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Programme structure: Philosophy and Law (MA) - what's running in 2017/18

This programme is not recruiting from 2016/17.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Dissertation PHILM0001 60 Mandatory
Philosophy Essay Unit 5 PHILM0013 20 Mandatory
Epistemology and Metaphysics PHILM0021 20 Mandatory
Essay Unit 6 PHILM0024 20 Mandatory
Philosophical Writing and Research Seminar PHILM0025 20 Mandatory
Value Theory PHILM0026 20 Mandatory
Students must take one unit from the following:
Banking Law LAWDM0005 30 Optional
Carriage of Goods LAWDM0006 30 Optional
Company Law LAWDM0008 30 Optional
Environmental Law LAWDM0013 30 Optional
Regulation of Financial Markets and Institutions LAWDM0017 30 Optional
Individual Employment Rights LAWDM0021 30 Optional
General Principles of International Law LAWDM0026 30 Optional
International Law of Labour and Social Rights LAWDM0136 30 Optional
Law Gender and Sexuality LAWDM0033 30 Optional
International Law and the Use of Force LAWDM0111 30 Optional
International Law of Trade and Aid LAWDM0053 30 Optional
Corporate Governance in the United Kingdom and United States LAWDM0069 30 Optional
Information Technology Law LAWDM0070 30 Optional
Migration Law and Policy - International, European, and Human Rights Dimensions LAWDM0112 30 Optional
Constitutional and Substantive EU Law LAWDM0088 30 Optional
International Commercial Arbitration LAWDM1005 30 Optional
International Commercial Litigation LAWDM1004 30 Optional
International Commercial Arbitration LAWDM1005 30 Optional
European Human Rights Law LAWDM0120 30 Optional
Philosophy of Probability PHILM0028 20 Optional
Personal Option Unit AFACM0007 20 Optional
Supervised Individual Study AFACM0008 20 Optional
MA Philosophy and Law   180  

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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