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The Corn Harvest by Pieter Bruegel the Elder; Antwerp, 1525-1530

A discussion about the future of the early modern and adjacent moments at UCL

We are seeking to consult and start conversations as widely as possible with colleagues in any discipline about our community and how we in the Centre for Early Modern Exchanges (EME) and the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) can support, facilitate, enhance and showcase your work, research and teaching. Both Research Centres now belong to UCL's Institute for Advanced Studies and we are seeking to change our remit to be more representative of the incredible collection of expertise and brilliance at UCL. More...

Starts: Jun 7, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Assessment

All assessed work at MA level is double marked by two members of staff. In addition, an external examiner reviews the marking process and scrutinizes a selection of assessed coursework and dissertations. The Board of Examiners meets in late October or early November to decide the final awards.

Submissions deadlines for assessed work and means of submission will vary slightly across different departments, so please check with the relevant course tutor or postgraduate administrator to see when your coursework essays are due. The Early Modern Studies programme follows the deadlines set in the School of European Languages, Cultures and Society.

Details on marking criteria, penalties for late submission, plagiarism and the scheme of award are all available in the:

Scheme of Award

The MA in Early Modern Studies comprises three compulsory elements: the core course Early Modern Exchanges: Methods, Histories, Cultures worth 30 credits, the Dissertation worth 90 credits and optional courses to a total of 60 credits.

Pass: In order to achieve a pass candidates must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% and have achieved a minimum of 50% in the dissertation. The Board of Examiners may allow the possibility of a condoned failure in one or more elements provided that the mark achieved is at least 40%, the element in question is not the dissertation, and the percentage of the condoned failure does not exceed 25% of the total weighting of the elements of assessment.

Merit: the Board of Examiners will award a merit where the overall mark is 60 or greater, the mark for the dissertation is 65 or greater, there are no marks below 50 in any component.

Distinction: the Board of Examiners will award a distinction where in addition to meeting the requirement of achieving 50% or above in all elements of the programme at the first attempt, the overall average mark and dissertation are 70% or more.