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					SLLC UNDERGRADUATE P ROGRAMME HANDBOOK

BA (Single Honours)
Arabic Studies                      Linguistics
Chinese Studies                     Modern Middle Eastern History
English Language                    Middle Eastern Studies
French Studies                      Persian Studies
German Studies                      Russian Studies
Hebrew Studies                      Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American
Italian Studies                           Studies
Japanese Studies                    Turkish Studies



BA (Joint Honours)
American and Latin-American Studies
A Middle Eastern Language and a Modern Language
A Modern Language and Business and Management
Arabic and Islamic Studies
English Language and a Modern Foreign Language
English Literature and a Modern Foreign Language
English Literature and Linguistics
European Studies and Modern Languages
Hebrew and Jewish Studies (Years 2 and 3)
History and a Modern Language
History of Art and a Modern Language
Islamic Studies and Arabic (Year 1
Islamic Studies and Muslim Societies (Year 1)
Jewish Studies and Hebrew (Year 1)
Linguistics and a Modern Language
Linguistics and Social Anthropology
Linguistics and Sociology
Middle Eastern Languages
Screen Studies and a Modern Language, English Language, or Linguistics
Modern Languages
Master of Modern Languages
Modern Middle Eastern History and Arabic
                               Year of Entry: 2009 - 2010
Dear Student,

I wish you a warm welcome to The University of Manchester and in particular to The School of
Languages, Linguistics and Cultures. Our School has a broad range of programmes and course units
on offer and we have a large undergraduate population of around 2000 students. Most of you will
end up feeling that your Department, rather than the School is your real academic home. It is the staff
and students within your Department and your chosen programme that you will get to know best.
However, even though the School may be a little too big for you to get to know us all, the size of the
School has many advantages in terms of the breadth of courses on offer and the mix of people
working and studying within it. I am sure you will find a way of benefiting from the advantages of
being part of a large and diverse School.

The most important aspect of your time at University is obviously your academic programme; the
knowledge you acquire and the skills you learn and develop within it will be important for your future.
However, by managing your time a little wisely, you should also be able to get involved in other
activities arranged within the School, for instance the different student societies or the peer mentoring
schemes. I also hope that you make use of the many other opportunities offered within the University
and the City, for instance the Students Union and its societies, the many sports facilities, theatres and
music venues. I also hope that you will help us to make our provision even better and play a part in
shaping the future of the School and its programmes of study by taking opportunities to influence
what we do through student participation in the School‟s committees, through staff-student meetings
at all levels or maybe just through the student questionnaire which is issued to all students.

I wish you an enjoyable time at University and trust that you will grasp the many opportunities that
will come your way to learn and develop both academically and as an individual.

Professor Kersti Börjars
Head of School



Please note: Those who use the Handbook, staff and students alike, are urged to inform the
School’s Undergraduate Manager of any errors or omissions, and to suggest ways in which
the contents might be made more comprehensive, or the presentation of information
improved. Every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of the documentation below.
However, you are advised that this Handbook may be subject to change at short notice.




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                                            CONTENTS


          Foreword

1        Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities                                      5
    1.1 What is the Faculty of Humanities?                                              6
    1.2 What does the Faculty do?                                                       7
    1.3 How is the Faculty Run?                                                         7
    1.4 Student Representation                                                     8
    1.5 What will the Faculty mean to you as a Student?                                 8
    1.6 Faculty Role in Academic Appeals, Conduct and Discipline of Students and
         Student Complaints                                                             8
    1.7 Academic Appeals                                                                9
    1.8 Conduct and Disciplinary Matters                                                9
    1.9 Complaints                                                                      9
    1.10         Dates of Semesters and Examination Periods                             10
    1.11 IS services within the Faculty of Humanities                                   10
    1.12 The University Language Centre                                                 11
    1.13 The University of Manchester Alumni Association                                11

2         General Information                                                           13
    2.1   Seeking advice                                                           13
    2.2   Keeping in touch                                                              13
    2.3   The School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures                             13
    2.4   Health and Safety                                                             16

3         Learning resources                                                            17
    3.1   The Language Centre                                                           17
    3.2   Library Resources                                                             18
    3.3   Computer facilities                                                           19
    3.4   Cultural institutes                                                           20
    3.5   Bookshops                                                                     21

4        Programmes of Study                                                            21
    4.1 Aims and learning outcomes                                                      22
    4.2 Planning your choice of course units                                            22
    4.3 Years, Semesters, Levels and Credits                                            23
    4.4 Learning and teaching                                                           24
    4.5 Skills acquisition                                                              27
    4.6 Regulations                                                                     27
    4.6.1 University Undergraduate Regulations                                     28
    4.6.2 Regulations for Degree Programmes administered by the School                  39

          Middle Eastern Studies Degree Programme Structures
          (inc. joint hons with Middle Eastern Studies)                                 40
          ~ Arabic Studies                                                              40

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         ~ Hebrew Studies                                                                42
         ~ Persian Studies                                                               44
         ~ Turkish Studies                                                               46
         ~ Middle Eastern Languages                                                 48
         ~ Islamic Studies and Arabic                                               50
         ~ Jewish Studies and Hebrew                                                52
         ~ Modern Middle Eastern History                                            54
         ~ Modern Middle Eastern History and Arabic                                 56
         ~ Middle Eastern Studies                                                   58
         ~ Islamic Studies and Muslim Societies                              60
         ~ [A] Middle Eastern Language and a Modern Language                        61

         Linguistics and English Language Degree Programme Structures
         (inc. joint honours with Linguistics or English Language)    63
         ~ English Language                                                         63
         ~ English Language and a Modern Foreign Language                           64
         ~ English Literature and Linguistics                                       66
         ~ Linguistics                                                              67
         ~ Linguistics and a Modern Language                                        68
         ~ Linguistics and Social Anthropology                        69
         ~ Linguistics and Sociology                                                70

         Modern Languages Degree Programme Structures
         (inc. single and joint honours in Modern Languages,
         Master of Modern Languages (MML) and joint honours
         with other Schools)                                                        71
         ~ American and Latin-American Studies                                      71
         ~ Chinese Studies                                                          72
         ~ English Literature and a Modern Foreign Language                         76
         ~ European Studies and Modern Languages                                    77
         ~ French Studies                                                           79
         ~ German Studies                                                           80
         ~ History and a Modern Language                                            81
         ~ History of Art and a Modern Language                                     82
         ~ Italian Studies                                                          84
         ~ Japanese Studies                                                         85
         ~ [A] Modern Language and Business and Management                          88
         ~ Modern Languages                                                         90
         ~ Master of Modern Languages                                               91
         ~ Russian Studies                                                          94
         ~ Screen Studies and a Modern Language, English Language, or Linguistics   95
         ~ Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American Studies                           97

5 Residence Abroad                                                                  98
  5.1    Residence Abroad Regulations                                        98



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    6 Student progression                                                               98
      6.1    Registration                                                               98
      6.2    Induction                                                                  98
      6.3    Accreditation of prior learning                                      99
      6.4    Attendance requirements                                                    99
      6.5    Unsatisfactory progress                                              100
      6.6    Transfer between programmes of study within the School                     101

7     Assessment                                                                        103
      7.1    Methods of assessment                                                103
      7.1.1 Assessed Coursework                                                         103
      7.1.2 Examinations                                                                104
      7.1.3 Take Away Exam Papers                                                       105
      7.1.4 Study Project                                                               105
      7.1.5 Dissertation                                                                105
      7.1.6 Oral Examinations                                                           106
      7.1.7 Other Methods of Assessment                                           106
      7.2    Feedback                                                                   106
      7.2.1 Feedback on students‟ work                                                  106
      7.2.2 SLLC Feedback Policy                                                        107
      7.3    Criteria of assessment and Samples of Feedback Forms                       109
      7.4    Second marking                                                             124
      7.5    Guidance to students on plagiarism + other academic malpractice            124
      7.6    Plagiarism                                                                 124
      7.7    Collusion                                                                  126
      7.8    Fabrication or falsification of results                                    126
      7.9    Emergencies affecting examinations or other assessments (including
             information about mitigation)                                              128
      7.10 Resit arrangements                                                           130
      7.11 Reassessment of coursework                                                   130
      7.12 Contribution of the Second Year Examination to the degree result             130
      7.13 Classification of Degrees                                                    131
      7.14 Mitigating Circumstances                                                     131
      7.15 Examination results                                                          131
      7.16 Review procedure                                                             132
      7.17 Prizes and awards                                                            132

    8 Student support and guidance                                                      134
      8.1    University support services                                                134
      8.2    Academic Advisers                                                          136
      8.3    Withdrawal from study                                                137
      8.4    Harassment                                                                 137
      8.5    Ill health                                                                 138
      8.6    Questions and problems: who should I go and see?                           141

    9 Student feedback and representation                                               142


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9.1   Evaluation of course units and programmes         142
9.2   Student representation                            142
9.3   Channels for complaint                      143




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                                  FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

               SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES, LINGUISTICS AND CULTURES


                 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK, 2009/2010




1.      WELCOME TO THE FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

As Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all students in the
University of Manchester. The Faculty of Humanities is one of four faculties in the University and
consists of seven Schools that offer an unprecedented range of innovative programmes at
undergraduate and graduate level, embracing disciplines as diverse as business and management,
social sciences, law, education, languages, arts and environment and development.

We are confident that this rich mix of opportunities will make study in the University of Manchester
an exciting and stimulating experience, where you will benefit from the experience of leading scholars
in your field and also from being part of a large and diverse student community.

The Faculty of Humanities is committed to providing a student experience of the highest standard,
and during this year we will be seeking your opinion on how well we have succeeded in the objective.
 I urge you to participate in this process, and use all the chances we make available to you to let us
know how we can improve the quality education we provide.

This Handbook contains material specific to the programme of study or the discipline area in which
your studies will be based.

Alistair Ulph
Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Humanities                           September, 2009




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1.1     What is the Faculty of Humanities?

Universities all over the world have traditionally divided their academic activities into faculties.
Faculties consist of academic units based on a particular discipline or on a grouping of disciplines
employing similar methodologies. This is the approach that has been followed in the University of
Manchester, and these sub-faculty disciplinary units are known as Schools. The Faculty plays an
important role within the University, since it is the Faculty which is responsible, on behalf of the
Senate, for the regulation of the degree programmes offered, and it is through the Faculty that
academic qualifications are awarded. The designation Humanities distinguishes this Faculty from the
other three science-based faculties – Engineering and Physical Sciences; Medical and Human
Sciences; and Life Sciences.

The Faculty of Humanities encompasses academic areas as diverse as Arts, Education, Social
Sciences and Business & Management and is the largest Faculty in the University. With a total
income approaching £190m per year over 16,000 students and some 1200 academic staff, it is
equivalent to a medium-sized university in the UK. The vast majority of the disciplines in the Faculty
already have international reputations and is proof of the University‟s commitment to, and ambitions
for, these areas.

Based on any analysis of the results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), Manchester
is amongst the country‟s top four or five major research universities and is proving competitive with
University College London and Imperial College and just behind Oxford and Cambridge. 65% of
research staff (amounting to 1,193 full time equivalent staff) at the university are judged to be carrying
out research which is „world leading‟ (4*) or „internationally excellent‟ (3*). For the Faculty of
Humanities as a whole, 22% of activity was classed as world leading and further 40% as internally
excellent.

The Faculty has seven Schools: Arts, Histories and Cultures; Education; Environment and
Development; Languages, Linguistics and Cultures; Law; Social Sciences; and Manchester Business
School. The formation of these schools has provided opportunity for increased collaboration
throughout the Faculty and for regional, national and international engagement.

The Faculty of Humanities will enter its sixth year of operation, along with the University, on 1
October 2009 and is strongly committed to the ambitious vision of our first President and Vice-
Chancellor, Professor Alan Gilbert, which aims to see Manchester highly placed among the select
group of world class institutions by 2015, with respect to both teaching and research.




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1.2       What does the Faculty Do?

The Faculty is the interface between the discipline-based Schools and the University. The Faculty is
headed by a Dean, who also holds the title of Vice-President of the University and as such is a
member of the University Senior Executive Team. The Dean is supported in the Faculty by a team of
Associate Deans, all of whom hold a particular portfolio, and these are listed below. The Dean and
Associate Deans constitute the academic management of the Faculty. They are supported in their
work by a Faculty administrative team, organised along functional lines (e.g. academic administration,
planning, and estates matters). The administrative team is answerable to the Head of Faculty
Administration, while working on a day-to-day basis with the Associate Deans and other
administrative colleagues in the Faculty and in the Schools. The emphasis is on team-working across
school and faculty boundaries.

The Faculty Officers are:

Dean & Vice-President                               Professor Alistair Ulph, MA, BPhil

Associate Deans
Research                                          Professor Luke Georghiou, PhD, BSc
Postgraduate Education                            Professor Bertrand Taithe, PhD, MA
Teaching & Learning                        Dr Chris Davies, PhD, MSc, BSc, C.Eng, C.Geog, CITP,
                                                  FRGS, MBCS
Head of Faculty Administration                    Russell Ashworth, BA


The work of the Faculty, through its administrative team involves the following:

         preparing and implementing Faculty policies, strategies, procedures and regulations within a
          University framework;
         planning and resource allocation;
         co-ordinating and developing activities to respond effectively to institutional or external
          initiatives or activities, encouraging best practice across Schools and facilitating the seamless
          operation of processes across School, Faculty and University boundaries;
         monitoring and evaluating the performance of Schools;
         quality assurance and enhancement;
         facilitating inter- and multidisciplinary activities;
         the delivery of operational services that are best undertaken centrally.

1.3       How is the Faculty Run?

In common with other faculties, the Faculty of Humanities is governed through a combination of
bodies representing schools, staff and students. There are two bodies on which staff from all areas of
the Faculty, academic and support staff, are represented. These are the Faculty Assembly, held at
least once a year for all staff in the Faculty, and the Faculty Committee. The Faculty Assembly is
consultative and involves all staff, whereas the Faculty Committee is advisory and has members by
virtue of the office they hold (e.g. Associate Deans and Heads of Schools) as well as an elected


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element. The Faculty Policy and Resources Committee, consisting of the Faculty Officers (Dean,
Associate Deans, Head of Faculty Administration and Heads of Schools) assists the Dean on issues
of policy and resourcing. The Dean also has an Advisory Group comprising the Associate Deans
and the Head of Faculty Administration, which meets at the Dean‟s request.

There are a number of Faculty committees, whose purpose is to co-ordinate essential academic
functions and formulate policy and regulatory frameworks for approval within the Faculty. These
cover Undergraduate and Postgraduate matters (taught as well as research programmes), Teaching
& Learning, and Research. Membership of these Committees is normally on the basis of a position
held within the School, e.g. all School Postgraduate Research Directors are members of the
Postgraduate Research Committee. The Faculty also has a Library Committee to consider issues that
affect relations between the Schools and the University Library.

1.4     Student Representation

There is provision for student membership of all of the above except the Faculty Assembly, the Policy
and Resources Committee, the Dean‟s Advisory Group and the Research Committee. Students
normally participate in full in the business of committees unless an item of business is reserved, e.g.
when it involves discussion of a named individual. On such occasions student members will be asked
to withdraw. There is also student representation on key bodies within schools and there are separate
Student Representatives‟ Committees at Faculty level.

1.5     What will the Faculty mean to you as a Student?

Most students spend their time at university blissfully unaware of the Faculty and what it does. This is
because for students, the focus of their involvement is the disciplinary grouping, i.e. the School within
which their studies are based, or in the case of students on interdisciplinary programmes, the office
which is responsible for administering their programme. Students may have contact with the Faculty if
they have a problem that cannot be resolved at a local level within the School or Programme Office,
e.g. breach of regulations, appeals or disciplinary matters. Otherwise it is entirely possible to
complete a course of study without ever interacting directly with the Faculty. As a student, you need
to know that the Faculty has a monitoring and co-ordinating role vis à vis the Schools and is the
body with which the University interacts on a formal level. In addition, as has been stated above,
students are represented on the Faculty bodies which make decisions about its activities.

1.6     Faculty role in Academic Appeals, Conduct and Discipline of Students and Student
        Complaints

University regulations allow for students to appeal against a number of decisions that may affect their
academic progression. There are also regulations governing student misconduct and procedures for
complaints from students. These regulations and procedures can be found in full on the University
website http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/policies/. The regulations XVII, XVIII and XIX
approved in June 2004 apply to all students with effect from October 2005. The following
paragraphs describe how these matters will be handled by the Faculty.




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1.7     Academic Appeals

University General Regulation XIX (http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/policies/) defines a
number of decisions affecting a student‟s academic progression against which students might wish to
appeal. These include expulsion from the University, exclusion from a programme of study, or the
result of assessment or award of a particular degree classification. There are specific grounds on the
basis of which an appeal may be made and these are listed in Regulation XIX. Before proceeding to
formal appeals, students are strongly advised to try to resolve the matter with an appropriate person
in their School. If this fails, then the formal appeals procedure may be invoked by completing the
relevant „Appeals Form‟ which is available on the website
http://documents.manchester.ac.uk/list.aspx . Completed Appeals Forms should be submitted to Mr
Neil Ferguson, Head of Faculty Academic Services, Faculty of Humanities, Room G4, Devonshire
House, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL (telephone 306 1105, e-
mail: neil.ferguson@manchester.ac.uk).

1.8     Conduct and Disciplinary Matters

University General Regulation XVII (http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/policies/) defines types
of behaviour which may lead to disciplinary action being taken against students who are in breach of
the regulation. Misconduct can be defined as the improper interference, in the broadest sense, with
the proper functioning or activities of the University or of those who work and study in the University,
or action which otherwise damages the University or its reputation. The most common form of
disciplinary action is in respect of academic malpractice e.g. plagiarism, collusion or other forms of
cheating. The Regulation on Conduct and Discipline of Students does not cover action against
students following failure in examinations or failure to meet other academic requirements. Any student
found guilty of misconduct has the right of appeal both against the finding itself, and any penalty
imposed, provided that there is: evidence of procedural irregularity on the part of the University;
availability of new evidence which could not reasonably have been expected to be presented at the
original hearing; or the disproportionate nature of the penalty. Any enquiries about issues relating to
student misconduct in the Faculty of Humanities should be referred to the Head of Faculty Academic
Services in the Faculty of Humanities Office (telephone: 306 1105, e-mail:
neil.ferguson@manchester.ac.uk).

1.9     Student Complaints

University General Regulation XVIII (http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/policies/) sets out a
procedure for handling complaints by students. A complaint is defined as ‘an expression of
dissatisfaction which merits a response’ and covers complaints about the provision of programmes
or parts of programmes, services or facilities by the University, or the actions or lack of actions by
University staff. The Student Complaints Procedure does not cover matters relating to assessment
and progression, nor complaints involving allegations of misconduct or harassment, as these are
covered by separate procedures. The Procedure allows for the complaint to be handled informally at
School level, however, if that approach is unsuccessful, formal procedures can be invoked by
completing a Complaints Form. Any enquiries about issues relating to student complaints in the
Faculty of Humanities should be referred to the Head of Faculty Academic Services in the Faculty of
Humanities Office (telephone: 306 1105, e-mail: neil.ferguson@manchester.ac.uk) to whom


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completed Complaints Forms should also be submitted.
1.10 Dates of Semesters 2009-2010 and Examination Periods

First Semester

Attendance              21 September 2009 – 18 December 2009
Christmas Vacation      19 December 2009 – 17 January 2010
Attendance              18 January 2010 – 29 January 2010 (Semester One examination period)

Second Semester

Attendance           1 February 2010 – 26 March 2010
Easter Vacation      27 March 2010 – 18 April 2010
Attendance           19 April 2010 – 11 June 2010
Semester Two examination period: 20 May 2010 – 9 June 2010

Resit examination period: 23 August 2010 – 3 September 2010

1.11    Information Systems (IS) Services within the Faculty of Humanities

Students at the University of Manchester enjoy access to a wide range of high quality IS services
provided across campus. Within Humanities itself there are in excess of 500 computers located within
Faculty buildings available for student use complementing the 900+ seats provided by the University
in public clusters – including a public cluster at Owens Park.

All cluster computers are configured in the same way and provide access to services offered by
schools, faculties and central service providers such as Humanities ICT Office
(http://ict.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/), IT Services (http://www.itservices.manchester.ac.uk) and
the John Rylands University Library (http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/). Full details of software
available on clusters can be found at http://www.itservices.manchester.ac.uk/clustersoftware/. Full
details of library services and other electronic resources can be found at
http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/.

In addition to cluster computers wireless networking is being installed across campus enabling
students with wireless equipped laptops to access IS services on campus. Full details of the services
offered, including a list of available locations, can be found at
http://www.itservices.manchester.ac.uk/wireless/.

Help and advice is available from our Service Desk which can be contacted by phone, via the web,
e-mail or in person. Physical Service desk support is available at John Rylands and the Joule Library.
 Details of opening hours and other contact details can be found at
http://www.itservices.manchester.ac.uk/contacts/.

Training, face to face and online is available to Postgraduate Research students, see
http://www.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/humnet/acaserv/pgresearch/training/. Courses are provided
centrally by IT Services, see http://www.itservices.manchester.ac.uk/trainingcourses/. Undergraduate


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and Postgraduate taught students have access to a variety of online resources and courses from the
IT Services http://www.itservices.manchester.ac.uk/trainingcourses/ and online resources through the
Faculty, see http://www.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/ictsupport/training/

1.12    The University Language Centre

The University Language Centre provides courses and language learning resources for students from a
wide variety of disciplines wishing to include a modern languages element within their studies. It also offers
a wide range of courses and services for international students for whom English is not a first language.

Foreign language courses, offered as part of the Language Centre‟s Language Experience for All
Programme (LEAP) – These courses are available to students from across the University and may be
studied on a credit or on a non-credit basis. Currently there are 18 languages, ranging from the main
international languages (e.g. French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese) to a number of lesser taught languages (e.g.
Japanese, Urdu, Persian, Turkish, Greek), offered at various levels. For more information on the full range
of languages and levels that are available, please consult the University Language Centre website (link
below).

English Language Programmes - If English is not your native language, you may wish to enquire about
the wide range of credit bearing and non-credit bearing English courses available through the University
Language Centre. International students who would like advice on how they can improve their academic
writing may also make use of the one-to-one writing consultation service (link below).

Face to Face - This is a reciprocal language learning scheme, in which students can meet with native
speakers of the language they are learning. International students find that this is a good way to meet home
students and to become more integrated into the University. Home students can prepare themselves for
study abroad by finding out about their partners‟ home universities and cultures.

Tandem Programme - This programme is similar to Face to Face, but is more formal and provides
credits within the Language Experience for All Programme (LEAP), which counts towards a University
degree. It is fully monitored, assessed and supported via practical workshops.

Open Learning Facilities - The University Language Centre‟s open learning facilities, situated in the
Samuel Alexander Building, offer:

•       A well stocked library of materials in text, audio, video, DVD and CD-ROM formats
•       Materials in some 60 languages
•       A suite of TV/VCR presenters fed by a range of satellite and terrestrial channels
•       A suite of dedicated multimedia PCs for computer aided language learning.
•       Support and advice for learners from expert staff and through on-line resources

A full guide to the University Language Centre‟s courses, services and its language learning resources is
available at: http://www.langcent.manchester.ac.uk

1.13    The University of Manchester Alumni Association



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The University of Manchester Alumni Association if the main point of contact for the University‟s
global network of over 225,000 active former students.

We keep in touch with our members through our annual alumni magazine Your Manchester, our
Your Manchester Insights events programme and our alumni community website, Your Manchester
Online. We are also able to help our graduates in various other ways such through networking
opportunities.

You automatically become a member of the Alumni Association once you have graduated – however
to become an active member (and benefit most from all the services offered) you will need to register
with Your Manchester Online: www.manchester.ac.uk/yourmanchester - the University‟s
interactive alumni community website and update your contact details online.

The Alumni Association offers benefits and services to current students too. You will be invited to
the Your Manchester Insights events programme - an exciting lecture series designed to showcase
the excellence, relevance and topicality of research going on at the University.

Many of our graduates make a difference to thousands of Manchester students by providing
generous financial support to help them during their time. This is done via five key funds: Opportunity
Manchester, Global Outreach, Research Impact, Bridging Hardship and Learning Enrichment.
A significant number of our graduates are particularly loyal to the University and enjoy helping current
students. For example the Managing Director of Goldman Sachs International, Manchester graduate
David Buckley (BSc Hons Electrical Engineering and Electronic Engineering 1984) frequently advises
students at mentoring sessions on subjects such as leadership and business ethics and the Chief
Executive of Tesco plc Sir Terry Leahy (BSc Hons Management Science 1977) delivered a session
to students on „Building a Business of Leaders‟.

Manchester graduates can be found in all walks of life and include some very famous and senior
names such as: Mathew Horne (know for his role as Gavin in the BBC3 comedy Gavin and
Stacey); Ed Simmons and Tom Rowland (musicians – The Chemical Brothers); Ben Elton (comedian
and writer), Alex Garland (writer), Meera Syal (writer/actor); Sophie Raworth
(Newscaster/Journalist); Anna Ford (Broadcaster); Dame Betty Kershaw (President of the Royal
College of Nursing); George Maxwell Richards (President of Trinidad and Tobago) and Jennifer Vel
(youngest member of the Seychelles National Assembly).

Contact the Alumni Association
Development and Alumni Relations
The University of Manchester
G9, Christie Building
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Tel: +44 (0)161 306 3066
E-mail: alumni@manchester.ac.uk
www.manchester.ac.uk/yourmanchester




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2       General Information

2.1     Seeking advice

If you need clarification, assistance, or advice on any matter, academic, financial, medical, or
personal, do not delay – seek help immediately. All members of staff are willing to help and, in
cases where they are unqualified to offer assistance, will be able to put you in touch with the appropriate
agency (see section 8 below).

Academic issues In academic matters, make use of the formal channels that are open to you – your
Academic Adviser, Programme Director, student representative. The School and its constituent
discipline areas are in a state of constant evolution and are responsive to suggestions and new ideas:
positive input from you will contribute to better programmes of study and a better environment in which
to learn.

General enquiries Members of the administrative staff are very busy, and may stipulate times when
they will be available to deal with students‟ enquiries. You are urged please to respect the arrangements
made in this matter.


2.2     Keeping in touch

Managing programmes of study is a considerable task and requires constant two-way communication.
You should cultivate the habit of regularly checking your pigeonhole for mail and relevant notice boards
for information that may concern you. Pigeonholes for student mail are situated in the glass corridor that
links the south and west wings on the third floor of the Samuel Alexander Building. Make sure that
you keep us informed immediately regarding any change of term-time or home address by
amending it yourself through the Student Portal. Access the University portal at
www.portal.manchester.ac.uk , and log on to the Student System to change your address information.
Once you have registered as an e-mail user your University e-mail address (the one that ends
@student.manchester.ac.uk) will be the one used by tutors and administrative staff and you should then
check your e-mail regularly for communications from the University.

Academic staff can be contacted in their rooms during their office hours (at least two hours per week).
The times at which members of the academic staff are available to see students depend on their individual
commitments, but will in each case be advertised on their office door. If you have any trouble contacting
a tutor, you can send an e-mail message or leave a message with a member of the undergraduate support
staff team. Check your e-mail and pigeonhole regularly for a reply. Let the tutor have your e-mail
address and if possible a telephone number at which you can be contacted.

2.3     The School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

        Head of School                            Professor Kersti Börjars
        Head of School Administration             Ms Krys Chandler (room S3.20)




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Director of Undergraduate Studies
                                    Professor Matthew Jefferies (Room S3.18)

Executive Director of the
Language Centre and Director
of Language Teaching and Learning Ms Jocelyn Wyburd (room LG8.1)

Manager of Institution Wide
Language Programmes                 Dr John Morley (room LG7.2)

Chairs of Specialist Committees
External Relations
(Admissions and Recruitment)        Dr David Bell (room S3.17)
Undergraduate Programmes            Professor Matthew Jefferies (S3.18)
Examinations                        Dr Cathy Gelbin (room S3.27)
Residence Abroad and Exchanges      Dr Wiebke Brockhaus-Grand (S3.26)

School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures - Administration
Undergraduate Manager              Mrs Elizabeth Nolan (room S3.25)
Admissions Manager                 Mr Charles Pybus (room S3.22)
Research and Dev. Manager          Mr Jonathan Starbrook (room S3.10)
Postgraduate Manager               Ms Amanda Mathews (room S3.11)
Language Centre Manager            Ms Francesca Smith (based at Oddfellows Hall)
Administrator for Centre for
Chinese Studies                    Ms Karen Wang (room S3.14)

School Address                      School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
                                    Samuel Alexander Building
                                    The University of Manchester
                                    Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL
Telephones
External Relations                  +44 (0)161 275 3265
Fax                                 +44 (0)161 275 3031
E-mail                              uglanguages@manchester.ac.uk
Website                             http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk

Undergraduate Support Officers (for more information please consult the website:
www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/ug)

Undergraduate Assessment            Mrs Fiona Hallard (room S3.6)
Coordinator                         +44 (0)161 306 1625
(full-time)                         fiona.hallard@manchester.ac.uk

Undergraduate Programmes            Ms Sara Latham (room S3.5)
Coordinator                         +44 (0)161 275 8059


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          (part-time, Mon-Thurs)         sara.latham@manchester.ac.uk




School Residence Abroad Co-ordinator
                                         Dan Herman (Room S3.6)
                                         +44 (0)161 275 8123
                                         Dan.Herman@manchester.ac.uk

School Residence Abroad Assistant        Mr Andrew Smith (Room S3.6) (from 11.01.10)
                                         +44 (0)161 275 3242
                                         andrew.smith-6@manchester.ac.uk

LEAP Programmes Support Officer          Mr Andrés Lozoya (room SG.14)
Institution Wide Language Programmes     +44 (0)161 275 8306
                                         Andres.lozoya@manchester.ac.uk

Undergraduate Support Assistant and School Receptionist
                                         Ms Aagje Buzink (room S3.8)
      Telephone:                         +44 (0)161 275 8311
      E-mail                             Aagje.buzink@manchester.ac.uk

French                                           Ms Gill Worrall (room S3.5)
                                         Mrs Wendy Howat (room S3.5)
            Telephone                    +44 (0)161 275 3209/3183
            Fax                          +44 (0)161 275 3031
            E-mail                       french@manchester.ac.uk
                                         Gill.worrall@manchester.ac.uk/
                                         wendy.howat@manchester.ac.uk

German AND
European Studies and Modern Languages
                                         Ms Rachel Corrigan
                                         (room S3.5)
            Telephone                    +44 (0)161 275 3182
            Fax                          +44 (0)161 275 3031
            E-mail                       german@manchester.ac.uk /
                                         Rachel.corrigan@manchester.ac.uk

Italian
                                         Ms Angela Aspden (room S3.6)
            Telephone                    +44 (0)161 306 1727
            Fax                          +44 (0)161 275 3031
            E-mail                       italian@manchester.ac.uk /
                                         angela.aspden-2@manchester.ac.uk



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Linguistics and English Language
                                                 Ms Gillian Woodward (room S3.6)
           Telephone                             +44 (0)161 275 3124
           Fax                                   +44 (0)161 275 3031
           E-mail                                linguistics@manchester.ac.uk
                                                 Gillian.woodward@manchester.ac.uk

Middle Eastern Studies AND
A Modern Language and Business & Management
                                       Ms Miroslava Hukelova (room S3.6)
         Telephone                     +44 (0)161 275 3595
         Fax                           +44 (0)161 275 3031
         E-mail                        mes@manchester.ac.uk
                                       Miroslava.hukelova@manchester.ac.uk

Russian and East European Studies AND
Master of Modern Languages                       Mr Andrew Smith (Room S3.6) (from 11.01.10)
                                                 +44 (0)161 275 3242
                                                 andrew.smith-6@manchester.ac.uk

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American Studies
                                          Ms Bernadette Cunnane (room S3.5)
                                          Mrs Wendy Howat (room S3.5)
          Telephone                       +44 (0)161 275 3040
          Fax                             +44 (0)161 275 3031
          E-mail                          spanish@manchester.ac.uk
                                          Bernadette.cunnane@manchester.ac.uk
                                          Wendy.howat@manchester.ac.uk

East Asian Studies                               Ms Emily Birch (Room S3.13)
          Telephone                              +44 (0)161 275 8667
          Fax                                    +44 (0)161 275 3031
          E-mail                                 emily.birch@manchester.ac.uk

The Head of School is responsible for the general management of the School and for maintaining the
academic standard of its programmes of study. Professor Börjars will be pleased to meet any student
who wishes to discuss academic or personal matters during her office hours: an appointment can be made
through the School Assistant (Room S3.7) or School Reception (see above).

The Director of Undergraduate Studies is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the
programmes of study provided by the School. This involves overseeing the programme evaluation
process, considering changes and improvements to the structure and content of programmes, and
ensuring adherence to the University's Academic Standards Code of Practice. The Director willbe happy
to meet any student registered with the School to discuss relevant issues during office hours, which are
posted on the door of the Director‟s room.



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2.4     Health and Safety

Individual responsibility All students are required to familiarise themselves with the Health and Safety
at Work regulations, extracts of which are posted in the South Wing foyer of the Samuel Alexander
Building and in the other buildings used by the Faculty. The School has a Health and Safety Officer (the
School Officer, Room S3.7), whom you should consult if you have any questions or cause for concern.
Do not leave unreported anything you perceive to be a fire hazard or other potential source of
harm.

First aid Anyone requiring first aid for themselves or for others should contact one of the first aiders
whose names and telephone numbers are posted in common user areas (for example, by lift entrances).
A first aid kit is kept in the Building Attendants' Office (Samuel Alexander Building, north foyer) and in
the office of the Undergraduate Manager (S3.25). If an ambulance is required, inform the Building
Attendants or Porters of the situation so that they can direct the ambulance personnel when they arrive.
Outside normal working hours dial 9999 (not 999).

Fire or similar emergency It is very important that you familiarise yourself with the procedures for
dealing with an emergency. You should know how to raise the alarm in the event of fire and should note
where emergency exits are situated in the buildings you commonly use. There are fire alarms and fire
extinguishers at both ends of every corridor and opposite lifts. Fire drills are held twice a year in the
Samuel Alexander Building.

Emergency exits, in the Samuel Alexander Building, are situated as follows:

        •   on the ground floor, in the glass corridor between the west wing and the south wing;
        •   on the ground floor, at the foot of the north wing staircase;
        •   on the third floor, at the east end of the south wing near room S3.1, there is emergency
            access to the external fire-escape;
        •   on the fourth floor, the west wing may be reached from the south wing, and vice versa, by
            means of the emergency exits that give access to the roof terrace that connects these two
            wings of the building.

Assembly points for the Samuel Alexander Building in the case of evacuation are the Refectory
concourse opposite the main entrance and the area outside the South Wing opposite the Ellen Wilkinson
building. Once you are outside the danger may not be over, so stand well clear of the building. On no
account use lifts in an emergency. When you hear the alarm, make your way as quickly as possible
to the nearest regular or emergency exit. If for any reason you will need help to leave the building
in the event of an emergency, you should inform the relevant Head of Department or the
School Officer of this fact.


3       Learning resources

3.1     The Language Centre



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        Executive Director                    Ms Jocelyn Wyburd (room LG8.1)
        Technician                            Mr Abdul Pathan (room LG1C)
        Secretary and Librarian               Mrs Angela Farrand (room LG1B)

        Telephone                             (0161) 275 7960
        E-mail                                langcent@manchester.ac.uk
        Website                               http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/


Facilities The University Language Centre is situated in the Samuel Alexander Building, on the lower
ground floor. Entry is from the foyer of the south wing, through the coffee bar and the Leamington PC
cluster. Undergraduates of the School are the Centre‟s primary users, but it is open to any member of
the University who wishes to make use of it. It houses a resources library with materials in book, audio,
video, DVD and CD-ROM formats; two multimedia studios comprising PCs, satellite TV, VCRs, DVD
players and cassette player/recorders; one language teaching laboratory (available at set times for self-
access); and a room bookable for pair-work or voice recording. The library provides a quiet study
space, while speaking is encouraged in the multimedia studios, which are designed to allow students to
record their own voices. The PCs are equipped with headsets, can be used for DVD playback, and are
linked to the University network, including internet and e-mail facilities. They provide access to extensive
language-learning software and multilingual word-processing facilities; also TV over IP which broadcasts
material through the University network. The TV/VCRs provide playback and recording facilities, and
access to live satellite broadcasts. Full information about the University Language Centre and supportive
materials for language learners are to be found on its website.

Opening hours. The Centre's opening hours are the same as those of the Samuel Alexander Building,
i.e. Monday to Friday 08.30-20.00 in term time, 08.30-18.00 during student vacations. Reception is
staffed for registrations and the loan of materials Mon-Thur 09.30-19.00, Friday 09.30-17.00 in term
time and Mon-Fri 09.30-17.00 (closed 13.00-14.00) during student vacations.

3.2     Library Resources


The John Rylands University Library
Telephone
                  – General enquiries                               (0161) 275 3751
                  – Renewals                                        (0161) 275 3718
                  – High Demand enquiries                           (0161) 275 3714
                  – Website                                         www.library.manchester.ac.uk

The John Rylands University Library (JRUL) is one of the largest academic libraries in the country. It has
extensive reference and borrowing facilities, including a High Demand Collection, which contains core
texts and other material much in demand in connection with taught course units and associated essay
work. Although you will need to familiarise yourself with many of the areas in the building during your
time at the university, the most relevant collections are housed in the Blue Area, Floor 3 (general history;
French, German, Italian, and Iberian languages, literatures, and linguistics, Classics; philosophy; Slavonic
languages, literatures, and linguistics and English language). The Near Eastern Collection can be found in


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the Purple and Orange Areas on Floors 4 and 5. The Library has published a useful guide to its Middle
Eastern collection – Middle Eastern and Judaic Studies: A Guide to Research Resources, 1997.
Journals held in print are housed in the Humanities periodicals sequence which is found in the Orange
Area on Floors 3, 2 and 1. There is a general enquiry desk on the ground floor of the Blue Area. The
library‟s Special Collections are housed in the Deansgate building in the centre of town. The Deansgate
library has one of the finest collections of manuscripts and early printed books in the UK. Its holdings
include large Arabic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish, Hebrew and Syriac collections. These are a rich
resource for researchers in particular, and are available for consultation in the Library only. The
University Museum and the Whitworth Art Gallery both contain extensive collections of material related
to the Middle East.




Student Learning Resource Centres

School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures Learning Resource Centre Room S2.5 (shared
facility with the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures)

These resource centres house photocopying facilities for the use of students who wish to make copies for
their personal use of course materials deposited there for this purpose. Photocopier cards are made
available for students to purchase as necessary. Typically, lecturers will leave in the resource centres
copies of articles or book extracts for which the demand on the part of students following particular
course units is expected to be heavy. The material is made available, and may only be used, in
accordance with prevailing copyright legislation and agreements binding on the University. The Resource
Centre is open from 10.00 to 4.00 Mondays to Fridays during the two teaching semesters (but not during
the vacation or during the exam periods).

Manchester Central Library
St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD
Telephone
                     – Arts Library                              (0161) 234 1974
                     – Chinese Library                           (0161) 234 1970
                     – Commercial & Business Information         (0161) 234 1991
                     – General Readers Library                   (0161) 234 1971
                     – Language and Literature Library           (0161) 234 1972/3
                     – Science and Humanities Library            (0161) 234 1983/7

This is a valuable resource often overlooked by students but worth a visit if you cannot find the books
you need in the JRUL. It has well-stocked collections in all relevant areas and is open for free
membership to all Manchester residents and those studying full-time in the city. The library is normally
open 10.00–20.00 Monday to Thursday and 10.00–17.00 on Friday and Saturday.

3.3     Computer Facilities




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The Faculty of Humanities offers a wide range of computing facilities within the Samuel Alexander,
Bridgeford Street, Mansfield Cooper, Dover Street and Manchester Business School buildings. All the
PCs within these buildings are configured in the same way.

The main software available in the Faculty includes:

                Windows XP
                Microsoft Office
There is also subject-specific software available to assist you in your learning.

See http://ict.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/facilities/index.html

There are a number of ways in which support can be accessed; self service support is available from
many web sites, support can be accessed by calling at the physical helpdesks, by telephone or e-
mail.

In person: The IT Service Desk can be visited at either the John Rylands Library or the Joule
Library.

       The main MBS Service Desk is located in room MBS West room 3.49, Manchester
        Business School and is only available to staff and students within MBS.

By telephone: The service desk can be obtained by ringing 0161 306 5544 (internal 65544). MBS
support can be obtained by ringing 0161 275 6321 (int 56321).

By e-mail: E-mail support is available by e-mailing it-servicedesk@manchester.ac.uk
.

The University Language Centre

In the University Language Centre there is a specially designed cluster equipped with 22 PCs.
Headphones with microphones are provided so that the special language software can be fully utilised by
students. Laser printing is available at a small cost per sheet.

Microsoft Office is supported by the Microsoft multi-lingual Proofing Tools and fonts (with variable
keyboard layouts), to permit word-processing, the checking of spelling and grammar, and thesaurus use
in multiple languages.

Available computer-aided language-learning (CALL) software includes network-based programmes and
standalone multimedia CD-ROMs in the following languages: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Mandarin),
Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Kazakh, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
and Turkish. Full details of IT facilities and available software are on the Language Centre‟s website.

Multimedia CD-ROMs are issued to members of the University Language Centre from reception. A
library card is required as security against any borrowed items.



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3.4     Cultural Institutes

Alliance Française French Cultural Delegation
Churchgate House, 4th Floor, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6EU
Telephone (0161) 236 7117, http://www.alliancefrancaisemanchester.org/

The purpose of the Delegation is to foster closer links between France and the city of Manchester, and to
promote French culture in the north-west of England.

Goethe-Institut
Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6EU
Telephone (0161) 237 1077, http://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/man/deindex.htm

The purpose of the institute is to foster closer links between Germany and the city of Manchester, and to
promote German culture in the north-west of England.

Please note that the Goethe-Institut Prüfungszentrum is now based at the University of Manchester within
the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures (contact the Goethe-Institut Support Officer, telephone
(0161) 275 3141, Room LG8.2, Samuel Alexander).

Instituto Cervantes
326/330 Deansgate, Campfield Avenue Arcade, Manchester M3 4FN
Telephone (0161) 661 4200, http://manchester.cervantes.es/en/default.shtm

The Instituto Cervantes offers a full range of courses in Spanish and houses an extensive library of
Spanish language materials: newspapers, books, periodicals, videos, and audiotapes. It has a significant
programme of cultural events, including an annual Spanish film festival.

3.5     Bookshops

        Blackwell‟s Academic Bookshop
        The Precinct Centre
        Oxford Road
        Manchester M13 9RN
        Telephone (0161) 274 3331

        Waterstones                                               and
        2/4 St Ann‟s Square                                       91 Deansgate
        Manchester M2 7HH                                         Manchester M3 2BW
        Telephone (0161) 832 0424                                 Telephone (0161) 837 3000


4. Programmes of Study

This Handbook contains information for students on the following Honours degree programmes


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owned by the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures:

American and Latin American Studies
A Modern Language and Business and Management
A Modern Language and Screen Studies
Arabic Studies
Islamic and Arabic Studies
Chinese Studies
European Studies and Modern Languages
English Language
English Language and a Modern Language
English Literature and a Modern Language
English Literature and Linguistics
French Studies
German Studies
Hebrew Studies
Jewish and Hebrew Studies
History and a Modern Language
History of Art and a Modern Language
Islamic Studies and Muslim Societies
Italian Studies
Japanese Studies
Linguistics
Linguistics and a Modern Language
Linguistics and Social Anthropology
Linguistics and Sociology
Master of Modern Languages (MML)
Middle Eastern Language and A Modern Language
Middle Eastern Languages
Modern Languages (Joint Honours)
Modern Middle Eastern History
Persian Studies
Russian Studies
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Turkish Studies


The University of Manchester has as its „mission‟ the pursuit of excellence through the
advancement of research, scholarship, teaching and learning, and those are the things that the
School and its constituent disciplines set out to achieve in all areas of study. The main aim of the
Honours degree programmes is to give students experience of excellence in teaching and learning, in
an environment where they will benefit from the fact that all constituent subjects of study are also a
home to world-leading research.

The School aims to offer academically coherent, challenging and up-to-date programmes of study in
ways which encourage students to develop as independent and self-reliant learners. As well as this it


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is our aim to foster students‟ personal, intellectual and organisational skills, so that when they leave
the University they will take with them a range of skills that will be readily applicable to their chosen
career.

4.1     Aims and learning outcomes

Each programme of study has a set of Programme Specifications which lay out in detail its aims and
learning outcomes, and the teaching methods used to achieve these. The Programme Specifications will
assist students in reflecting on what they have achieved, and are expected to achieve, during their
programmes of study. In particular, they help to show how the learning outcomes for individual course
units contribute to the aims of the programme as a whole. Individual programme structures and
regulations may consulted on pages 39 – 93, or in the individual discipline course unit handbooks at
http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/ug/handbooks/

The Programme Specifications are under review (2009-10) and will be posted on the intranet in due
course (please contact Elizabeth Nolan, the Undergraduate Manager, for further information).

4.2     Planning your choice of course units

With the aid of the handbooks and Directories of Course Units, in conjunction with support from
their Academic Adviser or from members of the Undergraduate Support staff, students will be able to
plan their progress through their chosen degree programme. Each programme allows considerable
flexibility. Students should however particularly note that a number of course units in the second and final
year can only be taken if they have passed „prerequisite‟ course units earlier in the programme. It is
therefore important, if students intend to take particular course units later in the programme, to make sure
that they also plan to take the necessary prerequisites. Please note that the respective Directories of
Course Units for each subject of study (Linguistics and English Language, French, German, etc.) willonly
contain lists of course units available in one particular academic session. The course units which may be
available in any subsequent year are not necessarily identical: alterations may arise as a result of
programme revisions and changes in staffing.

4.3     Years, Semesters, Levels and Credits

Degree programmes in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures involve either three or four
years of full-time study. The four-year programmes are those which combine with a language, with the
third year spent abroad. In each of the three years (four years in the case of MML) which are spent in
Manchester, you follow a set of prescribed course units over two semesters. Some course units are
compulsory, and others are optional. Course units are assigned a level (1, 2, 3 or 4) and have a credit
rating.

In each year, you will normally take course units which make a total of 120 credit points. You should aim
to select an equal balance of course units over the year, the ideal balance being a set of course units
totalling 60 credits in each semester. The credit ratings for course units vary. There are some course units
which have a credit rating of 20 points and are taught over both semesters, some which have a credit
rating of 20 points and taught in one semester only (known as „short fat‟ units that are taught in either
Semester One or Semester Two), and some which have a credit rating of 10 points and are taught in one


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semester only (either Semester One or Semester Two).

All course units are credit-rated. Credit-rating is intended as a measure of the student workload required
to complete a unit satisfactorily. One credit is judged to be the equivalent of ten study hours (class time
and/or private, independent study), and therefore for each 10-credit unit you are expected to spend 100
hours preparing for, and attending, classes, working on assignments, undertaking private study and
revising for examinations. The normal workload is 120 credits per year of study.

You should try to plan your options so that the ideal balance of 60 credit points per semester is achieved
in a year. An imbalance of 40 credit points in one semester and 80 credits in the other is permitted by the
University, but in practice this alternative should be avoided. An imbalance of 50-70 can be warranted if
this allows you to follow your preferred course units. Students are not permitted to ‘swap’ a year-
long course unit or Semester One only course unit that they have already taken but consider
they might have failed for a course unit being delivered in Semester Two only. Similarly,
halfway through the academic year, they cannot decide to swap a year-long course unit for
another year-long course unit. If this were to be allowed, an extra tuition fee would be payable to the
University. This stipulation is necessary to allow the School to plan ahead for staffing and resource
purposes.

Students will only be permitted to change course units as follows:

(i) All course units (year long and per semester) up to end of week 2 Semester One (or week 2 of
Semester Two for Semester Two only course units) can be changed without permission, dependent
on whether course units already have full quotas.

(ii) Semester One course units to be swapped to year-long or Semester Two course units (same
credit rating) no later than end of week 4 Semester One with special permission from the Head of
Department or Senior Academic Adviser/Programme Director.

(iii) Year-long course units to be swapped to other year-long course units (including the dissertation),
no later than end of week 6 Semester One with special permission.

If you are unable to change the course unit on the student system, please ensure that you contact your
Undergraduate Support Officer, who will be able to do it for you. Changes after these dates can
only be made if they involve mitigating circumstances and in most cases, students will be restricted to
the programme regulations.

Course units generally have a code which begins with a prefix which is relevant to the discipline area of
study:

        EALC = East Asian Studies (including Chinese and Japanese),
        FREN = French
        GERM = German
        ITAL = Italian
        LELA = Linguistics and English Language
        MEST = Middle Eastern Studies


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        RUSS = Russian
        SPLA = Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American Studies
        LALC = School-wide course units

        UL** etc = LEAP course units (delivered through the Institution-Wide Language Programme).

Each course unit prefix is followed by five numbers. The first number in the course unit code
corresponds to the level of the course unit (e.g. 1=Level 1) and the last number corresponds to the
semester in which the course unit can be taken (e.g. 1=Semester One only, 2=Semester Two only and
0=all year long), e.g. FREN30510 commences with a „3‟ therefore is a third level/final year course unit,
has a unique identifying number of its own („051‟) and is delivered across the entire academic year in
both semesters (ends in a zero).

For all course units the level of the course unit corresponds to the year in which it must be taken. There
are exceptions to this rule. Some programmes allow students to take course units „out of turn‟, i.e. a
Level 1 course unit in second year (Level 2) or a Level 2 course unit in final year (Level 3). Students
are not permitted to take Level 1 course units in their final year (Level 3). This allows for some
flexibility in choosing your favoured pathways through the programme. Please note, however, that
these exceptions are subject to the general rule that no more than 20 credits of ‘lower-level’
course units are permitted in a given year. For example, students registered for a degree programme
in Linguistics and a Modern Language would not be permitted to take both a 10-credit Level 2
Linguistics option and a 20 credit Level 2 language option in their final year.

4.4     Learning and teaching

Learning and teaching in the School generally involve a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials,
language classes, and practical language or oral classes. Each of these methods fosters the acquisition of
particular skills and calls for a different mode of student participation.

In addition, Blackboard is a web-based system that complements and builds upon traditional learning
methods used at The University of Manchester. By using the Blackboard system you can view course
materials and learning resources, including multimedia, for any units that you are taking that have a
Blackboard module. The software also provides tools for communicating and collaborating with your
lecturer or other students about the course using discussions, chat or e-mail. See the following website
for further information:

http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/blackboard/getting_started/what-is-blackboard/

Lectures

Lectures provide essential factual and background information relating to specific texts or topics.
Lecturers will review avenues of approach to these texts or topics and may suggest new approaches.
Importantly, they will also introduce and explain concepts, without which informed discussion cannot
proceed very far. Lectures serve to guide your study of the subject of a given course unit, by making
available informative or explanatory handouts and suggestions for reading, and by providing a framework
that should help you organize your notes, responses, and ideas in some coherent manner.


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•           Make sure that you prepare by reading set texts in advance: lectures will be that much more
            meaningful and easier to follow.
•           Don't try to write down everything the lecturer says: you will miss important points and end
            up with jumbled, unhelpful notes. The only valuable thing you bring away from a lecture is
            not what the lecturer said but what you have correctly understood.
•           Participate by listening and thinking. There will be a structure to the lecture involving the
            points the lecturer wishes to make and the illustrative material introduced to make these
            points clear. Try to understand the points being made, and the connections between them,
            and make a note of these: interesting illustrations may be followed up later.
•           Ask questions where need be (after the lecture if there is not opportunity to do so during it).
•           Follow up the lecture with independent study, reading, making more notes on the basis of
            those taken in the lecture, organizing your material into rational structures which you can later
            come back to and find meaningful.

Seminars and tutorials

Tutorials review and develop the understanding at which a student or small group of students have arrived
in connection with a given topic. Seminars pursue the same basic aim, but involve larger groups and so
generally have a more formal structure. Both, as instruments of teaching and learning, depend for their
success on students participating actively in discussion.

Seminars frequently demand that students take the lead in setting the agenda and promoting discussion
within the group. This usually involves a student or small subgroup of students in preparing and making
an oral presentation. Thus, over and above the acquisition of specialist knowledge, the seminar has value
as an opportunity for the development of an important transferable skill: the ability to convey information
effectively to an audience and to stimulate and guide discussion. The seminar should not be a lecture; nor
should it serve merely to impart information. The aim is to present a topic or debate in a way that is well
informed and stimulates discussion. The whole group will benefit more from a session in which there is
active participation than from one in which their allotted role is simply to listen and take notes. The
success of your presentation will be judged largely on your ability to encourage participation and to guide
debate.

        •   Consult your course unit tutor about the approach you should adopt and organize yourself
            well in advance.
        •   Present your argument in a series of clear points, supported by a few relevant illustrations:
            speak to your listeners, don't read to them.
        •   Formulate your points as questions which you address to your audience: just as important as
            finding the right answer is learning to ask the right questions.
        •   Provide brief, clear, and helpful aids such as a handout or overhead projections.
        •   Have a fall-back strategy in case discussion fails to get going; for example, a passage from a
            set text which everyone should have read and which can be discussed in the light of your
            seminar topic.
        •   Don't underestimate your fellow students by assuming that they won't participate or don't
            want to be challenged.



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        Seminar discussion only works with an active group of participants. Having listened to a
        presentation and jotted down points for clarification or discussion, be prepared to respond, ask
        questions, and formulate ideas. Lack of confidence in one's knowledge and opinions is a
        widespread problem, but one which seminar discussion should help to overcome. Preparation
        on the part of all those involved (not just those responsible for an oral presentation) and informal
        discussion outside the seminar hour will stimulate interest and help to build confidence.

        Language classes and oral practice

        Here again success depends on preparation, active participation, and thorough follow-up, with
        independent grammar revision, vocabulary learning, and assimilation of the lessons to be learned
        from feedback on the quality of your work. One of the ways in which language classes differ
        from lectures is that the more you can write down the better, for they are a useful source of
        vocabulary and idiom, and serve to reinforce your study of grammar. When you read short texts
        in language classes, you should be practising the skill of active reading: not reading merely for the
        gist of the passage, but developing an awareness of syntactical structures, idiomatic usage, and
        correct collocations. These should be rehearsed in your own notes and vocabulary lists, and put
        to use on the first appropriate occasion, so that you are able to transform passive understanding
        into active language production and make new structures and vocabulary genuinely your own.
        Make sure that you also learn from your mistakes: every piece of corrected work should be a
        source of information about which areas require special effort on your part.

        •    In written language work emphasis should be placed on quality of expression, grammatical
            accuracy, formal cohesion, and sensitivity to register and idiomatic usage.
        • In oral work the emphasis lies predominantly on communicative competence, with
            grammatical accuracy, command of idiom, fluency, and accurate pronunciation also taken
            into account.
4.5     Skills acquisition

Every effort is made by teaching staff to deliver their course units effectively and to encourage active
learning. Ultimately, however, the quality and success of the learning experience depends on a
corresponding commitment on the part of students. University education demands that you assume a high
degree of responsibility for your own learning. If you are to benefit from this education, not only acquiring
specialist knowledge but also developing your capacity for analytical thought, clear self-expression, and
other generic or transferable skills, then you individually and your peers collectively must contribute to the
creation of an active learning environment. Some of the ways in which you can do this are outlined in the
previous section. Think in terms of acquiring skills and developing your intellectual capacities, not just of
amassing and regurgitating information; and remember that although assessment is based mainly on
individual achievement, the way to maximize learning resources and prepare for life after university is by
learning to work collaboratively.

Instruction in library skills and information technology forms part of the induction process (see 6.2
below), and each discipline area will offer further guidance on studying and on the presentation of written
work and oral presentations as your programme of study proceeds. To help you study effectively and
make the most of the opportunities the University provides for intellectual and personal growth, an online
Personal Development Portfolio (PDP) has been developed specifically for all students in the School. A


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PDP is a personal record of the progress you make in learning and in the acquisition of skills as you
advance through your degree programme. Learning includes learning how to become an effective,
independent, and self-directed learner; and skills include generic skills like handling information, using a
computer, expressing yourself well in speech and in writing, and working co-operatively with others, as
well as subject-specific skills like proficiency in your modern language or languages, and competence in
such disciplines as linguistic, literary, and historical analysis. By directing your attention to the processes
whereby you learn and improve your skills, the PDP will help you to monitor and reflect on your progress
in these areas and to plan your academic and personal development. It will also furnish you with the
materials from which, ultimately, you will be able to create an effective curriculum vitae. The PDP is
constantly under development but is currently available for students in all years and as the Year Abroad
Learning Log in Year 3.                          It can be found on the School website:
www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/ug/pdp

4.6     Regulations

Degree Programme Regulations are in two parts. Part 1 is covered in the University of Manchester
Undergraduate Regulations information below and comprises the general regulations governing
progression through undergraduate degree programmes in the Faculty of Humanities. These regulations
apply to all full-time undergraduate students regardless of programme. Part 2 relates to specific named
programmes of study. These regulations contain the rules applying to particular programmes and are to
be read in conjunction with Part 1.




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 4.6.1 University Undergraduate Regulations


For the attention of all First Years in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures who
entered the University of Manchester in September 2009

School explanatory notes and decisions to be read in conjunction with the University
undergraduate regulations (in force from 19 September 2005, see pp. 5-11 below)

Paragraph 10: This does not mean that the student has a „right‟ to take course units „out of turn‟; it is
only possible where permitted by the Programme Specification.

Paragraph 20: Schools have the right to specify certain course units as non-compensatable. See
paragraph 28 information below.

Paragraph 28: Up to 20 credits can be carried over in each year. Where a course unit is carried over
the School will specify whether it must be the same course unit, or a different course unit at the same
or at the higher level. If it is the same course unit, then it must be passed at the first attempt, and no
resit will be permitted. If it is a different course unit, resits will be permitted in the normal way.
Following the resit examinations, students will be informed if they will be permitted to carry over
credits into the subsequent year. Students will be informed if they are required to „make-up‟ the
credits by taking the same course unit or a different course unit at the same or at a higher level. It is
permitted for certain course units to be excluded from this provision and the School has decided that
failure in the course units listed below will not be permitted and credits for these course units cannot
be carried over to subsequent years of study:

Chinese
EALC10140 Mandarin Chinese I & II
EALC10150 Year One Mandarin Chinese for Advanced Learners
EALC20140 Mandarin Chinese III & IV
EALC20150 Year 2 Mandarin Chinese for Advanced Learners

French
FREN10210 French Language I
FREN20210 French Language II
FREN10050 French for A Modern Language and Business and Management
FREN20050 French for A Modern Language and Business and Management

German
GERM10210 German Language Skills I
GERM20210 German Language Skills II
GERM10100 Beginners‟ German Language Skills
GERM20100 German Language Skills for Ex-Beginners

Italian


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ITAL10200 Italian Language 1A
ITAL10210 Italian Language 1B
ITAL20200 Italian Language 2A
ITAL20210 Italian Language 2B

Japanese
EALC10080 Japanese Language and Linguistics I
EALC10090 Japanese Language and Linguistics for Advanced Learners
EALC20080 Japanese Language and Linguistics II
EALC20090 Japanese Language and Linguistics for Advanced Learners

Linguistics and English Language
No course units identified that cannot be carried over.

Middle Eastern Studies
MEST10110 Arabic Language 1 and MEST20110 Arabic Language II for students taking the
following degrees: Arabic Studies, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Languages (where
one language is Arabic), A Middle Eastern Language and a Modern Language (where one language
is Arabic) or Linguistics and a Middle Eastern Language or English Language and a Middle Eastern
Language (where the Middle Eastern language is Arabic);

MEST10410 Persian Language 1 and MEST20410 Persian Language II for students taking the
following degrees: Persian Studies, Persian and Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Languages (where
one language is Persian), A Middle Eastern Language and a Modern Language (where one language
is Persian) or Linguistics and a Middle Eastern Language or English Language and a Middle Eastern
Language (where the Middle Eastern language is Persian);

MEST10210 Hebrew Language 1 and MEST20210 Modern Hebrew Language II for students
taking the following degrees: Hebrew Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern
Languages (where one language is Hebrew), A Middle Eastern Language and a Modern Language
(where one language is Hebrew) or Linguistics and a Middle Eastern Language or English Language
and a Middle Eastern Language (where the Middle Eastern language is Hebrew);

MEST10310 Turkish Language 1 and MEST20310 Turkish Language II for students taking the
following: Turkish Studies, Turkish and Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Languages (where one
language is Turkish), A Middle Eastern Language and a Modern Language (where one language is
Turkish) or Linguistics and a Middle Eastern Language or English Language and a Middle Eastern
Language (where the Middle Eastern language is Turkish);

Aramaic/Syriac 1A (MEST10611), 1B (MEST10622), 2A (MEST20611), 2B (MEST20622)
simply for students taking the following degrees: Middle Eastern Languages (where one language is
Aramaic/Syriac), A Middle Eastern Language and a Modern Language (where one language is
Aramaic/Syriac)

Russian
RUSS10540 Beginners‟ Russian


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RUSS10210 Russian Language Skills I
RUSS20450 Post-Beginners‟ Russian
RUSS20010 Russian Language II


Spanish and Portuguese
SPLA10110/20110 Introductory Portuguese Language
SPLA10020 Portuguese Language I
SPLA10210 Spanish Language I
SPLA10200 Ab Initio Spanish Language
SPLA20100 Portuguese Language 2
SPLA20210 Spanish Language 2

Failure in the course units listed above has two consequences. Firstly, automatic compensation
cannot be applied, so students who have received a mark below 40% in a core language course unit
will have to resit it, even if the mark is 30% or above. Secondly, a student who fails a core language
unit in the resit examination will not be able to carry the credits into a subsequent year of study.

This ruling means that students taking any of the core course units listed above must pass the course
unit with a minimum mark of 40% in order to proceed to the next year of study.

Paragraph 29: Power to permit students to restart a programme is given to the Board of Examiners.
The qualification referring to „special circumstances‟ means that there is no automatic right to restart
after a failed Year One.

Paragraph 31: Students who consider that mitigating circumstances (such as illness) have affected
their performance in examinations, or in preparation for submission of assessed coursework or for
examinations, should submit an online „Notification of Mitigating Circumstances form‟ via the
following weblink (the online form can be found at the bottom of the page):
http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/ug/mitcircs/
which should be submitted, with the appropriate certified evidence, as close in time as possible to the
relevant examination(s) or deadline(s) for submission. This will be considered by the Examinations
Committee and if the evidence supplied is accepted, penalties for late coursework submission will be
waived (or if applicable, extensions granted) and in respect of examinations allowance may be made
by the School Board of Examiners.

Paragraph 35: Degree classification is based solely on the “programme mark” (a percentage mark to
one decimal point). The programme mark in the final year will be reached by the weighted average
for the overall marks for Year 2 and Year 3 or 4 (weighted 25% to 75%). (For MML it will be
Year 3 and Year 4 weighted 50-50, and the class of the full range of papers will be included in the
provisions under paragraphs 36-37.)

Paragraph 36: The School has agreed that the default version of the new regulations will be used and
that no further more stringent criteria will be applied.

Paragraph 37: Method A will be used by the School. There is a possibility that Method B may be

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used for candidates for the degree of Master of Modern Languages.




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General Points of Note:

(i)    Matters like penalties for late submission of coursework and treatment of mitigating
       circumstances are not formally „regulations‟, and may therefore be amended from year to year,
       provided they are announced in time and put in Handbooks (the School Undergraduate
       Programmes Handbook will be available to all first-year students within the next couple ofweeks
       and will contain details which will cover your entire degree programme).

(ii)   It has been decided that the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures will operate the
       following penalty scheme for late submission of assessed course work: the work will lose 10
       marks for the first day it is late and then 5 marks per day thereafter, including weekends.
       However, please note that the Faculty will operate two schemes for late submission of
       coursework, i.e. the one listed above and the other being that a zero penalty will be applied (the
       late work would be marked zero for the first day it is late). Other Schools with which this
       School shares joint honours students (such as Arts, Histories and Cultures) will be applying the
       zero penalty. Please make sure that you are aware of the penalties that will be imposed for late
       course work submission for each course unit you have chosen as the course units may be
       administered by different Schools operating different penalty schemes.

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                         IMPORTANT NOTE FOR STUDENTS

     These regulations apply generally to undergraduate degrees at the
 University of Manchester. For some specific programmes in the Faculty of
    Humanities, variations to these regulations have been approved, in
   accordance with University policy. These will be highlighted in your
   Programme/School Handbook and it is important that you read these
          regulations in conjunction with the relevant Handbook.

 Text which appears in a box or in the running text in bold below has been
 added by the Faculty of Humanities to clarify certain points or make them
                              more specific.



The University of Manchester: Regulations for Undergraduate Awards
Faculty of Humanities

Except where specified, these regulations apply only to full-time programmes.

DEFINITIONS

(a) Credit framework

1.     Credit is a measure of units and programmes of study according to the volume of student work
       required. One credit corresponds to a notional ten hours of student workload.

2.     Level describes the intellectual demands of units and programmes of study. A unit will be
       assigned a level as follows: 0 corresponding to the typical demands of a foundation year; 1, 2, or
       3 corresponding to the typical demands of successive years of a bachelor‟s Degree programme;
       or 4 corresponding to the typical demands of a master‟s Degree programme.

3.     The standard undergraduate academic year comprises 120 credits for programmes withhonours,
       and 100 credits for Ordinary programmes. The credits are normally divided equally between the
       semesters.

4.     In undergraduate programmes, a Unit will be worth 10 credits (or an integral multiple of this
       figure), except for a Unit at level 4, which will be worth either 10 or 15 credits (or an integral
       multiple of these figures). Any variations in these credit values will require the permission of
       Senate.




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(b) Award framework

5.      Award of the Certificate of Higher Education requires 120 credits, with at least 100 credits at
        level 1 or above.

6.      Award of the Diploma of Higher Education requires 240 credits, with at least 100 credits at level
        2 or above.

7.      Award of the Ordinary Degree of Bachelor for a programme of standard length (three years full-
        time study or its part-time equivalent) requires 300 credits, with at least 60 credits at level 3 or
        above.

8.      Award of the Degree of Bachelor with honours for a programme of standard length (three years
        full-time study or its part-time equivalent) requires 360 credits, with at least 100 credits at level3
        or above.

9.      Award of the integrated Degree of Master for a programme of standard length (four years full-
        time study or its part-time equivalent) requires 480 credits, with at least 90 credits at level 4.

10.     For longer programmes, the total credit requirements for each award are increased pro rata to
        the length.

This means that in any year, a student is allowed to take 20 credits (or, in the final year of an integrated
Masters programme, 30 credits) at a level different from the level appropriate to that year. This applies
only to course units otherwise permitted within the programme. A student will normally only be allowed
to take credits at a neighbouring level, so that it would not be permitted to take level 1 credits in year 3.
However, exceptionally, by permission of the Programme Director, a student may be allowed to take
level 1 credits in year 3 where this is permitted by the programme.

Sections 11–15 are not of direct relevance to students already admitted to the University and have been
removed from this document.

MINIMUM STUDY PERIOD
.
16.  The award of the Degree of Bachelor or the integrated Degree of Master for a student admitted
    to a programme with advanced standing in respect of learning completed prior to entry (see
    Paragraph 13) requires completion of at least the final year of full-time study (or its part-time
    equivalent) at the University of Manchester.

MAXIMUM STUDY PERIOD

17.     A student will not be allowed to interrupt full-time study except with permission from Faculty.
        The full-time programme for the award of a degree will normally be completed within two
        academic years of the intended completion date following first registration for the programme.

Within the Faculty of Humanities, the right to grant permission to interrupt is delegated to Schools.

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ASSESSMENT

18.   A student successfully completes a unit by demonstrating achievement of specified intended
      learning outcomes. For numerical assessment, marks are determined by the extent to which the
      student achieves the intended learning outcomes, such that in principle the full range from 0 to
      100% is available. Where there is numerical assessment, the normal pass mark will be 40%.
      Where there is no numerical assessment the unit will be graded pass or fail.

19.   The Board of Examiners may determine from evidence available to it that a student who has been
      prevented by good cause from completing the assessment for a unit will be awarded the
      percentage mark from the completed assessment as the mark for the unit as a whole if at
      least half of the assessment has been completed or a pass if less than half of the assessment has
      been completed.

20.   For the purposes of determining progression, the percentage mark that represents a
      compensatable fail will be not less than 30%. Where a unit is graded simply pass or fail there is
      no compensatable fail mark.

PROGRESSION

21.   The overall mark for a given year of a programme will be calculated as an average of the
      numerical marks awarded for each unit in that year weighted by the credits for that unit, with
      suitable provision for marks from any assessments that relate to more than one unit or to study
      outside the standard programme. Units graded pass or fail are excluded from the calculation.

22.   The minimum overall pass mark will be 40% to progress from one year of a programme for the
      Degree of Bachelor to the next and to progress to Years 2 and 3 of a programme for the
      integrated Degree of Master. The minimum overall pass mark will be 50% to progress to Year 4
      of a programme for the integrated Degree of Master.

23.   To progress from one year of a programme to the next, a student must
       reach the minimum pass mark overall; and
       reach the pass mark in individual units totalling at least two thirds of the credits for that year;
          and
       reach the compensatable fail mark in all remaining units.

      Faculties may allow Schools on discipline-specific grounds to adopt more stringent
      requirements, including (but not restricted to):
       limiting the number of credits for which a compensatable fail mark will be available in each
          of the separate components of a joint degree programme;
       specifying core units for which no compensatable fail mark will be available;
       increasing the proportion of the total credit that must reach the pass mark (ultimately to the
          total credits available, thus allowing no compensatable fails);


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            setting a compensatable fail mark greater than 30% as allowed under Paragraph 20;
            setting a higher pass mark overall.

These requirements are specified in the programme documentation and it is the responsibility of the
student to ensure they familiarise themselves with these.

24.     A student who fails to progress to a subsequent year of a programme for the Degree of
        Bachelor, or to a subsequent year other than the final year of a programme for the integrated
        Degree of Master, will be reassessed in all units for which the unit pass mark was not attained.
        Such reassessment must be designed to assess achievement of the same intended learning
        outcomes but need not be of the same form as that originally used. It will normally take place in
        time for the student to progress at the time originally intended. In order to progress, a student will
        be required to pass each unit reassessed. The student will then be deemed to have obtained the
        credits necessary for progression. However, the marks originally obtained will be used to
        calculate the overall mark for the year.

Normal compensation rules apply to resit exams, except where this is not in line with the requirements of
professional bodies.

25.     A student who progresses to a subsequent year of a programme according to Paragraph 23,
        having obtained compensatable fail marks for some units, may be reassessed in those units in
        order to achieve higher marks where such marks are required by a relevant professional,
        statutory or regulatory body. However, the marks originally obtained will be used to calculate the
        overall mark for the year.

26.     A student who fails to progress to the final year of a programme for the integrated Degree of
        Master will not be reassessed but instead will be considered forthwith for the award of the
        Degree of Bachelor.

27.     A student who fails after reassessment (and application of compensation allowed as in Paragraph
        24) to progress to a subsequent year of a programme for an Honours Degree but has passed
        units totalling at least 100 credits (after compensation where allowed) will progress to the
        subsequent year of the programme for the Ordinary Degree of Bachelor, except as allowed
        under Paragraph 28.

28.     A student who fails to progress to a subsequent year of a programme having failed after
        reassessment to reach the unit pass mark (or the compensatable mark where compensation is
        allowed) in units totalling no more than 20 credits may be allowed by the Board of Examiners to
        progress to the next year taking additional units of the same credit value and at the same level (or
        a higher level if the programme specification allows) as the failed credits, in addition to the
        full set of units for that year. To complete that year successfully, the student must satisfy the usual
        criteria for the year and reach the unit pass mark for the additional credits. Depending on the
        programme, there may be a requirement that the student retakes the same unit that was
        failed, in which case the student must pass it at the first attempt. A student who satisfies
        the criteria for the year but fails to pass the additional credits will be treated as having completed
        successfully that year of the programme for the Ordinary Degree of Bachelor.

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29.    A student who fails to progress to Year 2 of a programme after reassessment may be allowed by
       the Board of Examiners to re-start Year 1 of that or a cognate programme.

Normally, this will only be permitted under special circumstances.

30.    To progress to a subsequent year of a programme for the Ordinary Degree of Bachelor, a
       student must:
        reach the pass mark overall in units totalling 100 credits; and
        reach the pass mark in individual units totalling at least 60 credits; and
        reach the compensatable fail mark in all remaining units.

MITIGATION

31.    The Board of Examiners, or other cognate body constituted for this purpose, may determine
       from evidence of good cause shown before an assessment period (or exceptionally after the
       assessment period if the cause was not then known to the student or could not then have been
       shown by the student) that a student‟s performance was likely to have been impaired. It may then
       judge that without the impairment the student would have reached higher marks sufficient to
       demonstrate the necessary learning outcomes and thereby satisfy the requirements for
       progression under the criteria in Paragraphs 21 to 30 or for a given degree classification under
       the criteria in Paragraphs 32 to 37. It will not adjust the mark of the student in individual units or
       overall, but will treat the unadjusted marks separately in any subsequent computations.

CLASSIFICATION

32.    The Degree of Bachelor with Honours will normally be awarded in classes 1, 2i, 2ii and 3. The
       integrated Degree of Master will be normally awarded in classes 1, 2i and 2ii, unless approval by
       a professional, statutory or regulatory body requires the use of class 3. The Ordinary Degree of
       Bachelor will be awarded without any classes or divisions.

33.    The Board of Examiners may determine from evidence available to it that a candidate for an
       honours degree who has been prevented by good cause from completing the final examinationor
       assessment will be awarded a class of degree the Board judges to be suitable, or unclassified
       honours if the Board judges that no class can be determined.

34.    A candidate for any award who fails to satisfy the requirements for the intended award but
       satisfies those for a lower award will be eligible for the lower award. The programme title of the
       lower award will normally be the same as that of the intended award, but an appropriate
       alternative programme title will be used:
       (i) when the student has not satisfied the credit requirements for one of two subjects studied in
             combination; or
       (ii) when at least part of the title of the degree is associated with a right to practise; or
       (iii) for other good cause.

        The Certificate of Higher Education or Diploma of Higher Education may be awarded

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        without a programme title.

35.    The overall mark for a programme is a weighted average of the overall marks for different years
       of the programme. For the different classes the overall mark ranges are:
               for class 1, not less than 70.0%;
               for class 2i, less than 70.0% but not less than 60.0%;
               for class 2ii, less than 60.0% but not less than 50.0%;
               for class 3, less than 50.0% but not less than 40.0%.
Only years 2, 3 and, where relevant, 4 may be counted towards degree classification. The weighting of
each year towards the final degree classification is determined by Schools for each programme.


        For the different classes boundary zones are:
         for class 1, less than 70.0% but not less than 68.0%;
         for class 2i, less than 60.0% but not less than 58.0%;
         for class 2ii, less than 50.0% but not less than 48.0%;
         for class 3, less than 40.0% but not less than 38.0%.

36.     A student who obtains an overall mark in the range required for class 1, 2i or 2ii and obtains at
        least two-thirds of the credits for the final year with a mark not less than 40.0% will be awarded
        that class of degree. A student who obtains the overall mark in the range required for class 3 and
        obtains at least half of the credits for the final year with a mark not less than 40.0% will be
        awarded that class of degree, unless the Faculty has approved more stringent requirements for
        such an award. Except as provided under Paragraph 37, a student who obtains an overall mark
        in the range for that class but obtains less than the specified fraction of the credits for the final
        year with a mark not less than 40.0% will be awarded the next class lower, or for class 3 will be
        considered under the criteria in Paragraph 38.

In line with these regulations, the Faculty of Humanities has agreed that some Schools may apply more
stringent criteria and it is the responsibility of students to check these provisions in the programme
documentation.

37.     A student may be considered for the next higher class of degree than determined by Paragraph
        36 by one of two methods approved for each programme by the relevant Faculty.

The Faculty of Humanities employs Method B only under very exceptional circumstances.
       Method A (by mark distribution)
       A student who obtains an overall mark in the boundary zone for that class and obtains at least
       two-thirds of the credits for the final year with a mark not less than 40.0% will obtain that
       class if at least two thirds of the credits for the final year are in or above the range required
       for that class.

        Method B (by mark review)
        For a student who either



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       (i) obtains an overall mark in the range required for a given class but does not obtain the
            fraction of the credits for the final year with a mark not less than 40.0% (as specified in
            Paragraph 36); or
       (ii) obtains an overall mark in the boundary zone for that class and obtains the fraction of the
            credits for the final year with a mark not less than 40.0% (as specified in Paragraph 36),
       the relevant External Examiners will review the marks, and may conduct an oral (viva voce)
       examination of the student. On the basis of that review, the External Examiners may
       recommend that the student obtains that class of degree.

38.    The Ordinary Degree of Bachelor will be awarded to a student who at the end of the honours
       programme obtains an overall mark of not less than 40.0%, averaged over final-year units
       totalling 60 credits, and obtains at least half of those credits with a mark of not less than 40.0%.

39.    The Ordinary Degree of Bachelor will be awarded to a student who at the end of the Ordinary
       programme obtains an overall mark of not less than 40.0% averaged over final-year units totalling
       100 credits, and obtains at least half of the credits with a mark of not less than 40.0%.

40.    A student who fulfils the requirements for the award of a degree may seek to be reassessed in
       some units in the final year in order to achieve higher marks required by a relevant professional,
       statutory or regulatory body. However, the marks originally obtained will be used to determine
       the class of degree awarded to such a student.


Paper for Senate
29 June 2005
Revised 4 August 2005
FoH revisions incorporated 21 August, 2005




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4.6.2 Regulations for Degree Programmes administered by the School

     The degree programmes for which the School has overall academic responsibility are as follows
     and the programme structures are detailed below. Please note that in most degree
     programme structures listed below, especially those involving the study of a modern
     language, there are certain course units for which the School has decided that failure
     will not be permitted and credits for these course units cannot be carried over to
     subsequent years of study (see pp. 27-29).

     The regulations of degree programmes to which the School contributes but which are managed
     by other departments of the Faculty of Humanities or by those of the Faculty of Life Sciences are
     to be found in the programme handbooks issued by the discipline areas in question. For details
     of course units available in each discipline area within the School, consult the Directories of
     Course Units, available on the School website:
     http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/ug/handbooks




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 MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES DEGREE PROGRAMME STRUCTURES
(INCLUDING JOINT HONOURS PROGRAMMES WITH MIDDLE EASTERN
STUDIES)

BA (Hons.) in Arabic Studies (Year 1 and 2)
 Code             Title                                                                    Credits
                  Year 1
                  You must take:
 MEST 10110       Arabic Language 1                                                        40
 MEST 10711       The Contemporary Middle East                                             20

                  You choose 60 credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit Database,
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:               60
                                                                             1
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/

 Code             Title                                                                    Credits
                  Year 2
                  You must take:
 MEST 20110       Arabic Language 2                                                        40
 MEST 20001       The Modern Literatures of the Middle East                                20
 MEST 20122       Modern Arabic Texts                                                      20

                  You choose 40 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit Database,     40
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/ 1,2




Notes:
1      Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
       programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
       following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
       Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
       course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
       you will be able to register and attend.
2      In the second year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 1 course units.




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BA (Hons.) in Arabic Studies (Years 3 & 4)
                     Year 3
                     Study in Egypt                                                         120
                     Year 4                                                                 120
    Code             Title                                                                  Credits
                     You must take:
    MEST 30160       Arabic Language 4                                                      20
    MEST 30010       Dissertation                                                           20
                     You choose 40 credits from:
    MEST 30031       Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy in Islam                                      20
    MEST 30122       Modern Arabic Literature                                               20
    MEST 31042       Arabic Aural Comprehension                                             20
    MEST 30061       Arab Women‟s Writing in Translation Not available in 09/10             20
    MEST 30172       Classical and Modern Arabic Islamic Texts                              20
    MEST 30181       Media Arabic Not available in 09/10                                    10

                     You choose 40 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit Database,   40
                     located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                                                                                1,3
                     http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/

Notes:
1      Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the un its chosen contribute to a suitable
       programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
       following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
       Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
       course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
       you will be able to register and attend.
3          In the final year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 2 course units.




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BA (Hons.) in Hebrew Studies (Year 1 and 2)
 Code             Title                                                                    Credits
                  Year 1
                  You must take:
 MEST 10210       Modern Hebrew Language 1                                                 40
 MEST 10711       The Contemporary Middle East                                             20

                  You choose 60 credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit Database,
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:               60
                                                                             1
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/

 Code             Title                                                                    Credits
                  Year 2
                  You must take:
 MEST 20210       Modern Hebrew Language 2                                                 40
 MEST 20001       The Modern Literatures of the Middle East                                20
 MEST 20222       Modern Hebrew Texts                                                      20

                  You choose 40 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit Database,     40
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/1,2



Notes:
1      Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
       programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
       following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
       Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
       course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
       you will be able to register and attend.
2      In the second year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 1 course units.




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BA (Hons.) in Hebrew Studies (Years 3 & 4)
                     Year 3
                     Study in Israel                                                       120
                     Year 4                                                                120
    Code             Title                                                                 Credits
                     You must take:
    MEST 30270       Modern Hebrew Language 4                                              20
    MEST 30010       Dissertation                                                          20
                     You choose 40 credits from:
    MEST 30221       Reading Modern Hebrew Literature                                      20
    MEST 30051       Biblical Hebrew Texts                                                 20

                    You choose 40 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit Database,   40
                    located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                                                                               1,3
                    http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/

Notes:
1      Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suita ble
       programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
       following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
       Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
       course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
       you will be able to register and attend.
3          In the final year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 2 course units.




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BA (Hons.) in Persian Studies (Year 1 and 2)
 Code             Title                                                                    Credits
                  Year 1
                  You must take:
 MEST 10410       Persian Language 1                                                       40
 MEST 10711       The Contemporary Middle East                                             20

                  You choose 60 credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit Database,
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:               60
                                                                             1
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/

 Code             Title                                                                    Credits
                  Year 2
                  You must take:
 MEST 20410       Persian Language 2                                                       40
 MEST 20001       The Modern Literatures of the Middle East                                20
 MEST 20421       Modern Persian Prose Literature in Translation                           20

                  You choose 40 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit Database,     40
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/1,2

Notes:
1      Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute t o a suitable
       programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
       following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
       Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
       course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
       you will be able to register and attend.
2      In the second year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 1 course units.




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BA (Hons.) in Persian Studies (Years 3 & 4)
                  Year 3
                  Study in Iran                                                            120
                  Year 4                                                                   120
 Code             Title                                                                    Credits
                  You must take:
 MEST 30420       Persian Language 4                                                       20
 MEST 30010       Dissertation                                                             20
                  You choose 40 credits from:
 MEST 30432       Medieval Persian Texts Not available in 09/10                            20
 MEST 30451       Modern Persian Literature: Women in Contemporary Persian Short           20
                  Stories Not available in 09/10
 RELT 30112       Islamic Mystical Traditions and Texts Not available in 09/10             20

                  You choose 40 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit Database,     40
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                                                                             1,3
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/
Notes:
1      Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
       programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
       following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
       Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
       course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
       you will be able to register and attend.
3      In the final year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 2 course units.




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BA (Hons.) in Turkish Studies (Year 1 and 2)
 Code             Title                                                                    Credits
                  Year 1
                  You must take:
 MEST 10310       Turkish Language 1                                                       40
 MEST 10711       The Contemporary Middle East                                             20

                  You choose 60 credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit Database,
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:               60
                                                                             1
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/

 Code             Title                                                                    Credits
                  Year 2
                  You must take:
 MEST 20310       Turkish Language 2                                                       40
 MEST 20001       The Modern Literatures of the Middle East                                20
 MEST 20321       Turkish Literature in Translation                                        20

                  You choose 40 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit Database,
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/ 1,2

Notes:
1      Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
       programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
       following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
       Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
       course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units th at
       you will be able to register and attend.
2      In the second year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 1 course units.




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BA (Hons.) in Turkish Studies (Years 3 & 4)
                  Year 3
                  Study in Turkey                                                          120
                  Year 4                                                                   120
 Code             Title                                                                    Credits
                  You must take:
 MEST 30380       Turkish Language 4                                                       20
 MEST 30010       Dissertation                                                             20
                  You choose 40 credits from:
 MEST 30041       Contemporary Turkey                                                      20
 MEST 30322       Modern Turkish Literature                                                20
 MEST 30922       Readings in Azerbaijani, Turkmen and Uzbek                               20

                  You choose 40 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit Database,     40
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                                                                             1,3
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/

Notes:
1      Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
       programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
       following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Class ics, Sociology, Government or
       Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
       course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
       you will be able to register and attend.
3      In the final year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 2 course units.




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BA (Hons.) in Middle Eastern Languages (Year 1 and 2)
 Year 1
 You must take any two of the following five course units (80 credits in total):
 Arabic: MEST 10110 Arabic Language 1 (40 credits)
 Aramaic/Syriac: MEST 10610 Aramaic/Syriac Language 1 (40 credits) - Not available 09-10
 Hebrew: MEST 10210 Modern Hebrew Language 1 (40 credits)
 Persian: MEST 10410 Persian Language 1 (40 credits)
 Turkish: MEST 10310 Turkish Language 1 (40 credits)
 You must also take (20 credits):
 MEST 10711 The Contemporary Middle East (20 credits)
 You choose 20 credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit Database, located online via the
 Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                                                             1, 2
 http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/

 Year 2
 You must take two of the following five course units, continuing the study of the same two languages
    as in the first year (80 credits in total):
 Arabic: MEST 20110 Arabic Language 2 (40 credits)
 Aramaic/Syriac: MEST 20610 Aramaic/Syriac Language (40 credits) - Not available 09-10
 Hebrew: MEST 20210 Modern Hebrew Language 2 (40 credits)
 Persian: MEST 20410 Persian Language 2 (40 credits)
 Turkish: MEST 20310 Turkish Language 2 (40 credits)
 You must also take (20 credits):
 MEST 20001 The Modern Literatures of the Middle East (20 credits)
 You choose 20 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit Database, located online via the
 Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
 http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/1,2,3



Notes:
1        Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
         programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
         following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
         Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
         course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
         you will be able to register and attend.
2        In the second year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 1 course units.
3      Aramaic/Syriac must choose MEST 10811 Middle East before Islam (20 credits) in Year 1




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BA (Hons.) in Middle Eastern Languages (Years 3 & 4)
 Year 3
 Study in the Middle East (120 credits)

 Year 4 (120 credits)
 You must take two of the following course units, continuing the study of the same two languages as
 in the first, second and third years (40 credits in total):
 Arabic: MEST 30160 Arabic Language 4 (20 credits)
 Aramaic/Syriac: MEST 30610 Aramaic/Syriac Language 3 (20 credits) Not available in 09/10
 Hebrew: MEST 30270 Modern Hebrew Language 4 (20 credits)
 Persian: MEST 30420 Persian Language 4 (20 credits)
 Turkish: MEST 30380 Turkish Language 4 (20 credits)
 You must also take (20 credits):
 MEST 30010 Dissertation (20 credits)

 You must take 20 credits each from two of the following sets of course units, selecting from the sets
 of course units that correspond to the languages you are studying (40 credits in total):
 Arabic: MEST 30122 Modern Arabic Literature (20 credits), MEST31042 Arabic Aural Comprehension
 (20 credits), MEST 30061 Arab Women‟s Writing in Translation (20 credits) Not available in 09/10,
 MEST 30172 Classical and Modern Arabic Islamic Texts (20 credits), MEST 30181 Media Arabic (10
 credits) Not available in 09/10.
 Aramaic/Syriac: MEST 30200 Jewish Aramaic Texts (20 credits ) Not available in 09/10, MEST 30641
 The Middle East in Late Antiquity (20 credits).
 Hebrew: MEST 30221 Reading Modern Hebrew Literature (20 credits), MEST30051 Biblical Hebrew
 Texts (20 credits)
 Persian: MEST 30451 Modern Persian Literature: Women in Contemporary Persian Short Stories (20
 credits) Not available in 09/10, MEST 30432 Medieval Persian Texts (20 credits) Not available in
 09/10, RELT 30112 Islamic Mystical Traditions and Texts (20 credits). Not available in 09/10
 Turkish: MEST 30041 Contemporary Turkey (20 credits), MEST 30322 Modern Turkish Literature (20
 credits), MEST 30922 Readings in Azerbaijani, Turkmen and Uzbek (20 credits)

  You choose 20 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit Database, located online via the
  Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                                                                1,3,4
  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/
Notes:
1         Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
          programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
          following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
          Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
          course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
          you will be able to register and attend.
3         In the final year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 2 course units.
4         If you are studying Aramaic/Syriac, you must choose MEST 10811 The Middle East Before Islam (20
          credits) in year 1.




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BA (Hons.) in Islamic Studies and Arabic (Year 1 and 2)
 Code             Title                                                                       Credits
                  Year 1
                  You must take:
 MEST 10110       Arabic Language 1                                                           40
 MEST 10061       Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices                              20
 MEST 10711       The Contemporary Middle East                                                20

                  You must choose at least 20 credits from the following list:
 MEST 10032       Introduction to Islamic History: From Muhammad to the Ottomans              20
 MEST 10022       Middle Eastern History AD1000-1800 Not available in 09-10                   10
 MEST 10731       Introduction to the Study of Modern Middle Eastern History                  20
 MEST 10811       The Middle East before Islam                                                20
 MEST 10041       The Question of Palestine/Israel (1882-1967)                                20
 RELT 10192       Introduction to Judaism                                                     20
 RELT 10642       Introduction to Muslim Societies                                            20

                  You have to choose 120 credits overall so if you have chosen only 20        20
                  credits from the list immediately above, you also need to choose 20
                  credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit Database, located online via
                  the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                                                                              1
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/

 Code             Title                                                                       Credits
                  Year 2
                  You must take:
 MEST 20110       Arabic Language 2                                                           40
 MEST 20001       The Modern Literatures of the Middle East                                   20
 MEST 20501       Islamic Revival and Reform in the Modern Middle East                        20
                  You choose 20 credits from:
 MEST 20122       Modern Arabic Texts                                                         20
 MEST 20711       The Middle East in the Nineteenth Century                                   20
 MEST 20721       Revolutions in the Twentieth Century Middle East                            20
 MEST 20732       The Middle East and the Cold War                                            20
 MEST 20742       The Middle East and World War I                                             20
 MEST 20272       Fundamental Debates in Israeli Studies Not available 09-10                  20
 RELT 21012       Women in Middle Eastern Societies                                           20
 RELT 20072       European Reformations                                                       20

                  You choose 20 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit Database,        20
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/1,2

Notes:
1      Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
       programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
       following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
       Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
       course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
       you will be able to register and attend.
2      In the second year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 1 course units.




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BA (Hons.) in Islamic Studies and Arabic (Year 3)
                  Year 3                                                                   120
 Code             Title                                                                    Credits
                  You must take:
 MEST 30110       Arabic Language 3                                                        20
 MEST 30031       Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy in Islam                                        20
 MEST 30010       Dissertation                                                             20
                  You choose 40 credits from:
 MEST 30122       Modern Arabic Literature                                                 20
 MEST 30641       The Middle East in Late Antiquity,                                       20
 MEST 30721       Themes in the Formation of Jewish and Arab Nationalisms Not available    20
                      09-10
 MEST 30061       Arab Women‟s Writing in Translation Not available in 09/10               20
 MEST 30172       Classical and Modern Arabic Islamic Texts                                20
 MEST 30181       Media Arabic Not available in 09/10                                      10
 RELT 30061       Indian Philosophy                                                        20
 RELT 30272       From Religion to Politics                                                20
 RELT 30632       God at the movies                                                        20

                  You choose 20 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit Database      20
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                                                                             1,3
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/

Notes:
1      Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
       programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
       following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
       Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
       course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering s uch course units that
       you will be able to register and attend.
3      In the final year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 2 course units.




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BA (Hons.) in Jewish Studies and Hebrew (Year 1 and 2)
 Code             Title                                                                    Credits
                  Year 1
                  You must take:
 MEST 10210       Modern Hebrew Language 1                                                 40
 RELT 10192       Introduction to Judaism                                                  20
 MEST 10711       The Contemporary Middle East                                             20

                  You must choose at least 20 credits from the following list:
 MEST 10811       The Middle East before Islam                                             20
 MEST 10041       The Question of Palestine/Israel (1882-1967)                             20

                  You have to choose 120 credits overall so if you have chosen only 20     20
                  credits from the list immediately above, you also need to choose 20
                  credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit Database, located online
                  via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                                                                              1
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/

 Code             Title                                                                    Credits
                  Year 2
                  You must take:
 MEST 20210       Modern Hebrew Language 2                                                 40
 MEST 20001       The Modern Literatures of the Middle East                                20
 MEST 20241       Talmudic Judaism: Its Sources and Concerns                               10
 MEST 20252       Readings in Talmudic Judaism                                             10
                  You choose 20 credits from:
 MEST 20222       Reading Modern Hebrew Literature                                         20
 MEST 20272       Fundamental Debates in Israeli Studies Not available 09-10               20
 RELT 20382       Sources of Holocaust Studies                                             20

                  You choose 20 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit Database,     20
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/1,2

Notes:
1      Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
       programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
       following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
       Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration fo r
       course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
       you will be able to register and attend.
2      In the second year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 1 course units.




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BA (Hons.) in Jewish Studies and Hebrew (Year 3)
                  Year 3                                                                    120
 Code             Title                                                                     Credits
                  You must take:
 MEST 30210       Modern Hebrew Language 3                                                  20
 MEST 30010       Dissertation                                                              20
 RELT 30192       History of Jewish Law Not available in 09/10                              20
                  You choose 20 credits from:
 MEST 30721       Themes in the Formation of Jewish and Arab Nationalisms Not available     20
                      09-10
 MEST 30221       Modern Hebrew Literature                                                  20
 MEST 30200       Jewish Aramaic Texts                                                      20
 MEST 30051       Biblical Hebrew Texts                                                     20
 RELT 30332       Holocaust Theology                                                        20
 RELT 30282       Modern Jewish Thought                                                     20
 RELT 30922       Israelites and Canaanites: Archaeology, Rivalry and Religion              20

                  You choose 40 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit Database,      40
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                                                                             1,3
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/


Notes:
1      Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
       programme. We would strongly advise students to choo se courses related to their degree from one of the
       following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
       Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
       course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
       you will be able to register and attend.
3      In the final year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 2 course units.




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BA (Hons.) in Modern Middle Eastern History (Year 1 and 2)
 Code             Title                                                                    Credits
                  Year 1
                  You must take:
 MEST 10711       The Contemporary Middle East                                             20
 MEST 10032       Introduction to Islamic History: From Muhammad to the Ottomans           20
 MEST 10731       Introduction to the Study of Modern Middle Eastern Histo ry              20
 MEST 10061       Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices                           20

                  You choose 40 credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit               40
                  Database, located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                                                                             1
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/

 Code             Title                                                                    Credits
                  Year 2
                  You must take:
 MEST 20711       The Middle East in the Nineteenth Century                                20
 MEST 20721       Revolutions in the Twentieth Century Middle East                         20
 MEST 20732       The Middle East and the Cold War                                         20
 MEST 20742       The Middle East and World War I                                          20

                  You choose 40 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit               40
                  Database, located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/1,2




Notes:
1      Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
       programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
       following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
       Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
       course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
       you will be able to register and attend.
2      In the second year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 1 course units.




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BA (Hons.) in Modern Middle Eastern History (Year 3)
                  Year 3                                                                   120
 Code             Title                                                                    Credits
                  You must take (80 credits):
 MEST 30680/      Documentary Special                                                      40
 MEST 30690
 MEST 30000       Dissertation                                                             40

                  You choose 40 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit Database,     40
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                                                                             1,3.
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/


Notes:
1      Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
       programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
       following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
       Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
       course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
       you will be able to register and attend.
3      In the final year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 2 course units.




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BA (Hons.) in Modern Middle Eastern History and Arabic (Year 1 and 2)
 Code             Title                                                                     Credits
                  Year 1
                  You must take:
 MEST 10110       Arabic Language 1                                                         40
 MEST 10711       The Contemporary Middle East                                              20
 MEST 10032       Introduction to Islamic History: From Muhammad to the Ottomans            20
 MEST 10022       Middle Eastern History AD1000-1800 Not available in 09/10                 10
 MEST 10731       Introduction to the Study of Modern Middle Eastern History                20
 MEST 10061       Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices                            20

 Code             Title                                                                     Credits
                  Year 2
                  You must take:
 MEST 20711       The Middle East in the Nineteenth Century                                 20
 MEST 20721       Revolutions in the Twentieth Century Middle East                          20
 MEST 20732       The Middle East and the Cold War                                          20
 MEST 20742       The Middle East and World War I                                           20
 MEST 20110       Arabic Language 2                                                         40




Notes
1       Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
        programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
        following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
        Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
        course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
        you will be able to register and attend.




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BA (Hons.) in Modern Middle Eastern History and Arabic (Year 3 & 4)
               Year 3
               Study in Egypt                                               120
               Year 4                                                       120
 Code          Title                                                        Credits
               You must take:
 MEST 30160    Arabic Language 4                                            20
 MEST 30000    Dissertation                                                 40
 MEST 30680/   Documentary Special                                          40
 MEST 30690
               You choose 20 credits from:
 MEST 30031    Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy in Islam                            20
 MEST 30122    Modern Arabic Literature                                     20
 MEST 31042    Arabic Aural Comprehension                                   20
 MEST 30061    Arab Women‟s Writing in Translation Not available in 09/10   20
 MEST 30172    Classical and Modern Arabic Islamic Texts                    20
 MEST 30181    Media Arabic Not available in 09/10                          10




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BA (Hons.) in Middle Eastern Studies (Year 1 & 2)
    Code             Title                                                                     Credits
                     Year 1
                     You must take:
    MEST 10711       The Contemporary Middle East                                              20

                     You choose 40 credits from the following list:
    MEST 10061       Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices                            20
    MEST 10041       The Question of Palestine/Israel (1882-1967)                              20
    RELT 10192       Introduction to Judaism                                                   20
    MEST 10032       Introduction to Islamic History: From Muhammad to the Ottomans            20
    MEST 10022       Middle Eastern History AD1000-1800 Not available in 09/10                 10
    MEST 10731       Introduction to the Study of Modern Middle Eastern History                20
    MEST 10811       The Middle East Before Islam                                              20


                     You choose 60 credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit Database,      60
                     located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                                                                                1
                     http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/

    Code             Title                                                                     Credits
                     Year 2
                     You must take:
    MEST 20001       The Modern Literatures of the Middle East                                 20

                     You choose 40 credits from the following
    MEST 20501       Islamic Revival and Reform in the Modern Middle East                      20
    MEST 20711       The Middle East in the 19th Century                                       20
    MEST 20721       Revolution in the Twentieth Century Middle East                           20
    MEST 20732       The Middle East in the Cold War                                           20
    MEST 20742       The Middle East and World War I                                           20
    MEST 20272       Fundamental Debates in Israeli Studies Not available 09-10                20
    MEST 21011       Women in Middle Eastern Society                                           20
    MEST 20322       Turkish Literature in Translation                                         20

                     You choose 60 credits from all MEST course units including language
                        units, or other Level 2 units listed in the Faculty of Humanities
                        Course Unit Database, located online via the Faculty of Humanities
                        Home Page at:
                     http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/1,2


Notes
1          Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
           programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
           following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
           Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
           course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
           you will be able to register and attend.
2          In the second year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 1 course units.




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BA (Hons.) in Middle Eastern Studies (Year 3)
                  Year 3                                                                   120
 Code             Title                                                                    Credits
                  You must take:
 MEST 30010       Dissertation                                                             20

                  You choose 40 credits from the following list:
 MEST 30721       Themes in the Formation of Jewish and Arab Nationalism Not available     20
                     09-10
 MEST 30041       Contemporary Turkey                                                      20
 MEST 30061       Arab Women‟s Writing in Translation Not available in 09/10               20
 MEST 30641       The Middle East in the Roman Period and Late Antiquity                   20
 RELT 30272       From Religion to Politics                                                20
 RELT 30632       God at the Movies                                                        20
 RELT 30061       Indian Philosophy                                                        20

                  You choose 60 credits from all MEST course units including language      60
                     units, or other Level 3 units listed in the Faculty Course Unit
                     Database,
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                                                                               1,3
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/

Notes:
1      Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
       programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
       following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
       Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
       course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
       you will be able to register and attend.
3      In the final year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 2 course units.




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BA (Hons.) in Islamic Studies & Muslim Societies (Year 1 & 2)
 Code             Title                                                                     Credits
                  Year 1
                  You must take:
 MEST 10061       Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices                            20
 RELT 10642       Introduction to Muslim Societies                                          20
 RELT 10311       Introduction to the Study of Religion and Theology A                      20
                  AND you must take one of the following
 RELT 10422       Myth: Conceptions and Understandings                                      20
                  OR
 SAHC 10002       Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Foundations for the Study            20

                  You choose 40 credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit Database,      40
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                                                                             1
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/

 Code             Title                                                                     Credits
                  Year 2
                  You must take:
 MEST 20501       Islamic Revival and Reform in the Modern Middle East                      20
 RELT 21012       Women in Middle Eastern Societies                                         20

                  You choose 60 credits from the following - 40 credits if you are taking
                      Arabic
 MEST 20001       Literatures of the Middle East                                            20
 MEST 20711       The Middle East in the Nineteenth Century                                 20
 MEST 20721       Revolutions in the 20th Century Middle East                               20
 MEST 20732       The Middle East and The Cold War                                          20
 RELT 21012       Women in Middle Eastern Societies                                         20
 RELT 20291       Religion and Conflict in Late Colonial India                              20
 RELT 21222       Storytelling in Indian Traditions                                         20
 RELT 20262       Texts, Ritual and Practice in Mahayana Buddhism                           20


                  You choose 20 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit Database,      20
                   located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/1

                  If you took Arabic (40 credits) in Year 1 and passed the exam you can
                      take it again in year 2.
Notes:
1      Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
       programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
       following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
       Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
       course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
       you will be able to register and attend.




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BA (Hons.) in A Middle Eastern Language & A Modern Language (Year 1 And 2)
 Year 1
 You must take the relevant one of the following five course units (40 credits in total):
 Arabic: MEST 10110 Arabic Language 1 (40 credits)
 Hebrew: MEST 10210 Modern Hebrew Language 1 (40 credits)
 Persian: MEST 10410 Persian Language 1 (40 credits)
 Turkish: MEST 10310 Turkish Language 1 (40 credits)
 You must also take (20 credits):
 MEST 10711 The Contemporary Middle East (20 credits)

 The other 60 credits will be made up of courses from the other part of your Joint Honours Degree.

 Year 2
 You must take one of the following five sets of course units, continuing the study of your
 Middle Eastern language (60 credits in total):
 Arabic: MEST 20110 Arabic Language 2 (40 credits) & MEST 20122 Modern Arabic Texts (20 credits).
 Hebrew: MEST 20210 Modern Hebrew Language 2 (40 credits)
 (20 credits) & MEST 20222 Reading Modern Hebrew Literature (20 credits).
 Persian: MEST 20410 Persian Language 2 (40 credits) & MEST 20422 Modern Persian Prose Literature
     Translation (20 credits).
 Turkish: MEST 20310 Turkish Language 2 (40 credits) & MEST 20321 Turkish Literature in
     Translation (20 credits).

 The other 60 credits may be made up of courses from the other part of your Joint Honours Degree.
 However, if you only have to take 40 compulsory credits from the other part of your Joint Honours
    Degree, you may choose 20 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit Database, located online
    via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
 http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/1,2

Notes:
1      Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
       programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree from one of the
       following subject areas: Religions and Theology, History, Classics, Sociology, Government or
       Philosophy. Note that Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for
       course units not coded under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that
       you will be able to register and attend.
2      In the second year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 1 course units.




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BA (Hons.) in A Middle Eastern Language & A Modern Language (Years 3 & 4)
 Year 3
 Study in the Middle East and the other relevant Country (120 credits )
 Year 4 (120 credits)
 You must take one of the following course units relating to the Middle Eastern
 Language you are studying (20 credits):
 Arabic: MEST 30160 Arabic Language 4 (20 credits)
 Hebrew: MEST 30270 Modern Hebrew Language 4 (20 credits)
 Persian: MEST 30420 Persian Language 4 (20 credits)
 Turkish: MEST 30380 Turkish Language 4 (20 credits)

 In addition you must take at least 20 credits from the following sets of course units, selecting
 the ones that again correspond to your Middle Eastern Language (20 credits in total):
 Arabic: MEST 30122 Modern Arabic Literature (20 credits), MEST31042 Arabic Aural
 Comprehension (20 credits), MEST 30061 Arab Women‟s Writing in Translation (20 credits) – Not
     available in 09/10,
 MEST 30172 Classical and Modern Arabic Islamic Texts (20 credits), MEST30181 Media Arabic (10
     credits) Not available in 09/10.
 Hebrew: MEST 30221 Reading Modern Hebrew Literature (20 credits), MEST 30051 Biblical Hebrew
     Texts (20 credits).
 Persian: MEST 30451 Modern Persian Literature: Women in Contemporary Persian Short Stories (20
 credits) Not available in 09/10, MEST 30432 Medieval Persian Texts (20 credits) Not available in
 09/10, RELT 30112 Islamic Mystical Traditions & Texts (20 credits). Not available in 09/10
 Turkish: MEST 30041 Contemporary Turkey (20 credits), MEST 30322 Modern Turkish Literature
 (20 credits), MEST 30922 Readings in Azerbaijani, Turkmen and Uzbek (20 credits)

 The other 80 credits may be made up of courses from the other part of your Joint Honours Degree.
 However, if you only have to take 40 or 60 compulsory credits from the other part of your Joint
 Honours Degree, you may choose 20 or 40 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit Database,
 located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
 http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/, to bring your overall total up to the
 required level of 120 credits 1,3

Notes:
1      Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director that the units chosen contribute to a suitable
       programme. We would strongly advise students to choose courses related to their degree. Note that
       Middle Eastern Studies has no control over the timetabling and registration for course units not coded
       under MEST; you must check with the Discipline offering such course units that you will be able to
       register and attend.
3      In the final year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 2 course units.



N.B. Students taking the MLBM and Arabic, Linguistics and a Middle
Eastern Language or English Language and a Middle Eastern Language
degrees should follow the same rules for the Middle Eastern part of their
course as are listed above for the Middle Eastern Language and a Modern
Language degree.




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LINGUISTICS AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEGREE PROGRAMME STRUCTURES
(INCLUDING JOINT HONOURS WITH ENGLISH LANGUAGE OR LINGUISTICS)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE (SINGLE HONOURS) – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE




YEAR        60 compulsory credits           60 optional credits Level
            Level 1 units                   1 units
1
            English Language                English Language (LELA
120                                         prefix)
        (LELA10011, LELA10020,
Credits LELA10041, LELA10032 and
                                            (may include one 20-credit
overall LELA10192)                          foreign language course and
                                            up to a maximum of 20 credits
                                            „free choice‟ from the Faculty
                                            of Humanities)


YEAR        40 compulsory credits           60 optional credits Level        20 optional credits Level
            Level 2 units                   2 units                          2 units
2
            English Language                English Language                 English Language
120
        (four from LELA20052,                                                or
Credits LELA20062, LELA20091,
overall LELA20172, LELA20182,
            LELA20662)                                                       “Free choice”



YEAR        100 credits Level 3 units                        20 credits Level 3 units

3           English Language                                 English Language

120                                                          or
Credits
overall                                                      “Free choice” (at level 2 or 3)


Students following the TESOL pathway in English Language must, in addition to the obligatory units, take
at least 30 credits of LELA options and at most 40 credits of Advanced EFL or TESOL options.

All students should note that, in second year, they may take up to 20 credits of Level 1 LELA units that
they did not take in first year. They should note however the overall requirement that no more than 20
credits may be taken at Level 1, so that it is not permitted, in particular, to take this option in addition to
taking a 20-credit free-choice or language option at Level 1


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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND A MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE – PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE


                     English Language                               Language
  Year 1      Level 1 course units                   Level 1 course units
120 credits
  overall     English Language – 60 credits          Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)
              (compulsory)

                                                     Related studies - 40 credits
                                                     (See Directories of Course Units for list of
                                                     compulsory/optional units), except students
                                                     studying Japanese at ab initio level (see
              See Directories of Course Units for    below) for whom content course units in
              list of course units                   related studies will be a co-requisite
                                                     (attendance only) for which no credits will be
                                                     awarded. Students taking Arabic, Hebrew,
                                                     Persian or Turkish must take the
                                                     compulsory 20 credit course unit
                                                     Contemporary Middle East.

                                                     *40 credits compulsory language for
                                                     students studying ab initio Arabic, Chinese,
                                                     German, Hebrew, Italian, Persian,
                                                     Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Turkish
                                                     with only 20 credits related studies, and 60
                                                     credits compulsory language for students
                                                     studying Japanese at ab initio level (see
                                                     above re. attendance only of content course
                                                     units in related studies).


  Year 2      Level 2 course units                   Level 2 course units
120 credits   (Students are permitted to take
  overall     Level 1 course unit(s) worth up to a   Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)
              maximum of 20 credits only in
              Year 2 included within the total of
              120 credits)                           Related studies – 20-60 credits
                                                     (See Directories of Course Units for list of
              English Language – 30 credits          compulsory/optional units)
              (compulsory)
                                                     *40 credits compulsory language study for
              Related studies 10-50                  students who were beginners in Arabic,
              (See Directories of Course Units       Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Persian, and
              for list of compulsory/optional        Turkish in Year 1
              units)


  Year 3                                   Compulsory Year Abroad
120 credits
  overall




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  Year 4      Level 3 course units                        Level 3 course units
120 credits
  overall     English Language – 40-80 credits            Language study - 20 credits*
                                                          (compulsory)
              (See Directories of Course Units for
              list of compulsory/optional units)          Related studies – 20-60 credits

              Students are permitted to take Level        (See Directories of Course Units for list of
              2 course unit(s) worth up to a              compulsory/optional units)
              maximum of 20 credits only in Year 4
              (included within the total of 120           Students are permitted to take Level 2
              credits). If students take 20 credits at    course unit(s) worth up to a maximum of
              Level 2 in English Language they            20 credits only in Year 4 (included within
              must only take credits at Level 3 in        the total of 120 credits). If students take
              their chosen language of study or           20 credits at Level 2 in their chosen
              related studies.                            language of study or related studies they
                                                          must only take credits at Level 3 in
                                                          English Language.
.




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ENGLISH LITERATURE AND LINGUISTICS (JOINT HONOURS) – PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE



YEAR        60 credits compulsory Level 1 units             60 credits Level 1 units

1           Linguistics                                     English Literature
                                                            ENGL10021 “Reading Literature” - 20
120                                                         credits (compulsory)
credits
overall
                                                            ENGL10032 “Contexts of Writing” – 20
                                                            credits (compulsory)

                                                            Optional Course Unit – 20 credits
                                                            ONE of the following:
                                                            ENGL10002 Reading Film
                                                            OR
                                                            ENGL10051 Mapping the Medieval
                                                            OR
                                                            ENGL10042 Textual Communities

                                                            (See Faculty of Humanities Course Unit
                                                            database for course unit details)

YEAR        40-80 credits Level 2           30 credits compulsory            10-50 credits Level 2
            units                           Level 2 units                    units
2
            English Literature              Linguistics                      Linguistics
120
credits                                     (must include LELA20011,         (may include one 20-credit
overall                                     LELA20021, and one of            foreign language course)
                                            LELA20031 or LELA20042)



YEAR        40 credits Level 3      40 credits Level 3      20 credits Level 3       20 credits Level 3
            units                   units                   units                    units
3
            English Literature      Linguistics             English Literature       English Literature
120                                                                                  or
credits                                                     or                       Linguistics
overall
                                                                                     or
                                                            Linguistics              “Free choice” (at
                                                                                     level 2 or 3)

All students should note that, in second year, they may take up to 20 credits of Level 1 LELA units that
they did not take in first year. They should note however the overall requirement that no more than 20
credits may be taken at Level 1, so that it is not permitted, in particular, to take this option in addition to

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taking a 20-credit free-choice or language option at Level 1.

LINGUISTICS (SINGLE HONOURS) – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE




YEAR        60 credits compulsory           40 credits Level 1 units        20 credits Level 1 units
            Level 1 units
1                                           Linguistics                     Linguistics
            Linguistics
                                            (may include one 20-credit
120                                                                         or
            (LELA10011, LELA10020,          foreign language course)
credits     LELA10032, LELA10041 and
overall     LELA10122)                                                      “Free choice”



YEAR        30 credits compulsory Level 2 units             90 credits Level 2 units

2           Linguistics                                     Linguistics

            (LELA20011, LELA20021, and one of               (may include one 20-credit foreign language
120         LELA20031 or LELA20042)                         course)
credits
overall

YEAR        100 credits Level 3 units                       20 credits Level 3 units

3           Linguistics                                     Linguistics

120                                                         or
credits
overall                                                     “Free choice” (at level 2 or 3)




All students should note that, in second year, they may take up to 20 credits of Level 1 LELA units that
they did not take in first year. They should note however the overall requirement that no more than 20
credits may be taken at Level 1, so that it is not permitted, in particular, to take this option in addition to
taking a 20-credit free-choice or language option at Level 1.




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LINGUISTICS AND A MODERN LANGUAGE – PROGRAMME STRUCTURES

                       Linguistics                                           Language
 Year 1    Level 1 course units                    Level 1 course units

  120      Linguistics – 60 credits                Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)
           (compulsory)
 credits                                           Related studies – 40 credits
 overall
                                                   (See Directories of Course Units for list of
                                                   compulsory/optional units)

           See Directories of Course Units for     *40 credits compulsory language for students studying
           list of units                           ab initio language with only 20 credits related studies,
                                                   apart from Japanese, where students must take 60
                                                   credits compulsory language and no related studies
 Year 2    Level 2 course units (Students are      Level 2 course units
           permitted to take Level 1 course
  120      unit(s) worth up to a maximum of        Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)
           20 credits only in Year 2 included
 credits   within the total of 120 credits)        Related studies – 20-60 credits
 overall
           Linguistics – 30 credits                (See Directories of Course Units for list of
           (compulsory)                            compulsory/optional units)

           Related studies 10-50                   *40 credits for students who were beginners in Arabic,
                                                   Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Persian, and Turkish in
           (See Directories of Course Units        Year1
           for list of compulsory/optional
           units)
 Year 3                                          Compulsory Year Abroad
  120
 credits
 overall
 Year 4    Level 3 course units                    Level 3 course units
  120
           Linguistics – 40-80 credits             Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)
 credits
 overall   Students are permitted to take          Related studies – 20-60 credits
           Level 2 course unit(s) worth up to a
           maximum of 20 credits only in           Students are permitted to take Level 2 course unit(s)
           Year 4 (included within the total of    worth up to a maximum of 20 credits only in Year 4
           120 credits). If students take 20       (included within the total of 120 credits). If students take
           credits at Level 2 in Linguistics       20 credits at Level 2 in their chosen language of study or
           they must only take credits at          related studies they must only take credits at Level 3 in
           Level 3 in their chosen language of     Linguistics.
           study or related studies.
                                                   (See Directories of Course Units for list of
           (See Directories of Course Units        compulsory/optional units)
           for list of compulsory/optional
           units)
                                                Free choice – 0-20 credits




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LINGUISTICS AND SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY (JOINT HONOURS) –
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE




YEAR        60 credits compulsory Level 1 units            60 credits Level 1 units

1           Linguistics                                    Social Anthropology

120
credits
overall


YEAR        30 credits compulsory          40-80 credits Level 2           10-50 credits Level 2 units
            Level 2 units                  units
2                                                                          Linguistics
            Linguistics                    Social Anthropology
                                                                           (may include one 20-credit course
120         (must include LELA20011,                                       unit in a foreign language)
credits     LELA20021, and one of
overall     LELA20031 or LELA20042)



YEAR        40 credits Level 3      40 credits Level 3     20 credits Level 3      20 credits Level 3
            units                   units                  units                   units
3
            Linguistics             Social                 Linguistics             Linguistics
120                                 Anthropology           or
            (must include                                  Social                  or
credits     LELA30000 whose
overall                                                    Anthropology
            topic may be a Social
            Anthropology one by                                                    Social Anthropology
            arrangement)
                                                                                   or
                                                                                   “Free choice”
                                                                                   (at level 2 or 3}

Second Year: see Social Anthropology handbook for Social Anthropology second -year options. These include
SOAN10320 (Culture and Society), normally a Level 1 option but available to Lingu istics students in Year 2).




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LINGUISTICS AND SOCIOLOGY (JOINT HONOURS) – PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE




YEAR      60 credits compulsory Level 1 units        60 credits Level 1 units

1         Linguistics                                Sociology

120
credits
overall


YEAR      30 credits compulsory       40-80 credits Level 2        10-50 credits Level 2 units
          Level 2 units               units
2                                                                  Linguistics
          Linguistics                 Sociology
                                                                   (may include one 20-credit course
120       (must include LELA20011,                                 unit in a foreign language)
credits   LELA20021, and one of
overall   LELA20031 or LELA20042)



YEAR      40 credits Level 3    40 credits Level 3   20 credits Level 3    20 credits Level 3
          units                 units                units                 units
3
          Linguistics           Sociology            Linguistics           Linguistics
120                                                  or
credits                                              Sociology             or
overall
                                                                           Sociology

                                                                           or
                                                                           “Free choice”
                                                                           (at level 2 or 3)




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MODERN LANGUAGES PROGRAMME STRUCTURES (INCLUDING SINGLE AND
JOINT HONOURS IN MODERN LANGUAGES, MASTER OF MODERN LANGUAGES
(MML) AND JOINT HONOURS WITH OTHER SCHOOLS)


AMERICAN AND LATIN-AMERICAN STUDIES – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE




 Year 1       Language study (compulsory) - 40 credits
              Related studies - 20 credits
120 credits   60 credits taken in English and American Studies
  overall

 Year 2       Language study (compulsory) - 40 credits
              Related studies - 40 credits
120 credits   40 credits taken in English and American Studies
  overall
 Year 3                                Compulsory Year Abroad
                                              120 credits
 Year 4       Language study (compulsory) – 20-40 credits
120 credits   Related studies – 40-60 credits
  overall
              40 credits taken in English and American Studies




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   CHINESE STUDIES: PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

  Level 1:




                                                                    (Post-A-level)
                                                    (Ab Initio)




                                                                                     Semester
                                                      Credits




                                                                      Credits
Compulsory courses
EALC10140 or EALC10150 Chinese Language                  40          20                         1&2
EALC10050 Introduction to Chinese Studies                20          20                         1& 2
HIST10152 Modern China: From the Opium War               20          20                          2
to the Post-Mao Era
POLI10200 Government I: Introduction to                  20          20                         1&2
Comparative Politics
Total compulsory credits                                 100         80
Optional:
Remaining 20 / 40 credits to be taken from the
following list of introductory units in relevant
disciplines
EALC10111 Introduction to Japanese History and           20          20                          1
Culture
EALC10122 Introduction to Modern Japanese                20          20                          2
Society
RELT10222 Religion in Modern South Asian                20           20                          2
History
SOAN10312 Cultural Diversity in Global                   10          10                          2
Perspective
SOAN10301 Culture and Power                               10      10 10                          1
SOAN10320 Culture & Society                              20          20                         1&2
BMAN10011 Fundamentals of Management                     10          10                          1
BMAN21012 Global Contexts of Business and                10          10                          2
Management
 POLI10601 Introduction to International Politics        20          20                          1
 LELA10020 Fundamental Issues in the Study of            20          20                         1&2
Language
 LELA10142 Morphology and Syntax                        10           10                          2
 Total optional credits                                 20           40
 Total credits                                          120         120



  NOTE: Students should consult the faculty website for detailed information regarding
  course units in other schools:

  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/#all




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        Level 2:




                                                                                 (Post-A-level)
                                                                   (Ab Initio)




                                                                                                  Semester
                                                                     Credits



                                                                                   Credits
   Compulsory courses
    EALC20140, EALC20150 or EALC20160                               40                 20                    1&2
   Chinese Language
   Total compulsory credits                                         40                 20
   Core courses: Students must take 60 credits from the
   following list:
   EALC20061 Spaces & Media in Modern China                        20                 20                      1
   EALC20071 Modern Chinese Literature and Film                    20                 20                      1
   EALC20082 Bodyscape, Cityscape: Moving Pictures and             20                 20                      2
   Urban Culture in East Asia
   POLI20911 Comparative European Politics                          10                 10                     1
   POLI20612 Chinese Politics Today                                 10                 10                     2
   BMAN20152 Chinese Business (SLLC students only)                  20                 20                     2
   BMAN20142 Chinese Business                                       10                 10                     2
   HIST20421 Late Imperial China                                    20                 20                     1
   DRAM20022 Transnational Chinese Cinemas                          20                 20                     2
   Total core credits                                               60                 60
   Optional: Remaining 20 / 40 credits to be taken from the
   following list of introductory units in relevant disciplines:
   EALC20111 Developments in Japanese Cultural History              20                 20                     1
   EALC20122 Perspectives on Contemporary Japan:                    20                 20                     2
   Problems & Dynamics
   EALC20211 Religion in Japan                                      20                 20                     1
   EALC22042 Girls, Culture and Society in Japan                    20                 20                     2
   RELT20262 Texts, Ritual and Practice in Mahayana                 20                 20                     2
   Buddhism
   LELA20031 Introduction to Typology                              10                10                       1
   LELA20332 World Englishes                                       10                10                       2
   SOAN20821 Political and Economic Anthropology                   20                20                       1
   POLI20511 The Politics of Globalisation                         20                20                       1
   POLI20872 The Politics of Development                           20                20                       2
UL ULTD20011 TESOL 1: An Introduction to TESOL: Part 1             10                10                       1
   ULTD20022 TESOL 2: An Introduction to TESOL: Part 2             10                10                       2
   Total optional credits                                          20                40
   Total credits                                                   120              120



        NOTE: Students should consult the faculty website for detailed information regarding
        course units in other schools:

                         http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/#all

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  Level 3
Compulsory


YEAR ABROAD                                                                                           120


TOTAL FOR THE YEAR                                                                                    120

  Level 3:

  *NOTE: Business Chinese (Semester 2) is required for MLBM students. All other students may
  choose either Business Chinese or Translation.




                                                     Credits single



                                                                      Credits joint




                                                                                      Semester
                                                       honours



                                                                        honours
Compulsory courses
EALC30001 Chinese Language                                 10                   10                1
Students take either:
EALC31002 Professional Skills I:                           10                   10                2
Business Chinese*
EALC30302 Professional Skills II:                          10                   10                2
Chinese-English Translation*
Single honours students must take:
EALC39990 Dissertation in Chinese Studies                 40                    40               1&2
Total compulsory credits                                  60                    20
Core courses:
EALC30081 East Asian Media Cities                         20                    20                1
EALC30062 Changing Cityscapes of Contemporary             20                    20                2
China
EALC20082 Bodyscape, Cityscape: Moving                    20                    20                2
Pictures and Urban Culture in East Asia #
ECON30101 The Chinese Economy                             10                    10                1
POLI30432 Identity and Security in China and East         20                    20                2
Asia
HIST31201 China and the West: From the Opium               20                   20                1
War to the Japanese War
RELT30142 Buddhism and Politics in Modern                  20                   20                2
China and Japan
Total core credits                                         40              20-60
Optional: Single honours students have a final 20
credits free option, which may be chosen from the
list above or elsewhere with the approval of their
personal tutor.
Recommended: DRAM20022 Transnational                       20                   20                2
Chinese Cinemas #
Total optional credits                                     20                N/A

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    Total credits                                     120        120



# Either of these Level 2 course units, which were not available when the current cohort was in
Year 2, may be chosen as a core unit in the final year, but it must be noted that students may take
a maximum of 20 credits at Level 2, so students may choose only ONE of these.


       NOTE: Students should consult the faculty website for detailed information regarding
       course units in other schools:

       http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/#all




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ENGLISH LITERATURE AND A MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE – PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE


               English Literature and American                      Language
                             Studies
 Year 1       ENGL10021 “Reading Literature” -         Language study - 20 credits*
              20 credits (compulsory)                  (compulsory)
120 credits
  overall     ENGL10032 “Contexts of Writing” –        Related studies – 40 credits
              20 credits (compulsory)
                                                       (See Directories of Course Units for
              Optional Course Unit – 20 credits        list of compulsory/optional units)
              ONE of the following:
              ENGL10002 Reading Film                   *40 credits compulsory language for
              OR                                       students studying ab initio language
              ENGL10051 Mapping the Medieval           with only 20 credits related studies
              OR
              ENGL10042 Textual Communities

              (See Faculty of Humanities Course
              Unit database for course unit details)


 Year 2       English Literature and American          Language study - 20 credits
              Studies – a minimum of 40 to a           (compulsory)
120 credits   maximum of 80 credits
  overall                                              Related studies – 20-60 credits

              (See Directories of Course Units for     (See Directories of Course Units for
              full list of course units and English    list of compulsory/optional units)
              Literature and a Modern Language
              Handbook for lists of courses
              available)


 Year 3                                  Compulsory Year Abroad

120 credits
  overall
 Year 4       English Literature and American          Language study - 20 credits
              Studies – a minimum of 40 up to a        (compulsory)
120 credits   maximum of 80 credits
  overall                                              Related studies – 20-60 credits
              (See Directories of Course Units for
              full list of course units)               (See Directories of Course Units for
                                                       list of compulsory/optional units)




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EUROPEAN STUDIES AND MODERN LANGUAGES – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

You should consult the European Studies and Modern Languages Programme Handbook (to be
found on the School website www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/ug).

Year      Language                                   European Studies (Core European
                                                     Studies Course, Politics, Social
                                                     Anthropology, Sociology, History
                                                     and Economics)
1
          Language Skills in main language         40 compulsory credits, i.e.
120       (compulsory 20 credits for post-A-       LALC10010 European Studies Core
credits   level and 40 credits ab initio)          Course (20 credits)
overall   Other course unit(s) from main           PLUS
          language discipline (optional 20-40      POLI10200 Government 1: An
          credits)                                 introduction to Comparative Politics
                                                   (20 credits)
          Optional second language (20 credits) PLUS EITHER:
          chosen from LEAP course units (to be POLI10702 Introduction to Political
          taken as part of the overall 60 credits Theory (20 credits )
          of this side of the programme).          OR
          Students studying German, Italian,       POLI10601 Introduction to
          Portuguese and Russian as their first    International Politics (20 credits)
          language and are beginners are NOT OR:
          required to study a second language in A further 20 credits from course units
          Years 1 and 2.                           offered by History (HIST) and
                                                   Economics (ECON), details available
                60 credits in total               on the Faculty of Humanities course
                                                   unit database.
                                                         60 credits in total
2         LANGUAGE UNITS totalling 60              Students will take 20 credits from
          credits (including compulsory 20         the following course units:
120       credits core language). In the case of   POLI20911 Comparative European
credits   students who are post A-level or         Politics (10 credits)
overall   equivalent in their main language, these POLI20921 France under the Fifth
          may include continuing the second        Republic (10 credits)
          language they have studied in the first  POLI20932 The National Politics of
          year. This is delivered through LEAP. Germany (10 credits)
                                                   POLI20941 Mediterranean Politics
                60 credits in total               (10 credits)
                                                   POLI20952 The Comparative Politics
                                                   of East-Central Europe (10 credits)
                                                   (Normally students will take
                                                   POLI20911 plus the appropriate ten
                                                   credit course for their main language: ie
                                                   POLI20921 for French; POLI20932

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                                                       for German; POLI20941 for Italian,
                                                       Portuguese and Spanish; POLI20592
                                                       for Russian. If the appropriate course
                                                       is not running, students will be given a
                                                       free choice from the above list.)
                                                       PLUS
                                                       20 Credits from any other Politics-
                                                       run second-year course unit(s)
                                                       AND
                                                       20 credits from History or
                                                       Economics course unit(s).

                                                    60 credits in total
3                                         Residence abroad
                     (Study or placement in a country where target language is spoken)
            All students required to complete Learning Log and provide evidence of satisfactory
                             completion of study programme or work placement
                                            ● 120 credits
4         Compulsory core Language Skills in       All students follow units on the
          main language (20 credits)               EUROPEAN STUDIES side of the
120       Plus                                     programme totalling 60 credits:
credits   Either: a combination of course units POLI30032 Politics of the European
overall   from main language discipline totalling Union (20 credits) in the second
          40 credits;                              semester
          Or: a combination of course units        AND EITHER further course units to
          from main language discipline worth      the value of 40 credits from course units
          20 credits, together with a              in Politics, History, or Economics.
          Dissertation (20 credits).               OR course unit(s) from the above
          NB: Students who choose to write a disciplines to the value of 20 credits
          Dissertation in conjunction with         together with a dissertation in Politics
          one of the language course units         (20 credits).
          CANNOT also take the Dissertation NB: Students who choose to write a
          on the European Studies side of the dissertation in conjunction with one
          programme. Undertaking a                 of the language course units
          dissertation on either side of the       CANNOT also take the dissertation
          programme is not compulsory.             on the European Studies side of the
                                                   programme.
                                                            60 credits in total
               60 credits in total




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FRENCH STUDIES – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


  Year 1      Level 1 course units
              Language study (compulsory) - 20 credits
120 credits   Related studies (compulsory) - 80 credits
  overall     Free choice course unit(s) (either from French Level 1 course units or from
              elsewhere in the Faculty of Humanities) - 20 credits
              (See Faculty of Humanities Course Unit Database for full choice of
              possible units)

  Year 2      Level 2 course units
              Language study (compulsory) - 20 credits
120 credits   Related studies - 80 credits
  overall     Free choice course unit(s) (either from French Level 1 course units or from
              elsewhere in the Faculty of Humanities) - 20 credits
              (See Faculty of Humanities Course Unit Database for full choice of
              possible units)

  Year 3                              Compulsory Year Abroad
                                           120 credits
  Year 4      Level 3 course units
              Language study (compulsory) - 20 credits
120 credits   Related studies – 80 or 100 credits
  overall     If only 80 credits come from related studies, students take one or two free
              choice course units to the total value of 20 credits
              (See Faculty of Humanities Course Unit Database for full choice of
              possible units)
              Students are permitted to take Level 2 course unit(s) worth up to a
              maximum of 20 credits only in Year 4 (included within the total of 120
              credits).




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GERMAN STUDIES – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


 Year 1   Level 1 course units
          Language study (compulsory) - 20 credits
          Related studies - 80 credits
          Free choice course unit(s) - 20 credits
          (See Faculty of Humanities Course Unit Database for full choice of
          possible units)

 Year 2   Level 2 course units
          Language study (compulsory) - 20 credits
          Related studies - 80 credits
          Free choice course unit(s) - 20 credits
          (See Faculty of Humanities Course Unit Database for full choice of
          possible units)

 Year 3                           Compulsory Year Abroad
                                       120 credits
 Year 4   Level 3 course units
          German course units totalling a minimum of 80 and a maximum of 120 credits,
          namely German Language (20 credits) and a dissertation (20 credits), plus
          40-80 credits from the course units listed in the Directory of Course Units.
          Up to 20 credits out of the total 120 may be selected from the list of
          approved School-wide course units and a further 20 credits may be selected
          either from the School-wide course unit list or from the list of Faculty of
          Humanities approved course units in subjects other than German. Up to a
          maximum of 20 credits may be taken at Level 2.




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 HISTORY AND A MODERN LANGUAGE – PROGRAMME STRUCTURES
(for further details please see the History and a Modern Language Programme Handbook
available at www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/ug/handbooks)

Year              Programme structure and credits                                    Credits
Year 1
Compulsory
Core History course HIST10101 History in Practice                                    20
Language Study I (if non ab-initio) OR                                               20
Language Study II (if ab-initio)                                                     40


Optional
History Course Units                                                                 40
Target-Language Related Studies I (if non ab-initio) OR                              40
Target-Language Related Studies II (if ab-initio)                                    20
                                       (with combined credits of 120)

Year 2
Compulsory
Long essay/Book Review HIST20390                                                     20
Language Study I                                                                     20
Optional (Choice of 4 from 18). Level 2 options, in combination with those at level
1, must include at least one course from 3 of 4 historical areas, „Medieval‟,
„Modern‟, „Economic‟ and „Ancient‟:
History Course Units                                                                20-60
Target-Language Related Studies                                                      20-60
                                                    (with combined credits of 120)

Year 3
Compulsory
Year abroad spent under approved circumstances in a country or countries where       120
the target language is spoken.

Year 4
Compulsory
Dissertation (on either the History or the language side)                            20
Language Study                                                                       20
Optional
History Course Units (including optional 20 credits of course units chosen from      20-60
supplementary list from Classics, American Studies, Religions and Theology)


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Target-Language Course Units                                                     20-60
                              (with combined credits of 120)
HISTORY OF ART AND A MODERN LANGUAGE – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


                     History of Art                          Language
 Year 1     Level 1 course units                Level 1 course units

            Compulsory Units:                  Language study - 20 credits*
            AHVS10211 Introduction to Art (compulsory)
            History (20 credits)
                                               Related studies – 40 credits
            AHVS10212 Frameworks for Art
            History (20 credits)               (See Directories of Course Units for list
                                               of compulsory/optional units)
            Optional Units:
                                               *40 credits compulsory language for
            To make up the remaining 20 students studying ab initio language with
            credits, students must choose only 20 credits related studies
            ONE of the following course units:

            AHVS10032 Cities (20 credits)

            AHVS10331 Works in Focus 1:
            Description (20 credits)

            AHVS10352 Works in Focus 2:
            Interpretation (20 credits)




 Year 2     Level 2 course units                Level 2 course units
            Compulsory Course Units:
                                             Language study - 20 credits*
            AHVS20431 Perspectives in the (compulsory)
            History of Art 1 (20 credits)
                                             Related studies – 20-60 credits
            AHVS20432 Perspectives in the
            History of Art 2 (20 credits)    (See Directories of Course Units for list
            To make up the remaining 0 to    of compulsory/optional units)
            40 credits, students can choose
            from the list of course units in
            History of Art available on the
            Faculty of Humanities Course
            Unit database
            http://courses.humanities.manche


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         ster.ac.uk/undergraduate/modulelis
         t.html?department=32&newcode=
         AHVS
         (listed under the School of Arts,
         Histories and Cultures).
Year 3                            Compulsory Year Abroad
                                         120 credits
Year 4   Level 3 course units               Level 3 course units

         Compulsory Course Unit:               Language study - 20 credits
                                               (compulsory)
         AHVS 30000 History of Art
         Dissertation (40 credits) Related studies – 20-60 credits

         Optional Course Units:                (See Directories of Course Units for list
         0-40 further credits in History of    of compulsory/optional units)
         Art from the choice available on
         the Faculty of Humanities          Students are permitted to take Level 2
         Database:                          course unit(s) worth up to 20 credits
         http://courses.humanities.manche   only in Year 4 (included within the total
         ster.ac.uk/undergraduate/modulelis
                                            of 120 credits).
         t.html?department=32&newcode=
         AHVS3


         Students are permitted to take
         Level 2 course unit(s) worth up
         to 20 credits only in Year 4
         (included within the total of 120
         credits).




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ITALIAN STUDIES – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


  Year 1      Level 1 course units
              Language study (compulsory) - 40 credits (beginners) 20 credits (post-A-
120 credits   level)
  overall     Related studies – 60/80 credits
              Free choice course unit(s) - 20 credits
              (See Faculty of Humanities Course Unit Database for full choice of
              possible units)

  Year 2      Level 2 course units
              Language study (compulsory) - 20 credits (Beginners or Post-A-level)
120 credits   Related studies - 80 credits
  overall     Free choice course unit(s) - 20 credits
              (See Faculty of Humanities Course Unit Database for full choice of
              possible units)

  Year 3                              Compulsory Year Abroad
                                           120 credits
  Year 4      Level 3 course units
              Language study (compulsory) - 40 credits (ITAL30200 Italian Language 3
120 credits   and ITAL30210 Italian for Business Purposes)
  overall     Related studies – 60-80 credits
              If only 60 credits come from related studies, students take one or two free
              choice course units to the total value of 20 credits
              (See Faculty of Humanities Course Unit Database for full choice of
              possible units)
              Students are permitted to take Level 2 course unit(s) worth up to a
              maximum of 20 credits only in Year 4 (included within the total of 120
              credits).




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    JAPANESE STUDIES: PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Level 1:




                                                                                     (Post-AS-level)
                                                         (Ab Initio)




                                                                                                                  Semester
                                                           Credits




                                                                                       Credits
 Compulsory courses




                                                                                                 (
 EALC10080 Japanese Language and Linguistics 1                60                             N/A                             1&2
 EALC10090 Japanese Language and Linguistics 1a              N/A                             40                              1&2
 EALC10111 Introduction to Japanese History and               20                             20                               1
 Culture                                                 (0 for joint
                                                           honours)
 EALC10122 Introduction to Modern Japanese                    20                                 20                            2
 Society                                                 (0 for joint
                                                           honours)
 EALC10132 Cultural Contexts of Japanese Language:           N/A                                 20                            2
 Reading the Television
 Total compulsory credits                                     60                                 100
 Optional:
  Remaining 20 credits to be taken from those
 available in the faculty. Possible choices may include:
  RELT10222 Religion in Modern South Asian History            20                             20                               2
  ULCH10200 Beginners‟ Mandarin Chinese                       20                             20                              1&2
 SOAN10301 Culture and Power                                  10                             10                               1
 SOAN10312 Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective            10                            10                               2
 POLI10200 Introduction to International Politics              20                             20                              1
 LELA10020 Fundamental Issues in the Study of                 20                              20                             1&2
 Language
  LELA10142 Morphology and Syntax                              10                                10                            2
  Total optional credits                                       20                                20
 Total credits                                                120                                120

Level 2:
                                                                             ( (Post-AS-level)
                                                               (Ab Initio)




                                                                                                       Semester
                                                                 Credits



                                                                                 Credits




 Compulsory courses
 EALC20080 Japanese Language and Linguistics 2                  40              N/A                                      1&2
 EALC20090 Japanese Language and Linguistics for               N/A               40                                      1&2
 Advanced Learners 2a


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EALC21000 or 22000 Readings in Japanese                       20    20         1&2
(OPTIONAL for joint hons students only in addition to
a core course)
Total compulsory credits                                      60    60
Core courses:
Students must take 40 credits (20 for joint hons) from
the following courses available in Japanese studies
 EALC20111 Developments in Japanese Cultural History          20    20          1
 EALC20122 Perspectives on Contemporary Japan:                20    20          2
Problems & Dynamics
 EALC20211 Religion in Japan                                  20    20          1
 EALC22042 Girls, Culture and Society in Japan                20    20          2
Total core credits                                            40    40
Optional:
Remaining 20 credits to be taken from the courses
available in the faculty or the following units in Chinese
Studies which may be of particular interest:
 EALC10132 Cultural Contexts of Japanese Language:            20    N/A         2
Reading the Television
 EALC20061 Modern Chinese Culture: Spaces & Media              20    20         1
 EALC20071 Modern Chinese Literature and Film                  20    20         1
 BMAN20152 Chinese Business (SLLC students only)               20    20         2
 BMAN20142 Chinese Business                                    10    10         2
 HIST20421 Late Imperial China                                 20    20         1
ULTD20011 TESOL 1: An Introduction to TESOL: Part             10    10    11     1
1
ULTD20022: TESOL 2: An Introduction to TESOL: Part            10    10          2
2
 Total optional credits                                        20    20
Total credits                                                 120   120




   Year 3
Compulsory


YEAR ABROAD                                                                      120


TOTAL FOR THE YEAR                                                               120




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Final year (to be confirmed):




                                                                    Semester
                                                    Credits
Compulsory courses
Japanese Language Programme (All)                             20               1&2
Dissertation (Single Honours)                                 40               1&2
Advanced Readings in Japanese (All)                           20                1
Total compulsory credits                                      80
Core courses:
Single honours students must take 20 credits from
a list of courses available in Japanese Studies
Total core credits                                             20
Optional:
 Remaining 20 credits to be taken from a list of
courses available in Japanese Studies or from
other units available in the faculty
A dissertation in Japanese Studies is not
usually available for joint honours students
Total optional credits                                         20
Total credits                                                 120




                                                         90
A MODERN LANGUAGE AND BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT– PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE

                            Language                                Business and Management
  Year 1      Level 1 course units                         Level 1 course units

120 credits   Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)    All students follow units on the BUSINESS AND
                                                           MANAGEMENT side of the programme totalling
  overall
              Related studies – 20-40 credits (for         60 credits:
              Japanese, course units in related studies
              to be audited only)                          Compulsory Units:
              (See Directories of Course Units at          BMAN10011 Fundamentals of Management (10
              http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/u   credits)
              g/handbooks/ for list of                     BMAN10721 Transferable Management and Study
              compulsory/optional units)                   Skills (10 credits)
                                                           BMAN10552 Fundamentals of Finance (10 credits)
              *40 (60 credits for Japanese) credits for
              students studying languages at ab initio     AND EITHER
              level                                        (For students without A-level Economics or
                                                           equivalent):
              (overall 60 credits)                         ECON10041 Microeconomic Principles (10 credits)
                                                           AND
                                                           ECON10042 Macroeconomic Principles (10
                                                           credits)

                                                           OR
                                                           (For students with A-level Economics or
                                                           equivalent):
                                                           ECON10081 The UK Economy: Microeconomics
                                                           (10 credits)
                                                           AND
                                                           ECON10082 The UK Economy: Macroeconomics
                                                           (10 credits)

                                                           To make up the remaining 10 credits, students
                                                           must choose ONE of
                                                                   BMAN10621           Fundamentals      of
                                                                      Financial Reporting
                                                                   BMAN10612 Business Economics (10
                                                                      credits)
                                                                   BMAN10252           Management        of
                                                                      Technological Change (10 credits)
                                                                   ECON10001 Further Mathematics (10
                                                                      credits; for students with AS-level
                                                                      Maths or equivalent)
                                                                   ECON10002            Introduction     to
                                                                      Development Studies (10 credits)
                                                                   ECON10061                   Introductory
                                                                      Mathematics (10 credits; for students
                                                                      with GCSE Maths or equivalent)
                                                                   ECON10071 Advanced Mathematics
                                                                      (10 credits; for students with A-level
                                                                      Maths or equivalent)
                                                                   MSEC10010 Entrepreneurial Skills (a)
                                                                      (10 credits)




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                                                            Course units not listed here MAY be open to
                                                            MLBM students but require PRIOR permission from
                                                            both Dr Brockhaus-Grand and the convenor of the
                                                            course unit in question.

                                                            Students taking ECON10001 Further Mathematics,
                                                            ECON10061        Introductory      Mathematics     or
                                                            ECON10071 Advanced Mathematics; must contact
                                                            the relevant lecturer at the beginning of the
                                                            semester to ensure that their choice of course unit
                                                            is appropriate for their level of competence. This is
                                                            important because performance in certain AS-level
                                                            or A-level components has a bearing on which of
                                                            the three course units is the most suitable.

                                                            NB. please be aware that all Economics course
                                                            units on offer in Year 2 have other (mostly Level
                                                            1) Economics course units as prerequisites.
                                                            Please see the list in the MLBM Handbook.

                                                            (See MLBM Handbook at
                                                            http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/ug/hand
                                                            books/ for list of available course units)

                                                            (overall 60 credits)
  Year 2      Level 2 course units                                    Level 2 course units

120 credits   Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)     Compulsory:
  overall
              Related studies – 20-60 credits               Semester 1-2
                                                            BMAN22000 Firms and Management in
              (See Directories of Course Units at           Comparative Perspective (compulsory 20 credits)
              http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/u
              g/handbooks/ for list of                      Optional course units – 20-60 credits
              compulsory/optional units)
                                                            (See MLBM Handbook at
              *40 credits for students of Arabic, and for   http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/ug/hand
              students who were beginners in Chinese        books/ for list of available units)
              and Japanese in Year 1
                                                               (overall max 80 credits; min 40 credits)
              (overall max 80 credits; min 40 credits,
              except for beginners in certain languages,
              who are required to take 60 credits; see
              Directories of Course Units for details)
  Year 3                                          Compulsory Year Abroad
                                                      (overall 120 credits)
  Year 4      Level 3 course units                             Level 3 course units
              Language study - 20 credits (compulsory)         Compulsory:
120 credits                                                    BMAN31031 Organisational Analysis* (10
              Related studies – 40-60 credits                  credits)
  overall
              (See Directories of Course Units for list of     BMAN30042 Human Resource Management* (10
              compulsory/optional units)                       credits)
                                                               * Students must take ONE of these units, but
              (overall max 80 credits; min 40 credits)         may choose to take both
                                                               Optional course units – 20-70 credits
                                                               (See MLBM Handbook at
                                                               http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/ug/hand

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                                                              books/ for list of available units)
                                                              (overall max 80 credits; min 40 credits)
MODERN LANGUAGES (JOINT HONOURS) – PROGRAMME STRUCTURES

                           Language 1                                            Language 2
  Year 1      Level 1 course units                        Level 1 course units

120 credits   Language study - 20 credits*                Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)
              (compulsory)
  overall
                                                          Related studies - 40 credits
              Related studies - 40 credits                (See Directories of Course Units for list of
              (See Directories of Course Units for list   compulsory/optional units)
              of compulsory/optional units)
                                                          *40 credits compulsory language for students
              *40 credits compulsory language for         studying ab initio language (except Japanese) with
              students studying ab initio language        only 20 credits related studies– only one language
              (except Japanese) with only 20 credits      can be taken at ab initio level
              related studies – only one language
              can be taken at ab initio level             *60 credits compulsory language study for students
                                                          studying Japanese (other course units in related
              *60 credits compulsory language study       studies should be attended only but not for credit)
              for students studying Japanese (other
              course units in related studies should
              be attended only but not for credit)


  Year 2      Level 2 course units                        Level 2 course units
              Language study - 20 credits*                Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)
120 credits   (compulsory)
                                                          Related studies - 40/60 credits**
  overall
              Related studies - 40/60 credits**           (See Directories of Course Units for list of
              (See Directories of Course Units for list   compulsory/optional units)
              of compulsory/optional units)
                                                          *40 credits for students who were beginners in
              *40 credits for students who were           Chinese, or,Japanese in Yr1
              beginners in Chinese or Japanese, in
              Yr1


  Year 3                                          Compulsory Year Abroad
120 credits
  overall
  Year 4      Level 3 course units                        Level 3 course units

120 credits   (Students are permitted to take up to       (Students are permitted to take up to a maximum of
              a maximum of 20 credits free choice at      20 credits free choice at Level 2 or 3 included within
  overall
              Level 2 or 3 included within the total of   the total of 120 credits).
              120 credits).
                                                          Language study - 20 credits (compulsory)
              Language study - 20 credits
              (compulsory)                                Related studies - 40/60 credits*
                                                          (See Directories of Course Units for list of
              Related studies - 40/60 credits*            compulsory/optional units)
              (See Directories of Course Units for list
              of compulsory/optional units)
                                                          Students are permitted to take Level 2 course unit(s)


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Students are permitted to take Level 2   worth up to a maximum of 20 credits only in Year 4
course unit(s) worth up to a maximum     (included within the total of 120 credits).
of 20 credits only in Year 4 (included
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MASTER OF MODERN LANGUAGES – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


4.1 The four years of study in Manchester (Study-periods 1-4) are structured as follows
regardless of residence abroad pathways followed by students:

                              Language 1                                       Language 2
Study Period 1   Level 1 course units                   Level 1 course units

                 Language study - 20 credits            Language study - 20 credits (compulsory)
                 (compulsory)

                 Related studies - 40 credits           Related studies - 40 credits
                 (See Directories of Course Units for   (See Directories of Course Units for list of
                 list of compulsory/optional units)     compulsory/optional units)


Study Period 2   Level 2 course units                   Level 2 course units

                 Language study - 20 credits            Language study - 20 credits (compulsory)
                 (compulsory)

                 Related studies - 40 credits           Related studies - 40 credits
                 (See Directories of Course Units for   (See Directories of Course Units for list of
                 list of compulsory/optional units)     compulsory/optional units)


Study Period 3   Level 3/4 course units                 Level 3 course unit(s)

                 Language study at Level 3 - 20         Related studies at Level 3 - 20 credits (except if
                 credits (compulsory)                   transferred with ab-initio language, must take
                                                        language course unit)
                 Level 4 units in Research Methods      (See Directories of Course Units for list of optional
                 (20 credits) and Language 1            units)
                 Dissertation (20 credits)
                 (compulsory)

                 Related studies at Level 3 - 40
                 credits
                 (See Directories of Course Units for
                 list of compulsory/optional units)

Study Period 4                                          Level 3/4 course units

                                                        Language study at Level 3- 20 credits (compulsory)

                                                        Level 4 units in Critical Theory (30 credits) and
                                                        Language 2 Dissertation (30 credits) (compulsory)

                                                        Related studies at Level 3 - 40 credits
                                                        (See Directories of Course Units for list of
                                                        compulsory/optional units)




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4.2 MML students will follow one of the following Residence Abroad Pathways through the
programme:

(i) MML 4 (Duration: 4 years)

     Year 1            Study-period 1: L1 & L2

     Year 2            Study-period 2: L1 & L2

                       Vacation residence (L1)
                       8 weeks
     Year 3            Study-period 3: primarily L1

                       Vacation residence (L2)
                       8 weeks
     Year 4            Study-period 4: L2



The residence abroad requirement for students on the 4-year MML pathway (MML 4) is to spend a minimum
of eight weeks under approved conditions in countries where L1 and L2, respectively, are spoken. These
eight-week periods abroad normally take place in the summer preceding study -period 3 for L1 and in the
summer preceding study-period 4 for L2. Details of how the two eight-week periods may be spent can be
found in Section 5 of the School Handbook.

(ii) MML 5 (Duration: 5 years)

 Year 1       Study-period 1: L1 & L2        Study-period 1: L1 & L2         Study-period 1: L1 & L2

 Year 2       Study-period 2: L1 & L2        Study-period 2: L1 & L2         Study-period 2: L1 & L2

                                                                             Vacation residence (L1)
                                                                             8 weeks
 Year 3       Year abroad (L1)               Year abroad (L1 & L2)           Study-period 3: primarily L1
              32 weeks                       16 weeks L1
                                             16 weeks L2
 Year 4       Study-period 3: primarily L1   Study-period 3: primarily L1    Year abroad (L2)
                                                                             32 weeks
              Vacation residence (L2)        Vacation residence (L2)
              8 weeks                        8 weeks [OPTIONAL]
 Year 5       Study-period 4: L2             Study-period 4: L2              Study-period 4: L2



Students on the 5-year MML pathway (MML 5) will incorporate a year abroad into their programme. This may
be done in one of the following three ways:

a) by spending 32 weeks between study-period 2 and study-period 3 in a country where L1 is spoken.
   Students choosing this option will then spend eight weeks in a country where L2 is spoken in the
   summer preceding study-period 4.
b) by spending 16 weeks in a country where L1 is spoken and 16 weeks in a country where L2 is spoken,
   consecutively between study-period 2 and study-period 3. If this option is chosen, spending another eight
   weeks in a country where L2 is spoken in the summer preceding study-period 4 is highly recommended,
   but not compulsory.
c) by spending 32 weeks between study-period 3 and study-period 4 in a country where L2 is spoken.
   Students choosing this option will spend eight weeks in a country where L1 is spoken in the summer
   preceding study-period 3.

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Details of how 16-week and 32-week periods of residence abroad may be spent can be found in Section 5 of
the School Handbook.

(iii) MML 6 (Duration: 6 years)

          Year 1       Study-period 1: L1 & L2

          Year 2       Study-period 2: L1 & L2

          Year 3       Year abroad (L1)
                       32 weeks
          Year 4       Study-period 3: primarily L1

          Year 5       Year abroad (L2)
                       32 weeks
          Year 6       Study-period 4: L2


Students on the 6-year MML pathway (MML 6) will incorporate two years abroad into their programme, so
that they spend 32 weeks between study-periods 2 and 3 in a country where their L1 is spoken and 32 weeks
between study-periods 3 and 4 in a country where their L2 is spoken.

N.B. A 16 or 32-week period of residence abroad in a country where their L2 is spoken is compul sory for
students who have transferred into MML as ab initio learners of their L2. That is to say, these students will
register for MML5 or MML6 (but not MML4).




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RUSSIAN STUDIES – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


 Year 1   Level 1 course units
          Language study – 40 credits (Beginners), 20 (Post-A level)
          Related studies – 60 credits (Beginners) or 80 credits (Post-A level)
          Free choice course unit(s) - 20 credits
          (See Faculty of Humanities Course Unit Database for full choice of
          possible units)

 Year 2   Level 2 course units
          Language study – 20 credits (ex-Beginners and Post-A level)
          Related studies – 80 credits
          Free choice course unit(s) - 20 credits
          (See Faculty of Humanities Course Unit Database for full choice of
          possible units)
 Year 3                            Compulsory Year Abroad
                                           120 credits
 Year 4   Level 3 course units
          Language study - 20 credits
          Dissertation – 20 credits
          Related studies – 60 - 80 credits
          Free choice course units to the total value of 20 credits
          (See Faculty of Humanities Course Unit Database for full choice of
          possible units)
          Students are permitted to take Level 2 course unit(s) worth up to a
          maximum of 20 credits only in Year 4 (included within the total of 120
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SCREEN STUDIES AND A MODERN LANGUAGE, ENGLISH LANGUAGE, OR
LINGUISTICS – PROGRAMME STRUCTURES

Year 1 – 120 credits overall
 Compulsory
 Language Study I (non ab-initio) *40 credits compulsory language for students           20-40*
 studying Japanese post ab-initio
 *40 credits compulsory language for students studying ab initio language with only 20   40-60
 credits related studies, apart from Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, Persian, and Turkish,
 where students must take 60 credits compulsory language and no related studies. 60
 credits compulsory units for Linguistics and English Language.
 Introduction to World Cinema 1                                                          20
 Introduction to World Cinema 2                                                          20
 (See Programme Handbook for list of further compulsory units depending on               10 - 30
 pathway/foreign language e.g. French and Screen Studies includes compulsory units
 Ways of Reading (20 Credits) and Images in French Culture (10 Credits))


 Optional
 The remaining credits are taken from Target-Language or Linguistics and English         Up to 60
 Language Related Studies (with combined credits of 120) and may include up to a
 maximum of 20 credits from elsewhere in the Faculty of Humanities (with the approval
 of the Programme Director)
 See Programme Handbook for list of optional units depending on pathway


Year 2
 Compulsory
 Language Study I                                                                        20*
 *40 credits for students who were beginners in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Persian, and    30-40
 Turkish in Year 1, and for ALL students studying Japanese. 40 credits for English
 Language. 30 credits for Linguistics.
 Screen, Culture and Society                                                             20
 Trends in World Cinema                                                                  20
 (See Programme Handbook for list of compulsory units depending on pathway/foreign       0 - 20
 language e.g. French and/with Screen Studies includes compulsory units at level 2
 Introduction to French Film (20 Credits)


 Optional
 Screen Studies options                                                                  Up to 20
 The remaining credits are taken from Target-Language or Linguistics and English         *Min of 20
 Language Related Studies (with combined credits of 120)                                 Max of 60
 See Programme Handbook for list of optional units depending on pathway

Year 3
 Compulsory (for ML)
 Residence abroad spent under approved circumstances in a c ountry or countries          120
 where the target language is spoken.

Final Year
 Compulsory (for ML)

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Language study 1                                                                   20


Optional
Screen Studies options                                                             Min of 40
                                                                                   Max. of
                                                                                   60 credits
The remaining credits are taken from Target-Language or Linguistics and English    Min of 40
Language Related Studies (with combined credits of 120)                            Max of
                                                                                   80credits
(with combined credits of 120) See Programme Handbook for list of optional units
depending on pathway




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SPANISH, PORTUGUESE AND LATIN-AMERICAN STUDIES – PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE


 Year 1   Level 1 course units
          Language study in both Spanish and Portuguese (compulsory) - 40 credits
          Related studies - 60 credits
          Free choice course unit(s) - 20 credits
          (See Faculty of Humanities Course Unit Database for full choice of
          possible units)
 Year 2   Level 2 course units
          Language study (compulsory) - 20 credits
          Related studies - 80 credits
          Free choice course unit(s) - 20 credits
          (See Faculty of Humanities Course Unit Database for full choice of
          possible units)
 Year 3                            Compulsory Year Abroad
                                            120 credits
 Year 4   Level 3 course units
          Language study (compulsory) - 20 credits
          Related studies – 80 - 100 credits
          If only 80 credits come from related studies, students take one or two free
          choice course units to the total value of 20 credits
          (See Faculty of Humanities Course Unit Database for full choice of
          possible units)
          Students are permitted to take Level 2 course unit(s) worth up to a
          maximum of 20 credits only in Year 4 (included within the total of 120
          credits).




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5 Residence abroad

Most of the degree programmes within the School involve a compulsory period of residence abroad in
the country/countries of the target language(s). Any queries regarding residence abroad issues should be
directed to the following members of staff:

Chair of the School Residence Abroad and Exchanges Committee: Dr Wiebke Brockhaus-Grand (Room
S3.26; wiebke.brockhaus-grand@manchester.ac.uk;

School Residence Abroad Coordinator: Mr Daniel Herman (Room S3.6;
daniel.herman@manchester.ac.uk)

Please note that students are expected to check regularly the appropriate residence abroad noticeboards,
web pages and Blackboard sites for further details (such as the dates of meetings).

5.1    Residence Abroad Regulations

The Residence Abroad Regulations can be found on the School website:
http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/ug/ and click on Residence Abroad. Hard copies of the
regulations will also be circulated to students during their second year of study.

6       Student progression

6.1     Registration

Each year you will be required to register with the University via its online Academic (personal details)
and Financial (in respect of tuition fees) Registration facility through the University Student Record
System (Campus Solutions/Peoplesoft). You will be required also to see administrative members of staff
in the School to ascertain and finalise timetable information and course unit choices, etc. Pre-registration
details are sent to all students by the School prior to registration in September/October and students will
be asked to select their course unit choices, again using the online facility, in July/August. On registration
with the University you will be issued with an identity swipe card which is your library card and holds
details of your degree programme, year of study, etc. For details about registration, please consult the
Undergraduate Manager/Coordinators.

If you need to change your course units for any reason, you must make sure that you obtainthe
permission of the course tutors concerned and that you inform the relevant Undergraduate
Support Officer (please see pages 22-24 above for important information regarding course unit
changes).

6.2     Induction

Your first few weeks at Manchester may be quite daunting, and it is important that you adjust to life at the
University as quickly as you can. Members of staff of the School are willing to help with any queries you
may have, but make sure you ask, at the earliest opportunity. The School runs formal induction


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programmes for new students, which include during Registration Week:

        •    an address to new students by the Head of School;
        •    an initial meeting with your Academic Adviser, which you must attend.

There may also be other events on your induction programme, such as receptions in your particular
discipline(s) of study. Ensure that during Registration Week you also register with the Language Centre
(see 3.1 above), and sign up for two fundamental elements in the academic induction programme:

        •    introduction to the John Rylands University Library: at the start of the session
             members of staff of the JRULM organize guided tours of the Library's resources – books,
             periodicals, catalogues, databases, computer facilities – for new students, taken in
             manageable groups according to subject of study;
        •    information technology: Information about IT services in the University is available in the
             Crucial Guide which you should have received with information about Registration. You
             should also have received „Guide to IT services at The University of Manchester 2009/10‟
             after registration. You are also recommended to visit the „Getting Started‟ section at the
             following website:
             www.manchester.ac.uk/itservices/gettingstarted


All new students are strongly urged to take full advantage of the IT training outlined in these publications,
which will prove extremely valuable throughout your time as a student, and also when you come to
choose a career once you graduate. You would also be given the opportunity of obtaining the European
Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), a valuable addition to your CV.

It is essential that you keep yourself informed about what is going on in your area of study, about teaching
arrangements, and about what is expected of you, by regularly checking noticeboards, student pigeon-
holes and your e-mail (see 2.2 above) for communications from tutors and other important information.

If by the middle of the first semester you still feel lost, make sure that you speak to someone, initially your
Academic Adviser. The University has support services that offer help to students with academic and
personal problems, but your Academic Adviser is the person to whom, in the first instance, you can turn
if you are experiencing difficulty (see 2.1 above and section 8 below).

6.3     Accreditation of prior learning

If you have entered the University with relevant post-A-Level educational achievements which you wish
to have counted as credits towards your degree, you should consult the School‟s Admissions and
Recruitment Office about making a case for the accreditation of your prior learning. Until credit for such
learning has been agreed with the School, you must follow all the course units stipulated in your degree
programme.

6.4   Attendance requirements

You are normally expected to attend all classes (lectures, seminars, tutorials and language

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classes), and your attendance will be monitored. Attendance at less than 75% of core language
classes and 50% of the other classes for which you are registered will be deemed unacceptable
and may lead to your being refused permission to sit University examinations.

The University has a duty to report to Student Finance Authorities students who are
      absent at the beginning of a semester;
      absent without permission;
      absent through illness for a period of more than 28 days.

You are required to be in attendance throughout the academic year, including Reading Week.
Permission for absence may be given only by the Head of School and is normally restricted to cases of
illness and/or compassionate leave.

For absence from classes you should provide a written explanation, which is to be submitted to the
School Reception (room S3.8), within one week of your absence. Suitable supporting evidence (e.g. a
medical certificate) should be included with your explanation. For absences of less than one week, a
medical certificate is not required, but you should submit a Self-Certification notice, available from the
following website:
http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/ug/assessment/documents/CertificationofStudentsickhealth.pdf


(The same form may be used to obtain medical certification for absences of more than five days by
asking your doctor to complete the third part of the form.) For further information on how to deal with
problems of ill health, (see 8.5 below). If the absence is due to problems which are not of a medical
nature, a „Notification of Mitigating Circumstances‟ form can be completed online. Unless this
procedure is followed, no allowances will be made by Boards of Examiners. If you miss a class,
you will nevertheless be expected to prepare adequately for the next class of that course unit. For
guidance on Mitigating Circumstances see the following website:
http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/ug/mitcircs/

Students who fail to attend for a formal assessment (such as a class test or an examination) are
required to report the circumstances to their Academic Adviser or to a member of the
Undergraduate Support staff as soon as possible. Failure to attend a formal assessment because of
illness must be corroborated by a medical certificate (see the preceding paragraph), which should be
submitted at once to the School Reception (S3.8) or the Undergraduate Assessment Coordinator (Room
S3.6). If you are taken ill during an examination and are unable to complete it, you should
report immediately, or as soon as you are able, to the Student Health Service, which will
provide a note for the discipline concerned, if you wish.

6.5   Unsatisfactory progress

The University‟s Work and Attendance Policy (Regulation XX) can be found via:
http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/policies/ under the letter W.




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Students' attendance is monitored, and the School will take action in response to absences, as set out
below. These guidelines on unsatisfactory progress should be read in conjunction with section 6.4 above.
 Further details of disciplinary procedures can be found on the University website
http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/policies/.

1. If, in either semester, you have missed 50% or more of all classes (75% for core language) for which
you are registered, you will be asked to provide an explanation of these absences to your Academic
Adviser, unless you have already submitted medical evidence (in the form of a doctor‟s certificate or the
„Certification of Student Ill Health‟ form) or completed the „Notification of Mitigating Circumstances‟
form. (Your Academic Adviser may still want to see you if the Tutor believes that it would be useful to
do so.) Failure to respond to this request to contact the Academic Adviser is a serious matter,
so students must ensure that they check their pigeon-holes and their University e-mail accounts
at least twice each week during teaching periods.

2. If you do not contact your Academic Adviser within seven days, your failure to do so will be noted,
and if your attendance does not improve, whether or not you saw your Academic Adviser the first time,
you will again be instructed to contact the Tutor within a week.

3. Should you fail to respond this time, or, having responded, do not improve your level of attendance,
an official early warning letter will be issued by the Undergraduate Manager on behalf of the Chair of
the Undergraduate Programmes Committee. This letter will inform you that unless there is an
improvement you will not be permitted to take the prescribed examinations. (You will not be refused
permission to enter for your examinations on the grounds of unsatisfactory work and attendance unless
you have been sent an early warning letter.)

4. If you receive an early warning letter and fail to comply with the requirements laid down in it, a letter
of refusal will be issued by the Undergraduate Manager on behalf of the Chair of the Undergraduate
Programmes Committee, which will exclude you from all formal assessment and thus terminate
your degree programme. Letters of refusal are issued in consultation with the relevant Heads of
Discipline Area.

5. A student who has been refused permission to take an examination or other form of assessment onthe
grounds of unsatisfactory work and attendance may submit an appeal against that decision within ten
working days of the notification of the decision in accordance with the provisions of Regulation XIX
[Academic Appeals] which can be found at http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/policies/ under A.

6. A student‟s first semester record of work and attendance will be carried forward into the second
semester, and continuing unsatisfactory attendance in the second semester will result in that student being
issued with an early warning letter, which may be followed by a letter of refusal.

6.6 Transfer between programmes of study within the School, withdrawing from University or
interrupting your studies

Applications for transfer between programmes of study within the School are considered in accordance
with the following guidelines.



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Principles

1.           Applications from students who have sound academic or personal reasons for wishing to
             transfer between programmes of study within the School will be considered on their merits,
             with due regard to the integrity of the School‟s degree programmes and the best interests of
             the applicant.

2.           Transfer at the end of Year 1 will normally be allowed provided the applicant: (i) meets the
             minimum requirements for progression to Level 2 of an honours degree programme; (ii)
             completes in Year 2 any Level 1 course unit integral to the new programme not followed in
             Year 1; and (iii) makes good any shortfall in the number of credits awarded in Year 1 either
             by satisfying provision (ii), if applicable, or by following another course unit (or units)
             approved for the purpose.

3.           Students who, at the beginning of their Second Year, decide to change from Joint Honours
             solely within the School to Single Honours (again within the School) will not be required to
             choose any „make-up‟ course units from First Year in their Single Honours subject, but
             must use their „Free Choice‟ in Second and Final Year within rather than outside their
             chosen discipline so that they are assured of the requisite number of credits.

4.           Transfer between programmes of study within the School after Year 2 will normally be
             allowed provided the requirements for entry upon the new programme at Level 3 are
             satisfied with respect to credit accumulation and prerequisites (including, where applicable,
             the year abroad requirement). A credit deficit in a particular subject will normally be
             considered compensated for by credits gained in another subject prior to transfer.

5.           Any additional accredited study required of a student upon transfer to a new programme
             should be the minimum compatible with the nature of the programme (e.g. Portuguese in the
             case of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American Studies) or with progression to successful
             completion of the programme (e.g. a foundation course unit in a particular discipline
             indispensable for further study in that discipline) and should not normally involve course units
             with a total value of more than 20 credits. (Regulations permit 20 Level 1 credits to be
             taken as part of the Level 2 programme. In appropriate cases, a Level 1 course unit might
             be followed contemporaneously with a Level 2 course unit for which it is normally a
             prerequisite.)

Procedure (please note that the information below is specific to degree programme transfers
but should also be applied to student requests to interrupt and withdraw)

     1. A student who wishes to transfer to a different programme of study within the School, having
        consulted his or her Academic Adviser, should submit a written application to the Programme
        Director and Senior Academic Adviser of the discipline area concerned, via the Request to
        Change Degree Programme form for the School, outlining the reasons for the application.
     2. The Senior Academic Adviser of the relevant discipline area(s) concerned will consider the
        application in the light of the guidelines for transfer and current practice within the School and
        come to a decision as to the feasibility and appropriateness of the transfer.

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        3. The Undergraduate Manager will notify the applicant in writing of this decision and advise the
           applicant of the consequences of a decision to allow the transfer.
        4. For all transfers the Undergraduate Coordinator will draft the relevant correspondence, make
           the necessary online amendments to the student‟s record and will notify the Student Services
           Centre. It will be the responsibility of the student to notify their LEA and the Student Loan
           Company (if applicable).

If you wish to withdraw from University, the same procedure must be followed by the completing of the
relevant withdrawal form, similarly for cases of interruption or deferring your studies. During any period
of interruption you will not be a registered student of the University and your right to be on University
premises will be that of a member of the public. You may not undertake work on University premises as
you are not covered by our insurance agreements. You should also note that you will lose onsite IT and
student library access; however, you can retain remote e-mail access to your student e-mail account. You
do need to ensure, however, that, if necessary, you save work and provide alternative forwarding contact
e-mail details to the School. Further information about interrupting your studies can be found at:
http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/tlso/map/teachinglearningassessment/learning/interruptio
nstotaughtprogrammes/

7        Assessment

7.1      Methods of assessment

In most course units student performance is normally assessed by a combination of examination and
assessed coursework.

7.1.1    Assessed coursework

To ensure that all candidates are treated alike, that the anonymous marking of work can be carried out
efficiently and effectively, and that appropriate feedback can be given, it is most important that items
of assessed coursework are submitted by the due date and in the manner specified by your
tutors or area of study. All coursework must be submitted by hand, in person, in duplicate. The
Undergraduate Reception Support Assistant will not accept any coursework if it is not to be
submitted in duplicate. Students will be expected to take coursework away and obtain a
photocopy of it before submitting it again but will be penalised, according to the guidelines, if
the work is then submitted after the deadline. NB. Course unit assessed coursework deadlines
are staggered during the week of submission (as already advertised in Course Unit Directories)
as follows:

Chinese and Japanese ~ Monday
Middle Eastern Studies ~ Tuesday
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American Studies ~ Tuesday
French ~ Wednesday
Linguistics and English Language ~ Wednesday
Italian, ~ Thursday
German ~ Friday
Russian and East European Studies - Friday

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Unless good cause is shown, students who do not submit assessed coursework will be deemed to have
failed this part of the assessment. Any assessed coursework submitted after the deadline without good
cause will incur a penalty determined by the lateness of its arrival: ten percentage points will be deducted
for the first working day after the deadline, and five additional percentage points for each day thereafter
(including weekends). However, please note that the Faculty will operate two schemes for late
submission of coursework, i.e. the one listed above and the other being that a zero penalty will be applied
(the late work would be marked zero for the first day it is late). Other Schools with which this School
shares joint honours students (such as Arts, Histories and Cultures) will be applying the zero
penalty. Please make sure that you are aware of the penalties that will be imposed for late course work
submission for each course unit you have chosen as the course units may be administered by different
Schools operating different penalty schemes.

When coursework is submitted after the deadline, or where a candidate is aware in advance that the
deadline will not be met, then a Notification of Mitigating Circumstances form explaining the reasons for
the late submission, together with supporting documentary evidence (e.g. medical certification, counselling
or police reports) as appropriate, must be submitted via the online form available at
www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/ug/mitcircs (see above, Section 6.4.). Such evidence should be
submitted to the Undergraduate Assessment Coordinator (Room S3.6) or via School Reception (Room
S3.8). The Undergraduate Manager, Chair of the Examinations Committee and Undergraduate
Assessment Coordinator will discuss with Examinations Officers, as necessary, to adjudicate on whether
the penalties for late submission that would otherwise apply should be waived. The decisions will be
communicated to the School Boards of Examiners and marks will be amended accordingly.

All coursework is to be written to a prescribed word limit. Students should note that writing to a
prescribed limit is one of the criteria for assessment. Any excessive infringement (i.e. more than 10% over
the limit) will be considered a failure to complete the prescribed task according to the specified criteria,
and this will be reflected in the mark. All coursework should include a statement of the number of words
(excluding bibliography and footnotes).

Students who without good cause fail to hand in assessed coursework, or do so late, run the risk of
failing the overall assessment for the course unit in question.

Penalties for late submission of assessed coursework may be different in other Schools and disciplines.
Students whose degrees include a subject taught outside the School of Languages, Linguistics and
Cultures should consult the handbook of the School or discipline concerned.

7.1.2   Examinations

Examinations are held at the end of the Semester in which they are taught (for the relevant dates see 1.10
above). In the case of written examinations the anonymity of candidates is preserved throughout the
marking process.

Students will be entered for examinations on the basis of the course units they choose at registration (for
Year 1) or pre-registration/course unit selection (for later years), or about which they subsequently
notified the School (see section 6.1 above). Notices of examination entries and dates will be displayed

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on noticeboards, and students are personally informed through the Student Intranet by the Student
Services Centre. It is entirely the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly
registered for the appropriate examinations, and that they attend at the appropriate time.

Copies of past examination papers are available on the University website and via Blackboard for
consultation and information.

The University has a policy on examinations designed to ensure „that students do not obtain unfair
advantage for themselves or cause unfair advantage to other students‟. The Policy can be found in
Section D of the Assessment Framework at:
 http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/medialibrary/tlao/MAP09/assessment_framework.pdf

7.1.3   Take-away examination papers

Some course units are examined by take-away examination papers, which students have a specified
time to complete where and how they choose. Such examinations permit longer time for reflection
and the use of materials normally excluded from the examination room. The discipline that applies to
assessed coursework applies to take-away examination papers too: scripts must be submitted
within the time allotted for the examination, otherwise any mark awarded may be reduced or the
paper discounted altogether.

7.1.4   Study project

Some students are required to undertake an independent study project as part of their programme, e.g.
Italian Project Work 1 & 2 for students studying Italian. In consultation with one of the tutors they must
identify a suitable topic, which they then plan, research, and write up largely on their own initiative, with a
specified maximum amount of supervision time from the tutor concerned. The project must be submitted
by a specified date. As with any kind of assessed coursework, failure to submit by the due date may
result in any mark awarded being reduced or the submission being discounted altogether.

7.1.5    Dissertation

20 credit Dissertation and 40 credit Dissertation

These course units are guided research modules, in which the student submits an 8,000-word (20 credits)
or 12,000 word (40 credits) dissertation on a subject of her or his own choosing. A dissertation
supervisor provides guidance as to research methods, writing skills and analysis of data. The student is
expected to identify and develop a dissertation topic appropriate to the scale of the project which is focused
into a specific research question providing scope to explore the most sophisticated kind of evaluative and
critical issues. Thus, these course units offer the student the opportunity to design and undertake a
research project, and will involve significant independent research.

To enrol, students must submit their dissertation topic proposal form to the discipline area Undergraduate
Support Officer by the end of week 2 of the final year of study. It is expected that in most circumstances
students will have already undertaken preparatory research, especially taking advantage of sources
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course convenor will then allocate a supervisor based on 1) staff expertise and 2) fair distribution of
workload among staff. When, because of workload distribution, it is not possible to allocate students to
the supervisor whose expertise is most appropriate, students will be offered the choice of changing their
topic. In cases in which particular expertise is highly popular, students may be allocated a supervisor
based on their second year average mark or based on the strength of their proposal. Allocation of
supervisors will be finalised by week 3. In cases in which a supervisor has more than one student, there
may be a group-work component to the course unit. Any such groups will normally be 3-6 students,
who may meet to discuss research findings and review each other‟s work, under the guidance of their
supervisor. Additionally, students will have one to one meetings with their supervisor

Contact hours will vary between the two dissertations and a written record of the meetings should be
kept by the student and countersigned by the supervisor.

20 credit version: 3 lectures plus 4 meetings with supervisor (7 hours in total)
40 credit version: 3 lectures plus 5 meetings with supervisor (8 hours in total)

Students should consult their individual subject handbooks for the relevant submission deadlines.

7.1.6           Oral examinations

Proficiency in speaking the language you are studying is tested by means of an oral examination held at
the end of the second semester, before the written examinations begin. The oral examination forms part of
the assessment in the use of the language and the result is incorporated with the mark awarded for the
corresponding written paper. Those who gain a First Class mark in the oral examination in any modern
language at the Final Examination are awarded a Distinction in the spoken language, and this is
recorded on the degree certificate.

7.1.7           Other methods of assessment

In SLLC there are a number of other types of methods of assessment such as group projects,
presentations (both group and individual), poster presentations, setting up a website, etc. which assess a
student‟s ability to either work together in a team or present information with confidence and using IT
packages for this purpose such as Powerpoint or Dreamweaver, all of which are skills valuable to
employers after graduation. Furthermore, some course units may include assessment marks for
attendance and participation in class.

7.2     Feedback

7.2.1   Feedback on students’ work

During the course of your programme you will receive feedback on your progress. Feedback can take
many forms, it may be diagnostic to inform the lecturer or seminar leader of your level of knowledge
when beginning a course unit or it may be formative, given during a course unit to enable you to improve
your performance in further assessments, for example the way you structure or reference an essay and
this is the type of feedback that you will probably come across most often. Summative feedback would
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across all or some of these examples.

Feedback does not just come from your tutor or lecturer in a formal way, say when you have a piece of
coursework returned with a feedback sheet attached. Feedback can also be informal, during a class and
can come from your peers as well as from a member of staff or can take place during self-assessment
exercises online. It could also occur when a member of staff responds to your questions by e-mail. You
will be asked to evaluate feedback as part of the Student Survey in each semester.

Feedback on assessed coursework is provided on the relevant forms, which indicate the criteria of
assessment used (see 7.3 below) and have space for the course tutor‟s comments. These forms will
normally accompany the coursework when it is returned to the student (though for language work it may
not be necessary to provide separate forms on every occasion). The tutor‟s comments may then form
the basis of a discussion of the coursework between the student and the tutor. Tutors will return marked
coursework as soon as possible, normally within four working weeks, but the timing may vary according
to circumstances. Where coursework is submitted and assessed anonymously, it will be returned
anonymously, with written feedback. Students may, if they wish, however, discuss the work with the
course tutor to gain further feedback, although they should be aware that this will mean a loss of
anonymity. For precise information, you should consult the tutor concerned.

End-of-year results normally are available online, and provisional results for Semester 1 course units are
communicated by the online student system and/or by notices on School noticeboards, usually by the end
of February. Should you not receive these for any reason, consult your Academic Adviser. More
detailed information about your performance may normally be obtained thereafter by consulting the
relevant course tutors. Students will be given the opportunity to receive feedback on their dissertations
after the final examiners‟ meeting, and should approach their supervisors about this.

7.2.2   School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures Feedback Policy

Feedback is an important part of the learning process. It can take many forms but it is central to the
relationship between tutor and student. This document recognises that good practice exists in many
areas of the School. It does not seek to impose a single model, but sets out the general principles on
which feedback should be based.

1.      Manage student expectations

1.1    Some time should be spent during induction for new students explaining the importance, form
and availability of feedback. Returning students may also require updates and reminders.

1.2      Information should be provided in handbooks, unit outlines and wherever else appropriate to
inform students of the mechanisms and timing by which they will receive feedback and the forms it
will take (see SLLC Course Unit Template).

1.3      Students should have an understanding of the assessment process and the marking and
grading criteria applied to each assessment. For instance, there should be clear explanations of the
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2.     Whether or not an assessment counts towards the overall mark for the unit, feedback should
be provided in a timely manner, allowing students to improve their performance in subsequent
assessments.

2.1      Where there is further assessment to be completed for the unit, feedback should be provided
no later than 4 weeks after the submission date, and before completion of the next assessment. For
instance, if a course unit has a January examination and assessed coursework to be submitted for the
end of Week 12 in Semester One, feedback should be available before the start of the January
examination period. If a course convenor is unable to meet the 4-week deadline, students should be
informed and a revised date for the return of work announced.

2.2     Course units are normally expected to have more than one piece of assessment. This can
include work that does not count towards the mark for the unit, but it need not. In those exceptional
cases where there is only one piece of assessed work, students must at least have the opportunity to
discuss what is expected of them in the assessment.

2.3     Programme Directors and course unit convenors should give consideration to submission
dates for coursework to ensure that the schedule for submission and feedback fits with the relevant
dates for future assessment.

2.4     Where an assessment comes at the end of a semester it will not always be possible to receive
feedback directly from the course tutor. In such cases, marked work and, where relevant, feedback
forms should be collected from the School Reception, on production of the correct student I.D.

2.5      Generic feedback to a class can be used to supplement the individual written feedback given
to a student on their work. It can be provided either in an open, face-to-face forum or posted on a
course unit‟s Blackboard presence and can be helpful in addressing common mistakes or
misunderstandings. Generic feedback can also be useful for some forms of examination, such as
multiple choice papers.

2.6     With regard to examinations, all students are entitled to request individual feedback on their
performance based on the comments of examiners. They should be reminded, however, that there is
no provision for appeal against the academic judgement of the examiners and no dialogue will be
entered into regarding their mark.

2.7    Students who fail a course unit should automatically receive written feedback on the failed
assessment(s).

3.       Feedback on assessed coursework should be delivered in such a way that it is as personal as
possible. Each student must feel that appropriate consideration has been given to their piece of work
and their personal development as a learner. If students do not understand the feedback given, or
require more personal assistance, they can request de-anonymised feedback once a provisional mark
has been agreed. Feedback should be clear, legible and understandable, and linked to the learning
outcomes of the unit. Where a mark is provided, there should be some analysis to show how it was
arrived at, and how it reflects different parts of the assessment. Comments should be factual and
helpful in tone. Critical comments are necessary too, but should be „sandwiched‟ by more


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encouraging ones. Students particularly value being told how they can improve their marks to the next
marking band or classification.
Feedback provided on assessed coursework should contain:

3.1    Brief comments on how students can improve their work to achieve a mark in the next „mark
banding‟ and/or the next classification, including any recommendations for further reading where
appropriate.

3.2     Responses to points well made within the work as well as areas for improvement.

3.3     Reference to marking and grading criteria.

3.4     A mark (often provisional) alongside formative comments.

The School has developed a number of forms for different types of assessment which can be used as
a template for providing feedback. Their use is not obligatory and they can be adapted to allow staff
to tailor the categories and criteria for their units (see Appendix 2).

4.        Staff office hours provide students with the opportunity to raise questions about academic
difficulties they may be having, but other opportunities should be made available outside office hours
to facilitate feedback on assessment.

5.       The School‟s Undergraduate Programmes Committee will monitor the quality of feedback
and effectiveness of feedback mechanisms. Where course units have received a score of more than
1.6 for „The feedback I received on my work was helpful‟ in the University‟s unit evaluation
questionnaires, the convenor will be invited to share good practice with colleagues. On the other
hand, course units achieving scores of less than 0.1 will be scrutinised to see whether the School‟s
feedback policy is being adhered to. Feedback will also be considered as part of the School‟s Peer
Review process.

7.3 Criteria of assessment and Samples of Feedback Forms

See below indications of the assessment criteria used in SLLC and samples of feedback forms used
to provide indications of how a certain mark has been achieved and how improvements may be made
when submitting coursework in the future.




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Assessment criteria for translation into English


86% +        Virtually faultless. Full understanding of the passage and entirely accurate rendition of
High 1st     the material into authentic English of the appropriate register.
76-85%       Excellent understanding of the passage, and the English of the translation is extremely
Good 1st     appropriate.
70-75%       Mostly excellent understanding of the passage, and the English of the translation is for
Low 1st      the most part extremely appropriate. Only one or two imperfections.
60-69%       Good understanding of most of the passage and largely accurate translation. A few
2: 1         mis-translations and/or awkwardness‟s of style.
50-59%       Satisfactory understanding of at least two thirds of the passage, which is translated
2: 2         accurately, though without much sensitivity. Despite misunderstandings, the general
             sense of the passage is conveyed.
40-49%       Satisfactory understanding of at least half of the passage, which is rendered
3rd          adequately into English. The overall effect is disjointed, however, and the general
             sense is poorly conveyed.
30-39%       Only about one third of the passage is understood and rendered approximately into
marginal     English. The overall effect is extremely disjointed, and the general sense is not
fail         adequately conveyed.
20-29%       There are only isolated examples of understanding and adequate translation.
clear fail
10-19%       No attempt has been made to translate the majority of the passage, and in the portion
very clear   that has been attempted there are only isolated examples of understanding and
fail         adequate translation.
5-9%         No real effort has been made to provide a translation of the passage. Only a few
almost       short phrases or sentences have been attempted.
total fail
0-4%         No answer has been provided, or else one which contains only totally irrelevant
total fail   material.




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Assessment criteria for translation into the language being studied


86% +        Virtually faultless. Entirely accurate rendition of the material into authentic language of
High 1st     the appropriate register.
76-85%       The lexis, morphology and syntax of the foreign language are extremely appropriate.
Good 1st     A few imperfections, which are amply compensated by strengths elsewhere.
70-75%       The lexis, morphology and syntax of the foreign language are mostly very appropriate.
Low 1st      Some imperfections, which are compensated by strengths elsewhere.
60-69%       A generally accurate version. Some mis-translations and/or inappropriate use of lexis,
2: 1         morphology and syntax, but the general sense of the passage is conveyed, and there
             are some strengths evident.
50-59%       A generally accurate translation of at least two thirds of the passage. Fairly frequent
2: 2         mis-translations and inappropriate use of lexis, morphology and syntax. The general
             sense of the passage is not fully conveyed.
40-49%       At least half of the passage is rendered adequately, despite frequent mis-translations
3rd          and inappropriate use of lexis, morphology and syntax. The overall effect is disjointed,
             and the general sense is poorly conveyed.
30-39%       Only about one third of the passage is rendered intelligibly. The overall effect is
marginal     extremely disjointed, and the general sense is not adequately conveyed.
fail
20-29%       There are only isolated examples of adequate translation.
clear fail
10-19%       No attempt has been made to translate the majority of the passage, and in the portion
very clear   that has been attempted there are only isolated examples of understanding and
fail         adequate translation.
5-9%         No real effort has been made to provide a translation of the passage. Only a few
almost       short phrases or sentences have been attempted.
total fail
0-4%         No answer has been provided, or else one which contains only totally irrelevant
total fail   material.




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Assessment criteria for composition in the language being studied


86% +      Virtually faultless command of lexis, morphology and syntax. Outstanding powers of
High 1st   critical reasoning, exceptionally effective expression of ideas and a wholly authentic
           use of idiom.
76-85% Excellent command of lexis, morphology and syntax. Extremely good powers of
Good 1st critical reasoning and expression of thought, and an authentic use of idiom. A few
           imperfections, which are amply compensated by strengths elsewhere.
70-75% Mostly very good command of lexis, morphology and syntax. Very good powers of
Low 1st    reasoning and expression, and a generally authentic use of idiom. A few errors, which
           are compensated by strengths elsewhere.
60-69% A generally good command of lexis, morphology and syntax, despite some errors.
2: 1       Powers of reasoning and expression are generally good, and the use of idiom is
           mostly authentic, though the sense may not always be fully clear and some of the
           phrasing is awkward.
50-59% A generally adequate command of lexis, morphology and syntax, but there are quite
2: 2       frequent errors. Powers of reasoning and expression are only fair and the use of idiom
           is uncertain. The sense is unclear in places and much of the phrasing is awkward.
40-49% Command of lexis, morphology and syntax is poor, and there are frequent errors.
3rd        Powers of reasoning and expression are limited, the sense is often unclear and there is
           little feel for idiom.
30-39% Command of lexis, morphology and syntax is inadequate, and there are very frequent
marginal errors. Powers of reasoning and expression are very limited, the sense is mostly
fail       unclear, and there is little or no feel for idiom.
20-29% Command of lexis, morphology and syntax is extremely inadequate, and the work is
clear fail full of errors. Powers of reasoning and expression are extremely deficient, the work
           makes very little sense, and there is no feel for idiom at all.
10-19% Command of lexis, morphology and syntax is extremely inadequate, and the work is
very clear full of errors. Powers of reasoning and expression are extremely deficient, the work
fail       makes very little sense, and there is no feel for idiom at all. The answer is also
           seriously deficient in quantity.
5-9%       No real effort has been made to provide an answer. Only a few short phrases or
almost     sentences have been attempted.
total fail
0-4%       No answer has been provided, or else one which contains only totally irrelevant
total fail material.




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Assessment criteria for essays and similar work assignments


86% +      Exemplary in all respects: presentation, style, relevance and clarity of argument, range
High 1st   and aptness of exemplification, exploitation of background knowledge. Extremely
           clear understanding of the issues; all aspects covered. Exceptionally impressive
           evidence both of preparatory reading and of personal response.
76-85% Excellent in all respects: presentation, style, relevance and clarity of argument, range
Good 1st and aptness of exemplification, exploitation of background knowledge. Very clear
           understanding of the issues; all aspects covered. Impressive evidence both of
           preparatory reading and of personal response.
70-75% Very good in most respects: presentation, style, relevance and clarity of argument,
Low 1st    range and aptness of exemplification, exploitation of background knowledge. Clear
           understanding of the issues; nearly all aspects covered. Substantial evidence both of
           preparatory reading and of personal response.
60-69% Good presentation, style, relevance and clarity of argument. Range and aptness of
2: 1       exemplification good. Generally clear understanding of the issues; most major aspects
           covered. Clear evidence both of preparatory reading and of personal response.
50-59% Satisfactory presentation and style. Reasonable understanding of the issues, but some
2: 2       significant aspects are inadequately covered or not addressed at all. Clarity and
           relevance of argument not always maintained. Limited and/or sometimes inappropriate
           exemplification. Some evidence of preparatory reading and of personal response.
40-49% Presentation and style poor. Lack of clarity and relevance of argument. Broadly
3rd        appropriate, but largely unfocussed knowledge. Little evidence of real engagement
           with the issues.
30-39% Inadequate in most respects. Argument difficult to follow and/or mostly irrelevant.
marginal Only isolated instances of attempts to engage with the topic and/or of limited
fail       appropriate knowledge.
20-29% Extremely inadequate in all respects. Argument virtually impossible to follow and/or
clear fail totally/almost totally irrelevant. No serious attempt to engage with the topic nor
           appreciable evidence of appropriate knowledge.
10-19% Extremely inadequate in all respects. Argument virtually impossible to follow and/or
very clear totally/almost totally irrelevant. No serious attempt to engage with the topic nor
fail       appreciable evidence of appropriate knowledge. The answer is also seriously
           deficient in quantity.
5-9%       No real effort has been made to provide an answer. Only a few short sentences have
almost     been written.
total fail
0-4%       No answer has been provided, or else one which contains only totally irrelevant
total fail material.




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Assessment criteria for written examinations (content course units)


86% +      Exemplary in all respects: presentation, style, relevance and clarity of argument, range
High 1st   and aptness of exemplification, exploitation of background knowledge. Extremely
           clear understanding of the issues; all aspects covered. Exceptionally impressive
           evidence both of preparatory reading and of personal response.
76-85% Excellent in all respects: presentation, style, relevance and clarity of argument, range
Good 1st and aptness of exemplification, exploitation of background knowledge. Very clear
           understanding of the issues; all aspects covered. Impressive evidence both of
           preparatory reading and of personal response.
70-75% Very good in most respects: presentation, style, relevance and clarity of argument,
Low 1st    range and aptness of exemplification, exploitation of background knowledge. Clear
           understanding of the issues; nearly all aspects covered. Substantial evidence both of
           preparatory reading and of personal response.
60-69% Good presentation, style, relevance and clarity of argument. Range and aptness of
2: 1       exemplification good. Generally clear understanding of the issues; most major aspects
           covered. Clear evidence both of preparatory reading and of personal response.
50-59% Satisfactory presentation and style. Reasonable understanding of the issues, but some
2: 2       significant aspects are inadequately covered or not addressed at all. Clarity and
           relevance of argument not always maintained. Limited and/or sometimes inappropriate
           exemplification. Some evidence of preparatory reading and of personal response.
40-49% Presentation and style poor. Lack of clarity and relevance of argument. Broadly
3rd        appropriate, but largely unfocussed knowledge. Little evidence of real engagement
           with the issues.
30-39% Inadequate in most respects. Argument difficult to follow and/or mostly irrelevant.
marginal Only isolated instances of attempts to engage with the topic and/or of limited
fail       appropriate knowledge.
20-29% Extremely inadequate in all respects. Argument virtually impossible to follow and/or
clear fail totally/almost totally irrelevant. No serious attempt to engage with the topic nor
           appreciable evidence of appropriate knowledge.
10-19% Extremely inadequate in all respects. Argument virtually impossible to follow and/or
very clear totally/almost totally irrelevant. No serious attempt to engage with the topic nor
fail       appreciable evidence of appropriate knowledge. The answer is also seriously
           deficient in quantity.
5-9%       No real effort has been made to provide an answer. Only a few short sentences have
almost     been written.
total fail
0-4%       No answer has been provided, or else one which contains only totally irrelevant
total fail material.




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Assessment criteria for oral examinations

86% +        A near flawless and natural performance, indistinguishable from the standard of an
high 1st     educated native speaker employing an appropriate register.
76-85%       A virtually flawless and natural performance, though not necessarily of native-speaker
good 1st     standard in every respect.
70-75%       Excellent overall. Not without minor errors but coherent, fluent and sustained
Low 1st      communication.
60-69%       Good. Some weaknesses, errors or limitations, but candidate generally at ease in the
2:1          language and in control of the dialogue. Good flow maintained.
50-59%       Satisfactory. Candidate copes generally and maintains dialogue, but not without
2:2          hesitation, difficulty, and errors in a good number of instances.
40-49%       Barely satisfactory. Some limited ability to manipulate the language and express ideas, but
3rd          performance marred by frequent failure to maintain communication and/or understand
             examiners‟ questions. Frequent errors in all or most areas.
30-39%       Unsatisfactory overall. Serious errors in all or most areas, but isolated instances of basic
marginal     communication.
fail
20-29%       Totally unsatisfactory as a performance. No meaningful exchange of ideas. Serious errors
clear fail   and inadequacies in all areas. No redeeming features.
10-19%       Inability to conduct any dialogue. Gross errors and inadequacies in all areas.
very
clear fail
5-9%         No effort to engage in dialogue. Only a few disconnected utterances.
almost
total fail
0-4%         No intelligible statements made.
total fail

Note: Individual disciplines will supply more detailed information as to format and structure of oral
examinations and how these criteria relate to the various aspects, e.g. pronunciation, grammatical
accuracy, vocabulary, register, range etc.




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Translation Feedback Sheet                                                XYZ Studies

       Reg Nº                         Course Code                                 Date

 First Marker                        Second Marker                        Agreed Mark                %

The ticked categories do not represent exact marks and are purely indicative. Remember that the
internally agreed mark is provisional and subject to moderation.

                                0-    30-   40-   50-   55-   60-   65-     70-   80-    90-
Indicators of poor quality      29    39    49    54    59    64    69      79    89     100   Indicators of high quality
                                                                                               Entirely accurate rendition of
No rendition of material into                                                                  material into authentic
authentic language                                                                             language and appropriate
                                                                                               register



                                                                                               Excellent understanding of
No understanding of text
                                                                                               text’s nuances



No real command of
                                                                                               Flawless morphology, lexis
morphology, lexis and
                                                                                               and syntax
syntax



No, or only inaccurate,
                                                                                               High level of sensitivity to the
knowledge of the cultural
                                                                                               cultural context
context


Mistakes make translation
                                                                                               Virtually error free
incomprehensible




Other comments (both markers)




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Commentary Feedback Sheet                                                   XYZ Studies
(Text/Film sequence)


       Reg Nº                           Course Code                                 Date

 First Marker                          Second Marker                        Agreed Mark               %

The ticked categories do not represent exact marks and are purely indicative. Remember that the
internally agreed mark is provisional and subject to moderation.

                                  0-    30-   40-   50-   55-   60-   65-     70-   80-    90-
Indicators of poor quality        29    39    49    54    59    64    69      79    89     100   Indicators of high qua
Little sense of contextual                                                                       Literary and socio-histo
location of selected                                                                             context of passage/clip
passage/clip                                                                                     identified



Little attention paid to formal
                                                                                                 Clear focus on form of
aspects of the text/clip



Fails to address stylistic,                                                                      Addresses issues of st
technical or expressive                                                                          technique, and express
issues                                                                                           how deployed



No sense in which content                                                                        Relates content to wide
relates to wider socio-                                                                          frames of reference (so
cultural issues.                                                                                 cultural presupposition



                                                                                                 Argument well illustrate
Overly descriptive with little
                                                                                                 aware of contradictions
analytical argumentation.
                                                                                                 ambiguities



Muddled and poorly written                                                                       Well presented and cle



Other comments (both markers)




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                                                                               XXX Studies
  Dissertation Feedback Sheet

          Reg Nº                       Course Code                                     Date

    First Marker                      Second Marker                            Agreed Mark                %

  The ticked categories do not represent exact marks and are purely indicative. Remember that the
  internally agreed mark is provisional and subject to moderation.

                                 0-   30-   40-   50-     55-      60-   65-     70-   80-    90-
Indicators of poor quality       29   39    49    54      59       64    69      79    89     100   Indicators of high quality
                                                                                                    Excellent subject knowledge
Poor knowledge of the topic,
                                                                                                    founded on impressive breadth
extremely limited reading
                                                                                                    of reading and research



                                                                                                    Full and sophisticated analysis
Little or no in-depth analysis                                                                      with impressive critical
                                                                                                    perspective on sources



                                                                                                    Clearly enunciated, appropriate
Fails to set out and/or answer
                                                                                                    questions addressed explicitly
appropriate questions
                                                                                                    and directly throughout



                                                                                                     Logical and well thought-out
Incoherent and ineffective
                                                                                                    structure (chapterisation, sub-
structure
                                                                                                    divisions, paragraphing)



Confused or ineffectual                                                                             Clear and persuasive
argument, no detailed                                                                               argumentation supported by
evidence                                                                                            detailed evidence


                                                                                                    Comprehensively and correctly
Inadequate referencing
                                                                                                    referenced


                                                                                                    Immaculately presented; clearly
Messy and poorly written
                                                                                                    and fluently written




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Other comments (both markers)




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Essay Feedback Sheet                                                      XYZ Studies

       Reg Nº                         Course Code                                 Date

 First Marker                        Second Marker                        Agreed Mark               %

The ticked categories do not represent exact marks and are purely indicative . Remember that the
internally agreed mark is provisional and subject to moderation.

                                0-    30-   40-   50-   55-   60-   65-     70-   80-    90-
Indicators of poor quality      29    39    49    54    59    64    69      79    89     100   Indicators of high quality
No appreciable
                                                                                               Excellent understanding of
understanding of
                                                                                               topic/issues
topic/issues



Little or no awareness of key
                                                                                               Firm grasp of key concepts
concepts




Fails to address the                                                                           Addresses the question set
question set                                                                                   explicitly and directly



Argument confused,
                                                                                               Logical and effective
ineffectual or wholly
                                                                                               argumentation
derivative



No examples given or not                                                                       Supports argument effectively
deployed effectively                                                                           with examples



                                                                                               Comprehensively and correctly
Lacks references
                                                                                               referenced



Muddled and poorly written                                                                     Well presented and clear



Other comments (both markers)




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Oral Examination Feedback Sheet                                               XYZ Studies

       Reg Nº                         Course Code                                    Date

 First Marker                        Second Marker                           Agreed Mark                %

The ticked categories do not represent exact marks and are purely indicative. Remember that the
internally agreed mark is provisional and subject to moderation.

                                0-    30-   40-   50-   55-      60-   65-     70-   80-    90-
Indicators of poor quality      29    39    49    54    59       64    69      79    89     100   Indicators of high qua
Poor pronunciation makes
                                                                                                  Near flawless pronunci
comprehension difficult



Inability to determine and/or                                                                     Excellent use of approp
maintain appropriate register                                                                     register(s)




No meaningful exchange of                                                                         Meaningful exchange o
even simple ideas                                                                                 complex ideas



                                                                                                  Near perfect grammatic
Consistent basic errors
                                                                                                  accuracy



Limited or no range of                                                                            Diverse range of structu
linguistic structures used                                                                        used



                                                                                                  Broad vocabulary range
Vocabulary seriously limited
                                                                                                  entirely appropriately



Halting speech/long pauses                                                                        Fluent delivery



Other comments (both markers)




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                                                         School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures


Poster/Website Feedback Sheet                                            XYZ Studies

       Reg Nº                        Course Code                                 Date

 First Marker                       Second Marker                        Agreed Mark               %

The ticked categories do not represent exact marks and are pur ely indicative. Remember that the
internally agreed mark is provisional and subject to moderation.
                               0-    30-   40-   50-   55-   60-   65-     70-   80-    90-
Indicators of poor quality     29    39    49    54    59    64    69      79    89     100   Indicators of high quality

Poor layout and design                                                                        Excellent layout and design




No use of images                                                                              Excellent use of images




No awareness of key issues                                                                    Firm grasp of key issues




No obvious structure                                                                          Clear and logical structure



Argument confused,
                                                                                              Logical and effective
ineffectual or wholly
                                                                                              argumentation
derivative


No examples/evidence given                                                                    Excellent use of examples
or used ineffectually                                                                         and/or other evidence


                                                                                              Correct and appropriate
Lacks references
                                                                                              referencing



Poorly written and presented                                                                  Well written and presented




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Other comments (both markers)




                                                             School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
Feedback Sheet for Composition in                                           XYZ Studies
the Target Language

       Reg Nº                        Course Code                                   Date

 First Marker                       Second Marker                          Agreed Mark               %

The ticked categories do not represent exact marks and are purely indicative. Remember that the
internally agreed mark is provisional and subject to moderation.

                               0-    30-   40-   50-   55-     60-   65-     70-   80-    90-
Indicators of poor quality     29    39    49    54    59      64    69      79    89     100   Indicators of high qua
No real command of                                                                              Excellent command of
morphology or syntax                                                                            morphology and syntax



No use of appropriate lexis,                                                                    Excellent use of approp
register or idiom                                                                               lexis, register and idiom


Very limited or no range of                                                                     Diverse range of structu
linguistic structures used                                                                      used



Fails to address the set                                                                        Addresses the questio
question                                                                                        explicitly and directly



No awareness of key
                                                                                                Firm grasp of key conc
concepts



No evidence of critical
                                                                                                Outstanding critical rea
reasoning


No examples given or not                                                                        Supports argument effe
deployed effectively                                                                            with examples




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Other comments (both markers)




                                                             School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
Feedback Sheet for Oral Presentations
                                                                            XYZ Studies
in the Target Language

       Reg Nº                        Course Code                                   Date

 First Marker                       Second Marker                          Agreed Mark               %

The ticked categories do not represent exact marks and are purely indicative. Remember that the
internally agreed mark is provisional and subject to moderation.

                               0-    30-   40-   50-   55-     60-   65-     70-   80-    90-
Indicators of poor quality     29    39    49    54    59      64    69      79    89     100
                                                                                                Indicators of high quality
No real command of                                                                              Excellent command of
morphology and syntax                                                                           morphology and syntax



No use of appropriate lexis,                                                                    Excellent use of appropriate
register or idiom                                                                               lexis, register and idiom


Very limited or no range of                                                                     Diverse range of structures
linguistic structures used                                                                      used



No evident structure and                                                                        Coherent, logical structure with
main points not clear                                                                           main points clearly expressed



Limited or no evidence base                                                                     Excellent evidence base and/or
or examples                                                                                     examples



No supporting material or                                                                       Excellent use of visual aids,
not used effectively                                                                            handouts, etc



Poor delivery makes it                                                                          Audible and delivered at an
impossible to follow                                                                            appropriate pace


Cannot or does not answer                                                                       Convincing and appropriate
questions                                                                                       response to questions


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Other comments (both markers)




7.4     Second marking

To ensure the maintenance of consistent standards of assessment, the School operates a system of
selective second marking for all second-year and final-year course units, whereby the assessment of the
first marker is checked by a second marker, who discusses the outcome with the first marker. In the
case of dissertations all work is marked twice. Any unresolved cases are referred for a decision to the
external examiner, an academic from another institution, whose job is to see that the standards of
assessment applied by the constituent disciplines of the School are in line with those to be found
elsewhere in the UK.

7.5     Plagiarism and academic malpractice

Guidance to students on plagiarism and other forms of academic malpractice                 - Introduction
(please see http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/policies/ under letter A)

7.5.1   As a student, you are expected to cooperate in the learning process throughout your programme
        of study by completing assignments of various kinds that are the product of your own study or
        research. For most students this does not present a problem, but occasionally, whether
        unwittingly or otherwise, a student may commit what is known as plagiarism or some other form
        of academic malpractice when carrying out an assignment. This may come about because
        students have been used to different conventions in their prior educational experience or through
        general ignorance of what is expected of them.

7.5.2   This guidance is designed to help you understand what we regard as academic malpractice and
        hence to help you to avoid committing it. You should read it carefully, because academic
        malpractice is regarded as a serious offence and students found to have committed it will be
        penalized. At the very least a mark of only 30% would be awarded for the piece of work in
        question, but it could be worse; you could be awarded zero (with or without loss of credits), fail
        the whole unit, be demoted to a lower class of degree, or be excluded from the programme.

7.5.3   Academic malpractice includes plagiarism, collusion, fabrication or falsification of results
        and anything else intended by those committing it to achieve credit that they do not properly
        deserve. In addition to the advice that follows, your School will give you advice on how to avoid
        academic malpractice in the context of your discipline. It will also design assessments so as to
        help you avoid the temptation to commit academic malpractice. The School reserves the right to
        submit any work handed in by students for assessment to electronic systems for detecting
        plagiarism or other forms of academic malpractice. This includes the JISC plagiarism detection
        service (TurnitinUK), details of which can be found at: http://www. turnitin.co.uk/

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7.6       Plagiarism

7.6.1     Plagiarism is presenting the ideas, work or words of other people without proper, clear and
          unambiguous acknowledgement. It also includes „self-plagiarism‟ (which occurs where, for
          example, you submit work that you have presented for assessment on a previous occasion), and
          the submission of material from „essay banks‟ (even if the authors of such material appear to be
          giving you permission to use it in this way). Obviously, the most blatant example of plagiarism
          would be to copy another student‟s work. Hence it is essential to make clear in your assignments
          the distinction between:

         the ideas and work of other people that you may have quite legitimately exploited and
            developed, and
         the ideas or material that you have personally contributed.

7.6.2     To assist you, here are a few important do‟s and don‟ts:
         Do get lots of background information on subjects you are writing about to help you form your
           own view of the subject. The information could be from electronic journals, technical reports,
           unpublished dissertations, etc. Make a note of the source of every piece of information at the
           time you record it, even if it is just one sentence.
         Don’t construct a piece of work by cutting and pasting or copying material written by other
           people, or by you for any other purpose, into something you are submitting as your own work.
           Sometimes you may need to quote someone else‟s exact form of words in order to analyse or
           criticize them, in which case the quotation must be enclosed in quotation marks to show that it
           is a direct quote, and it must have the source properly acknowledged at that point. Any
           omissions from a quotation must be indicated by an ellipsis (…) and any additions for clarity
           must be enclosed in square brackets, e.g. “[These] results suggest… that the hypothesis is
           correct.” It may also be appropriate to reproduce a diagram from someone else‟s work, but
           again the source must be explicitly and fully acknowledged there. However, constructing large
           chunks of documents from a string of quotes, even if they are acknowledged, is another form
           of plagiarism.
         Do attribute all ideas to their original authors. Written „ideas‟ are the product that authors
           produce. You would not appreciate it if other people passed off your ideas as their own, and
           that is what plagiarism rules are intended to prevent. A good rule of thumb is that each idea or
           statement that you write should be attributed to a source unless it is your personal idea or it is
           common knowledge. (If you are unsure if something is common knowledge, ask other
           students: if they don‟t know what you are talking about, then it is not common knowledge!)

7.6.3     As you can see, it is most important that you understand what is expected of you when you
          prepare and produce assignments and that you always observe proper academic conventions for
          referencing and acknowledgement, whether working by yourself or as part of a team. In practice,
          there are a number of acceptable styles of referencing depending, for example, on the particular
          discipline you are studying, so if you are not certain what is appropriate, ask your tutor or the
          course unit coordinator for advice! This should ensure that you do not lay yourself open to a
          charge of plagiarism inadvertently, or through ignorance of what is expected. It is also important
          to remember that you do not absolve yourself from a charge of plagiarism simply by including a

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         reference to a source in a bibliography that you have included with your assignment; you should
         always be scrupulous about indicating precisely where and to what extent you have made use
         of such a source.

7.6.4    So far, plagiarism has been described as using the words or work of someone else (without
         proper attribution), but it could also include a close paraphrase of their words, or a minimally
         adapted version of a computer program, a diagram, a graph, an illustration, etc taken from a
         variety of sources without proper acknowledgement. These could be lectures, printed material,
         the Internet or other electronic/AV sources.


7.6.5    Remember: no matter what pressure you may be under to complete an assignment, you should
         never succumb to the temptation to take a „short cut‟ and use someone else‟s material
         inappropriately. No amount of mitigating circumstances will get you off the hook, and if you
         persuade other students to let you copy their work, they risk being disciplined as well (see
         below).

7.7     Collusion

7.7.1 Collusion is any agreement to hide someone else‟s individual input to collaborative work with the
      intention of securing a mark higher than either you or another student might deserve. Where
      proved, it will be subject to penalties similar to those for plagiarism. Similarly, it is also collusion to
      allow someone to copy your work when you know that they intend to submit it as though it were
      their own and that will lay both you and the other student open to a charge of academic
      malpractice.

7.7.2 On the other hand, collaboration is a perfectly legitimate academic activity in which students are
      required to work in groups as part of their programme of research or in the preparation of projects
      and similar assignments. If you are asked to carry out such group work and to collaborate in
      specified activities, it will always be made clear how your individual input to the joint work is to be
      assessed and graded. Sometimes, for example, all members of a team may receive the same mark
      for a joint piece of work, whereas on other occasions team members will receive individual marks
      that reflect their individual input. If it is not clear on what basis your work is to be assessed, to
      avoid any risk of unwitting collusion you should always ask for clarification before submitting any
      assignment.

7.8     Fabrication or falsification of results

7.8.1    For many students, a major part of their studies involves laboratory or other forms of practical
         work, and they often find themselves undertaking such activity without close academic
         supervision. If you are in this situation, you are expected to behave in a responsible manner, as in
         other aspects of your academic life, and to show proper integrity in the reporting of results or
         other data. Hence you should ensure that you always document clearly and fully any research
         programme or survey that you undertake, whether working by yourself or as part of a group.
         Results or data that you or your group submit must be capable of verification, so that those
         assessing the work can follow the processes by which you obtained them. Under no


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           circumstances should you seek to present results or data that were not properly obtained and
           documented as part of your practical learning experience. Otherwise, you lay yourself open to
           the charge of fabrication or falsification of results.

Finally…

7.8.2      If you commit any form of academic malpractice, teaching staff will not be able to assess your
           individual abilities objectively or accurately. Any short-term gain you might have hoped to
           achieve will be cancelled out by the loss of proper feedback you might have received, and in the
           long run such behaviour is likely to damage your overall intellectual development, to say nothing
           of your self-esteem. You are the one who loses.




Extracts from Regulation XVII: Conduct and Discipline of Students
(see http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/policies/ under the letter C)


3.         Without prejudice to the generality of Statute XXI.1, a student may be liable to disciplinary
           action in respect of conduct which:

     (i)           involves the possession of unauthorised material or the use or attempted use of
                   unauthorised or unfair means (including academic malpractice such as plagiarism or
                   collusion with other students or fabrication or falsification of results) in connection with
                   any examination or assessment;

7.         If a breach under paragraph 3(i) has been established, the penalties imposed may be one or
           more of the following. When determining the penalty to be imposed, account shall be taken ofthe
           consequences which the penalty will have for the academic progress of the student concerned:

     (a)           a reprimand and warning about future behaviour;

     (b)           the Board of Examiners to be informed that the piece of work be marked, if not already
                   marked, and the mark awarded for the piece of work or for the course unit be reduced
                   by a specified amount;

     (c)           cancellation (i.e. a recorded mark of zero), with or without loss of credit, of the
                   examination paper or other assessed work in which unfair practice occurred, or of the
                   course units(s) in which the unfair practice occurred;

     (d)           cancellation (i.e. recorded marks of zero), with or without loss of credit, of all
                   examination papers and other assessed work taken during the particular examination
                   period (i.e. end of first semester (January); end of second semester (May/June); resit
                   (August/September)) in which unfair practice occurred or of all examination papers and
                   other assessed work taken during the academic year;



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      (e)           the Board of Examiners to be required to reduce the class of degree by one or more
                    classes from that which would have been awarded on the basis of the student‟s
                    academic progress, or to award a lesser qualification;

      (f)           the student being not allowed a re-assessment;

      (g)                    the student being not allowed a re-assessment and being not allowed to
                    substitute any other course unit(s);

      (h)           suspension from the University for a fixed period, up to a maximum of twelve months. A
                    student who is so suspended will be prohibited from entering University premises and
                    from participating in University activities although the suspension may be subject to
                    qualification;

      (i)           expulsion from the University, which means that the student shall cease to be a Member
                    of the University and will lose all rights and privileges of Membership.

7.9         Emergencies affecting examinations or other assessments (including information about
            mitigation)

            If for any reason you are unable to attend or to complete an examination, or feel that your
            performance has been adversely affected by circumstances beyond your control, you should
            immediately contact the Undergraduate Support Officer for your discipline or School
            Reception and, if appropriate, the Student Health Service. You must ensure that a
            Notification of Mitigating Circumstances form is completed online and full documentation
            (medical notes and relevant correspondence) reaches the Undergraduate Assessment
            Coordinator / Manager in time to be taken into consideration by the Board of Examiners. The
            same applies in the case of assessed coursework whose completion you feel has been affected
            by medical or other problems. See section 6.4.

            What is mitigation? (see Mitigating Circumstances: Guidance for Students at
            http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/policies/ under the letter M)
            1. Sometimes circumstances or events beyond your control may adversely affect your ability to
            perform in an assessment to your full potential or to complete an assignment by the set deadline.
            In such cases mitigation may be applied, i.e. treating marks or results in a way that recognizes
            the adverse impact that may have resulted from those circumstances or events, or waiving
            penalties that would arise from late submission.

            2. Mitigation will not result in the changing of any marks, unless penalties for late submission
            are waived after an assignment has already been marked. Instead, mitigation may result in some
            marks being disregarded and the assessment being excused because it was adversely affected.
            You may also be given a mark for a whole unit based on your performance in the parts that were
            not adversely affected. Mitigation may also mean treating your overall performance as borderline
            even though the marks you obtained would not normally be high enough, and so considering you
            for a more favourable result such as a higher degree class.



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        Approaching the School

        3. The School will consider granting an extension for self-certified illness within two weeks
        before a submission deadline. You should approach the appropriate officer in your School as
        soon as possible if you consider that some serious illness or misfortune has adversely affected
        your ability to complete one or more assignments even within the extended deadline, or if you
        believe that the results you might obtain from one or more assessments will be adversely affected.

        4. You should first seek advice from the Undergraduate Manager or Coordinator or your
        Academic Adviser as to whether the adverse circumstances are sufficient to warrant
        consideration by the School's Mitigating Circumstances Committee. You should also seek advice
        as to whether it is in your interest to consider alternative remedies such as a deadline extension,
        re-scheduling of an assessment within a current assessment period, or sitting an examination at
        the next available opportunity. In very serious cases, you might even be best advised to interrupt
        your studies for a period.



Nature of mitigating circumstances

5. It is important to remember that, in order to qualify for consideration, the adverse circumstances or
events must be unforeseeable or unpreventable as far as you are concerned, and sufficiently disruptive
to have a significant adverse effect on your academic performance or your ability to complete
assignments by the due date.

6. Circumstances or events that merit consideration may include: suffering a serious illness or injury;
the death or critical illness of a close family member; a significant family crisis leading to acute stress; and
unplanned absence arising from such things as jury service or maternity, paternity or adoption leave;
significant illness or injury of a dependent.

7. Circumstances or events that would not normally merit consideration include: holidays or other
events that were planned or could reasonably have been expected; assessments that are scheduled close
together or on the same day; misreading the timetable for examinations or otherwise misunderstandingthe
requirements for assessment; inadequate planning or time management; failure, loss or theft of a computer
or other equipment, including inability to print off work for whatever reason; consequences of paid
employment (except in some special cases for part-time students); exam stress or panic attacks not
diagnosed as illness; and minor disruption in an examination room during the course of an assessment.

Claiming mitigation

8. If the School Undergraduate Manager or Assessment Coordinator confirms that your circumstances
merit consideration by the School Mitigating Circumstances Panel, you should complete the online
Notification of Mitigating Circumstances form. (See section 6.4). This should be completed as soon
as possible, together with independent third-party supporting or corroborative documentation which
should be submitted to the Undergraduate Assessment Coordinator (in Room S3.6) separately. The
nature of such documentation will vary according to the nature of the circumstances, but it must
sufficiently independent to confirm the veracity of the case you are making (e.g. a letter or medical
certificate signed by a medical practitioner, a document from an outside agency etc.). Information of a
confidential nature should be included in a sealed envelope.

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9. You must submit the form as soon as possible and always before the beginning of an examination
period (except for circumstances arising during the course of that assessment period, in which case the
application must be made in time for consideration before the relevant meeting of the Board of
Examiners). Late requests for mitigation will not be considered without a credible and compelling
explanation as to why the application was not made at the appropriate time. Requests made after the
publication of results will be treated as appeals under Regulation XIX (Academic Appeals), but again
there should be a credible and compelling explanation as to why you did not bring the circumstances to
the attention of your School at an earlier stage.

10. The School Mitigating Circumstances Committee will need to agree that your circumstances were
unforeseeable and unpreventable and that the effect on your academic performance would have been
significant. If so, it will advise the Board of Examiners how serious it judges the effect was, and the Board
will then decide how to apply mitigation, on the evidence available on your performance (coursework
marks and examination marks either for individual course units or for the assessment period as a whole,
as appropriate). Mitigation will depend on how serious the adverse circumstances were and how far you
are from any borderline on the basis of the existing mark, or profile of marks: the farther you are from a
borderline, the more serious the adverse circumstances need to be to change the Board's overall
decision. However, even if the decision does not change, a note will be added to the relevant marks on
any transcript you receive to indicate that the assessment was subject to circumstances that may have had
an effect on your performance.


7.10    Resit arrangements

Students in the Faculty of Humanities are permitted to resit most failed course units on no more than one
occasion. The opportunity to pass a resit is given in order to allow the student to proceed to the
following year of the degree programme. In the calculation of final averages, the fail mark
obtained at the first sitting will be used.

Please see the information above (4.6.1 University Regulations) for further information regarding resit
opportunities.

        •   First-Year and Second-Year Examination: students may be permitted to resit failed
            course units up to a value of 120 credits in the August/September following the first attempt.
        •   Final Examination: there are no resit opportunities for the award of a Degree with
            Honours. Students who by the end of their degree programme have accumulated a
            minimum of 300 credits but fewer than the 360 (480 for degrees involving a period (normally
            an academic year in length) of residence abroad) credits required for the award of a Degree
            with Honours will be recommended for the award of an Ordinary Degree of Bachelor.

Students who, after the application of compensation rules and/or any resit, have accumulated 100 or 110
credits in the First-Year or Second-Year Examination, may be given permission by the School Board of
Examiners, to take additional course units during the following year to a maximum value of 20 credits.

7.11    Reassessment of coursework

Where a course unit is assessed both by examination and by coursework, a student who passes the

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examination but fails the coursework may be permitted to submit fresh coursework in lieu of failed
coursework by the start of the August/September examination resit period or may be required to take an
examination in lieu of re-submission of coursework. Where a course unit is assessed by coursework
alone, such a student may be permitted to submit fresh coursework or required to take an examination
instead. All decisions regarding resit requirements will be made at the discretion of the course unit
convenor concerned. These opportunities are given in order to allow the student to proceed to the
following year of the degree programme. In the calculation of final averages, the fail mark of the
original coursework will be used.

7.12    Contribution of the Second-Year Examination to the degree result

Degree classification is based solely on the “programme mark” (a percentage mark to one decimal point).
The programme mark in the final year will be reached by the weighted average for the overall marks for
Year 2 and Year 3 or 4 (weighted 25% to 75%). (For MML it will be Year 3 and Year 4 weighted 50-
50, and the class of the full range of papers will be included in the provisions under paragraphs 36-37 of
the University Undergraduate Degree Regulations).

7.13    Classification of Degrees

Please see the section above 4.6.1 University Undergraduate Degree Regulations, p.28, paragraphs 32-
40 for information regarding the procedures involved to obtain degree classification.

7.14    Mitigating circumstances (see also paragraph 7.9 above)

The Examinations Committee, together with the Undergraduate Manager/UG Assessment Coordinator,
will constitute the Mitigating Circumstances Committee. The Committee will normally meet regularly
during each semester and certainly as soon as practicable after the end of each examination period The
remit of the Committee is to consider any mitigating circumstances that might have influenced a student‟s
performance (including coursework), and to make recommendations for action to be taken by the Board
of Examiners.

The Mitigating Circumstances Committee will consider a student‟s circumstances submitted in writing by
the student completing an online Notification of Mitigating Circumstances Form. Where appropriate,
supplementary documentation such as police records, medical or counselling reports will form part ofthis
submission. All such evidence must be independent. Such submissions should normally be made by the
end of the examination period. Normally, circumstances brought up retrospectively, when marks are
known, should be disregarded.

The School and its constituent disciplines must ensure that copies of any relevant documentation reachthe
Secretary to the Examination Board in good time.

Discussions in the Mitigating Circumstances Committee will be held in the knowledge of the student‟s
identity and with reference to the student‟s marks. Decisions reached will be minuted and
recommendations referred to the Examination Board only by reference to the student‟s registration
number, as Examination Boards which make decisions on progression and degree classification are
conducted anonymously. Recommendations may vary, including the possibility of allowing exceptional

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compensation or to allow a failed assessment to be sat as a first attempt. The Board of Examiners may
determine from evidence available to it that a student who has been prevented by good cause from
completing the assessment for a unit will be awarded the percentage mark from the completed
assessment as the mark for the unit as a whole if at least half of the assessment has been completed
or a pass if less than half of the assessment has been completed (see also paragraph 7.9 above).

7.15    Examination results

Results lists relating to the examinations are displayed on the noticeboards in the School and are available
online via the student record system as soon as possible after the results have been ratified by the Board
of Examiners. In the case of the January examinations this ratification does not take place until the results
of the May/June examinations are available, but provisional marks are published by each subject in the
course of the second semester, normally by the end of February. Individual breakdowns of marks from
the January and May/June examinations are available online. Notification of any resits will be
communicated to all students as a matter of priority. Feedback for failed assessment will be provided
but also students can consult their Academic Advisers and/or course unit convenors for further details of
their examination performance. An official transcript of all course units taken and results achieved over
the course of a student's entire degree programme is obtainable from the Student Services Centre or
using the online Academic Transcript facility. It is University policy that administrative support
staff and academic staff must not communicate results by telephone.

7.16    Review procedure

There is no provision for appeal against the academic judgement of the Examiners. An application for a
review of the result of an examination may be made only on grounds alleging that:

        •   there exist or existed circumstances affecting the student's performance of which the
            examiners had not been made aware when their decision was taken;
        •   there were procedural irregularities in the examination process;
        •   there is evidence of prejudice or bias or of inadequate assessment on the part of one or more
            of the examiners.

Before taking a final decision as to whether to request a review or not, a student is advised to contact the
Undergraduate Manager or the Chair of the School Examinations Committee in the first instance to
attempt to resolve the issue at School level.

If the student decides to make a formal request for a review, an application for review must be submitted
in writing with supporting evidence to the Faculty Head of Academic Services as soon as possible and
not later than 20 days after the publication of the student's examination results.

7.17    Prizes and awards

Details of University awards can be obtained from the Student Services Centre in the John Owens
Building. Awards specifically linked to achievements in languages are listed below.

        French

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Brian Blakey Memorial Prize (1983): a prize of £125 awarded for distinguished performance in
the Final Examination in French Studies or a Joint Honours degree involving French
Keith Millward Prize (1958): a prize in books to the value of £10 awarded to students in
French Studies.
Keith Millward Scholarship (1958): a scholarship of £30 towards travel and study in France,
awarded on the results of the First-Year Examination in French Studies.
Frederick West Prize (1947): a book prize of £15 awarded on the results of the First-Year
Examination in French Studies.

French, German, Italian

Swiss Book Prizes: annual book prizes donated by the Swiss Consulate on the basis of results in
the Final Examinations in French, German, and Italian.


French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Hubert Ben Tarbuck Bursary Fund (1935): bursaries awarded to students in the former School
of Modern Languages who are in need of financial assistance in order to proceed to their final
year of study. Applications should be made to the Academic Registrar no later than 1 May.
Walters Scholarships (1890): two scholarships of £75, one of which is awarded in alternate
years on the recommendation of the Heads of Discipline Area in French and German and the
other annually on the recommendation of the Heads of Discipline Area in Italian, Russian and
Spanish. In both cases the award is made to a student who has not entered upon the final year
of a degree programme involving the language concerned.

German

Dr L. E. Foulger Memorial Prize: award made to support research.
S. S. Kerry Memorial Prize (1980): a book prize of £65 awarded for excellence in modern
literature papers in the First-Year Examination in German Studies or a Joint Honours degree
involving German.
Arwid Johannson Exhibition (1937): books to the value of £50 awarded to students studying
Germanic Philology on the basis of the results of the Final Examination in German Studies.

German, Spanish

María Guadalupe Reyes Ponce Memorial Prize: an award of £50 made on the basis of results
in the Final Examination, alternately in Spanish (even years) and German (odd years).

Middle Eastern Studies

Arie Rubinstein Prize (Hebrew) (Subsidiary I)
Arie Rubinstein Prize (Hebrew) (Subsidiary II)
David S. Bles Hebrew Prize

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      Edward Robertson Modern Hebrew Prize
      J.D. Latham Arabic Language Prize

      Portuguese

      Instituto Camões bursaries: the Instituto Camões in Lisbon offers two competitive bursaries for
      study in Portugal during the summer vacation following the first year of study in the discipline area
      of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American Studies.

      Spanish, Portuguese

      J. W. Rees Memorial Prize (1977): a prize or prizes of a value not exceeding £50 awarded on
      the recommendation of the Board of Examiners in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American
      Studies.

8     Student support and guidance

8.1   University support services

      The Student Services Centre

      The SSC is a single point of contact for most of the administrative tasks that need to be carried
      out by students, including registration/fees, and documentation. The SSC is open Monday to
      Friday, 9.00-18.00 on 0161 275 5000 or students can visit the Centre on Burlington Street,
      near the library. Students can also visit the online services of the SSC by clicking the 'SSC
      Portal' link to the right of the Student Services Centre web page
      http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/ssc/ (although these pages are under review) and the
      Crucial Guide live http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/crucial-guide/

      Central Academic Advisory Service
      Student Advice and Information Hub, First Floor, University Place, Oxford Road
      Telephone (0161) 275 3033
      Web: http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/academicadvisoryservice/

      The University of Manchester Central Academic Advisory Service is a service of informationand
      advice open to all University of Manchester students, who can use the service at any time. The
      advisers have extensive experience of dealing with student problems and offer confidentialadvice
      on any matters relating to students' academic work.

      Counselling Service
      Crawford House, Precinct Centre
      Telephone (0161) 275 2864
      Web: http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/counselling/

      The Counselling Service for the University offers confidential, individual counselling to both


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undergraduate and postgraduate students, and a consultative and advisory service to staff. The
seven members of the team have qualifications in counselling and psychotherapy and provide a
range of therapeutic responses to all kinds of personal problems.

Student Health Service
Note that you must register to use this service.
Waterloo Place, Oxford Road, near the University Precinct Centre
Telephone (0161) 275 2858

For primary health care, students need to register with an NHS general practitioner, and should
locate one near their term-time residence.

The Student Health Service for the University provides an accessible occupational health service
for all students. A doctor and nursing staff offer advice and support on any health problem
affecting studies. The service accepts referrals from academic disciplines and from other welfare
services. A wide range of health promotion, vaccination, and contraceptive services are also
offered.

Office of Student Support and Services webpage:
http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/studentexperience/a2z.htm

Disability Support Office
Block 2, 2nd Floor, University Place, Oxford Road
Telephone (0161) 275 7512/8518
Web: http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/disability/

The Disability Support Office exists to help all students who have a disability of any kind,
including mental health problems. It will provide students with practical support and guidance,
assist them in making use of technological aids and, with their consent, inform disciplines
where special provisions need to be made for them.

Careers and Employability Division
Crawford House, Precinct Centre, Booth Street East
Telephone (0161) 275 2828
Web: http://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/

The University Careers Service is open between 09.00 and 17.00, Monday to Friday,
throughout the year. The careers adviser who deals with students studying modern languages
and Linguistics and English Language is Chris Hughes (chris.hughes@manchester.ac.uk).

It is important that you think about life after university and plan ahead. The Careers Service
exists to help you clarify your career aspirations and develop a strategy for fulfilling them. The
University‟s Careers Centre is one of the largest and most active in the UK and offers three
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      •   Information. The Careers Centre has material on a huge range of careers, employers, and
          courses in book, video and computer formats. It also organizes information sessions, a
          series of skills workshops and courses, such as its Insight into Media and Insight into
          Management courses.
      •   Advice. Career counselling is available throughout the year: simply book an appointment.
          In addition, a duty adviser is available on a daily basis to respond to brief queries.
      •   Employer contact. The Careers Service organizes and/or promotes career fairs, employer
          presentations, and employer on-campus recruitment activities (such as the Milkround).
          Thousands of vacancies are advertised in regular fortnightly bulletins, which are circulated
          widely within the University and are available free of charge from the Careers Service.
          Please consult the website above for the most up-to-date information.

      Security
      Precinct Security Office
      Telephone (0161) 275 2728 / 2730

      Security cameras are fitted across the campus and there are regular security patrols. Please read
      the advice on security given in Streetwise, which is issued to all students in their induction pack.

8.2   Academic Advisers

      Although all members of staff are available to help you, you have an Academic Adviser who
      should in most instances be your first point of contact if you have anything you want to discuss.
      You will have a meeting with your Academic Adviser at the beginning and at the end of your first
      semester, and thereafter at least once every semester you spend in Manchester, for the duration
      of your programme of study. (While abroad you will normally be visited by a member of staff,
      but not necessarily your Academic Adviser: see Residence Abroad Regulations on the School
      website.) Your Academic Adviser will do his or her best to help you with any problems you
      may encounter and may direct you to sources of more specialized help if necessary. It is
      important that you see your Academic Adviser regularly, and that your Academic Adviser is
      enabled to form a clear picture of your progress. Besides being a point of human contact in a
      very large institution, he or she is someone you will probably rely upon to provide you with
      references when you come to look for a job; and the better Academic Advisers know their
      students, the more effectively they are able to represent their interests.

      Students as well as Academic Advisers are expected to adopt a professional attitude to what is a
      professional relationship and not to allow personal motives to interfere with it. However, it is
      important that you feel comfortable and confident in your dealings with your Academic Adviser,
      and there may be circumstances in which it is appropriate to request a change. Should such
      circumstances arise, you should discuss the matter with the Head of the language discipline area
      to which the Academic Adviser assigned to you belongs and he or she will make the necessary
      arrangements.

      To further clarify, Academic Advising consists of:




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          a) Providing information and guidance on academic matters, including changing degree
             programmes;
          b) Assisting students with the planning of short-term and long-term targets for development;
          c) Monitoring academic performance and student engagement and advising on constructive
             strategies for improvement;
          d) Participating in the implementation of the School‟s work and attendance procedures;
          e) Liaising with peer mentors and undergraduate support staff to identify „at risk‟ students;
          f) Helping students to identify the skills being acquired and to recognise progress towards
             fulfilment of the Purposes of a Manchester Education;
          g) Encouraging students to reflect on their academic development through the use of a personal
             development plan, including raising student awareness of plagiarism and other forms of
             academic malpractice;
          h) Working with students to build personal academic relationships;
          i) Making initial arrangements for the first group meeting and thereafter maintaining regular
             contact with students using an appropriate combination of face-to-face meetings, e-mail,
             Blackboard etc., in order to address one or more of the above;
          j) Ensuring insofar as is possible that any student facing academic and/or personal difficulties
             does not lose contact with academic tutors or become isolated from student support staff or
             the facilities listed below.


Academic Advising does not consist of:
      a) Providing detailed advice about individual course units. Such queries should always be directed
         to the course unit convenor or class tutors;
      b) Providing pastoral, medical or welfare support. Academic Advisers should be aware of
         boundaries. It is not appropriate to get involved with students on matters not directly related to
         their studies. Advisers should provide a listening ear and be prepared to supply contact details
         for the University‟s professional support services where necessary;
      c) Providing extensions to coursework deadlines. Instead, students should be referred to the
         mitigating circumstances procedures available on the undergraduate intranet
         (http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/ug/mitcircs/).


Programme Directors in each discipline area will act as Senior Academic Advisers, to whom all queries
about programme transfers should be directed. They will also act as the point of contact for students who
wish to change their Academic Adviser.


8.3       Withdrawal from study

          If you are considering withdrawing from your programme of study, speak to your Academic
          Adviser immediately. Your Tutor may be able to present an alternative perspective on your

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      situation and can offer advice on how to proceed. If, for whatever reason, you have firmly
      decided to withdraw from the programme, inform your Academic Adviser as soon as possible.
      It is important that you keep your members of staff (academic and support) fully informed of
      your intentions or actions, and the University is obliged to inform your Local Education Authority
      and Student Finance Direct of your decision, although we recommend that all students take
      responsibility themselves for ensuring that all relevant authorities have been informed. You will
      also be required to complete a Withdrawal Form and an online Exit Questionnaire.

8.4   Harassment

      The University of Manchester is committed to creating a working and studying environment
      which is free of harassment and which protects the dignity of staff and students, female and male,
      irrespective of their sexual orientation, racial or ethnic background, religion, or disabled status.
      Harassment is offensive and prejudicial to a productive working and studying environment. It is
      indicative of a lack or respect for the person harassed, undermines his or her position, and may
      have a negative impact upon health, job performance, coursework, examinations, and one‟s
      sense of personal security.

      The University regards sexual, racial, or personal harassment as an extremely serious matter.
      Observance of the University‟s policy with respect to harassment is a condition of service for all
      members of staff and is required of students. Formal complaints will be thoroughly investigated
      in such a way as to protect the privacy of those who complain and those who are the subject of
      complaint. In cases where the complaint is substantiated, the individual responsible may be
      subject to action under the appropriate disciplinary procedure.

      Any students who have been subjected to harassment should inform their Academic Adviser,
      who will be able to offer help and support.


8.5   Ill Health

      It is a requirement of your registration with the University of Manchester that you register with a
      local general practitioner. A list of GP practices can be obtained from the Student Health
      Service, any University hall of residence or a local pharmacy. According to guidance issued by
      the General Medical Council it would not be regarded as good practice for a family member to
      be the registered GP or to offer treatment except in the case of an emergency.


      You should always consult your GP (or for emergencies the Accident and Emergency
      Department of a hospital) if your illness is severe, if it persists or if you are in any
      doubt about your health. You should also consult your GP if illness keeps you absent from the
      University for more than 7 days including weekends. If you do consult a GP and the GP
      considers that you are not fit for attendance at the University, then you should obtain a note from
      the doctor to that effect or ask them to complete Part III of the University form ‘Certification
      of Student Ill Health’ copies of which are available from the School Reception (Room
      S3.8), halls of residence and at local GP surgeries. You should hand this certificate to

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School Reception or the School Undergraduate Coordinator at the earliest opportunity.

If your condition is not sufficiently serious to cause you to seek medical help, then the University
will not require you to supply a doctor‟s medical certificate, unless you are absent from the
University due to illness for more than 7 days (in which case see B above). You must however
contact the School as soon as possible and certify the illness yourself (that is complete and sign
the „Certification of Student Ill Health‟ form to state that you have been ill) as soon as you are
able to attend. You should do this if your illness means you are absent from the University for any
period up to 7 days (see D (i)) or if you are able to attend the University but your illness is
affecting your studies.

The following sub-paragraphs explain what you should do if your illness affects your attendance
at compulsory classes or if you consider that your performance in your studies/examinations has
been impaired.


(i)     If you are unwell and feel unable to attend the University to take a compulsory class,
        assessment or examination then you must seek advice by contacting your School
        Reception or your relevant subject area Undergraduate Support Officer immediately, in
        person, through a friend or family member, by telephone or by e-mail. This is to ensure
        that you understand the implications of being absent and the consequences for your
        academic progress, which might be quite serious. You must do this as soon as
        possible so that all options can be considered and certainly no later than the day
        of your compulsory class, assessment or examination. If you do not do this then
        you will normally be considered to have been absent from the class without good reason,
        or to have taken the assessment or examination, in which case you will be given a mark
        of zero. You must also complete and hand in a „Certification of Student Ill Health‟ form
        on your return.

(ii)    You may be unwell but are able to proceed with an assessment or examination and yet
        you feel that your performance will have been impaired. If you wish this to be taken into
        account as a mitigating/special circumstance, you must inform your School about this on
        the day of the assessment or examination and hand in to Undergraduate Reception
        (Room S3.8) a completed „Certification of Student Ill Health‟ form, to be submitted with
        a Notification of Mitigating Circumstances form (available online
        www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/ug/mitcircs). If you leave this until later it will not
        normally be possible to take your illness into account when assessing your performance.

(iii)   If, as a consequence of your illness, you wish to seek an extension to a deadline for
        submitting assessed coursework, you must complete a Notification of Mitigating
        Circumstances Form and a „Certification of Student Ill Health‟ form and discuss it with
        your Academic Adviser. The application for extension must be made before the
        deadline and not retrospectively.

(iv)    You may be under occasional and ongoing medical attention which affects your studies.
        If so, you should obtain a letter from your physician which should be given to the before


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          the end of the January, May/June or August/September examination period, as
          appropriate, if you wish your condition to be taken into account as an extenuating
          circumstance.

For further guidance on the effects of absence or under-performance according to the School‟s
programme requirements, see 6.4 and 6.5 above.

Notes:

1.        Your Academic Adviser will give you guidance on the effect of any absence from your
          studies or if you consider your illness has affected your studies. If you have repeated
          episodes of ill health which is affecting your studies, the School may refer you to the
          Student Health Centre.

     2.   If you are found to have been deceitful or dishonest in completing the „Certification of
          Student Ill Health‟ form you could be liable to disciplinary action under the University‟s
          General Regulation XVII: Conduct and Discipline of Students:
          http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/policies/ (under letter C)


3.        The use of the „Certification of Student Ill Health‟ forms by GPs as described above has
          been agreed by the Manchester Local Medical Committee. A GP may make a charge
          for completing the form.




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8.6
QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS: WHO SHOULD I GO AND SEE?

The Student Services Centre is a single point of contact for most of the administrative tasks you need to
carry out as a student, including registration/fees, documentation, loans and grants, exams and graduation. It
can be accessed at
http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/ssc/
It is situated on Burlington Street, near to the library and is open Mon–Fri, 9:00–18:00; tel.: 0161 275 5000.
In a wide variety of areas, the Students' Union Advice Centre can serve as a useful starting-point: Tel: (275)
2989; http://www.manchester.ac.uk/international/supportservices/studentsunionandadvicecentre/

Question/       Academic/
Problem         Disability             Personal/ Medical                  Examinations Visiting Students
Discipline                                                                Academic
/School         Course Unit Tutor Academic Adviser                        Adviser
Support         Academic Adviser UG Manager/Coordinators                  UG Manager      Visiting
                Programme Director                                        Examinations    Student
                                                                          Officer         Officer
                Central Academic
University      Advisory Services                                         Student         International
Support         (CAAS)            University Counselling Service          Services        Students' Welfare
                                  Tel: (275)2864                          Centre          Officer
                                                                          Burlington
                                                                          Street
                Student Advice and
                Information Hub, 1st
                Floor, University
                Place                                                     275 5000        (International
                                                                                          and Public
                Tel (275) 3033                                                            Relations
                                                                                          Office, Beyer
                                                                                          Building)
                                       Nightline                                          (275)2196
                                       (A student-run
                                       listening and
                                                                                          International
                Disability             information                                        Society
                Support Office         service sponsored
                Block 2, 2nd Floor,    by the Student                                     William Kay House
                University Place       Union)                                             Oxford Road
                (275) 7512/8515        (275) 2983/4                                       (275) 4959/7697
                                       www.nightline.man.ac.uk

                                       Student Health
                                       Service
                                       Waterloo Place
                                       Mon-Fri: 9-1 & 2-5
                                       (275)2858 NB you also have to
                                       register with a local GP

   9         Student feedback and representation


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9.1   Evaluation of course units and programmes of study

      At various times in the course of your studies at the University you will be asked to complete
      anonymous questionnaires concerning specific course units and the degree programme as a
      whole. You are strongly advised to complete and return these forms, from which a summary
      report is prepared that is discussed by the discipline area Programme Director and the relevant
      course tutor. Feedback detailing an agreed response and consequential action to be taken will
      be communicated to the student body by means of notices on School noticeboard, via Staff-
      Student Committees and the student representatives on Academic Discipline Committees and via
      the UG intranet. The questionnaires also ask you to assess your own contribution to the course,
      and in this connection you are asked to read and consider what the present Handbook has to say
      about learning and teaching (see 4.2 above).


9.2   Student representation

      The University‟s Student Academic Representation Policy and Guidelines can be found via:
      http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/policies/ under the letter S. Student representation and
      feedback are vital to the continued development of the provision offered by the academic
      disciplines and by the School as a whole. Student representatives are elected from Years 1, 2,
      and 3/4 to the following committees:

      •       The Academic Board of the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures . The
              Board is chaired by a senior academic member of staff (chosen through a democratic
              nomination process) and shall normally meet twice a semester. The Academic Board
              advises the Head of School on academic matters. Membership of the Academic Board
              shall consist of all staff in the rank of Lecturer or above, research staff, the Executive
              Director and Associate Directors for Academic Enterprise and Academic Management
              of the University Language Centre, the Head of School Administration, teaching fellows,
              Language Tutors, and six student representatives, three undergraduates and three
              postgraduates, including at least one research postgraduate student.

      •       Academic Committees. Each of the constituent disciplines of LLC shall have an
              Academic Committee, chaired by the Head of Discipline, consisting of all staff in
              the rank of Lecturer or above, research staff, teaching fellows, two postgraduate
              representatives, of whom at least one should normally be a research postgraduate,
              and one undergraduate representative from each year of study in Manchester.
              Academic committees shall have the power to co-opt other members. Academic
              committees shall review:
              1. the teaching and study of the subjects assigned to the discipline;
              2. the welfare and academic progress of the students within the discipline;
              3. developments relating to the discipline with a view to their implementation subject
                  to the approval of the School.

      •       Staff-Student Consultative Committees. Each discipline also has a Staff-Student


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              Consultative Committee that reports to the Academic Committee. Its student members
              too are elected within disciplines, two from each year (preferably one single and one
              joint honours UG student and one PG student). It provides a forum in which students
              may put forward their views on academic matters or on any other aspect of university
              life. It has access to the summary reports that are prepared in response to student
              evaluation of course units (see section 9.1 above). Student members represent their
              year and are expected actively to canvass opinion among their colleagues and to bring
              their suggestions and concerns to the attention of the Committee. Equally importantly, it
              is the responsibility of students in general to keep themselves informed and to contact
              their representatives if they want any issue discussed.


9.3   Channels for complaint

      Minor problems may be brought to the attention of course tutors or Academic Advisers, but
      more serious complaints will normally be reported through the student representatives to the
      Staff-Student Consultative Committee or the Academic Committee. If no satisfactory action is
      taken, the Head of Discipline should be approached. The nature and outcome of any complaint
      should be recorded by the Programme Director and made available for the annual programme
      review. Students may also approach the Undergraduate Manager or the Head of School if
      necessary. A student who is dissatisfied with the Discipline's or School‟s response should consult
      the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning who may be contacted through the Faculty of
      Humanities Office. The University‟s Students Complaints Procedure and the Student Complaint
      Form (to be used for more formal complaints to the Faculty Office) can be found via:
      http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/policies/ under the letter S.




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