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Programme structure: Psychology of Education BPS (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 (mandatory or where chosen as optional) 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
Introduction to Educational Inquiry EDUCM5000 20 Mandatory TB-1,AYEAR
Cognition and Learning EDUCM0042 10 Mandatory TB-1
Brain, Mind and Education EDUCM5404 20 Mandatory TB-1
Statistics in Education EDUCM5504 10 Mandatory TB-1
Social Psychology EDUCM0080 20 Mandatory TB-2
The Psychology of Individual Differences. EDUCM5410 10 Mandatory TB-2D
Developmental Psychology EDUCM5411 10 Mandatory TB-2D
Dissertation EDUCM1900 60 Mandatory TB-4
Select 20 credit points from the following:
Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing in Educational Contexts EDUCM0079 20 Optional TB-2
Cognitive Neuroscience and Classroom Practice EDUCM0078 20 Optional TB-2
Controversial Issues in Special and Inclusive Education EDUCM5601 20 Optional TB-1
Counselling Learners with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs EDUCM0061 20 Optional TB-2
Genetics, society and education EDUCM0081 20 Optional TB-2
Multivariate Statistical Methods in Education EDUCM5507 20 Optional TB-2
Working with Parents and Carers for Inclusive Education EDUCM0062 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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