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Programme structure: Black Humanities (MA) for 2021/22 entry cohort

The unit pass mark for the MA in Black Humanities is 50.

The programme pass mark is 50.

Students require 60 credits at the end of TB1 to progress to the next stage of the programme.

Students require 120 credits at the end of TB2 to progress to the dissertation stage.

A merit may be awarded to a student who obtains an average of 60% for stages 1 and 2, and 60% for the dissertation.

A distinction may be awarded to a student who obtains an average of 65% for stages 1 and 2, and 70% for the dissertation.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Dissertation Black Humanities MODLM0038 60 Mandatory AYEAR
Black Humanities I MODLM0043 20 Mandatory TB-1
Black Humanities II MODLM0044 20 Mandatory TB-2
Students must select 1 from the list below:
Research Skills MODLM0021 20 Optional TB-2
Researching and Writing History HISTM0055 20 Optional TB-2
Screen Research FATVM0002 20 Optional TB-2
Philosophical Writing and Research Seminar PHILM0025 20 Optional TB-1
Students must select a maximum of 3 units from lists below: Students taking MODLM0046 (BH Personal Option 1) or MODLM0047 (BH Personal Option 2) can select a maximum of 2 units from List A
List A (final year undergraduate units with MA assessment type)
Black Humanities Personal Option Unit 1 MODLM0046 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Black Humanities Personal Option Unit 2 MODLM0047 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Decolonising Literature and Literary Studies ENGL30111 20 Optional TB-1
Postcolonial Environments ENGL30122 20 Optional TB-2
Literatures of Enslavement ENGL30133 20 Optional TB-2
Francophone Women Directors: Documentary Filmmaking FREN30111 20 Optional TB-2
Culture and Politics in Luso-Africa and Brazil 18th-19th Centuries HISP30058 20 Optional TB-2
Race and Health in America HIST30099 20 Optional TB-1
Black Lives Matter: The African American Freedom Struggle (1945-Present) HIST30095 20 Optional TB-1
Race and Resistance in South Africa (Level H Special Subject) HIST37010 20 Optional TB-1
Pan-Africanism: ideas and archives MODL30026 20 Optional TB-2
List B (MA units)
Anthropology of Disability and Difference ARCHM0083 20 Optional TB-2
Museums and Heritage: Critical Perspectives ARCHM0076 20 Optional TB-2
Cultural Heritage of the Built Environment ARCHM0084 20 Optional TB-1
Documentary Film and Television FATVM0003 20 Optional TB-1
Screening Nations FATVM0017 20 Optional TB-1
Modernism and the 'Black Atlantic' HARTM0040 20 Optional TB-1
Themes in the History of Colonialism HISTM0017 20 Optional TB-1
Post-Apartheid South Africa: Rainbow Nation and Insurgent Citizens HISTM0083 20 Optional TB-2
Race in America HISTM0084 20 Optional TB-2
Theorizing Violence: Colonial Encounters and Anticolonial Reactions MODLM0025 20 Optional TB-1
Supervised Individual Study MODLM0049 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Space, Comparison and Empire MODLM0051 20 Optional TB-1
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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 but is permitted in designated programmes (as set out in the programme specification) where students choose to withdraw from the intended programme but otherwise achieve the necessary credit points for the exit 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.

** For the award of Distinction, the Faculty of Engineering requires at least 70 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation.

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.

Additional progress information

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

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