For every Postgraduate Taught Masters’ Examining Board there shall be a Chair who shall be responsible for ensuring that the correct administrative procedures for the submission and examination of the work are carried out.
All work shall be marked by two internal members of staff, one of whom should normally be the supervisor for that particular candidate. However, in certain circumstances it may not be appropriate for the Supervisor to act as marker.
The role of the External Examiner is specified in Swansea University's Code of Practice for External Examining.
However, if it is impossible to allocate two internal markers then the Faculty/School should pay an external marker to act in the capacity as the second marker and the External Examiner should be asked to oversee that moderation has occurred.
Although it is customary for the same external examiner to examine a candidate for modules pursued in Years One and Year Two, an independent examiner may be appointed to examine the work where specialist knowledge or expertise is required.
Faculties/Schools may opt to use sampling regulations if the cohort is greater than 10. The sampling regulations are as follows:
At least 10% of the total number of pieces of work (minimum of 5) including at least one from each class (Pass, Merit, Distinction, where appropriate). In addition, all failed pieces of work must be sent to the External Examiner.
The marks shall be ratified at the end of programme Examination Boards (Faculty/School) and University Progression and Awards Board.
For dealing with disputes or disagreements, see the Code of Practice for External Examining.