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Programme structure: Security, Conflict and Human Rights (MRes) - what's running in 2020/21

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Conceptual Issues in Security, Conflict, and Human Rights POLIM0030 15 Mandatory TB-1
Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Design GEOGM0015 15 Mandatory TB-4
Dissertation (SWDTC) POLIM0010 60 Mandatory AYEAR
The research training units "Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences" & "Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences" run a number of times across the Faculty. Students may request to take whichever unit best fits their timetable, but requests are subject to space constraints.
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences SOCIM0011 20 Mandatory TB-1,TB-2
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences SOCIM0013 20 Mandatory TB-1
In addition to the mandatory units and the dissertation, students choose additional units from the list below or other optional units at Bristol, Bath or Exeter by agreement with the programme director. Depending on the institution offering them, units may be of different credit values; the minimum volume of credit required for this programme is 180.
Theoretical Approaches to Security POLIM0029 20 Optional TB-1
International Security POLIM3012 20 Optional TB-1
Feminisms and International Relations POLIM3013 20 Optional TB-1
Theories of International Relations POLIM3014 20 Optional TB-1
International Political Economy POLIM3015 20 Optional TB-1
Theories of Development POLIM3018 20 Optional TB-1
Governance, Institutions and the Global Political Economy SPOLM1073 20 Optional TB-1
Foreign Policy Analysis POLIM3017 20 Optional TB-2
International Human Rights POLIM3030 20 Optional TB-2
Sino-US Relations in Global Politics POLIM3033 20 Optional TB-2
East Asia and Global Development POLIM0006 20 Optional TB-1
Understanding Popular Culture in/and World Politics POLIM0002 20 Optional TB-2
Gender, Masculinity/ies and International Relations POLIM3016 20 Optional TB-2
Migration, asylum and human rights: EU and global policy perspectives. SPOLM0042 20 Optional TB-2
Human Rights in Law, Politics and Society LAWDM0089 30 Optional TB-4
Interpreting Gender SOCIM3103 20 Optional TB-2
Global transformations: Issues and Trajectories POLIM0007 15 Optional TB-1
Transitional Justice in the Aftermath of Conflict POLIM0049 20 Optional TB-2
Religion, Ethnicity and Value Change SOCIM0010 20 Optional TB-2
  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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