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Academic Regulations exist to assure academic standards for Swansea University’s portfolio of programmes and awards. The regulations also ensure that all students are treated fairly. It is important that all students enrolled at the University familiarise themselves with the specific academic and general University regulations, policies and procedures and the rules that apply to their studies.

The University’s regulations, policies and procedures are aligned with the Quality Code published by the Quality Assurance Agency which is the body that monitors and advises institutions on standards and quality.

Undergraduate Emergency ‘Safety Net’ Regulations 

Postgraduate Research Emergency ‘Safety Net’ Regulations 

For Postgraduate Taught Masters degrees safety net regulations, please see the standard, flexible or extended regulations.

If you are unsure which aplly to you, check with your College/School. 

General, Assessment and Award Regulations

General Regulations 

(applying to BA/BSc (Hons), Advanced Initial Degrees, Diploma of HE, Certificates of HE) 

Assessment Regulations  

(including specific regulations for the College of Human and Health Sciences, Engineering and The College)

Bachelor Degrees

(applying to BA/BSc (Hons)) 


Advanced Initial Degrees

(applying to specialist programmes in areas such as Mathematics, Physics) 

Foundation Degrees  

(work based learning programmes in the areas of Engineering and Computer Science) 

Graduate Diploma

(applying to programmes that require graduate entry) 

Foundation Certificates 

Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE) 

Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) 

English for University Studies and ELTS

(applying to students pursuing English for University Studies) 

Regulations for Associate Students

(applying to students pursuing modules and not a programme of study)


Emergency 'Safety Net' Regulations

 Degree Apprenticeship Regulations 



Human and Health Sciences Specific Regulations
(applying to BSc Nursing, BMid Midwifery, Diploma Paramedic Science, BSc Social Work, BSc Healthcare Science, Diploma Paramedic Science for Emergency Medical Technicians)
(applying to degrees of the Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery)
(applying to students registered on the appropriate part of the Professional Register of the NMC)
Engineering Specific Regulations


(applying to accredited programmes in Engineering)
Management Specific Regulations


(applying to Programmes with two 60 credit semester placements)
Medicine Specific Regulations


(applying to the Graduate Entry Medicine Programme)

Additional Regulations and Policies for all students

Some Frequently Asked Questions are also available on the University FAQ Knowledge Base website