Student Lifecycle: Award Board Timeline

Modified on Tue, 8 Aug, 2023 at 3:04 PM

Students complete their final module, Module 6.

For March cohorts, this is usually mid/end February

For September cohorts, this is usually mid/end August

After a 20 working-day marking period for Module 6, the Subject Assessment Board takes place.

All results that you receive during your course are considered provisional and could be subject to change up until the point of confirmation at assessment boards where students’ overall module grades are agreed on. This is done at the university's discretion. In the case of borderline grades or condonable fail grades, the Award Board may take into account testimony from your tutors or the Student Services team.

For March cohorts, this normally takes place during mid-April

For September cohorts, this normally takes place during mid-October

Official Award Board takes place. 

The Award Board is responsible for deciding students’ progression, completion and overall outcome (classification) on the basis of the grades supplied by the subject assessment

For March cohorts, this is normally mid/end April

For September cohorts, this is normally mid-October

Transcripts and overall aggregate grades/classification released

If you have passed your degree the university will proceed to confirm via your student email address that you have successfully completed your course. If you do not pass, we will be in touch to invite you back to resit the module(s) with the next available cohort. You will then be able to access your official transcript on the USW system.

For March cohorts, students should expect to receive their final grade around mid-May

For September cohorts, students should expect to receive their final grade around end-October


Once it is confirmed that you have passed every module and your course (PgDip or MSc), and your results have gone through an Award Board, you will be eligible for graduation - congratulations! You will be invited to your graduation ceremony via your student email address, or via your personal email address if more than three months has passed since the end of Module 6.

The graduation ceremony normally takes place in January the following year.

Sending certificates via postal methods (if required)

If you are unable to attend graduation, your certificate will be sent to you by post to your registered home address unless otherwise specified. You are able to request your certificate to be delivered via DHL but extra costs will be incurred and this can only be done through the university. Please note that this can take up to eight weeks from the time of the request.

If you have any further queries, please contact Student Services using the contact details below:

Email us at

Book a Telephone Appointment:

Phone us: +44 (0) 2921921312  select option 1 on the operator





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