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Programme structure: Anthropology (MA) - what's running in 2020/21

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Anthropological Theory and Practice ARCHM0081 40 Mandatory TB-4
Dissertation ANTHM1000 60 Mandatory TB-4
Research Methods in Anthropology ARCHM0080 20 Mandatory TB-1
Select from:
Work Placement in Anthropology ARCHM0082 20 Optional TB-2
Stimulating Anthropology: Drugs and Society ARCHM0077 20 Optional TB-2
Population Health and Development ARCHM0079 20 Optional TB-1
Visions: Experiments in Creative Anthropology ARCHM0078 20 Optional TB-1
Museums and Heritage: Critical Perspectives ARCHM0076 20 Optional TB-2
Anthropology of Disability and Difference ARCHM0083 20 Optional TB-2
Cultural Heritage of the Built Environment ARCHM0084 20 Optional TB-1
Care, Labour and Gender SOCIM0004 20 Optional TB-2
Black Humanities II MODLM0044 20 Optional TB-2
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise INOVM0013 10 Optional TB-1
In The Wild: Understanding your users INOVM0006 10 Optional TB-1
Migration, asylum and human rights: EU and global policy perspectives. SPOLM0042 20 Optional TB-2
Health and Health Care in a Global Context SPOLM1066 20 Optional TB-2
Theorizing Violence: Colonial Encounters and Anticolonial Reactions MODLM0025 20 Optional TB-1
The Cultural Imagination of Gender MODLM0023 20 Optional TB-2
Theories of Visual Culture: Text and Image MODLM2048 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. 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.

** 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.

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