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Programme structure: Anthropology (MA) - what's running in 2017/18

Please note that this programme is not running in 2016/17.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Contemporary Issues in Anthropology Not Available in 2017/18 ANTHM0015 20 Mandatory
Research Methods in Anthropology Not Available in 2017/18 ANTHM0016 40 Mandatory
History and Theory in Anthropology Not Available in 2017/18 ANTHM0004 20 Mandatory
Dissertation ANTHM1000 60 Mandatory
Pathway in Evolutionary Anthropology: Students choose 40 credit points from:
Evolutionary Psychology PSYC30001 20 Optional
Nutrition, Disease and Public Health PHEDM4012 20 Optional
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences SOCIM0011 20 Optional
Advanced Quantitative Research SOCIM3133 20 Optional
Personal Option Unit AFACM0007 20 Optional
Supervised Individual Study AFACM0008 20 Optional
Pathway in Social Anthropology: Students choose 40 credit points from:
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences SOCIM0011 20 Optional
Advanced Quantitative Research SOCIM3133 20 Optional
Interpreting Gender SOCIM3103 20 Optional
Buddhism: The Foundations THRSM0015 20 Optional
Contemporary Sociological Theory SOCIM3101 20 Optional
Care, Labour and Gender SOCIM0004 20 Optional
Personal Option Unit AFACM0007 20 Optional
Supervised Individual Study AFACM0008 20 Optional
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Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Additional progress information

The award of an MA with Merit in the Faculty of Arts requires at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component and at least 65 out of 100 for the dissertation.

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