Introduction and Scope of the Regulations
(i) These regulations relate to taught programmes of study for students, of Birkbeck, University of London (hereafter referred to as “The College”). These regulations apply to all such programmes except for programmes of study operated from the College within the University of London external system, or where exemptions (either to specific regulations or to the regulations as a whole) are approved by the Academic Board of the College. These regulations may also apply to individual programmes of study operated from the College within the University of London external system subject to the approval of the Academic Board (see also (vii)).
(ii) This document should be read in conjunction with the Ordinances of the University of London, the current edition of the College Calendar and the appropriate programme handbook and programme regulations and other supporting documentation published by the College. If any conflict between the University of London Ordinances and these regulations should arise, the former will take precedence.
(iii) These regulations do not cover regulations relating to Research Students.
(iv) The procedures and information given in any accompanying appendices are considered to have the full authority of the regulations contained within the main document. However, appendices or footnotes may be amended or withdrawn as appropriate by the College without reference to the Academic Board.
(v) The authority to amend these regulations is held by Academic Board or their nominated group.
(vi) These regulations are applicable to all students within the scope of the regulations until rescinded by the appropriate authority of the College.
(vii) External Programmes of the University of London taught at the College shall abide by the general regulations unless alternative provision is made in the specific regulations for these programmes.
(viii) These Regulations have been drafted to meet the requirements of University Ordinance 15, paragraph 9. The University of London has confirmed that the College is authorised to confer awards for the programmes of study covered by these Regulations. These Regulations may be amended by the College within the requirements of University Ordinances subject only to annual report to the University.
(ix) It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they have read and understood the regulations. A student’s misinterpretation or lack of awareness of these regulations will not be considered a valid reason for non-compliance.
Scope of the Regulations
(x) These regulations apply to the following degrees and to students registered at Birkbeck College for these degrees:
FdA, FdSc (hereafter called foundation degrees)
BA, BSc, BSc (Econ), LLB, DipHE, CertHE, CertCE (hereafter called undergraduate degrees)
MA, MFA, MSc, MRes, LLM, PGDip, PG Cert, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate (hereafter called postgraduate degrees)
(xi) The examination regulations apply to all examinations for programmes covered by these regulations.
Application of the Regulations
(xii) These Regulations will apply to both new and continuing students.
Effective Dates for the Regulations
(xiii) These Regulations will be effective from the beginning of the academic session 2008/2009.
(xiv) Dates of the academic year are specified by the Academic Board of the College. The Academic Year will normally start in October. The word “year” when used without limitations means calendar year.