MIGHT FAIL - NEED HELP ASAP - graduating with or without an honours degree

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Hello, this might be alittle long or confusing so please bear with me.

Im a 3rd year Business and Management student at DeMont Fort university. For the first 2 years of my degree i was studying Business Management and Economics however i failed (really badly ) a core module from the economic side in my second year but i was able to progress into third year carrying a fail. This made me decide to drop Economics as it was dropping my grades down significantly hence why i only study business and management in my final year which i really love.

So i was told i could progress onto third year carrying a fail from the Economics module and i would have to resit the exam this summer. My exam is in 1 week and hate this module soo much and i feel like i cant pass it. im doing great in all my modules this year 60%+ in all my modules.

I just wanted to know what happens if i fail that module again. I read i might not get an honours degree because i havent reached the 360 credits i only have 330 but im also above the amount you need for a non-honours degree which is 300?
I am really freaking out as i dont know what will happen and dont have anyone to turn to. I've emailed the uni but havent heard anything back yet

I appreciate all the help i can get thank you!
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Hello, this might be alittle long or confusing so please bear with me.

Im a 3rd year Business and Management student at DeMont Fort university. For the first 2 years of my degree i was studying Business Management and Economics however i failed (really badly ) a core module from the economic side in my second year but i was able to progress into third year carrying a fail. This made me decide to drop Economics as it was dropping my grades down significantly hence why i only study business and management in my final year which i really love.

So i was told i could progress onto third year carrying a fail from the Economics module and i would have to resit the exam this summer. My exam is in 1 week and hate this module soo much and i feel like i cant pass it. im doing great in all my modules this year 60%+ in all my modules.

I just wanted to know what happens if i fail that module again. I read i might not get an honours degree because i havent reached the 360 credits i only have 330 but im also above the amount you need for a non-honours degree which is 300?
I am really freaking out as i dont know what will happen and dont have anyone to turn to. I've emailed the uni but havent heard anything back yet

I appreciate all the help i can get thank you!
If you don't get enough credits for an honours degree, you may be allowed to graduate with an 'Ordinary' degree - that is, non-honours. However, these really aren't very useful (the vast majority of employers would be looking for 2i honours) so you want to do everything you can to avoid this.
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If you don't get enough credits for an honours degree, you may be allowed to graduate with an 'Ordinary' degree - that is, non-honours. However, these really aren't very useful (the vast majority of employers would be looking for 2i honours) so you want to do everything you can to avoid this.
Thank you for your reply i really appreciate that, i will definitely try my best!
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If you don't get enough credits for an honours degree, you may be allowed to graduate with an 'Ordinary' degree - that is, non-honours. However, these really aren't very useful (the vast majority of employers would be looking for 2i honours) so you want to do everything you can to avoid this.
Hello,
I appreciate you replying back to me and just wanted to give you an update.

Its July now and i've received my results last week I GOT A 2:1 Honours overall and i passed that economics exam i was stressing about!!!!, i am so happy and over the moon the amount i have been stressing the last couple of week is unimaginable but im so happy its finally over.
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Hello,
I appreciate you replying back to me and just wanted to give you an update.

Its July now and i've received my results last week I GOT A 2:1 Honours overall and i passed that economics exam i was stressing about!!!!, i am so happy and over the moon the amount i have been stressing the last couple of week is unimaginable but im so happy its finally over.
:woo:

How lovely for you! And thank you so much for posting back with an update - that's very much appreciated.

Well done! I'm really pleased for you - you can have a lovely summer now, I imagine.
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Hello, this might be alittle long or confusing so please bear with me.

I'm a 3rd year Business and Management student at De MontFort university. For the first 2 years of my degree i was studying Business Management and Economics however i failed (really badly ) a core module from the economic side in my second year but i was able to progress into third year carrying a fail. This made me decide to drop Economics as it was dropping my grades down significantly hence why i only study business and management in my final year which i really love.

So i was told i could progress onto third year carrying a fail from the Economics module and i would have to resit the exam this summer. My exam is in 1 week and hate this module soo much and i feel like i cant pass it. im doing great in all my modules this year 60%+ in all my modules.

I just wanted to know what happens if i fail that module again. I read i might not get an honours degree because i havent reached the 360 credits i only have 330 but im also above the amount you need for a non-honours degree which is 300?
I am really freaking out as i dont know what will happen and dont have anyone to turn to. I've emailed the uni but havent heard anything back yet

I appreciate all the help i can get thank you!
Here's some information regarding an Honours Degree:

The minimum requirements for an Honours Degree are as follows:

• 360 credits, of which 240 will be at levels 5 and 6, with 120 of these at level 6.

• Passes in 90 credits at each level of study.

• Compensated fails in a maximum of 30 credits at each level of study.

To be compensated for a module failure, a student must have achieved a minimum of 30% in that module and have met the progression requirements for the level.

Programmes may designate particular modules as must-pass. In must-pass modules, a student must achieve at least a pass mark of 40%. Compensation cannot apply.

Some programmes require students to achieve more than these minimum requirements for Honours Degree eligibility. Any additional programme-specific requirements are given in the programme-specific regulations register at the back of this handbook.

Please contact us on 0116 257 7000 and ask for Freddie if you would like to have a chat about this.

Freddie @DMU.
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If you don't get enough credits for an honours degree, you may be allowed to graduate with an 'Ordinary' degree - that is, non-honours. However, these really aren't very useful (the vast majority of employers would be looking for 2i honours) so you want to do everything you can to avoid this.
As the TSR support team, you really should know this isn't true. You can't simply make an assumption that employers will be looking for a 2.1 Honours degree.
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Hello,
I appreciate you replying back to me and just wanted to give you an update.

Its July now and i've received my results last week I GOT A 2:1 Honours overall and i passed that economics exam i was stressing about!!!!, i am so happy and over the moon the amount i have been stressing the last couple of week is unimaginable but im so happy its finally over.
Congratulations - that's amazing! Enjoy your graduation

(Original post by DMU Enquiry Team)
As the TSR support team, you really should know this isn't true. You can't simply make an assumption that employers will be looking for a 2.1 Honours degree.
(Original post by Reality Check)
If you don't get enough credits for an honours degree, you may be allowed to graduate with an 'Ordinary' degree - that is, non-honours. However, these really aren't very useful (the vast majority of employers would be looking for 2i honours) so you want to do everything you can to avoid this.
I think traditionally a 2:1 has been favoured and there will be some employers that use this as an option to screen candidates (my former role was an HR Business Partner). This shouldn't be assumed though, I know 2:2 graduates who have good jobs in banking.

However, this is changing, a lot of employers including the Big 4 are now accepting applications from 2:2 graduates and using psychometric testing instead.

Given that the graduate job marketplace is increasingly so competitive, a 2:1 is always a good thing to have in your pocket And you have one which is amazing!

Jo from Capita, what do you think?
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