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Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration and Advance Data Storage

Assessment and Examinations in Year One

Assessment and Examinations

The assessment criteria for each course are linked to the learning outcomes.  A range of assessment instruments are used including laboratory-based assignments, individual projects, practical exams, presentations, written coursework and unseen written exams.  Please consult the relevant module/course information for further details of individual module requirements.  It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with the requirements with each course and to raise any queries with the module convenor/leader at the earliest opportunity.

The pass mark for all taught modules is 50% at QUB and C3 at the University of Glasgow.  In the event of failure, students are normally* permitted one further attempt to pass a failed module with the mark used in calculating the final award capped at 50%. The pass mark for the individual summer research project is 50% and there is no resit i.e. students who fail the Photonic Integration and Advanced Data Storage Research Project will not normally have the opportunity to resubmit their original project or retake a new project. 

* It is not always possible to offer a reassessment opportunity, particularly for practical work and group work. Please consult individual module leaders for details of specific reassessment exemptions.


It is important that you familiarise yourself with the relevant regulations regarding examinations and assessments.  The University of Glasgow regulations will apply to the taught courses you are completing in semester one.  The regulations at QUB will apply to the courses you complete in semester 2 and the summer research project.  If any any doubt, please contact the CDT Manager for guidance.

Useful regulation links:

Glasgow: Examinations

Glasgow: Guidance to Students on Reporting a Good Cause

QUB: Regulations for Postgraduate Taught Programmes





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