Scheme for the Award of a Taught Master's Degree for students entering from 2016/17: 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 Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation
(formerly MSc History of Empires)
MA/MSc History of International Relations
MSc Theory and History of International Relations
LSE-Columbia University Double Degree MA International and World History
LSE-Peking University Double Degree MSc International Affairs


Course critical to assessment:
A degree cannot be awarded unless HY499 Dissertation (or HY458 in the case of LSE-Columbia Double MA in International and World History; or HY498 in the case of LSE-PKU Double Degree in International Affairs) has been passed.


Distinction/Merit borderline (scheme paragraph 3.3.2):
Classification for students with mark profiles falling into this range will be determined according to an aggregate formula:

Discretion in Regulation 3.3.2 d), International History will have its own aggregate rule:

Distinction+ Distinction+ Merit +Pass = DISTINCTION with an aggregate of 267 or more
Distinction+ Distinction+ Merit +Pass = MERIT with an aggregate of 266 or less
Distinction+ Distinction+ Merit +Merit = DISTINCTION (without the need for a minimum aggregate)
[N.B. 3.3.2 c) - to the advantage of the student]


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