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Programme structure: Education (Policy and International Development) (MSc) - what's running in 2018/19

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing and student choice.

The following units are must pass on this programme: EDUCM5000, EDUCM0050, EDUCM0055, EDUCM5202, EDUCM1900. 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
International Development, Comparative Research and Education EDUCM0050 20 Mandatory
Education, Peace and Sustainable Development EDUCM0055 20 Mandatory
Education Policy in a Global Context EDUCM5202 20 Mandatory
Dissertation EDUCM1900 60 Mandatory
Remaining 40 credits from:
Addressing Controversial Issues in Education EDUCM0036 20 Optional
Assessment in Schools EDUCM0037 20 Optional
Children Learning Mathematics - School-based Inquiry EDUCM5304 20 Optional
Contemporary Perspectives on Learning EDUCM5918 20 Optional
Designing Technologies for Learning EDUCM0044 20 Optional
Developing as an Educational Researcher EDUCM5919 20 Optional
Developmental Psychology EDUCM5411 10 Optional
Education, Inequality and Social Justice EDUCM0022 20 Optional
Education Policy in a Global Context EDUCM5202 20 Mandatory
Globalisation and the Politics of English EDUCM0048 20 Optional
Issues in Neuroscience and Education EDUCM0001 20 Optional
Learning in Online Communities EDUCM0049 20 Optional
Managing People in Education EDUCM5204 20 Optional
Mentoring and Coaching EDUCM0038 20 Optional
Multivariate Statistical Methods in Education EDUCM5507 20 Optional
The Psychology of Individual Differences. EDUCM5410 10 Optional
Psychophysiological Methods in Educational Research EDUCM0035 10 Optional
Professional Development through Collaborative Working on Issues in Education EDUCM5307 20 Optional
Social and Socio-cultural Psychology EDUCM5405 20 Optional
Supervised Individual Study (10 credit points MSc) EDUCM0041 10 Optional
Supervised Individual Study (20 credit points MSc) EDUCM0040 20 Optional
MSc Education (Policy and International Development)   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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