications

240 credits at level 4 or above
(including at least 90 at level 5 or above)

L5 / year two

Diploma of Higher Education
(Dip HE)

A Dip HE is not classified unless specified in programme specifications

300 credits at level 4 or above,
(including 150 credits at level 5 or above and 60 credits at level 6)

L6 / year three

Ordinary Degree

This is not a classified degree

360 credits at level 4 or above
(including at least 210 at level 5 or above and 120 at level 6 or above)

L6 / year three

Degree with Honours

Classification of Honours degrees:

First class, Upper second class, Lower second class, Third class

Twice in the academic year the Programme Progression Board** will meet to determine whether you have passed sufficient module credit to continue on your chosen programme of study. Depending on the amount of module credit you have passed there are various decisions which will determine whether you are able to progress to the next stage of your programme. These decisions represent your ‘academic standing’ and outline any potential steps you need to take.

*a typical full time Undergraduate academic profile consists of a number of modules totalling a maximum of 120 module credits each academic year. Postgraduate profiles and those for students’ studying part-time will differ.  In order to progress on to the next stage (year) of your programme, you are expected to pass sufficient module credit. You can find information about your programme progression requirements in your Programme Handbook.  You can also speak with your Personal Tutor, Programme team or a Progression & Support Adviser if you are unsure what is required for progression on your programme.

**The programme progression board consists of both academic and support staff who assess each students profile. Every students profile is assessed to ensure a fair and equal decision has been taken.

Academic Standing/Progression decisions

  • Satisfactory and Continuing - You have gained all module credit to continue on to the next stage of your programme
  • Continue with Credit Deficit - You may continue on to the next stage of your programme, however you must satisfy a requirement, such as making up missing credits which you'll need to make up before completing your studies
  • Continue Part Time - You have not gained sufficient credit to continue on to the next stage of your programme, however you have been given an opportunity to repeat module(s) on a part-time basis
  • Progression Pending - In order to continue onto the next stage of your programme, you must pass outstanding assessment/s
  • No Reassessment Opportunity – You have not gained sufficient credit and cannot continue as a student of the University

You can access a full list of academic standings in our Academic Standings/Progression decisions guide in order to better understand your academic standing and to determine any action you may need to take.

To access your individual module results please log into your myUnihub account. For further information on how your module results have been determined and to access the University’s grading scale please see our Results and grading scales page.

Please see our publication of results page which will confirm the date that results will be published, including module grades, academic standing/progression decisions and finalist degree classification.

Changes to your study

Here at Middlesex we understand that our students may experience a change in their personal circumstances at some point during their student journey.  We recognise that this can be a challenging time for you and we have a team of expert professional staff on hand to advise and support you in navigating this period in your life and the impact it may be having on your studies.

Should your circumstances change while you are at university there are a number of options that may be available to you.

Please see our Changes to your study page

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