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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
Dissertation AFACM0006 40 Mandatory TB-4
Students take at least 40 cps in the subject pathway at level 7.
(As the Liberal Arts dissertation is expected to encompass aspects of the pathway subject, students' pathway units should not include dissertations from other departments.)
ANTHROPOLOGY PATHWAY OPTIONS - There are no specified mandatory units for this pathway. Students choose optional units from a defined list.
ARCHAEOLOGY PATHWAY OPTIONS - There are no specified mandatory units for this pathway. Students 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.
ENGLISH PATHWAY OPTIONS - There are no specified mandatory units for this pathway. Students choose optional units from a defined list.
FILM PATHWAY OPTIONS - There are no specified mandatory units for this pathway. Students choose optional units from a defined list.
HISTORICAL STUDIES PATHWAY OPTIONS - There are no specified mandatory units for this pathway. Students choose optional units from a defined list.
MEDIEVAL STUDIES PATHWAY OPTIONS - There are no specified mandatory units for this pathway. Students choose optional units from a defined list.
LANGUAGES: ALL PATHWAYS - students must take:
LANGUAGES: ALL PATHWAYS - students can then choose any unit from the MA Modern languages or MA European Literatures programmes, except the Dissertation.
MUSIC PATHWAY OPTIONS - There are no specified mandatory units for this pathway. Students choose optional units from a defined list.
PHILOSOPHY PATHWAY OPTIONS - There are no specified mandatory units for this pathway. Students choose optional units from a defined list.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY PATHWAY OPTIONS - There are no specified mandatory units for this pathway. Students choose optional units from a defined list.
THEATRE OPTIONS - There are no specified mandatory units for this pathway. Students choose optional units from a defined list.
Students may take the following unit in place of 20cps in the subject pathway:
The Public Role of the Humanities HUMSM0002 20 Optional TB-2
Students may choose up to 40 credits from further options at level 7, or may use the following units to access units from the undergraduate curriculum (subject to permission from the relevant department)
Personal Option Unit AFACM0007 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Personal Option Unit 2 AFACM0018 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Liberal Arts (MLibArts)   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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