Your progression advice will be made available to you on results day. This will explain your next steps with the University, and if there are any actions you need to take. You will be able to find your progression advice on the “My Results” tile on MyDMU.
It is important that you read this advice and understand what it means to you.
To help you do this we have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions that may help you understand your progression advice better.
Please note that the below information is for Postgraduate Students who are receiving their results on the 9th November 2023
How do I access my results?
You can access your results through the “My Results” tile on MyDMU. You can also access your progression information in the same place which will advise you of your next steps. You can find information on how to navigate your “My Results” tile here – My Results and Progression quick start guide v1.4 (dmu.ac.uk)
I have passed my course and received my award. What do I need to do now?
The University will be in touch shortly regarding your certificate and your graduation ceremonies, but for now there is nothing further that you need to do.
You can find further information regarding the Graduation Ceremonies here – Graduation ceremonies (dmu.ac.uk)
I have passed my first term / second term modules, and have been told I can progress. What do I need to do now?
We would advise you then check Blackboard for information on what you will do next
I have failed my course and have been dismissed from the University. What are my options?
Please contact the Student Advice Centre by emailing ASKBALstudentadvice@dmu.ac.uk, calling 0116 257 7243, or visiting us in person to discuss further.
When will I receive my Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)?
You should receive your HEAR approximately one week after you have received your results
I have deferrals to complete. When will these take place?
You will complete these deferrals at the next assessment opportunity. Your Module Leader should be able to give you more information about when this will be.
You will not be able to graduate, and may not be able to progress to the next stage of your course, until you have passed these deferrals. If you have any questions about this please contact the Student Advice Centre.
I have been told to complete resits. When will I need to do these?
You will complete these resits at the next assessment opportunity. Your Module Leader should be able to give you more information about when this will be.
You will not be able to graduate, and may not be able to progress to the next stage of your course, until you have passed these resit. If you have any questions about this please contact the Student Advice Centre.
Will my resit be capped?
Yes, your resit will be capped at a pass mark.
Why can I not resit?
Postgraduate Students are allowed to resit each module once.
If this was your first attempt, then you will have an oppurtunity to resit. If you have already been given a resit attempt there will be no more chances to resit that particular piece of work.
My resit/deferral will take place after my visa has expired. What should I do?
In most cases, as you will not have any teaching, you will likely complete your resit from your home country.
If, however, there is no option to complete your resit from overseas – for example, you need to attend a face-to-face exam – you may be able to apply for a visa extension. To discuss whether you need to be in the UK to complete your resit please contact your Module Leader or The Student Advice Centre.
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Can I resit my work to improve my mark?
No. You can only resit a piece of work that you have failed. As resits are capped at a pass mark it would be impossible to improve on anything above 50%
Can I have compensated credits?
No, compensated credits are only available on Undergraduate courses
I have been told I can only achieve a Lower Award. What does this mean?
Unfortunately you have not passed enough credits to achieve your full masters degree, nor do you have enough resit opportunities to achieve the required number of credits.
A lower award means that you can still achieve a Postgraduate Diploma, or a Postgraduate Certificate, to reflect the credits you have achieved whilst you were a student.
Can I still attend Graduation if I have achieved a Lower Award
Yes, you can
Can I apply for a graduate Visa with a lower award
In order to apply for a graduate Visa, you need to have achieved your intended award, which means that the majority of students would be unable to apply for a graduate visa with a lower award.
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I have been awarded a lower award and want to improve this. How can I do that?
At this moment in time you would not be able to improve upon your award, as you will have already used all of your assessment oppurtunities.
There may be an option to retake a failed module in the future, however you will need to wait one full calendar year from the end of your course before applying.
Top up courses to depend on the module still being taught when you apply, so they are not guaranteed to be given.
I do not agree with my mark. Can I appeal it?
If you believe a piece of work has been makred incorrectly you can appeal it. All appeals should be made within 15 University working days of the mark being made available to you.
When appealing the mark you will need to show where, and why, you believe that the work has been marked incorrectly.
You can find more information about this process here – Appeals (dmu.ac.uk)
If you still have further questions about your progression with the University, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0116 257 7243, complete our online query form, or visit us in person at the High Aston Reception