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Programme structure: Environmental Humanities (MA) for 2023/24 entry cohort

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Introduction to Environmental Humanities HUMSM0010 20 Mandatory TB-1
Themes in Environmental Humanities HUMSM0009 20 Mandatory TB-2
Students must select 40 credit points from the following list of Teaching Block 1 units:
Environment and History HISTM0078 20 Optional TB-1
Historians and the Boundaries of the Body HISTM0104 20 Optional TB-1
Literature and the Environment: Diverse Perspectives ENGLM0066 20 Optional TB-1
Critical Issues in Contemporary Literature ENGLM0071 20 Optional TB-1
Romantic Poetry and Poetics ENGLM3009 20 Optional TB-1
Cultural Heritage of the Built Environment ARCHM0084 20 Optional TB-1
History of Science PHILM0007 20 Optional TB-1
Philosophy of Biology PHILM0006 20 Optional TB-1
Tools and Methods for Innovation INOVM0024 20 Optional TB-1
Students must select one of the following Dissertation units:
Written Dissertation HUMSM0008 60 Optional AYEAR
Dissertation: Practical and Written Element HUMSM0011 60 Optional AYEAR
Dissertation: Collaborative HUMSM0012 60 Optional AYEAR
Students must select one research skills unit from the following list:
Research Skills MODLM0021 20 Optional TB-2
Researching and Writing History HISTM0055 20 Optional TB-2
Students must select 20 credit points from the following list of Teaching Block 2 units:
The Nature of Britain: Environmental Histories of an Atlantic Island HISTM0103 20 Optional TB-2
Oceans & Globalisation: 1700-1945 HISTM0100 20 Optional TB-2
Animal Planet: Humans and other animals in modernity ENGLM0056 20 Optional TB-2
Writing in the Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Uranium ENGLM0067 20 Optional TB-2
Museums and Heritage: Critical Perspectives ARCHM0076 20 Optional TB-2
Philosophy of Science PHILM0033 20 Optional TB-2
The Public Role of the Humanities HUMSM0002 20 Optional TB-2
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Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7 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.

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 7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level 7.

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