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M.Phil in Medieval History

Assessment allows for the award of an M. Phil. degree (Master in Philosophy) or, where a thesis is not submitted, a Postgraduate Diploma. Candidates are assessed on the completion of each module. The Dissertation will be assessed by two members of staff and the external examiner. Students who complete all mandatory module work and other requirements including presentations, and who obtain in the major subjects of study an aggregate mark of 50% or higher, will be permitted to proceed to the dissertation stage for assessment for the award of the M. Phil in Medieval History. Alternatively, they may elect to take the Postgraduate Diploma in Medieval History.

Students who complete all requisite course work and other requirements, and who obtain in the major subjects of study an aggregate mark of between 40% and 49%, will not be permitted to proceed to the dissertation stage but will be recommended for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Medieval History.

Students who receive an aggregate mark of less than 40% in the major subjects of study or who fail one or more of the research training modules will not be permitted to proceed to the dissertation stage but, subject to securing an aggregate mark of 40% or higher in the major subjects of study and passing the research training modules, will be recommended for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Medieval History.

Students seeking the M. Phil will be required to submit a dissertation of 20,000 words based on their own primary research. Those who opt not to submit a dissertation may be considered for the award of a postgraduate diploma.


Last updated 11 August 2011 History (Email).