Policy and Guidelines
Level is used by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) to determine the standard of both courses and awards/qualifications. Further information is provided at http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/6487.html.
For taught courses, level provides an indication of the standard at which a particular course is taught and assessed. The available levels are 1, 2, 3, H (Honours), and M (Masters) and these equate to SCQF levels 7 to 11. The highest level is 12 (D) and refers to doctorate level study.
The University agreed the following standard terms to describe course levels:
|Level 3 (SCQF 9)||non Honours courses taught exclusively at Level 3|
|Level H (SCQF 10)||courses taught for Honours (whether exclusively in year 3 or 4, or in both years 3 and 4)|
|Level M (SQCF 11)||courses taught at masters level and courses taught in the 4th and 5th years of the five year enhanced undergraduate degrees such as MEng and MSci|
Course levels on the new student system introduced in 2011, MyCampus, were built into course codes and reflected as numerical values 1 – 6, as the letters H (4), M (5) and D (6) could not be used.
Approval and Amendments
Approved by: Education Committee, 14 June 2004