Results guidance: Awarded – Successful completion and honours top-up

Find out more about an Awarded – Successful completion and honours top-up results code

Congratulations on achieving your degree at the University of Plymouth!

For more detail to accompany the brief points below, please read about your results, how to find them, and what they mean.

Confirmation of marks
Please see the above link for a detailed explanation of the policies and procedures leading to the publication of your results.

Graduation Ceremony
Your certificate will be issued in September so please ensure your home address is up to date on the Student Portal. Partner institution students will either receive their certificate from The University of Plymouth directly or via your partner institution.

For those taught postgraduate students who qualify in October/November the certificate will be posted out to your home address by the end of January.

Research degree students are assessed via an oral examination at the end of their degree. The Doctoral College will liaise with research degree students regarding the production of their certificate.

Subject to the lifting of restrictions, graduation is scheduled 20 – 25 September 2021. You will receive an email when booking is due to open. Read about graduation ceremonies for further details.

If you wish to appeal against the decision of the Award Assessment Board, you will need to do so 10 working days after publication. Please check our appeal deadlines page for more information.

Extenuating circumstances
If you have submitted valid extenuating circumstances during the year, these will have been considered by the Award Assessment Board.

Outstanding debts
If you have any outstanding University debts, you may be unable to receive your award or attend the graduation ceremony. Please contact Finance and Sustainability on 01752 588130 or email

After you leave the University, you automatically become a member of our alumni community, with access to a range of benefits, including careers support for life, networking events, our online mentoring platform Plymouth Connect, and discounts on many postgraduate courses. As your University email account will close, a few months after graduation, it’s important to provide a personal email address so we can continue to keep in touch with you. Find out how to update your contact details on the Alumni webpage.

Approximately 15 months after the end of your course, you will be asked to complete the national Graduate Outcomes survey. Your contribution will help us to shape the future of your programme, so please ensure that you contact details are up to date and that you take the time to respond when it arrives.

If you have any further questions, please contact your faculty or the Doctoral College.

If you wish to continue your studies for an honours degree, see below.


Application for Honours top-up

If you wish to continue your studies over the next academic year for an honours degree, please complete this form and email your Faculty from your student account by Tuesday 21 September 2021. We will then send you enrolment information for the next academic year. Please note:

  • You will require a total of 120 level 6 credits for an Honours degree, so you will need to check the total you have achieved so far and register for the appropriate number to bring the total up to 120.
  • If you are undertaking less than 120 credits you will be registered as a part-time student on a full time course next year.
  • For information about tuition fees, please read our fees and funding page. Please note that you will be liable for the fees for any modules you undertake over the next academic year.
  • If you are undertaking a project or dissertation as part of your top up year it is likely that you have already been in touch with your project advisor. You are advised to keep in regular contact with your project advisor and it is your responsibility to ensure you have the information required in respect of submission deadlines etc.
  • For advice, please consult with your Faculty Office.

Award – Successful completion and honours top-up form

Please download, complete and return this form to your faculty by email.