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Programme structure: Water and Environmental Management (MSc) - what's running in 2017/18

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Research Skills CENGM0019 10 Mandatory
Introduction to Environmental Statistics using MATLAB CENGM0023 10 Mandatory
Numerical Analysis Using MATLAB CENGM0029 10 Mandatory
Terrestrial Hydrometeorology CENGM0022 10 Mandatory
Surface and Groundwater Hydrology CENGM0021 10 Mandatory
Environmental Management, Policy and Regulation CENGM0028 20 Mandatory
Research Skills 2: Literature Review CENGM0026 10 Mandatory
Masters Dissertation CENGM0040 60 Mandatory
Students take 40 credits of optional units from the following:
Integrated Catchment Management CENGM0025 20 Optional
Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Services CENGM0020 20 Optional
Water Resources Engineering CENGM0024 20 Optional
Water and Environmental Management MSc   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.

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