Postgraduate taught Masters classification
The taught postgraduate (PGT) classification algorithm uses the St Andrews grade point average (GPA) to determine a final degree classification. The St Andrews GPA is the credit-weighted mean of all grades, including the taught component and the dissertation.
Only one decimal point is used in all calculations.
|St Andrews GPA||Classification outcome|
|16.5 or more||Distinction|
|13.5 or more||Merit|
|7.0 or more||Pass|
|6.9 or less||Fail|
If the classification policy for a collaborative programme differs from the above, the School must make this clear to students at the start of their programme and in their programme handbooks.