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Programme structure: Sociology with Quantitative Research Methods (MSci) - what's running in 2021/22

This Integrated Master's programme has been designated as type II: Advanced Study in accordance with the QAA descriptors for Master's programmes. Please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes for further information on this type of programme.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Advanced Quantitative Research project SPAIM0039 40 Mandatory TB-2
Advanced Quantitative Methods for Social and Policy Research POLIM0021 20 Mandatory TB-1
Choose 20 credit points from
Mapping and Modelling Geographic Data in R GEOGM0046 20 Optional TB-2
Explanation, Causation and Longitudinal Analysis GEOGM0024 20 Optional TB-1
40 credits from the following units
The Theory and Politics of Multiculturalism SOCIM3026 20 Optional TB-2
Interpreting Gender SOCIM3103 20 Optional TB-2
Care, Labour and Gender SOCIM0004 20 Optional TB-2
Religion and Politics in the West SOCIM0006 20 Optional TB-2
Religion, Ethnicity and Value Change SOCIM0010 20 Optional TB-2
Theories of Ethnicity and Racism SOCIM3107 20 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences SOCIM0011 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Philosophy and Research Design in the Social Sciences SOCIM0012 20 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences SOCIM0013 20 Optional TB-1
Understanding Culture SOCIM0014 20 Optional TB-1
Contemporary Identities and Inequalities SOCIM0015 20 Optional TB-1
Advanced Qualitative Research SOCIM3132 20 Optional TB-2
Advanced Quantitative Research SOCIM3133 20 Optional TB-2
Gender, Family and Migration SOCIM0023 20 Optional TB-2
Understanding Social Movements SOCIM0028 20 Optional TB-2
From Structuralism to Post-structuralism SOCIM0029 20 Optional TB-2
Researching Organisations, Institutions and Management EFIMM0045 20 Optional TB-2
Digital Economy and Society SOCIM0031 20 Optional TB-2
Sociology with Quantitative Research Methods (MSci)   120    

Progression/award requirements

Unit Pass Mark for Undergraduate Programmes:

  • 40 out of 100 – for level C/4, I/5 & H/6 units
  • 50 out of 100 – for level M/7 units

For details on the weightings for classifying undergraduate degrees, please see the Agreed Weightings, by Faculty, to be applied for the Purposes of Calculating the Final Programme Mark and Degree Classification in Undergraduate Programmes.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Please refer to the specific progression/award requirements for programmes with a preliminary year of study, the Gateway programmes and International Foundation programmes.

Exit awards

All undergraduate degree programmes allow the opportunity for a student to exit from a programme with a Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education.

  • To be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 240 credit points, of which at least 90 must be at level 5.
  • To be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 120 credit points at level 4.

Integrated Master's degrees may also allow the opportunity for a student to exit from the programme with an equivalent Bachelor's degree where a student has achieved 360 credit points, of which 90 must be at level 6, and has successfully met any additional criteria as described in the programme specification.

The opportunities for a student to exit from one of the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry with an Award is outlined in the relevant Programme Regulations (which are available as an annex in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes).

Degree classifications:

  • First Class Honours 70 and above
  • Second Class Honours, First Division 60-69
  • Second Class Honours, Second Division 50-59
  • Third Class Honours 40-49
  • Fail 39 and below

An Ordinary degree can be awarded if a student has successfully completed at least 300 credits with a minimum of 60 credits at Level 6.

The pass mark for the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine and Dentistry is 50 out of 100. The classification of a degree in the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry is provided in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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