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Programme structure: Advanced Quantitative Methods (MRes) - 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
Mathematics and Programming Skills for Social Scientists GEOGM0032 15 Mandatory
Research Design Methods & Skills in the Social Sciences GEOGM0035 15 Mandatory
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences (SPS) SPOLM0014 20 Mandatory
Dissertation GEOGM0034 60 Mandatory
Optional units can be chosen from the list below. Alternatively students may wish to take units from across the Faculty, or from the AQM programmes at Bath or Exeter, by agreement with the programme director. Depending on the institution offering them, units may be of different credit values; the minimum volume of credit required for this programme is 180.
Spatial data analysis, spatial regression modelling and GIS in R GEOGM0023 20 Optional
Explanation, Causation and Longitudinal Analysis GEOGM0024 20 Optional
Supervised Individual Study GEOGM0033 10 Optional
Affect, Technology and Biopolitics GEOGM1412 20 Optional
  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.

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