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Programme structure: Liberal Arts (MLibArts) - 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 Faculty of Arts Category Teaching Block
Students take both of the following:
Ideas and Society AFAC20002 20 Mandatory TB-1
Experiencing the Aesthetic AFAC20003 20 Mandatory TB-2
Numeracy requirement - must take:
Arts in the Age of Data AFAC20007 20 Mandatory TB-1
Students take 40 to 60 credit points in their chosen pathway (see below) including 40 at level 5:
ANTHROPOLOGY PATHWAY - must take:
Social Theories ARCH20057 20 Optional E TB-2
ANTHROPOLOGY OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
ARCHAEOLOGY PATHWAY - must take:
Social Theories ARCH20057 20 Optional E TB-2
ARCHAEOLOGY OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
CLASSICS & ANCIENT HISTORY PATHWAY OPTIONS - There are no specified mandatory units for this pathway. Students choose optional units from a defined list (which includes Latin and Ancient Greek units which fulfil the language requirement of the Liberal Arts programme.)
ENGLISH PATHWAY - must take one of the Literature units below, plus one Special Subject unit selected from a defined list:
Literature 1740-1900 ENGL20063 20 Optional A TB-1
Literature 1900-present ENGL20064 20 Optional D TB-2
ENGLISH OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
FILM PATHWAY - must take one of:
Film History to 1960 FATV20011 20 Optional TB-1
Film and Television History, 1960 to the present FATV20004 20 Optional TB-2
FILM OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
HISTORICAL STUDIES PATHWAY - There are no specified mandatory units for this pathway. Students choose optional units from a defined list.
MEDIEVAL STUDIES PATHWAY - must take:
MEDIEVAL STUDIES OPTIONS - choose options from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - CZECH PATHWAY - must take:
Czech Language 2 RUSS20029 20 Optional TB-4
LANGUAGES - CZECH PATHWAY OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - FRENCH PATHWAY - must take
French Language 2 FREN20001 20 Optional TB-4
LANGUAGES - FRENCH PATHWAY OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - GERMAN PATHWAY - must take
German Language 2 (Post A-Level) GERM20001 20 Optional TB-4
German Language post ab initio GERM20032 20 Optional TB-4
LANGUAGES - GERMAN PATHWAY OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - ITALIAN PATHWAY - must take
Italian Language 2 ITAL20001 20 Optional TB-4
LANGUAGES - ITALIAN PATHWAY OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - RUSSIAN PATHWAY - must take
Russian Language 2 RUSS20008 20 Optional TB-4
LANGUAGES - RUSSIAN PATHWAY OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - SPANISH PATHWAY - must take
Spanish Language HISP20101 20 Optional TB-4
LANGUAGES - SPANISH PATHWAY OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - PORTUGUESE PATHWAY - must take
Portuguese Lang for Joints/ML HISP20302 20 Optional TB-4
LANGUAGES - PORTUGUESE PATHWAY OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
MUSIC PATHWAY - There are no specified mandatory units for this pathway. Students choose optional units from a defined list.
PHILOSOPHY PATHWAY - There are no specified mandatory units for this pathway. Students choose optional units from a defined list.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY PATHWAY - must take:
Religion: Contexts and Perspectives THRS20214 20 Optional A TB-1
Religion: Practices and Ideas THRS20215 20 Optional D TB-2
RELIGION & THEOLOGY OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
THEATRE PATHWAY - must take one of:
Performance Histories THTR20010 20 Optional A TB-1
Politics of Performance THTR20005 20 Optional TB-2
THEATRE OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
Should students have credit points available once they have selected their pathway units, then they may use these remaining credits to take optional units (within the Faculty of the Arts) or may take Open Units (not totalling more than 20 credits) outside the Faculty of Arts.
Diploma of Higher Education   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).

Additional progress information

Students are permitted to conditionally progress to the next year of study and make up a credit deficit where they have failed a particular unit or units provided this meets the conditions in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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