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Programme structure: Climate Change Science and Policy (MSc) - what's running in 2020/21

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Select from:
Climate Change MSc Research Project GEOGM0009 60 Mandatory AYEAR
Climate Change: Science and Impacts GEOGM1405 20 Mandatory TB-1
Environmental Policy and Politics GEOGM1409 20 Mandatory TB-2
Earth System Modeling GEOGM0030 20 Mandatory TB-1
Quantifying Climate Risks GEOGM0045 20 Mandatory TB-2
Select 40 credit points from:
Practical Statistics for Use in Research and Policy GEOGM0010 20 Optional TB-1
Sustainability, Risk and Resilience in the Urban Age GEOGM0037 20 Optional TB-1
An Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing for Environmental Policy and Management GEOGM0013 20 Optional TB-2
Global Development and Environment: History, Theory, Practice GEOGM0044 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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