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Programme structure: Film and Television (MA) - what's running in 2020/21

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Screen Forms and Analysis FATVM0016 20 Mandatory TB-1
Screen Research FATVM0002 20 Mandatory TB-2
Choose 80 credit points from the following:
Film and Television Production Technologies and Techniques FATVM0022 20 Optional TB-4
Making Short Fiction Film FATVM0025 20 Optional TB-4
Critical Analysis of Media Music MUSIM0020 20 Optional TB-2
Translation for Subtitling MODLM0009 20 Optional TB-2
Theories of Visual Culture: Text and Image MODLM2048 20 Optional TB-1
Screening Nations FATVM0017 20 Optional TB-1
The Art of Editing FATVM0005 20 Optional TB-2
Documentary Film and Television FATVM0003 20 Optional TB-1
The Art of Cinematography FATVM0004 20 Optional TB-2
Personal Option Unit AFACM0007 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Supervised Individual Study AFACM0008 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Translation and International Film Distribution MODLM0040 20 Optional TB-2
Students must choose one of the following 60 credit point dissertation units:
Dissertation: Written FATVM0011 60 Optional AYEAR
Dissertation: Practical & Written Element FATVM0010 60 Optional AYEAR
Dissertation: Industrial Placement & Written Element FATVM0009 60 Optional AYEAR
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.

** 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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