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Programme structure: Complexity Sciences (MRes) - what's running in 2017/18

Please note that this programme is currently not recruiting.

This MRes degree will be awarded to students who are registered on, and who successfully complete the MRes in Complexity Sciences, and will also provide an exit route for students registered on a 4yr PhD in Complexity Sciences who successfully complete the first year and then choose or are required to leave the PhD programme.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Complexity Sciences Theory EMATM0010 40 Mandatory
Complexity in Engineering and Science EMATM0009 40 Mandatory
Complexity Research EMATM0011 100 Mandatory
MRes   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 student will complete units EMATM0010 and EMATM0009 as the taught component of the MRes.

The normal expectation is that the student will continue from the taught component (80cp) to complete a Masters level enhanced research component (100cp) in order to graduate with an MRes (180cp). If they do not wish, or are not permitted, to proceed to the research component, the student may exit with a PG Certificate (worth 60cp) after completing the taught component.

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