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Programme structure: Film and Television (MA) - 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.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Screen Forms and Analysis FATVM0016 20 Mandatory
Screen Research FATVM0002 20 Mandatory
Students may choose up to 80cp from the following:
Film and Television Production Technologies and Techniques FATVM0022 20 Optional
Screen Histories FATVM0014 20 Optional
Making Short Fiction Film FATVM0025 20 Optional
Critical Analysis of Media Music MUSIM0020 20 Optional
Writing and Directing for Film and Television FATVM0023 20 Optional
Translation for Subtitling MODLM0009 20 Optional
Theories of Visual Culture: Text and Image MODLM2048 20 Optional
Television Drama FATVM0001 20 Optional
The Art of Editing FATVM0005 20 Optional
Documentary Film and Television FATVM0003 20 Optional
The Art of Cinematography FATVM0004 20 Optional
Personal Option Unit AFACM0007 20 Optional
Supervised Individual Study AFACM0008 20 Optional
Screen Style and Aesthetics FATVM0013 20 Optional
Students must choose one of the following dissertation units:
Dissertation: Written FATVM0011 60 Optional
Dissertation: Practical & Written Element FATVM0010 60 Optional
Dissertation: Industrial Placement & Written Element FATVM0009 60 Optional
MA Film and Television Production   180  

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.

Additional progress information

The award of an MA with Merit in the Faculty of Arts requires at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component and at least 65 out of 100 for the dissertation.

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