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Programme structure: Health and Wellbeing (MRes) - 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.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Contemporary Debates in Lifestyle Behaviours and Public Health SPOLM0018 15 Mandatory
Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Design GEOGM0015 15 Mandatory
Dissertation (SWDTC) POLIM0010 60 Mandatory
The research training units "Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences" & "Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences" run a number of times across the Faculty. Students may request to take whichever unit best fits their timetable, but requests are subject to space constraints.
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences (SPS) SPOLM0014 20 Mandatory
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences (SPS) SPOLM0015 20 Mandatory
In addition to the mandatory units and the dissertation, students choose additional units from the list below or other optional units at Bristol, Bath or Exeter by agreement with the programme director. Depending on the institution offering them, units may be of different credit values; the minimum volume of credit required for this programme is 180.
Researching Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion SPOLM5011 20 Optional
Researching Child and Family Welfare SPOLM0011 20 Optional
Domestic Violence: Research, Policy and Activism SPOLM5010 20 Optional
Further Quantitative Methods SPOLM0016 20 Optional
Further Qualitative Methods SPOLM0017 20 Optional
Physical Activity , Disease and Public Health PHEDM4013 20 Optional
Nutrition, Disease and Public Health PHEDM4012 20 Optional
Determinants of Physical Activity and Eating Behaviour PHEDM4014 20 Optional
Physical Activity and Nutrition Interventions: Conceptualisation and Design PHEDM4015 20 Optional
Inclusive Research with Disabled People ACHSM0001 20 Optional
Nutrition and Behaviour PSYC31052 20 Optional
Social Psychology and Individual Differences PSYC20001 20 Optional
Neuropsychiatry PSYC31053 20 Optional
Biological Psychology PSYC20004 20 Optional
  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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