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Programme structure: History of Art (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
Dissertation HARTM0014 60 Mandatory
Histories, Theories and Critical Interpretations of Art: 1 HARTM0025 20 Mandatory
Histories, Theories and Critical Interpretations of Art: 2 HARTM0026 20 Mandatory
80 credit points from the following list:
Independent Study Unit: Curating a Collection HARTM0039 20 Optional
Collaborative Curatorial Unit - A HARTM0021 20 Optional
Collaborative Curatorial Unit - B HARTM0022 20 Optional
American Art: Art and Identity (Level M Lecture Response Unit) HARTM0037 20 Optional
Art in Russia and the Soviet Union (Level M Lecture Response Unit) HARTM0031 20 Optional
Art of the Northern Renaissance (Level M Lecture Response Unit) HARTM0032 20 Optional
Self Portraiture in the Early Modern Period, 1450-1700 (Level M Lecture Response Unit) HARTM0034 20 Optional
Text and Image (Level M Lecture Response Unit) HARTM0035 20 Optional
Modernism and the 'Black Atlantic' HARTM0040 20 Optional
Personal Option Unit AFACM0007 20 Optional
Supervised Individual Study AFACM0008 20 Optional
The Public Role of the Humanities HUMSM0002 20 Optional
MA History of Art: Histories and Interpretations of Art   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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