The University of Manchester recognizes that the transfer of credits and conversion of marks for students who have participated in the Study Abroad/Exchange Programme of the University is the responsibility of the visiting student's home institution. The following information is a guide to assist in understanding the University's numerical grading.
The University of Manchester uses a standards-based approach by assessing the performance of students against a pre-determined set of learning outcomes and standards. A norm-referenced grading system is not generally employed.
A 0-100% numeric grading system is used. The normal pass mark is 40%. As a guideline to interpreting marks over 40%, reference may be made to the classes in which undergraduate degrees (Bachelor with Honours) are awarded. The overall mark ranges are:
|Class* of degree and percentage mark|
|Class 1 - not less than 70%|
|Class 2i - less than 70%, but not less than 60%|
|Class 2ii - less than 60%, but not less than 50%|
|Class 3 - less than 50%, but not less than 40%|
*The Class is determined by a weighted average of the overall marks for different years of the degree programme.