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

The Court of Examiners will meet in April to review coursework marks and in September to incorporate dissertation marks into overall grades.

The pass mark for each module is 50%. In the calculation of the overall mark, modules are weighted according to their ECTS credit weighting.

To be awarded the MSc degree students must achieve 50% in each module and in the dissertation. 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.

Students who fail to achieve an average of 50% in each module will not be allowed to proceed to the dissertation. Students who fail the dissertation will not be awarded the MSc but will be eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Economics, provided they have completed 60 ECTS.

Part-time students must achieve an overall average of 50% in each module completed in year one in order to progress to year two of the course.

Weighting of Coursework - ECTS Credits

Michaelmas Term Part 1 15 ECTS
Michaelmast Term part 2 15 ECTS
Hilary Term Part 1 15 ECTS
Hilary Term Part 2 15 ECTS
Coursework Total 60 ECTS
Research Topics 5 ECTS
Dissertation 25 ECTS
Total 90 ECTS