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Programme structure: Advanced Social Work with Children and Families (PG Dip) - 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.

All units are must pass with the exception of SPOLM0014 and SPOLM0015

Please see the Glossary of Terms at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/esu/assessment/annex/glossary.html for the definition of a must pass unit

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Select the remaining one or two Mandatory units from the list below
Child Development, Health and Wellbeing SPOLM0025 20 Optional
Contemporary Law and Policy for Child Welfare Services SPOLM0020 20 Optional
Assessment, Risk and Decision-making SPOLM0024 20 Optional
Social Work with Children and Families with Complex Needs SPOLM0021 20 Optional
Select one or two optional units from the list below
Advanced Practice in Communication and Direct Work with Children SPOLM0026 20 Optional
Advanced Practice with Looked After Children: Adoption, Fostering and Kinship Care SPOLM0023 20 Optional
Inter-Professional Working and Integrated Services SPOLM0028 20 Optional
Leadership and Management in Social Work SPOLM0029 20 Optional
Supervision and Assessment of Professional Practice SPOLM0022 20 Optional
Philosophy and Research Design in the Social Sciences (SPS) SPOLM0013 20 Optional
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences (SPS) SPOLM0014 20 Optional
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences (SPS) SPOLM0015 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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