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6 October An Introduction to your MA James Clark
Structure Generic MA Programme structure 120 credit points of taught units 60 credit point research dissertation Full time Generally, 60 credit points per teaching block Preparation and submission of dissertation between the close of the taught units (May) and the final submission deadline (15 September) Part time Generally, 60 credit points per year Preparation and submission of dissertation in Year 2
Each credit-bearing unit carries an assessment For certain units there will be different elements within the assessment (e.g. essay + another exercise) 50% pass-mark When things go wrong Failure on a unit cannot be ‘condoned’, i.e. a failed assessment must be subject to re-submission and re-assessment in order to recover the credit-points. Re-submission must occur at the point of failure. Unit Assessment
Progression You must pass each unit of the taught component in order to progress to the dissertation. Your right to progress is confirmed by a Faculty meeting in June/July. Failure to progress will result in withdrawal from the programme: if you have secured sufficient credit points you may be entitled to receive a postgraduate diploma or a postgraduate certificate.
Dissertation Preparation You will agree a topic and supervision arrangements with your programme director before you begin your research. You are entitled to meetings with your supervisor during term-time; generally, your supervisor will agree to respond to queries during the summer period. Your supervisor is not permitted to read and comment on a draft of the entire dissertation. Assessment The dissertation is assessed by two internal markers and by the external examiner. You may request written feedback on your dissertation. Programme directors may arrange verbal feedback from appropriate staff.
Contingencies Change of status full-time, part-time Extension to a submission deadline apply in advance, with supporting documents Suspension of studies i.e. time out from the programme
Academic & Pastoral Support Personal Tutor Your programme director or another member of MA staff Head of Education Graduate School Officer - Anthony Everett (Arts) - Stephen Cheeke (Hums) - Catherine O’Rawe (Mod. Lang.) Head of Subject/ Subject Lead Graduate Education Director (Graduate Dean)