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Assessment will be based on coursework (continual assessment and examination performance) and the dissertation.

To be awarded the MSc degree students must achieve 40% in each module and in the dissertation. Students can compensate one taught module in a semester if they achieve a grade of at least 30% in the failed module and receive at least 40% across the other taught modules in that semester and at least 50% in one taught module in that semester. Students who achieve an average mark of 70% or above for the course overall and 70% or above in the dissertation will be awarded a distinction.  A distinction cannot be awarded if a student has failed any module at first attempt during the course.

Students who have passed taught modules, but who do not achieve a pass mark in the dissertation, will be deemed to have failed the Masters course. Such students may apply to repeat the course, or may be awarded the associated Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Policy which is available only as an exit award from the MSc course. 

The final degree mark is based on a credit-weighted average of the marks awarded in each module

Weighting of Coursework - ECTS Credits

Year 1 Semester 1 20 ECTS
Year 1 Semester 2 20 ECTS
Year 2 Semester 1 20 ECTS
Coursework Total 60 ECTS
Dissertation 30 ECTS
Total 90 ECTS