UCL Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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- MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS)
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Submission of course work
MARS is an interdisciplinary and inter-faculty MA and, as such, most MARS students will find that they have to conform to more than one set of requirements and deadlines for assessed work. MARS students complete and consign assessed work for a given course in the same way as all other students on that course. They should ask course tutors for details.
Submission deadlines and procedures for courses taught in the History Departnent can be found on the current students section of the History Department website.
The requirements and deadlines for dissertations, by contrast, are uniform for all MARS students and are those explained on the page Dissertations.
The following penalties for late and overlength coursework apply uniformly across UCL:
Late Submission of Coursework
The full allocated mark should be reduced by 5 percentage points for the first working day after the deadline for the submission of the coursework.
The mark will be reduced by a further 10 percentage points if the coursework is submitted during the following six days.
Providing the coursework is submitted more than 7 days late, but before [the end of the third term], it will be recorded as zero but the assessment would be considered to be complete.
In the case of dissertations submitted more than seven days late, the mark will be recorded as zero but the assessment would be considered to be complete.
Over-length Coursework, including dissertations
Assessed work should not be more than 10% longer than the prescribed word count. Assessed work with a stated word count above this maximum will not be accepted for submission (i.e. it will not be date-stamped or otherwise recorded as formally submitted), but immediately returned to the student with instructions to reduce the word length. The work may then be resubmitted, except insofar as penalties for late submission may apply.
If submitted work is subsequently found to have an inaccurately stated word count, and to exceed the upper word limit by at least 10% and by less than 20%, the mark will be reduced by ten percentage marks, subject to a minimum mark of a minimum pass assuming that the work merited a pass.
For work which exceeds the upper word limit by 20% or more, a mark of zero will be recorded.
Extenuating circumstances and extensions
If a student believes illness or other extenuating circumstances are affecting either their performance or ability to meet a deadline they should discuss this with their relevant course tutors and the degree tutor as soon as possible. Students wishing for good reasons to apply for extensions to deadlines will likewise want to consult these tutors. All courses starting with the prefix MDVLG- are courses examined by the MARS Board of Examiners, and the relevant form which should ultimately be submitted for extensions is here.
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