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					Form P9                                 Heriot-Watt University – Graduate/Postgraduate Programme Structure and                                                       Version 4.0 (2010/2011)
                                                                Programme Notes Template

1. Programme Code(s) (recruitment &                2. Programme Titles for all awards                       3. Main Award(s) (to be recruited      4. Exit Awards (for graduation
   exit awards)                                         (unabbreviated)                                         to)                                    only)
C167-IBL/C165-IBL/C160-IBL                         International Business Management with
                                                   Logistics                                                MSc                                    MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert


5. Type                 6. Programme Accredited               7. UCAS               8. School                       9. QAA Subject Benchmarking                   10. Date of Production/
Specialist                   by                                   Code              Management and                      Group(s)                                       Revision
Departmental                                                  N/A                   Languages
                        N/A                                                                                         Business and Management                       February 2012
                                                                             10. Arrangement of Courses                                                             11. Awards, Credits &
9. Composition                                                                                                                                                          Level
                                                                           Mandatory and Optional Courses
                                         Semester 1                              Starting From Semester 2                   Starting From Semester 2/3
                             Course Code & Title        Effort Hours         Course Code & Title                          Course Code & Title      Effort Hours        MSc requires 180
                                                                                                                                                                       Scottish Credit and
                     Mandatory courses:                                Mandatory courses:                           Mandatory:                                      Qualification Framework
   9 Courses                                                                                                                                                         credits; at least 165 of
  (including a       Logistics and Supply Chain          150 hours     Business Research Methods                    Dissertation                    600 hours        which are at Level 11
                     Strategy                                          C11BU [SCQF level 11]                        C11BM [SCQF level 11]
     project/        C11LS [SCQF level 11]
  dissertation)                                                                                                                                                       PG Dip requires 120
                     International Business              150 hours     Business Economics                                                                              Scottish Credit and
8 taught Courses     C11IB [SCQF level 11]                             C21BE [SCQF level 11]                                                                        Qualification Framework
 ( mandatory &       Financial Analysis                  150 hours     Design and Operation of                                                                       credits; at least 105 of
     optional)       C31FN [SCQF level 11                              Logistics Systems                                                                             which are at Level 11
                                                                       C11DO [SCQF level 11]
                                                                                                                                                                     PG Cert requires 60
                     Optional Courses:                                 Optional courses:
                                                                                                                                                                      Scottish Credit and
                     ONE of the following options:                     ONE of the following options:                                                                Qualification Framework
                                                                                                                                                                     credits; at least 45 of
                     Marketing                           150 hours     Operations Management                                                                         which are at Level 11
                     C11MG [SCQF level 11]                             C11OE [SCQF level 11]

                     Work, Culture & Organisations       150 hours     International Trade Law
                     C11OH [SCQF level 11]                             C11TL [SCQF level 11]

                     Corporate Social Responsibility     150 hours     Green Logistics
                     C11SY [SCQF level 11]                             C11GL [SCQF level 11]

                                                                       Managing Diversity in Business
                                                                       C11DB [SCQF level 11]




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Form P9                            Heriot-Watt University – Graduate/Postgraduate Programme Structure and                                                 Version 4.0 (2010/2011)
                                                           Programme Notes Template

1. Programme Code(s) (recruitment &           2. Programme Titles for all awards                     3. Main Award(s) (to be recruited        4. Exit Awards (for graduation
   exit awards)                                    (unabbreviated)                                       to)                                      only)
C167-IBL/C165-IBL/C160-IBL                    International Business Management with
                                              Logistics                                              MSc                                      MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert


5. Type                 6. Programme Accredited           7. UCAS             8. School                      9. QAA Subject Benchmarking               10. Date of Production/
Specialist                   by                               Code            Management and                     Group(s)                                   Revision
Departmental                                              N/A                 Languages
                   N/A                                                                                    Business and Management                      February 2012
12. Mode and Location of Study                                                         13. Duration of Study (months)
                                        Full-time X   Part-time X    Independent
                                                                                                                          Standard                              Maximum
Home Campus X           Other Campus              (specify) ………………………                                            Full-time        Part-time         Full-time          Part-time
                                                                                       Masters                12               24                 24                48
Collaborative Partner           Approved Learning Partner

14. Mode of Delivery                                                                   Diploma                9                21                 21                45
                Conventional X            Blended             Independent              Certificate            9                21                 21                45
15. Level of Courses                                                                   16. Collaborative/Approved Learning Partner Programme (Please specify details of
                                                                                           partner institutions)
Level 11 X           Levels 7-10 (UG)                     Mixed
                                                                                       N/A
Courses not at Level 11 (codes):

Programme Notes
1. Nominal Pass Mark/Grade                                          2. Summary of Assessment Methods
                                                                    Coursework
   Masters: 50% average Grade C                                    Continuous Assessment
   Diploma: 40% average grade D                                    Examination
   Certificate: 40% average grade D                                Dissertation




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Form P9                            Heriot-Watt University – Graduate/Postgraduate Programme Structure and                                              Version 4.0 (2010/2011)
                                                           Programme Notes Template

1. Programme Code(s) (recruitment &        2. Programme Titles for all awards                    3. Main Award(s) (to be recruited       4. Exit Awards (for graduation
   exit awards)                                 (unabbreviated)                                      to)                                     only)
C167-IBL/C165-IBL/C160-IBL                 International Business Management with
                                           Logistics                                             MSc                                     MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert


5. Type                 6. Programme Accredited         7. UCAS            8. School                      9. QAA Subject Benchmarking               10. Date of Production/
Specialist                   by                             Code           Management and                     Group(s)                                   Revision
Departmental                                            N/A                Languages
                        N/A                                                                                   Business and Management                   February 2012
3. Re-assessment Opportunities
At the discretion of the relevant Examination Board, students failing to fulfil the requirements for progression to the Masters Dissertation or for award of a Diploma or
Certificate will normally be permitted one further opportunity for reassessment in a maximum of three courses . For reassessment purposes, synoptically-linked courses will
normally be regarded as one course. Resits are not permitted in courses where a mark of 50% (Grade C) or above has been achieved at the first assessment opportunity
and/or where the normal progression criteria have been achieved at the first assessment opportunity. Where courses are assessed entirely by examination or by a
combination of examination and coursework, the resit will be by examination. For courses where assessment is based solely on coursework, a new assignment will be given.

Any student failing to meet the requirements set out above for progression to the MSc following reassessment cannot proceed to the dissertation stage of the Master of
Science, but may be awarded either a Postgraduate Diploma as an exit qualification, or, where the requirements for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma are not satisfied,
a Postgraduate Certificate, provided they meet all requirements as set out in the table above (4. Award Criteria). The marks for all resits will be capped at 55%.

Where the MSc dissertation is assessed at grade D, students will normally be offered the opportunity to revise and resubmit their dissertation with a view to improving the
grade to grade C . The mark for resubmitted dissertations is capped at 55%.

4. Award Criteria
                                            Number of          Overall                   Basis of Overall Mark/Grade                          Other Requirements
                                             Course           Mark/Grade
                                             Passes
   Master (Distinction):                      9                  70%               Average of all course scores, including      At least 6 courses at >=60%, (Grade B). No
                                                                                                  dissertation                   course with grade D, E or F (at any
                                                                                                                                 assessment opportunity).
   Master:                                      9                50%               Average of all course scores, including      At least 6 courses at >=50%, (Grade C). No
                                                                                                  dissertation                   course with grade E or F.

   Diploma (Distinction):                       8                70%                    Average of all course scores            At least 6 courses at >=60%, (Grade B). No
                                                                                                                                 course with grade D, E or F (at any
                                                                                                                                 assessment opportunity).

   Diploma:                                     8                40%                    Average of all course scores            At least 6 courses at >=40%, (Grade D). No
                                                                                                                                 course with grade F.

   Certificate:                                 4                40%                    Average of all course scores             At least 4 courses, degree subject-specific at

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Form P9                             Heriot-Watt University – Graduate/Postgraduate Programme Structure and                                                 Version 4.0 (2010/2011)
                                                            Programme Notes Template

1. Programme Code(s) (recruitment &          2. Programme Titles for all awards                     3. Main Award(s) (to be recruited        4. Exit Awards (for graduation
   exit awards)                                   (unabbreviated)                                       to)                                      only)
C167-IBL/C165-IBL/C160-IBL                   International Business Management with
                                             Logistics                                              MSc                                      MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert


5. Type                 6. Programme Accredited          7. UCAS            8. School                        9. QAA Subject Benchmarking                10. Date of Production/
Specialist                   by                              Code           Management and                       Group(s)                                    Revision
Departmental                                             N/A                Languages
                        N/A                                                                                  Business and Management                    February 2012
                                                                                                                                                   >=40% (Grade D)

5. Course Choice/Dissertation
The course provides students with a range of learning opportunities to facilitate the return to university study within higher education in the British system, informed by recent
developments in research, and designed to encourage the development of professional, transferable skills, and the development of managerial and professional careers upon
graduation.
Mandatory courses in the programme ensure that students develop the key skills and knowledge appropriate to this level of study, fro this discipline, while the range of
options, including the dissertation, provides flexibility for students, allowing them to pursue particular interests and subject specialties. The programme has a strong
international flavour, resulting from international recruitment, consistent with the School’s expectations that graduates will typically develop international careers. On entry into
this course of study, particular attention is paid to the development of scholarship skills, introducing professional development and employability as personal objectives, and
encouraging the practice of reflective learning.
Six courses are compulsory including the dissertation for the MSc level and students will choose two optional courses (one in each semester).
In the first two semesters of study, students register for a total of eight courses, four in each semester. Each course is worth 15 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework
credits. To progress to the dissertation component of the Master of Science Degree, students must achieve an average of 50% (grade C) in the eight taught courses, with no
F grades. For the award of the degree of Master of Science, students must also obtain an average of 50% across all courses plus the dissertation.

Students obtaining 60 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework credits from completing four courses with an average mark of at least 40% are eligible for the award of a
Postgraduate Certificate.

Students obtaining 120 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework credits from completing eight courses with an average mark of at least 40% are eligible for the award of a
Postgraduate Diploma.

Students failing to obtain a grade D in initial course assessments are permitted one further opportunity for reassessment for a maximum of three courses. Any student failing
to obtain at least a grade D following re-assessment in the course or whose average mark across the eight courses from the first assessment opportunity is less than 50%
cannot proceed to the dissertation stage of the Master of Science, but may be awarded a postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma as an exit qualification.

As part of the School’s mentoring programme, students who are unable to complete a course of study will be given appropriate advice.




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Form P9                            Heriot-Watt University – Graduate/Postgraduate Programme Structure and                                            Version 4.0 (2010/2011)
                                                           Programme Notes Template

1. Programme Code(s) (recruitment &        2. Programme Titles for all awards                   3. Main Award(s) (to be recruited       4. Exit Awards (for graduation
   exit awards)                                 (unabbreviated)                                     to)                                     only)
C167-IBL/C165-IBL/C160-IBL                 International Business Management with
                                           Logistics                                            MSc                                     MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert


5. Type                 6. Programme Accredited        7. UCAS            8. School                      9. QAA Subject Benchmarking              10. Date of Production/
Specialist                   by                            Code           Management and                     Group(s)                                  Revision
Departmental                                           N/A                Languages
                        N/A                                                                              Business and Management                  February 2012
The accompanying Programme Description provides details of aims, outcomes, teaching & learning and assessment policies for the course. Details of individual Courses are
provided in the appropriate Course Descriptors.




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