Degree Programme Specification 2019/2020
M.A. Joint Honours in Geography and Sociology
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|Awarding institution:||The University of Edinburgh|
|Teaching institution:||The University of Edinburgh|
|Programme accredited by:|
|Final award:||MA Honours|
|Programme title:||Geography and Sociology MA Honours|
|Relevant QAA subject benchmarking group(s):||Geography, Sociology|
|Postholder with overall responsibility for QA:||
Dr Thor Thordarsen; Sarah McAllister
|Date of production/revision:||Ocotober 2012|
|Further Information:||View the prospectus entry for this programme|
Programme structure and features
SQCF credit points and levels for each constituent course and each year of programme
Notes - Normal progression requires the completion of 120 credits each year
The academic progress of students who do not achieve 80 credits is reviewed by the School Curriculum Approval Officer on a case by case basis.
Modes of study
Full time and part time study available.
Exit awards available at the completion of specific stages of the programme
Degrees lasting 3 years
There are a range of degrees lasting three years that are open to students. Students take 120 credits per year, thus graduating with a total of 360 credits. There are two main types of curriculum:
This programme allows students to study a diverse range of courses for the full duration of their degree. At least 240 of the total 360 credits taken over three years are taken from subjects in the College of Science and Engineering (including Geography and Sociology). 60 credits must be taken at level 9 or 10 (3rd year or higher).
BSc Ordinary Degree in a Designated Discipline
This is similar to the General Degree in that it also requires students to take at least 240 of the total 360 credits taken over three years from subjects in the College of Science and Engineering (including Geography and Sociology). However, in the 3rd year they take at least 80 out of 120 credits in the 3rd year of their ‘Designated Disciplines’.
Teaching and learning workload
You will learn through a mixture of scheduled teaching and independent study. Some programmes also offer work placements.
At Edinburgh we use a range of teaching and learning methods including lectures, tutorials, practical laboratory sessions, technical workshops and studio critiques.
The typical workload for a student on this programme is outlined in the table below, however the actual time you spend on each type of activity will depend on what courses you choose to study.
Assessment method balance
You will be assessed through a variety of methods. These might include written or practical exams or coursework such as essays, projects, group work or presentations.
The typical assessment methods for a student on this programme are outlined below, however the balance between written exams, practical exams and coursework will vary depending on what courses you choose to study.