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

Please note: you are viewing unit and programme information for a past academic year. Please see the current academic year for up to date information.

All units in this programme are must pass. For the definition of must pass units please see the Glossary of Terms from Annex 1 to the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/esu/assessment/annex/glossary.html

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Core Skills in Educational Research EDUCM5501 0 Mandatory TB-1
Understanding Educational Research EDUCM5502 20 Mandatory TB-1
Philosophy and Research Design in the Social Sciences (GSoE) EDUCM0005 20 Mandatory TB-2
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences (GSoE) EDUCM0003 20 Mandatory TB-1
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences (GSoE) EDUCM0004 20 Mandatory TB-1
Dissertation EDUCM1900 60 Mandatory TB-4
Remaining 40 credit points from:
Cognitive Neuroscience and Classroom Practice EDUCM0078 20 Optional TB-2
Contemporary Perspectives on Learning EDUCM5918 20 Optional TB-1
Counselling Learners with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs EDUCM0061 20 Optional TB-2
Creativity and the Curriculum EDUCM0083 20 Optional TB-2
Designing Technologies for Learning EDUCM0044 20 Optional TB-2
Developmental Psychology EDUCM5411 10 Optional TB-2D
Education, Inequality and Social Justice EDUCM0022 20 Optional TB-2
Education Policy in a Global Context EDUCM5202 20 Optional TB-1
Genetics, society and education EDUCM0081 20 Optional TB-2
How Educational Systems Can Respond to Diversity and Inclusion EDUCM0082 20 Optional TB-2
Managing People in Education EDUCM5204 20 Optional TB-2
Multivariate Statistical Methods in Education EDUCM5507 20 Optional TB-2
Supervised Individual Study (10 credit points MSc) EDUCM0041 10 Optional AYEAR
Supervised Individual Study (20 credit points MSc) EDUCM0040 20 Optional AYEAR
The Psychology of Individual Differences. EDUCM5410 10 Optional TB-2D
The Dynamics of Global Higher Education EDUCM0068 20 Optional TB-2
Working with Parents and Carers for Inclusive Education EDUCM0062 20 Optional TB-2
Advanced Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences EDUCM0053 20 Optional TB-2D
Advanced Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences EDUCM0054 20 Optional TB-2
Brain, Mind and Education EDUCM5404 20 Optional TB-1
Teaching and Learning in Mathematics EDUCM5301 20 Optional TB-1
Curriculum Design and Development in School Mathematics EDUCM5303 20 Optional TB-2
Controversial Issues in Special and Inclusive Education EDUCM5601 20 Optional TB-1
Quality and Improvement in Education EDUCM5207 20 Optional TB-1
Leading & Managing Change EDUCM0018 20 Optional TB-2
International Development, Comparative Research and Education EDUCM0050 20 Optional TB-1
Education, Peace and Sustainable Development EDUCM0055 20 Optional TB-2
Teaching and Learning with Technology EDUCM0043 20 Optional TB-1
Pedagogy and Curriculum in TESOL EDUCM5902 20 Optional TB-1
Second Language Learning EDUCM5904 20 Optional TB-1
Climate Change and Education EDUCM0090 20 Optional TB-2
Expanding notions of Language EDUCM0091 20 Optional TB-2
MSc Educational Research   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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