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Programme structure: Migration and Mobility Studies (MSc) - what's running in 2020/21

The programme can also be studied part-time over two years.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Select from:
Research Skills for MSc in Migration and Mobility Studies AFACM0016 20 Mandatory TB-1
Approaches to Migration and Mobility Studies AFACM0015 40 Mandatory TB-4
Take 60 CP from this list
Dissertation with Placement AFACM0014 60 Optional TB-2
Dissertation AFACM0017 60 Optional TB-2
Take 60 CP from this list:
Gender, Family and Migration SOCIM0023 20 Optional TB-2
Migration Law and Policy - International, European, and Human Rights Dimensions LAWDM0112 30 Optional TB-4
Themes in the History of Colonialism HISTM0017 20 Optional TB-1
Migration, asylum and human rights: EU and global policy perspectives. SPOLM0042 20 Optional TB-2
African narratives of migration FREN30039 20 Optional TB-2
Exiles and Migrants in German Literature GERM30058 20 Optional TB-1
Screening Nations FATVM0017 20 Optional TB-1
Human Challenges ARCH30034 20 Optional TB-1
Art and Internationalism (Level H Special Subject) HART30042 20 Optional TB-2
The History and Legacies of Slavery: Bristol and The World MODLM0034 20 Optional TB-1
Cultural Encounters MODLM0002 20 Optional TB-2
Migration Law and Policy - International, European, and Human Rights Dimensions LAWDM0112 30 Optional TB-4
Global Civil Society POLIM0022 20 Optional TB-2
Theories of Ethnicity and Racism SOCIM3107 20 Optional TB-1
Global Economy EFIMM0105 15 Optional TB-2
Health and Health Care in a Global Context SPOLM1066 20 Optional TB-2
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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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