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Programme structure: Health and Wellbeing (MRes) - what's running in 2020/21

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Contemporary Debates in Lifestyle Behaviours and Public Health SPOLM0018 15 Mandatory AYEAR
Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Design GEOGM0015 15 Mandatory TB-4
Dissertation (SWDTC) SPOLM0053 60 Mandatory AYEAR
Critical appraisal for Health and Wellbeing SPOLM0052 10 Mandatory TB-4
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences (SPS) SPOLM0014 20 Mandatory TB-1
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences (SPS) SPOLM0015 20 Mandatory TB-1
Students may substitute SPOLM0014 and SPOLM0015 with other 'Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences' and 'Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences' units in the Faculty (subject to space contraints) if this better suits their timetable.
In addition to the mandatory units and the dissertation, students choose additional units from the list below or other optional units at Bristol, Bath, UWE 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.
Researching Child and Family Welfare SPOLM0011 20 Optional TB-2
Further Quantitative Methods SPOLM0016 20 Optional TB-2
Physical Activity , Disease and Public Health PHEDM4013 20 Optional TB-1
Nutrition, Disease and Public Health PHEDM4012 20 Optional TB-1
Determinants of Physical Activity and Eating Behaviour PHEDM4014 20 Optional TB-2
Physical Activity and Nutrition Interventions: Conceptualisation and Design PHEDM4015 20 Optional TB-2
Inclusive Research with Disabled People ACHSM0001 20 Optional TB-2
Advanced Nutrition and Behaviour PSYCM0049 20 Optional TB-1
  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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