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Programme structure: Liberal Arts with Study Abroad (MLibArts) - what's running in 2020/21

This Integrated Master's programme has been designated as type II: Advanced Study, with a formal period of study abroad, in accordance with the QAA descriptors for Master's programmes. Please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes for further information on this type of programme.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Faculty of Arts Category Teaching Block
History of the Present AFAC10011 20 Mandatory TB-2
The Art of Writing AFAC10016 20 Mandatory TB-1
Language requirement
20 credit points in an ancient or modern language at appropriate level. Students beginning a language pathway in Year 1, or entering Year 2 from an overseas institution automatically meet this requirement.
Students then take a minimum of 40 credit points in their prospective pathway (see below):
ANTHROPOLOGY PATHWAY - must take:
Peoples, Culture and Language ARCH10017 20 Optional TB-1
Evolution in Action ARCH10014 20 Optional TB-2
ANTHROPOLOGY OPTIONS - choose from defined list
ARCHAEOLOGY PATHWAY - must take both of the following:
Discovering the Past ARCH10015 20 Optional TB-1
Archaeological Practice ARCH10016 20 Optional TB-2
ARCHAEOLOGY OPTIONS - choose from defined list
CLASSICS & ANCIENT HISTORY PATHWAY - must take:
Epic CLAS12361 20 Optional TB-2
Classics and Ancient History Options - choose 20 CP from:
Ancient Historical Writers CLAS10039 20 Optional TB-1
Historical Survey: Ancient Greece CLAS10035 20 Optional TB-1
Historical Survey: Ancient Rome CLAS10036 20 Optional TB-2
Literature CLAS10038 20 Optional TB-1
Sculpture CLAS10037 20 Optional TB-1
Thought CLAS10040 20 Optional D TB-2
Greek Language Level A1 CLAS12311 20 Optional TB-1
Greek Language Level A2 CLAS12312 20 Optional TB-2
Greek Language Level B1 CLAS12315 20 Optional B,C TB-1
Greek Language Level B2 CLAS12316 20 Optional TB-2
Latin Language Level A1 CLAS12303 20 Optional TB-1
Latin Language Level A2 CLAS12304 20 Optional F TB-2
Latin Language Level B1 CLAS12307 20 Optional TB-1
Latin Language Level B2 CLAS12308 20 Optional TB-2
ENGLISH PATHWAY - students take:
One of:
Literature 1550-1740 ENGL10043 20 Optional E TB-2
Literature 1150-1550 ENGL10042 20 Optional A TB-1
You can choose to take both of the Literature units above, or take only one and choose 20 CP from this list:
Critical Issues ENGL10017 20 Optional TB-1
Approaches to Poetry ENGL10039 20 Optional D TB-2
English Options - choose from above or from:
Readings in Gender and Sexuality ENGL10053 20 Optional C TB-1
Transformations ENGL10046 20 Optional C TB-1
FILM PATHWAY - must take:
Introduction to Film and Television Studies FATV10005 20 Optional TB-1
FILM OPTIONS - choose from defined list.
HISTORICAL STUDIES PATHWAY - must take at least two from the following:
The Early Modern World HIST10043 20 Optional TB-1
The Medieval World HIST10042 20 Optional TB-2
The Modern World HIST10048 20 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Early-Modern Art HART10216 20 Optional TB-2
Introduction to Medieval Art HART10215 20 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Modern Art HART10217 20 Optional TB-1
Historical Studies Options - choose from the list above or from:
Approaching the Object HART10007 20 Optional C TB-1
Approaching the Past HIST13015 20 Optional TB-1
MEDIEVAL STUDIES PATHWAY - must take:
The Medieval World HIST10042 20 Optional TB-2
MEDIEVAL STUDIES OPTIONS - choose from defined list
LANGUAGE: CZECH PATHWAY - must take:
Czech Language 1 RUSS10015 20 Optional TB-4
LANGUAGE: CZECH OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
LANGUAGE: FRENCH PATHWAY - must take:
French Language FREN10029 20 Optional TB-4
LANGUAGE: FRENCH OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
LANGUAGE: GERMAN PATHWAY - must take one of:
German Language 1 (Post A-level) GERM10009 20 Optional TB-4
German Language 1 (ab initio) GERM19003 40 Optional TB-4
LANGUAGE: GERMAN OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
LANGUAGE: ITALIAN PATHWAY - must take one of:
Italian Language 1A (Post A-level) ITAL10001 20 Optional TB-4
Italian Language 1B (ab initio students) ITAL10002 40 Optional TB-4
LANGUAGE: ITALIAN OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
LANGUAGE: RUSSIAN PATHWAY - must take one of:
Russian Language (for qualified entrants) RUSS10036 20 Optional TB-4
Russian Language (ab initio) RUSS10001 40 Optional TB-4
LANGUAGE: RUSSIAN OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
LANGUAGE: SPANISH PATHWAY - must take one of the following:
Spanish Language (Post A level) HISP10001 20 Optional TB-4
Spanish Language (Ab-initio) HISP10116 40 Optional TB-4
LANGUAGE: SPANISH OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
LANGUAGE: PORTUGUESE PATHWAY - must take:
Portuguese Language HISP10302 40 Optional TB-4
Portuguese Language - Post A Level HISP10307 20 Optional TB-4
LANGUAGE: PORTUGUESE OPTIONS - students may additionally choose the following unit (and/or optional units from a defined list.)
Key Moments in Lusophone History and Culture HISP10015 20 Optional TB-4
MUSIC PATHWAY - must take one of:
Technical Studies I: Harmony and Harmonic Analysis MUSI10047 20 Optional TB-4
Music and Society 1 MUSI10061 20 Optional TB-1
Music and Society 2 MUSI10060 20 Optional TB-2
Plus 20CP from:
Practical studies: Performance MUSI10058 20 Optional TB-4
Composition MUSI10059 20 Optional TB-4
MUSIC OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
PHILOSOPHY PATHWAY - must take:
One of:
Introduction to Philosophy A PHIL10005 20 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Philosophy B PHIL10006 20 Optional TB-2
And:
Logic and Critical Thinking PHIL10032 20 Optional TB-1
PHILOSOPHY OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY PATHWAY - must take:
Approaches to the Study of Religion THRS10030 20 Optional B TB-1
Living Religions East THRS10065 20 Optional D TB-2
Living Religions West THRS10064 20 Optional TB-1
RELIGION & THEOLOGY PATHWAY - choose optional units from a defined list (which may include Sanskrit or Hebrew units which fulfil the language requirement of the Liberal Arts programme.)
THEATRE PATHWAY - students must take:
Introduction to Performance Practices THTR10009 20 Optional A TB-1
And one of:
Staging the Text THTR10006 20 Optional TB-2
Producing the Performance THTR10007 20 Optional TB-2
THEATRE OPTIONS - choose from defined list
Should students have credit points available once they have selected their pathway units, then they may use these remaining credits to take optional units (within the Faculty of Arts) or may take Open Units (not totalling more than 20 credits) outside the Faculty of Arts.
Certificate of Higher Education   120      

Progression/award requirements

Unit Pass Mark for Undergraduate Programmes:

  • 40 out of 100 – for level C/4, I/5 & H/6 units
  • 50 out of 100 – for level M/7 units

For details on the weightings for classifying undergraduate degrees, please see the Agreed Weightings, by Faculty, to be applied for the Purposes of Calculating the Final Programme Mark and Degree Classification in Undergraduate Programmes.

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

Please refer to the specific progression/award requirements for programmes with a preliminary year of study, the Gateway programmes and International Foundation programmes.

Exit awards

All undergraduate degree programmes allow the opportunity for a student to exit from a programme with a Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education.

  • To be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 240 credit points, of which at least 90 must be at level 5.
  • To be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 120 credit points at level 4.

Integrated Master's degrees may also allow the opportunity for a student to exit from the programme with an equivalent Bachelor's degree where a student has achieved 360 credit points, of which 90 must be at level 6, and has successfully met any additional criteria as described in the programme specification.

The opportunities for a student to exit from one of the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry with an Award is outlined in the relevant Programme Regulations (which are available as an annex in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes).

Additional progress information

Students are permitted to conditionally progress to the next year of study and make up a credit deficit where they have failed a particular unit or units provided this meets the conditions in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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