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Programme structure: Epidemiology (MSc) - what's running in 2020/21

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Introduction to Epidemiology and Statistics BRMSM0001 20 Mandatory TB-1
Clinical epidemiology BRMSM0033 20 Mandatory TB-1
Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology BRMSM0012 20 Mandatory TB-1
Statistics for Epidemiology BRMSM0032 20 Mandatory TB-2
Advanced Epidemiology BRMSM0015 20 Mandatory TB-2
Study Design BRMSM0014 10 Mandatory TB-2
Dissertation BRMSM0009 60 Mandatory AYEAR
Select 10 credit points from:
Molecular Epidemiology for Non-Communicable Diseases BRMSM0013 10 Optional TB-2
Health protection: infectious disease epidemiology and control BRMSM0003 10 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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