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Programme structure: Economics, Finance and Management (MSc) - what's running in 2020/21

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Management EFIMM0112 20 Mandatory TB-1
Finance EFIMM0125 20 Mandatory TB-1
Economics EFIMM0108 20 Mandatory TB-1
Dissertation (MSc EFM) EFIMM0083 60 Mandatory AYEAR
Students then choose one of the following pathways:
Students choosing Business and Strategy pathway must take:
Data Analytics EFIMM0104 15 Optional TB-2
Plus three units from:
Strategic Management ECONM2025 15 Optional TB-2
Competitive Strategy EFIMM0107 15 Optional TB-2
Corporate Finance EFIMM0111 15 Optional TB-2
Organisations and Incentives EFIMM0106 15 Optional TB-2
Digital Business EFIMM0113 15 Optional TB-2
Students choosing International Economics and Finance pathway must take:
One unit from:
Data Analytics EFIMM0104 15 Optional TB-2
Business and Economic Forecasting EFIMM0109 15 Optional TB-2
Plus three units from:
International Corporate Finance and Governance EFIMM0123 15 Optional TB-2
International Business EFIMM0003 15 Optional TB-2
Financial Markets and Investments EFIMM0110 15 Optional TB-2
Global Economy EFIMM0105 15 Optional TB-2
International Finance and Economics EFIMM0103 15 Optional TB-2
Students choosing General pathway must take:
One unit from:
Data Analytics EFIMM0104 15 Optional TB-2
Business and Economic Forecasting EFIMM0109 15 Optional TB-2
Plus three units from at least two disciplines:
Management
International Business EFIMM0003 15 Optional TB-2
Digital Business EFIMM0113 15 Optional TB-2
Strategic Management ECONM2025 15 Optional TB-2
Economics
Competitive Strategy EFIMM0107 15 Optional TB-2
Organisations and Incentives EFIMM0106 15 Optional TB-2
Global Economy EFIMM0105 15 Optional TB-2
International Finance and Economics EFIMM0103 15 Optional TB-2
Finance
International Corporate Finance and Governance EFIMM0123 15 Optional TB-2
Corporate Finance EFIMM0111 15 Optional TB-2
Financial Markets and Investments EFIMM0110 15 Optional TB-2
MSc Economics Finance and Management   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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