Scheme for the Award of a Taught Master's Degree for students entering from 2014/15: Sub-Board 'local rules'

Please read the following local rules in conjunction with the relevant scheme paragraph in the Classification Scheme for this programme:

These Exam Sub-Board 'local rules' apply to the following programmes:
MSc African Development
MSc Development Management
MSc Development Studies (Research)
MSc Development Studies
MSc Health and International Development
MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies
MSc Population and Development

1.

Course critical to assessment:
Students must obtain a mark of at least 65 in the dissertation in order to be awarded an overall Distinction.
Except for MSc Population and Development: students must pass the DV459 (formerly SA499) dissertation in order to be awarded the degree but are not required to achieve a mark of at least 65 in the dissertation to be awarded an overall Distinction.

2.

Distinction/Merit borderline (scheme paragraph 3.3.2):
Classification for students with mark profiles falling into this range will always be determined to the advantage of the student.

3.

Merit/Pass borderline (scheme paragraph 3.3.4):
Classification for students with mark profiles falling into this range will always be determined to the advantage of the student.

For further information on Exam Sub-Board local rules, please contact Martin Johnson

August 2017