Although the Master's Degrees may be organized into modules, each of the subjects or courses that make up them will be independently graded.
The level of learning achieved by students in each of the subjects within the Study Plan, will be expressed in the form of numerical scores in accordance with the provisions of Article 5 of Royal Decree 1125/2003, dated September 5, establishing the European credit system and the qualification system for official university degrees valid throughout the national territory.
The results obtained by the student in each of the subjects of the curriculum will be graded according to the following numerical scale from 0 to 10, with expression of an alphabetically based grade together with its equivalent numerical score.
|No Show (NP)
|0 - 4,9
|5 - 6,9
|Highly Acceptable (N)
|7 - 8,9
|9 - 10
Grade with Honours
The mention of Honorary Enrolment (MH) may be given to students who have obtained a qualification equal to or greater than 9. Their number may not exceed 5% of the students enrolled in a subject in the corresponding academic year, unless the number of students enrolled is less than 20, in which case a single Honours Mention may be awarded.
When applying the limit of 5% of students enrolled in a subject in the corresponding academic year does not result in a whole number, a rounding to the nearest whole number shall be made, for the purpose of establishing the maximum number of honours that may be awarded.
Recognised subjects shall retain the qualification of the subject of origin. In the case that a subject is recognized by several subjects of the studies of origin, the grade of this will be the weighted average of the subjects involved in the degree of origin. Credits recognised for work or professional experience and for their own qualifications shall be recognised in terms of aptitude, Apt / Not Apt and shall not be taken into account for the purposes of weighting the file.
Both the numerical and alphabetical grades will become part of each student's academic record and will be included in the corresponding academic certifications.
Average of the academic record
The average of the academic record of each student will be the result of the application of the following formula: sum of the credits obtained by the student multiplied each one of them by the value of the corresponding grades and divided by the number of total credits approved by the student.
Those subjects which are weighted in terms of aptitude, Apt / Not Apt, will not affect the overall average grade on file.
Assessment in each subject is undertaken on a continuous basis, as well as by means of an examination.
With regard to each of the subjects in which he or she were to be enrolled, in each academic year, the student concerned will have available to him or her a maximum of two exam sittings as convened:
- In February and in September, the latter in terms of resits, for those subjects the teaching of which would have been carried out during the first semester.
- In June and in September, the latter in terms of resits, for those subjects the teaching of which would have been carried out during the second semester.
Overall, the student concerned will have available to him or her four examination sittings as convened in order to pass each of the subjects which form part of the Study Plan.
Procedure for the completion of Official Grades Records
The Directors of Studies and the members of the teaching staff and researchers involved in the teaching concerned will proceed according to the system of grading and the procedure for completion of Official Grades Records approved by the UIMP.
The Subject Teacher or the Subject Coordinator will be responsible for the Official Grades Records appertaining to the subjects coordinated by him or her.
Under no circumstances will Official Grades Records be signed by Assistants, Collaborators, or Research Fellows, even though they may have participated in the teaching of the subject concerned.
In the exceptional case of the Subject Coordinator being unable to sign the Official Grades Record concerned, the person responsible for the signing of it will be the Director of Studies.
- The Initiation of Access to Official Grades Records: The Vice Principal's Office for Postgraduate Studies and Research will generate the initiation of access to the Official Grades Records and provide the instructions necessary for their completion by Coordinators and members of the Teaching Staff via the online computer application concerned and the password provided. The initiation of access to Official Grades Records will take place at the end of each semester, within the stipulated periods designated for such purposes and about which the members of the Teaching Staff responsible for carrying out the said task will be duly notified.
- The Signing of Official Grades Records: Official Grades Records must be signed by each member of the Teaching Staff responsible for the teaching of the subject concerned so as to facilitate the management and custody of them by the Student Administration Office and their subsequent inclusion in students' files.
It will not be possible to make any correction to the Official Grades Records once the process of ratification within the online computer system has been completed.
No individually based academic certificates may be issued until the corresponding Official Grades Records, in original format, have been filed by the Student Administration Office staff.
It is advisable to consult the Academic and Administrative Calendar in order to find out about the stipulated periods involving the sealing of Official Grades Records which are set from year to year.
Applications concerning the Reappraisal of Examinations
Applications for examination reappraisal should be made in writing, on the form existing for such a purpose, addressed to the Teaching Team of the subject concerned. A form must be filled in for each subject in which the reappraisal of an examination needs to be requested. Applications must be filled in on an individual basis, reappraisals requested on a collective basis by several students not being accepted.
No request whatsoever for the reappraisal of an examination will be allowed which were to be based on criteria other than that of a strictly academic nature.
- Form to be used to apply for the reappraisal of an examination (Forms)
Upon receipt of the request for the reappraisal of an examination, the Teaching Team concerned will be under the obligation to provide a reply before the official sealing of Academic Grades Records takes place. The Teaching Team's response should be a substantiated one and in keeping with the academic criteria for correcting that each Teaching Team would have set down.
Upon completion of the reappraisal, the Vice Principal's Office for Postgraduate Studies and Research will be notified, via a minutes document, of the grade obtained as a result of the reappraisal, so it may be recorded in the file of the student concerned and he or she may be notified of it.
In the event of the student concerned being dissatisfied with the outcome of this initial reappraisal, he or she will be able to apply to the Vice Principal's Office for Postgraduate Studies and Research, during the stipulated period of five calendar days following his or her having received notification of the resolution concerned, for an Examination Reappraisal Board to be set up within five calendar days of receipt of the resolution. The filing of this application does not impede the inclusion in the Official Grades Records of the grade obtained as a result of the first reappraisal.
- Application concerning the setting up of an Examination Reappraisal Board (Forms)
Upon receipt of the application requesting the setting up of an Examination Reappraisal Board, the Vice Principal's Office for Postgraduate Studies and Research will make the decision, of a substantiated kind, as to whether or not it should be set up. If it were the case, a Board will be appointed, made up of at least three members of the Teaching Staff belonging to the area of expertise to which the subject or subjects concerned is/are linked, the three members of the Teaching Staff responsible for the first reappraisal being excluded therefrom.
The Board may request as many assessment reports as may be deemed fit in order to come to a decision and the decision taken will be submitted to the Vice Principal's Office for Postgraduate Studies and Research so that the final grade of the student concerned may be recorded in his or her file, while the interested party may be notified of it.
- Form used for the notification of a substantiated grade assessment (Forms)
Once the decision taken has been made known, the student concerned may lodge an appeal before the Principal of the UIMP within one month of having received notification of it, i.e. of the decision taken.