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Programme structure: Philosophy and Law (MA) - what's running in 2020/21

This programme is not recruiting from 2016/17.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Dissertation PHILM0001 60 Mandatory AYEAR
Philosophy Essay Unit 5 PHILM0013 20 Mandatory TB-1,TB-2
Epistemology and Metaphysics PHILM0021 20 Mandatory TB-1
Essay Unit 6 PHILM0024 20 Mandatory TB-1,TB-2
Early Modern Natural Philosophy Not Available in 2020/21 PHILM0030 20 Mandatory
Philosophical Writing and Research Seminar PHILM0025 20 Mandatory TB-1
Value Theory PHILM0026 20 Mandatory TB-2
Students must take one unit from the following:
Banking Conduct and Law LAWDM0144 30 Optional TB-4
Company Law LAWDM0008 30 Optional TB-4
Individual Employment Rights LAWDM0021 30 Optional TB-4
General Principles of International Law LAWDM0026 30 Optional TB-4
Law Gender and Sexuality LAWDM0033 30 Optional TB-4
Corporate Governance in the United Kingdom and United States LAWDM0069 30 Optional TB-4
Information Technology Law LAWDM0070 30 Optional TB-4
Migration Law and Policy - International, European, and Human Rights Dimensions LAWDM0112 30 Optional TB-4
Constitutional and Substantive EU Law LAWDM0088 30 Optional TB-4
Human Rights in Law, Politics and Society LAWDM0089 30 Optional TB-4
International Commercial Arbitration LAWDM1005 30 Optional TB-4
International Commercial Arbitration LAWDM1005 30 Optional TB-4
Philosophy of Probability PHILM0028 20 Optional TB-1
Personal Option Unit AFACM0007 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Supervised Individual Study AFACM0008 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
MA Philosophy and Law   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.

Additional progress information

The award of an MA with Merit in the Faculty of Arts requires at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component and at least 65 out of 100 for the dissertation.

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