Early Modern Exchanges
29th May, 4.30pm, Foster Court 225
Gabriel Harvey's Reading
Mathew Symons (UCL, Centre for Editing Lives and Letters), Matching up the Margins: Across Gabriel Harvey's Books
Chris Stamatakis (UCL, English), How Gabriel Harvey Read His Castiglione
Respondent: Lisa Jardine (UCL, Centre for Editing Lives and Letters).
The Malone Society's John Edward Kerry prize has been won this year by one of our Early Modern Studies MA students for a project on Ralph Crane's scribal copies of Middleton's A Game at Chesse.
Details of recent publications by members of the Centre are available on our News page.
All assessed work is marked by two members of staff. In addition, the College appoints an 'external examiner' for the MA from another university to review the marking process and scrutinize a selection of assessed coursework and dissertations. The purpose of the external examiner is to ensure that the internal examiners of the various courses and dissertations mark to a consistent standard and that the standards of the award are comparable with those of other UK universities. The external examiner also provides feedback to the College on the conduct of the assessment process.The internal and external examiners constitute the Board of Examiners, which meets in late October or early November to decide the final awards.
Submissions deadlines for assessed work 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 or deadlines for other assessment modes. For the Early Modern
Studies Core Course and Dissertation the deadlines are the same as those
in the School of European Languages, Cultures and Society. Below are
details of marking criteria, penalties for late submission and the
scheme of award for the MA in Early Modern Studies.
- SELCS Coursework Submissions Deadlines
- SELCS Marking Criteria
- MARS Marking Criteria
- Penalties for Going Over Word Count
- Penalties for Late Submission of Coursework
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.
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