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What happens If I fail my 4th year


User: Liam_Farmer - 23 June 2020 12:10

I'm about to start the 4th year of an integrated master's course. Where the first 3 years are the same as the Bachelor's degree. If I fail the 4th year do I still receive a bachelor's degree?
Probably a silly question but thought it might be a good idea to check as I don't remember ever anyone explicitly stating that you would.

User: Tudor_Queen - 23 June 2020 20:23

I just think you need to check with the school. But if you've been awarded your undergrad you defo can't lose it, and that goes without checking!

User: pm133 - 23 June 2020 20:36

Check with your uni but we had someone do exactly that. He failed 5th year.
He was awarded an Ordinary Degree which he could have got after 3 years and not an Honours Degree.
I spoke to an academic about that and he saw it as something which needed fixing.

User: pm133 - 23 June 2020 20:38

TQ, it sounds like it's fully integrated so the OP is still an undergraduate until the Masters year ends. There is no undergraduate award to protect yet.

It's not a postgrad Masters.

User: rewt - 24 June 2020 11:07

I did an integrated masters and if you failed 4th year you got a Bachelors at the grade you had at the end of 3rd year. Your student admin team will be happy to help as we asked them this question all the time.