How is my undergraduate honours degree calculated?

The Undergraduate Award Classification Tool is designed to help you understand what classification you might be able to achieve. 

An accurate outcome may not be calculated for courses that have exemptions to the Standard Assessment Regulations.

Please read the guidance notes which explain the different methods to calculate your final average mark and how to use the tool.

You can access your results transcript on My Student Record.

If you have any queries about how your degree is calculated please contact your Faculty Student Services team (details via your faculty channel on the My SHU tab).

If your final average mark falls between classification boundaries, borderline rules will be used. If more than 60 credits at Level 6 fall into the next classification range, your award classification will be upgraded. This information is displayed in red at the side of the classification calculation for each method. For full information and example calculations please refer to regulation 11.10 of the Standard Assessment Regulations.

How your award is calculated

At Sheffield Hallam University we normally use two different methods to calculate your final average mark. The highest average mark from these two calculations is used to determine your award classification.

  • Method 1 uses the best 100 marked credits that you have achieved at level 5 and 6. It calculates your final average mark by using 25% of the overall weighted average of level 5, and 75% of the overall weighted average of level 6
  • Method 2 uses the best 100 marked credits that you have achieved at level 6. It calculates your final average mark by using the overall weighted average of level 6

If you have not got at least 100 credits that are marked by a percentage mark, the following 2 methods will be used in place of methods 1 and 2 above. The method which results in the best classification and overall average will be automatically selected:

  • Alternative method 1 uses all marked credits that you have achieved at level 5 and 6. It calculates your final average mark by using 25% of the overall weighted average of level 5, and 75% of the overall weighted average of level 6
  • Alternative method 2 uses all marked credits that you have achieved at level 6. It calculates your final average mark by using the overall weighted average of level 6.

Please note

  • This tool is for indicative purposes only and does not predict the award that you will achieve. It does not guarantee that you will be awarded the classification calculated. While this tool has been tested, we cannot take responsibility for any inaccuracies in calculations.
  • The tool has been designed for courses that are made up of 120 credits at levels 4, 5 and 6, where all modules are given a mark and a grade
  • Your course may have exemptions that mean that this tool may not calculate an accurate outcome
  • Please refer to your course handbook for details of exemptions that are in place for your course.
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