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Programme structure: Psychology of Education BPS (MSc) - what's running in 2017/18

All units (mandatory or where chosen as optional) in this programme are must pass. For the definition of must pass units please see the Glossary of Terms from Annex 1 to the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/esu/assessment/annex/glossary.html

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Introduction to Educational Inquiry EDUCM5000 20 Mandatory
Cognition and Learning EDUCM0042 10 Mandatory
Brain, Mind and Education EDUCM5404 20 Mandatory
Statistics in Education EDUCM5504 10 Mandatory
Social and Socio-cultural Psychology EDUCM5405 20 Mandatory
The Psychology of Individual Differences. EDUCM5410 10 Mandatory
Developmental Psychology EDUCM5411 10 Mandatory
Dissertation EDUCM1900 60 Mandatory
Remaining credit points from the following:
Developing Thinking EDUCM5407 20 Optional
Multivariate Statistical Methods in Education EDUCM5507 20 Optional
Controversial Issues in Special and Inclusive Education EDUCM5601 20 Optional
Issues in Neuroscience and Education EDUCM0001 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.

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