Scheme for the award of a Taught Master's Degree

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 in City Design and Social Science

MSc in Culture and Society

MSc in Economy and Society (for students starting from 2021/22)
MSc in Economy, Risk and Society
(for students starting before 2021/22)

MSc in Human Rights
MSc in Human Rights and Politics

MSc in Inequalities and Social Science

MSc in Political Sociology
MSc in Sociology


Course(s) critical to assessment:
Students must pass the dissertation/independent project to be awarded the degree.


Additional criteria for the award of Merit/Distinction (scheme section 2):
Students must achieve mark of 55 or above in specified core course to be awarded a Distinction overall:

MSc City Design and Social Science: SO448

MSc Culture and Society: SO434
MSc Economy and Society: SO425
MSc Economy, Risk and Society: SO425
MSc Human Rights: SO424

MSc Human Rights and Politics: SO4B1
MSc Inequalities and Social Science: SO478
MSc Political Sociology: SO407
MSc Sociology: SO491 or SO492

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