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									Programme Handbook for the following BA (Single Honours) programmes:

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

         and for the following BA (Joint Honours) programmes:

                    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
                       History and a Modern Language
                    History of Art and a Modern Language
                     Linguistics and a Modern Language
                     Linguistics and Social Anthropology
                           Linguistics and Sociology
                          Middle Eastern Languages
                              Modern Languages
                         Master of Modern Languages
                          Persian and Islamic Studies
                         Turkish and Islamic Studies

                         Year of Entry: 2006-2007
               School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
                           Faculty of Humanities
                         University of Manchester
                                        FOREWORD




Welcome to the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures in the Faculty of Humanities. We
hope you will find your time at the University of Manchester an interesting, enjoyable and
profitable experience. This Programme Handbook will help to guide you through your degree
programme and it tells you (in sections 2.1 and 8) who to go to for support and guidance. 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.




Professor Stephen Parker
Head of School




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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?                                       6
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, Discipline of Students and
        Student Complaints                                              8
1.7     Regulations affecting Students                                  9
1.8     Facilities for Students                                         10

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                                               17
3.3     Computer facilities                                             19
3.4     Cultural institutes                                             20
3.5     Bookshops                                                       21

4       Programmes of Study                                             22
4.1     Aims and learning outcomes                                      23
4.2     Planning your choice of course units                            23
4.3     Years, Semesters, Levels and Credits                            23
4.4     Learning and teaching                                           24
4.5     Skills acquisition                                              26
4.6     Regulations                                                     27
4.6.1   University Undergraduate Regulations                            27
4.6.2   Regulations for Degree Programmes administered by the School    36
        ~ American and Latin-American Studies                           38
        ~ Business and Management and a Modern Language                 39
        ~ Chinese Studies                                               42
        ~ English Literature and a Modern Foreign Language              44
        ~ English Language and a Modern Foreign Language                45
        ~ European Studies and Modern Languages                         46
        ~ French Studies                                                47
        ~ German Studies                                                48
        ~ History of Art and a Modern Language                          49
        ~ Italian Studies                                               50
        ~ Modern Languages (Joint Honours), A Middle Eastern Language
          And a Modern Language and Middle Eastern Languages            51

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             ~ Master of Modern Languages                                                  53
             ~ Russian Studies                                                       56
             ~ Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American Studies                        57
             ~ Arabic Studies, Hebrew Studies, Persian Studies and Turkish Studies   58
             ~ Arabic & Islamic Studies, Hebrew & Jewish Studies, Persian
               & Islamic Studies and Turkish & Islamic Studies                       62
             ~ Modern Middle Eastern History                                         68
             ~ English Language                                                      69
             ~ English Literature and Linguistics                                    70
             ~ History and a Modern Language                                         71
             ~ Linguistics                                                           72
             ~ Linguistics and a Modern Language                                     73
             ~ Linguistics and Social Anthropology                                   74
             ~ Linguistics and Sociology                                             75

      5      Residence abroad                                                        76

    6 Student progression                                                            76
      6.1    Registration                                                            76
      6.2    Induction                                                               76
      6.3    Accreditation of prior learning                                         77
      6.4    Attendance requirements                                                 78
      6.5    Unsatisfactory progress                                                 78
      6.6    Transfer between programmes of study within the School                  79

7     Assessment                                                                     81
      7.1   Methods of assessment                                                    81
      7.2   Feedback on students‟ work                                               83
      7.3   Criteria of assessment                                                   84
      7.4   Second marking                                                           90
      7.5   Guidance to students on plagiarism + other academic malpractice          90
      7.6   Plagiarism                                                               90
      7.7   Collusion                                                                92
      7.8   Fabrication or falsification of results                                  92
      7.9   Emergencies affecting academic performance                               94
      7.10 Resit arrangements                                                        96
      7.11 Reassessment of coursework                                                96
      7.12 Contribution of the Second Year Examination to the degree result          96
      7.13 Classification of Degrees                                                 97
      7.14 Mitigating Circumstances                                                  97
      7.15 Examination results                                                       98
      7.16 Review procedure                                                          98
      7.17 Prizes and awards                                                         98

    8 Student support and guidance                                                   100
      8.1    University support services                                             100
      8.2    Personal tutors                                                         102
      8.3    Withdrawal from study                                                   102
      8.4    Harassment                                                              103

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  8.5    Ill health                                         103
  8.6    Questions and problems: who should I go and see?   106

9 Student feedback and representation                       107
  9.1    Evaluation of course units and programmes          107
  9.2    Student representation                             107
  9.3    Channels for complaint                             108




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1      Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities

Message from Professor Alistair Ulph, Dean and Vice-President of 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 eight Schools that offer an unprecedented range of innovative programmes at
undergraduate and graduate level, embracing disciplines as diverse as business and management,
informatics, social sciences, law and education as well as arts subjects.

We are confident that this rich mix of opportunities will make undergraduate 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
undergraduate 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 of education we provide.

This Handbook contains material specific to the programme of study or the discipline area in
which your studies will be based. Please consult the students‟ „Crucial Guide‟ booklet for general
information, a copy of which will have been sent out to you by your School.

Alistair Ulph
Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Humanities                       September, 2006




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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 by the Senate. 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, Business & Management and Informatics and is the largest Faculty in the University.
With a total income approaching £100m per year over 13,000 students and some 860 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 the existence of the Faculty is proof of
the new University‟s commitment to, and ambitions for, these areas.

The Faculty has seven Units of Assessment that were rated 5* or better in the 2001 Research
Assessment Exercise (RAE), fourteen rated 5, and seven rated 4. (The RAE measured research
excellence of UK higher education institutions.) Our taught programmes, both postgraduate and
undergraduate, are highly successful and have proved popular with students from both the UK and
overseas. Quality of provision is proven by strong showings in recent Quality Assurance Agency
assessments, and as well as great strengths in single and joint honours in all the areas represented
in the Schools, there has been a long history of interdisciplinary programmes including the
Combined Studies programme, as well as the highly-reputed BA in Economic and Social Studies
(BA Econ) which, in addition to its core of social sciences, draws on studies in arts and business
& management.

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

The Faculty of Humanities enters its third year of operation, along with the new University, on 1
October 2006 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.

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

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their work by a Faculty administrative team, organised along functional lines (eg 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 Research                         Dr Maria Nedeva, PhD, MSc, MA
Postgraduate Taught Programmes                Professor Stuart Turley, MA(Econ), CA
Undergraduate Programmes                      Professor Kersti Börjars, Drs, MA, PhD
External Affairs                              Michael Emmerich, BA

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.

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 Meeting, held at
least once a year for all staff in the Faculty, and the Faculty Committee. The Faculty Meeting is
consultative and involves all staff, whereas the Faculty Committee is advisory and has members
by virtue of the office they hold (eg Associate-Deans and Heads of Schools) as well as an elected
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 Sub-Committees of the Faculty Committee, whose purpose is to co-
ordinate essential academic functions and formulate policy and regulatory frameworks for
approval by the Faculty Committee. These cover Undergraduate and Postgraduate matters (taught

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as well as research programmes), Teaching & Learning, and Research. Membership of the Sub-
Committees is normally on the basis of an office held within the School, eg all School Research
Directors are members of the Research Committee.

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 Sub-Committee.
Students normally participate in full in the business of (sub-) committees unless an item of
business is reserved, eg when it involves discussion of a named individual. On such (rare)
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.

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, ie 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 (eg Combined
Studies or BA Econ). 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, eg 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.

Faculty role in academic appeals, 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 or obtained from the Faculty Office which can be contacted by
telephone on 0161 306 1100.

The following paragraphs describe how these matters will be handled by the Faculty, however, it
should be noted that the first approach under any of the procedures described below should be via
your School.

Academic Appeals

University General Regulation XIX (Academic Appeals) 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 contacting the Head of

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Faculty Academic Services in the Faculty of Humanities Office (telephone: 0161 306 1100, email:
neil.ferguson@man.ac.uk).

Conduct and disciplinary matters

University General Regulation XVII (Conduct and Discipline of Students) 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 Regulation also covers “academic malpractice” issues such as plagiarism,
cheating in examinations and falsifying results. Plagiarism is defined as copying or using
someone else‟s work without acknowledgement. This can include incorrect referencing if it is
decided that there has been intent to deceive the examiners. Such issues are punished severely.
You are urged to familiarise yourself with the University‟s procedures in “academic
malpractice”. These can be found at: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/medialibrary/policies/Plagiarism1.pdf
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, details of which can be found at: http://www.jiscpas.ac.uk/

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: 0161 306 1100, email:
neil.ferguson@man.ac.uk).




Complaints

University General Regulation XVIII (Student Complaints Procedure) 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: 0161 306 1100, email: neil.ferguson@man.ac.uk) to whom
completed Complaints Forms should also be submitted.

Regulations affecting students


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Specific programme regulations are published by the Schools and can be found in this
School/Programme Handbook. These will make clear which set of regulations particular cohorts
of students will be following. The School/Programme Handbook is, therefore, a crucial source of
information for all students. School/Programme Handbooks also contain information on student
progression, changes of course unit, work and attendance requirements, assessment and issues
relating to academic malpractice. School/Programme Handbooks are available from the School in
which the programme of study is based.

Dates of Semesters and examinations

Dates of Semesters 2006-2007

First Semester

18 September, 2006 - 15 December, 2006
15 January, 2007 - 28 January, 2007

Second Semester

29 January, 2007 - 23 March, 2007
16 April, 2007 - 8 June, 2007

Provisional dates of Examinations 2006 - 2007

End-of-first-semester examinations:          15th – 26th January, 2007

End-of-second-semester examinations:         17th May - 6th June, 2007

Re-examinations:                             20th August – 30th August, 2007

Facilities for students

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 900 computers located
within Faculty buildings available for student use complementing the 500+ 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 Manchester Computing and the John
Rylands University Library.

Help and advice is available at a number of points across campus. In addition to the support
desks in public clusters Humanities provides a number of service desks:

Humanities, Lime Grove, Room W1.19 Tel. 54999
Email: servicedeskhum@manchester.ac.uk
Humanities, Dover Street, Room NG6 Tel. 54258

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Email: servicedeskhum@manchester.ac.uk

The main Manchester Business School (MBS) Service Desk is: MBS West 3.49, extension
56321 and is only available to staff and students within MBS. The MBS East Helpdesk: MBS
East C11, extension 62200 mainly deals with Undergraduate students in MBS and cluster
issues in MBS East.

MBS students can contact the MBS service desk using the following email addresses:

itservicesug@mbs.ac.uk - undergraduate students
itservicesmba@mbs.ac.uk - mba students
itservicespg@mbs.ac.uk - postgraduate students

Informatics staff and students may call on the IT staff based on floor J of the Maths and Social
Sciences Building
Email: servicedesk.informatics@manchester.ac.uk

Further information is available on the website:
http://www.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/ictsupport

Faculty IS Manager: Guy Percival
Guy.Percival@manchester.ac.uk

The University Language Centre

The Language Centre provides resources not only for those studying for a degree in Languages,
Linguistics and Cultural Studies, but also for students from a wide variety of disciplines wishing
to include modern languages within their studies, as well as for those for whom English is not
their native language.

The Language Centre offers:

                       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.

Face to Face - This is a reciprocal language learning scheme, in which students meet with native
speakers of the language they are learning. Overseas students find that this is a particularly good
way to meet home students and to become more integrated into the University. Home students


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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 provides credits within the
Language Enhancement for All Programme (LEAP), counting towards a University degree. It is
fully monitored, assessed and supported via practical workshops.

Language Enhancement for All Programme (LEAP) - These courses provide credits towards a
degree and are attended by students from a wide range of subjects and disciplines across the
University. Currently there are 17 languages offered at varying levels. Please note that not all
languages are available at every level.

If English is not your native language, you may wish to enquire about courses and support
available through the English Language Programmes.

A full guide to resources and to resource-based language learning is available on the Language
Centre website at

www.langcent.manchester.ac.uk.




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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 personal tutor, 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 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 cabinets in the glass corridor that links the south and west wings on the third floor of
the Humanities Lime Grove Building. Inform a member of the undergraduate administrative
support staff for your discipline area immediately of any change of term-time or home
address. Once you have registered as an e-mail user please leave your e-mail address with the
support staff, and then check your e-mail regularly for communications from your tutors.

Academic staff can be contacted in their rooms during their office hours. 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 Stephen Parker (room S3.24)
       Head of School Administration           Ms Krys Chandler (room S3.20)
       Director of Undergraduate Affairs       Dr David Bell (room S3.17) (Semester One)
                                               Dr Peter Cooke (Semester Two)

       Learning and
       Enhancement Officer                     Dr Maeve Olohan


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Executive Director of the
Language Centre                      Ms Jocelyn Wyburd (room LG8.1)
Manager of Institution Wide
Language Programmes                  Dr Felicitas Starr-Egger (room SG4)

   Chairs of Specialist Committees

External Relations
(Admissions and Recruitment)         Dr Ursula Tidd (room S4.12)
Examinations                         Mrs Penny Brown
Residence Abroad and Exchanges       Dr Wiebke Brockhaus-Grand (S3.26)
Undergraduate Programmes
and Curriculum                       Mr John Payne (N1.5)

   School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures - Offices

External Relations Manager           Ms Ameeta Chadha (room S3.10)
Research and Dev. Manager            Mr Jonathan Starbrook (room S3.4)
Postgraduate Manager                 Ms Amanda Mathews (room S3.11)
Undergraduate Manager                Ms Elizabeth Nolan (room S3.25)
Language Centre Manager              Ms Francesca Smith (room S3.25)
Administrator for Centre for
Chinese Studies                      Ms Karen Wang (room S3.14)
LEAP Support Officer                 Mr Andrés Lozoya (room SG.14)

Address                              School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
                                     Humanities Lime Grove 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                               languages@manchester.ac.uk
Website                              http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk

Undergraduate Support Officers

Undergraduate Coordinator            Ms Fiona Harper (room S3.6)
(full-time)                          +44 (0)161 306 1625

Undergraduate Coordinator            Mrs Linda Fraser (room S3.5)
(part-time)                          +44 (0)161 275 3242
Also currently responsible for supporting European Studies
and Modern Languages and A Modern
Language and Business and Management degree programmes but this will be undertaken
by Mr Oliver Pinch (details to be confirmed) in January 2006.




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Academic Reception
(Undergraduate only)               Mr Daniel Sims (room S3.8)
Telephone:                         +44 (0)161 275 8311

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
  Website                          http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk

German                             Ms Maxine Powell (room S3.5)
  Telephone                        +44 (0)161 275 3182
  Fax                              +44 (0)161 275 3031
  E-mail                           german@manchester.ac.uk
  Website                          http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk

Italian                            Ms Gillian Woodward (room S3.6)
   Telephone                       +44 (0)161 275 3124
   Fax                             +44 (0)161 275 3031
   E-mail                          italian@manchester.ac.uk
   Website                         http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk

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
   Website                         http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk

Middle Eastern Studies             Ms Louise Graham (room S3.6)
  Telephone                        +44 (0)161 275 3595
  Fax                              +44 (0)161 275 3031
  E-mail                           mes@manchester.ac.uk
  Website                          http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk

Russian                            Ms Louise Graham (Semester One)/
                                   Mr Oliver Pinch (Semester Two) (room S3.5)
  Telephone                        +44 (0)161 275 3595
  Fax                              +44 (0)161 275 3031
  E-mail                           russian@manchester.ac.uk
  Website                          http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk

Spanish and Portuguese             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
  Website                          http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk

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       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 Parker will be
       pleased to meet any student who wishes to discuss academic or personal matters during his
       office hours: an appointment can be made through the School Assistant (Room S3.7) or
       Academic Reception (see above).

       The Chair of the Undergraduate Programmes and Curriculum Committee 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 Chair will be happy to meet
       any student registered with the School to discuss relevant issues during office hours, which
       are posted on the door of the Chair's room.


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
Humanities Lime Grove Building and in the other buildings used by the Faculty. The School has a
Health and Safety Officer (the School Officer, Ms Osen Yildirim (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 (Humanities Lime Grove
Building, north foyer). 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 Humanities Lime Grove Building.

Emergency exits, in the Humanities Lime Grove 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.

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Assembly points for the Humanities Lime Grove Building in the case of evacuation are the
Refectory concourse opposite the main entrance and the area outside the South Wing opposite the
AQA 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
Discipline Area or the School Officer of this fact.


3      Learning resources

3.1    The Language Centre

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

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

Facilities The Language Centre is situated in the Humanities Lime Grove Building, on the lower
ground floor. Entry is from the foyer of the south wing, through the Jubilee 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
(for course books, dictionaries, audio and video materials, multimedia CD-ROMs); two
multimedia studios comprising PCs, TV/VCRs and cassette player/recorders; two language
teaching laboratories (available at set times for self-access); and a room bookable for pair-work
when not in use as a consulting room in which to meet a Language Adviser. 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 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. The TV/VCRs provide
playback and recording facilities, and access to live satellite broadcasts. Full information about the
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 Humanities Lime Grove
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 of Manchester
        Telephone
                   – General enquiries               (0161) 275 3738

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              – Loan enquiries                          (0161) 275 3717
              – Short Loan enquiries                    (0161) 275 3714
              – Deansgate building                      (0161) 834 5343
              – Website                                 http://rylibweb.man.ac.uk

The John Rylands University Library of Manchester (JRULM) is one of the largest
academic libraries in the country. It has extensive reference and borrowing facilities,
including a Short Loan 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 – books
and periodicals) and Floor 4 (Classics; philosophy; Slavonic languages, literatures, and
linguistics and English language – books and periodicals). The Near Eastern Collection
can be found on Floor 4 of Area 1. The Library has published a useful guide to its Middle
Eastern collection – Middle Eastern and Judaic Studies: A Guide to Research Resources,
1997. Current and recent (unbound) periodicals are available in the Blue Area, Floor 1.
There is a general enquiry desk on the ground floor. 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 NG16

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.
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
              – European Business Information           (0161) 234 1992
              – General Readers Library                 (0161) 234 1971
              – Language and Literature Library         (0161) 234 1972
              – Social Sciences Library                 (0161) 234 1983/4

This is a valuable resource often overlooked by students but worth a visit if you cannot
find the books you need in the JRULM. It has well-stocked collections in all relevant

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       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

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

Laser printing is available and charged at 5p per sheet (black and white) and 20p per sheet colour,
and there is a printer situated in each of the computer clusters.

The main software available in the Faculty includes:

               Windows 2000
               Microsoft Office 2000
               Netscape Communicator
               Microsoft Outlook (e-mail)

There is also subject-specific software available to assist you in your learning.

Humanities Lime Grove Building

The main IT helpdesk is located in room W1.19, where there will be someone available to assist
you with any queries you have between 09.00 and 13.00 and between 15.00 and 17.00 in term
time. The helpline (0161 275 4999) is open continuously from 09.00 to 17.00. W1.19 also houses
an A3 scanner, two laser printers (one of them colour), up-to-date IT documentation, and
machines for the purchase of print credits and floppy disks.

Language Centre

In the Language Centre there is a specially designed cluster equipped with 22 PCs running
Windows 2000. Headphones with microphones are provided so that the special language software
can be fully utilised by students. Laser printing is available at 5p a sheet.

The main software available includes:

               Netscape / Internet Explorer
               Microsoft Outlook (e-mail)
               Microsoft Office 2000

Office 2000 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,

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Dutch, French, German, Italian, 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 Language Centre from reception. A
       library card is required as security against any borrowed items.

       The Architecture and Planning Building

       In the Architecture and Planning Building there is a helpdesk located in room 1.41. This is
       on the first floor of the building, and can be found by following signs for the Department
       of Architecture. There will be someone available to assist you with any queries you may
       have between 13.00 and 15.00 in term time.

       There is a semi-public teaching cluster located in Room 2.88 on the second floor of the
       building. This room contains 40 PCs and a laser printer. All cluster PCs in the building run
       the main software offered within the Faculty, as detailed above.

       There are two computer clusters on the first floor, next to the helpdesk:

               room 1.40 - 6 PCs for postgraduate use
               room 1.42 - 6 PCs, a PC attached to an A3 scanner and a Macintosh machine. This
                      room also houses documentation, a laser printer and a print robot for the
                      purchase of print credits. Floppy disks can be purchased from the helpdesk

       Mansfield Cooper Building

       The facilities available in the Mansfield Cooper Building are:

       room 2.01 - 40 PCs, scanner, laser printer, colour printer, print robot


3.4    Cultural Institutes

       French Cultural Delegation
       58 Whitworth Street
       Manchester M1 6OS
       Telephone (0161) 236 7117

       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, Oxford Street
       Manchester M1 6EU
       Telephone (0161) 257 1077

       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.



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      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


      Instituto Cervantes
      322/330 Deansgate
      Campfield Avenue Arcade
      Manchester M3 4FN
      Telephone (0161) 661 4200

      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) 832 1992

      Grant and Cutler Limited
      55-57 Great Marlborough Street
      London W1V 2AY
      Telephone (020) 7734 2012/8766
      Website: http://www.grant-c.demon.co.uk




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4      Programmes of Study

This Handbook contains information for students on the following Honours degree
programmes owned by the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures:

American and Latin American Studies
A Modern Language and Business and Management
Arabic Studies
Arabic and Islamic 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
Hebrew and Jewish Studies
History and a Modern Language
History of Art and a Modern Language
Italian 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
Persian and Islamic Studies
Russian Studies
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Turkish Studies
Turkish and Islamic 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 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

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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. Individual programme
specifications, which include programme structures, may be consulted via the web:
www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/UndergraduateStudy/InfoforCurrentStudents/ProgrammeSpecifications

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.

Details of programme structures are also contained in the Directories of Course Units that are
published by each discipline area within the School and are also available on the LLC website
(www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/UndergraduateStudy/InfoforCurrentStudents).

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 Personal Tutor 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.) will only 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 (except for degree programmes in Middle Eastern Studies, where
part-time study is permitted). The four-year programmes are those which combine with a modern
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

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rating of 10 points and are taught in one semester only (either Semester One or Semester Two).

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 course unit being delivered in Semester Two for one they have already
taken but consider they might have failed in Semester One. 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.

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, RUSS=Russian, SPAN (to be changed to SPLA)=Spanish and Portuguese,
LALC=School-wide course units, ULTDetc=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).

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.

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.

•          Make sure that you prepare by reading set texts in advance: lectures will be that much

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        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

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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 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 under Undergraduate Study, Info for Current Students and then click on
Link to PDP (on the right hand side of the page).

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.

4.6.1 University Undergraduate Regulations



                         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.




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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 with
       honours, 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.

(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 level 3 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.


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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.

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.

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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);
        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.




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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.

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

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       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
       examination or 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
       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%;

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           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
       (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-


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       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.



For the attention of all First Years in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
who entered the University of Manchester on 18 September 2006

School explanatory notes and decisions to be read in conjunction with the new University
undergraduate regulations (in force from 19 September 2005)

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. At
present no course units in the School are designated as non-compensatable.

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. This will specify whether it must be
the same course unit, or a different course unit, and at what 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
EALC10011 Mandarin Chinese 1A
EALC10022 Mandarin Chinese 1B
EALC10031 Mandarin Chinese for Advanced Learners A
EALC10042 Mandarin Chinese for Advanced Learners B

French
FREN10210 French Language I
FREN20210 French Language II
FREN10310 French for International Management
FREN20310 International Management with French

German
GERM10210 German Language Skills I
GERM20210 German Language Skills II
GERM10100 Beginners‟ German Language Skills

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GERM20100 German Language Skills for Ex-Beginners

Italian
ITAL10200 Italian Language and Linguistics Level 1A
ITAL10210 Italian Language and Linguistics Level 1B
ITAL20200 Italian Language Level 2A
ITAL20210 Italian Language Level 2B (Tandem)

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

Middle Eastern Studies
Arabic 1A (MEST10111), 1B (MEST10122), 2A (MEST20111), 2B (MEST20112) simply for
students taking the following degrees: Arabic Studies, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Middle
Eastern Languages (where one language is Arabic) Mid Mod (where one language is Arabic);

Persian 1A (MEST10411), 1B (MEST10422), 2A (MEST20411), 2B (MEST20412) simply
for students taking the following degrees: Persian Studies, Persian and Islamic Studies,
Middle Eastern Languages (where one language is Persian), Mid Mod (where one language is
Persian);

Hebrew 1A (MEST10211), 1B (MEST10222), 2A (MEST20211), 2B ((MEST20212)simply
for students taking the following degrees: Hebrew Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies,
Middle Eastern Languages (where one language is Hebrew) and Mid Mod (where one
language is Hebrew)

Turkish 1A (MEST10311), 1B (MEST10322), 2A (MEST20311), 2B (MEST20312) simply
for students taking the following: Turkish Studies, Turkish and Islamic Studies, Middle
Eastern Languages (where one language is Turkish)and Mid Mod (where one 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), Mid Mod (where one language is Aramaic/Syriac)

Russian
RUSS10540 Beginners‟ Russian
RUSS10210 Russian Language Skills I
RUSS20450 Post-Beginners‟ Russian
RUSS20010 Russian Language II

Spanish and Portuguese
SPAN10110 Introduction to Portuguese Language
SPAN10020 Portuguese Language I
SPAN10210 Spanish Language I
SPAN10200 Ab Initio Spanish Language
SPAN20100 Portuguese Language 2
SPAN20210 Spanish Language 2



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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, can collect a „Notification of Mitigating Circumstances form‟
from the School Reception (S3.6) 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 submission could be waived (or if applicable,
extensions granted) and allowance could 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. This decision will be reviewed
after first use in the session 2007-08.

Paragraph 37: Method A will be used by the School.


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 Handbook
       will be available to all students within the next few weeks 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.

4.6.2 Regulations for Degree Programmes administered by the School

       The information detailing the current regulations governing degree programmes for which

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the School has overall academic responsibility is contained within the Programme
Specifications. These can be found on the School website at the following address:

http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/UndergraduateStudy/InfoforCurrentStudents/Programme
Specifications

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. 34-35).

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
Science 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/UndergraduateStudy/Infoforcurrentstudents/)




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AMERICAN AND LATIN-AMERICAN STUDIES – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE



 Year 1   Language study (compulsory) - 40 credits
          Related studies - 20 credits
          60 credits taken in English and American Studies
 Year 2   Language study (compulsory) - 40 credits
          Related studies - 40 credits
          40 credits taken in English and American Studies
 Year 3                          Compulsory Year Abroad
                                        120 credits
 Year 4   Language study (compulsory) – 20-40 credits
          Related studies – 40-60 credits
          40 credits taken in English and American Studies




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BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT AND A MODERN LANGUAGE – PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE
                            Language                                Business and Management
 Year 1   Level 1 course units                             Level 1 course units

          Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)        Semester 1 - 2
                                                           BMAN10020 Transferable Management
          Related studies – 20-40 credits                  and Study Skills (compulsory 10 credits –
          (See Directories of Course Units for list of     runs in both Semesters)
          compulsory/optional units)
                                                           Semester 1
          *40 credits for students studying languages at   For pre-A level Economics students:
          ab initio level                                  ECON10041 Microeconomic Principles -
                                                           (compulsory 10 credits)
          (overall 60 credits)                             For post-A level students (pre-requisite
                                                           of A-level Economics):
                                                           ECON10081 The UK Economy –
                                                           Microeconomics (compulsory 10 credits)
                                                           Optional for students with a Grade C or
                                                           less at GCSE in Mathematics:
                                                           ECON10061 Introductory Mathematics (10
                                                           credits
                                                           For all students:
                                                           BMAN10011 Fundamentals of
                                                           Management (compulsory 10 credits)

                                                           Semester 2
                                                           For pre-A level students:
                                                           ECON10042 Macroeconomic Principles
                                                           (compulsory 10 credits)
                                                           For post-A level students (pre-requisite
                                                           of A-level Economics):
                                                           ECON10082 The UK Economy -
                                                           Macroeconomics (compulsory 10 credits)
                                                           For all students:
                                                           BMAN10552 Fundamentals of Finance
                                                           (compulsory 10 credits) (a pass mark of
                                                           60% or above is required to take
                                                           dependent course unit BMAN20081)

                                                           BMAN21012 Global Contexts of Business
                                                           Activity (optional 10 credits)

                                                           BMAN10017/BM1032 Business Economics
                                                           (optional 10 credits)

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

          Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)        Semester 1-2
                                                           BMAN22000 Firms and Management in
          Related studies – 20-60 credits                  Comparative Perspective (compulsory 20
                                                           credits)
          (See Directories of Course Units for list of     BMAN10540 Fundamentals of Accounting
          compulsory/optional units)                       (optional 20 credits – a pass mark of 60% or
                                                           above is required to take dependent course
                                                           units BMAN20081, BMAN30211 or
                                                           BMAN30171)
          *40 credits for students who were beginners in
          Chinese in Year 1

                                              40
                                                          Semester 1
         (overall max 80 credits; min 60 credits)         BMAN30021 Marketing (optional 10 credits)
                                                          BMAN22012 Operations and Quality
                                                          Management (optional 10 credits)
                                                          ECON20321 Alternative Perspectives on
                                                          Developing Countries (optional 10 credits –
                                                          prerequisite of any one of ECON10041,
                                                          ECON1081, ECON10042 or ECON10082)
                                                          ECON20341 Business Economics IA
                                                          (optional 10 credits – prerequisite of either
                                                          ECON10041 or ECON10082)

                                                          Semester 2
                                                          BMAN20022 Career Development (optional
                                                          10 credits)
                                                          BMAN20003 Organisations and
                                                          Employment (optional 10 credits)
                                                          ECON20332 Developing Countries in the
                                                          International Economy (optional 10 credits –
                                                          prerequisite of any one of ECON10041,
                                                          ECON10081, ECON10042 or ECON10082)
                                                          ECON20342 Business Economics IB: The
                                                          Firm (optional 10 credits – prerequisite of
                                                          ECON20341)
                                                          ECON20382 Economics of the European
                                                          Union: Trade and Customs Union (optional
                                                          10 credits – prerequisites of either
                                                          ECON10041 and ECON10042 or
                                                          ECON10081 and ECON10082)

                                                          (overall max 60 credits; min 40 credits)
Year 3                                      Compulsory Year Abroad
                                              (overall 120 credits)
Year 4   Level 3 course units                 Level 3 course units

         Language study - 20 credits           Semester 1-2
         (compulsory)                          BMAN30010 Management and Technology (optional 20
                                               credits)
         Related studies – 40-60 credits       ECON30820 Business Economics II (optional 20 credits
         (See Directories of Course Units      – prerequisites of any two of ECON20321, ECON20341,
         for list of compulsory/optional       ECON20332, ECON20342 and ECON20382)
         units)
                                               Semester 1
         (overall max 80 credits; min 60       BMAN21061 Introduction to Management Information
         credits)                              Systems (optional 10 credits)
                                               BMAN20081 Financial Statement Analysis (optional 10
                                               credits) (Pre-requisites of BMAN10552 and
                                               BMAN10540 with a pass mark of 60% or above)
                                               BMAN30171 Financial Analysis of Public Policy**
                                               (optional 10 credits) (Pre-requisites of BMAN10540 with
                                               a pass mark of 60% or above)
                                               BMAN30211 Corporate Governance in Context**
                                               (optional 10 credits) (Pre-requisites of BMAN10540 with
                                               a pass mark of 60% or above)
                                               BMAN3031 Organisational Behaviour (optional 10
                                               credits)*
                                               BMAN22012 Operations and Quality Management
                                               (optional 10 credits)




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 Semester 2
 BMAN30042 Human Resource Management (10
 credits)*
 BMAN30022 Strategy (optional 10 credits)
 BMAN33031 Project and Financial Management
 (optional 10 credits)
 ECON30722 Globalisation and Economic Development
 (optional 10 credits – prerequisite of any one of
 ECON20321, ECON20341, ECON20332, ECON20342
 and ECON2382)

 * Students must take ONE of these units, but may choose
   to take both
 **Students must not choose more than one of these two
 BMAN course units

 (overall max 60 credits; min 40 credits)




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CHINESE STUDIES

 Year            Programme structure and credits                                 Credits

Year 1
 Compulsory

 Mandarin Language Programme                                                     40 (beginners) or
                                                                                 20 (post-A-level)

 Introduction to Chinese Studies (EALC10051)                                     20
 Introduction to Chinese Culture (EALC10062)                                     10
 Government 1 (POLI10200)                                                        20
 Chinese History (EALC10072)                                                     10

 Optional
 (20 credits’ worth for Mandarin beginners, or 40 for post-A-level students)

 Introduction to Typology (LELA20031*                                            10
                                                                                 10
 Microeconomic Principles (ECON10041)
                                                                                 10
 Macroeconomic Principles (ECON10042)
 Cultural, Power and Language (SOAN10301)                                        10
 Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective (SOAN10312)                            10
                                                                                 10
 Culture and Society (SOAN10320)                                                 10
 Fundamental of Management (BMAN10011)                                           10
 Global Contexts of Business and Management (BMAN21012)                          20
 Introduction to International Politics (POLI10601)
 *pre-requisites for Phonetics options at levels 2 and 3

 TOTAL FOR THE YEAR                                                              120
Year 2
 Compulsory

 Mandarin Language Programme                                                    40 (beginners) or 20
                                                                                (post-A-level)

 Optional – PLEASE NOTE THE LIST BELOW MAY BE ALTERED
 (80 credits’ worth for Mandarin beginners, or 100 for post-A-level students)




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 Introduction to Translation (LALC20302)                                        10
 Trends in European and Post-Colonial Cinema (LALC20002)                        20
 Introduction to Syntactic Theory (LELA20021)                                   10
 Introduction to Phonology (LELA20012)                                          10
 Experimental Phonetics (LELA20341)*                                            10
 Grammatical Semantics (LELA20041)                                              10
 Introduction to Typology (LELA20032)                                           10

 East Asian Politics: China and Japan                                           ??
 The Politics of Globalisation                                                  20
 Third World Politics                                                           20
 Contemporary Perspectives on International Politics                            20

 *pre-requisite for Phonetics option LELA30352 at level 3

 NB: Students are permitted to take a maximum of 40 credits in cognate areas.
 TOTAL FOR THE YEAR                                                             120

Year 3
 Compulsory

 YEAR ABROAD                                                                    120

 TOTAL FOR THE YEAR                                                             120

Year 4 (Please delete where necessary)
 Compulsory

 Mandarin Language Programme                                                    20
 Dissertation                                                                   40

 Optional - PLEASE NOTE THE LIST BELOW MAY BE ALTERED
 (60 credits’ worth from the following list)

 Topics in Translation Studies (LALC30011)                                      10
 Linguistic Field Methods (LELA30211)                                           10
 Language Contact (LELA30292)                                                   10
 Topics in Phonetics (LELA30352)                                                10
 Language Endangerment and Language Death (LELA30371)                           10
 Language and Gender (LELA30901)                                                10

 Out of China: The History and Cultural Politics of Chinese Transnationalism    20
 Identity and Security in East Asia
 Ethical Issues in World Politics)                                              20
 International Organisation and Global Governance                               20
                                                                                20
 NB: Students are permitted to take a maximum of 40 credits in cognate areas.
 TOTAL FOR THE YEAR                                                             120




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ENGLISH LITERATURE AND A MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE – PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE


              English and American Studies                     Language
 Year 1   ENGL10021 “Reading Literature” - 20     Language study - 20 credits*
          credits (compulsory)                    (compulsory)

          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)
          (See Directories of Course Units for
          full list of course units)              *40 credits compulsory language for
                                                  students studying ab initio language
                                                  with only 20 credits related studies
 Year 2   English and American Studies – 40       Language study - 20 credits*
          credits (compulsory)                    (compulsory)

          Related studies 0-40                    Related studies – 20-60 credits

          (See Directories of Course Units for    (See Directories of Course Units for
          full list of course units)              list of compulsory/optional units)

                                                 *40 credits for students who were
                                                 beginners in Russian in Yr1
 Year 3                              Compulsory Year Abroad

 Year 4   English and American Studies – a        Language study - 20 credits
          minimum of 40 up to a maximum of        (compulsory)
          80 credits
                                                  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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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND A MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE – PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE

                  English Language                                  Language
 Year 1   Level 1 course units                      Level 1 course units

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

                                                    *40 credits compulsory language for
          See Directories of Course Units for       students studying ab initio language with
          list of compulsory/optional units         only 20 credits related studies, apart from
                                                    Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish,
                                                    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
          unit(s) worth up to a maximum of          Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)
          20 credits only in Year 2 included
          within the total of 120 credits)
          English Language – 40 credits             Related studies – 20-60 credits
          (compulsory)                              (See Directories of Course Units for list of
                                                    compulsory/optional units)
          Related studies 0-40
           (See Directories of Course Units         *40 credits for students who were
          for list of compulsory/optional units)    beginners in Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese,
                                                    Persian, and Turkish in Year1

 Year 3                                Compulsory Year Abroad

 Year 4   Level 3 course units                      Level 3 course units

          English Language – 40-80 credits          Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)

          (See Directories of Course Units          Related studies – 20-60 credits
          for list of compulsory/optional units)
                                                    (See Directories of Course Units for list of
          Students are permitted to take            compulsory/optional units)
          Level 2 course unit(s) worth up to a
          maximum of 20 credits only in Year        Students are permitted to take Level 2
          4 (included within the total of 120       course unit(s) worth up to a maximum of
          credits). If students take 20 credits     20 credits only in Year 4 (included within
          at Level 2 in English Language            the total of 120 credits). If students take 20
          they must only take credits at Level      credits at Level 2 in their chosen language
          3 in their chosen language of study       of study or related studies they must only
          or related studies.                       take credits at Level 3 in English
                                                    Language.




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EUROPEAN STUDIES AND MODERN LANGUAGES – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Please note that these regulations were ratified in September 2004 but are under revision.
You should consult the European Studies and Modern Languages Programme Handbook
(to be found on the School website).

Year      Language                                Government
1
          Language Skills in main language        Introduction to Democracy in
          (20 credits)                            Europe (20 credits)
          Other course unit(s) from main          Choice of Government options
          language discipline (20 credits)        (20 credits)
          Choice of second language (20           Choice of course unit in History,
          credits)                                Economics or International
               60 credits                        Relations (20 credits)
                                                       60 credits
2         Language Skills in main language        The National Politics of Europe (2 x
          (20 credits)                            10 credits)
          Other course unit(s) in main            Choice of Government options (20
          language discipline (20 credits)        credits)
          Second language (20 credits)            Choice of course unit(s) in History,
                                                  Economics or Int. Relations (20
               60 credits                        credits )
                                                   60 credits
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
4         Language Skills in main language        States, Markets and the European
          (20 credits)                            Political Economy (20 credits)
          Plus                                    Plus
          Either: a combination of course         Either: a combination of approved
          units from main language discipline course units drawn from
          totalling 40 credits;                   Government, History or Economics
          Or: a combination of course units       which total 40 credits;
          from main language discipline           Or: a combination of approved
          worth 20 credits, together with a       course units drawn from
          Dissertation (20 credits).              Government, History or Economics
                                                  which total 20 credits, together with
          NB: In French Studies the               a Dissertation (20 credits) in one of
          dissertation is tied to a Special       these disciplines.
          Subject (40 credits in total)
                                                  NB: ESML/Russian students must
          NB: ESML/Russian students must          take GV4072 Russian Politics and a
          take Russian Language Skills plus       Dissertation in Government, History
          Russian Discipline options totalling or Economics
          40 credits.                                     60 credits

                 60 credits


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FRENCH STUDIES – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


 Year 1   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   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   Language study (compulsory) - 20 credits
          Related studies – 80 or 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)




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GERMAN STUDIES – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


 Year 1   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   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   Language study (compulsory) - 20 credits
          Related studies – 80 or 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)




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HISTORY OF ART AND A MODERN LANGUAGE – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


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

          Frameworks in Art History –     Language study - 20 credits*
          40 credits (20 credits per      (compulsory)
          semester) (compulsory)
                                          Related studies – 40 credits
          Works in Focus – 20
          credits                         (See Directories of Course Units
          (compulsory)                    for list of compulsory/optional
                                          units)

                                          *40 credits compulsory language
                                          for students studying ab initio
                                          language with only 20 credits
                                          related studies
 Year 2   Level 2 course units            Level 2 course units

          2 Aspects course units - 40     Language study - 20 credits*
          credits                         (compulsory)

          (See Directories of Course      Related studies – 20/40 credits
          Units for list of Aspects
          units)                          (See Directories of Course Units
                                          for list of compulsory/optional
          Related Studies – 20 credits    units)


 Year 3                         Compulsory Year Abroad

 Year 4   Level 3 course units            Level 3 course units

          Option - 20 credits             Language study - 20 credits
                                          (compulsory)
          Dissertation – 40 credits
                                          Related studies – 20-60 credits
          (See Directories of Course
          Units for list of               (See Directories of Course Units
          compulsory/optional units)      for list of compulsory/optional
                                          units)

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


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ITALIAN STUDIES – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


 Level 1   Language study (compulsory) - 40 credits (beginners) 30 credits
           (post-A-level)
           Related studies – 60/70 credits
           Free choice course unit(s) - 20 credits
           (See Faculty of Humanities Course Unit Database for full choice of
           possible units)

 Level 2   Language study (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)

 Level 3                         Compulsory Year Abroad
                                        120 credits
 Level 4   Language study (compulsory) - 40 credits
           Related studies – 80 credits




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MODERN LANGUAGES (JOINT HONOURS), A MIDDLE EASTERN LANGUAGE
AND A MODERN LANGUAGE, MIDDLE EASTERN LANGUAGES – PROGRAMME
STRUCTURES

                       Language 1                                         Language2
 Year 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 list of
          (See Directories of Course Units for     compulsory/optional units)
          list of compulsory/optional units)
                                                   *40 credits compulsory language for students
          *40 credits compulsory language for      studying ab initio language with only 20 credits
          students studying ab initio language     related studies– only one language can be taken
          with only 20 credits related studies –   at ab initio level EXCEPT for students studying
          only one language can be taken at        two Middle Eastern Languages
          ab initio level EXCEPT for students
          studying two Middle Eastern
          Languages                                Students taking the BA in Middle Eastern
                                                   Languages may choose to combine one living
          Students taking Arabic, Hebrew,          Middle Eastern language with Aramaic/Syriac
          Persian or Turkish must take the
          compulsory 20 credit course unit
          Contemporary Middle East

          Students taking the BA in Middle
          Eastern Languages may choose to
          combine one living Middle Eastern
          language with Aramaic/Syriac
 Year 2   Level 2 course units                     Level 2 course units
          Language study - 20 credits*             Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)
          (compulsory)
                                                   Related studies - 40/60 credits**
          Related studies - 40/60 credits**        (See Directories of Course Units for list of
          (See Directories of Course Units for     compulsory/optional units)
          list of compulsory/optional units)
                                                   *40 credits for students who were beginners in
          *40 credits for students who were        Arabic, ,Chinese, Hebrew, Persian or Turkish in Yr1
          beginners in Arabic, Chinese,
          Hebrew, Persian or Turkish in Yr1

          ** Students taking Arabic, Hebrew,
          Persian or Turkish must take at least      ** Students taking Arabic, Hebrew, Persian or
          60 credits in those languages              Turkish must take at least 60 credits in those
          including the compulsory 40 credits        languages including the compulsory 40 credits
          language study. Students taking the        language study. Students taking Middle Eastern
          Middle Eastern Languages degree            Languages must take the compulsory 20 credit unit
          programme must take the compulsory Literatures of the Middle East.
          20 credit unit Literatures of the Middle
          East.
 Year 3                                       Compulsory Year Abroad
               (Middle Eastern Languages students combining a Middle Eastern living language with
           Aramaic/Syriac spend their entire year abroad in the country where the living Middle Eastern
                                                 language is spoken)
 Year 4   Level 3 course units                       Level 3 course units

          (Students are permitted to take up to    (Students are permitted to take up to 20 credits free
          20 credits free choice at Level 2 or     choice at Level 2 or 3included within the total of 120

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3included within the total of 120        credits).
credits).
                                         Language study - 20 credits (compulsory)
Language study - 20 credits
(compulsory)                             Related studies - 40/60 credits*

Related studies - 40/60 credits*         (See Directories of Course Units for list of
(See Directories of Course Units for     compulsory/optional units)
list of compulsory/optional units)




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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                                        Language2
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.

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

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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 compulsory 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   Language study – 60 or 40 credits
          Related studies – 40 or 60 credits
          Free choice course unit(s) - 20 credits
          (See Faculty of Humanities Course Unit Database for full choice of
          possible units)

 Year 2   Language study – 40 or 20 credits
          Related studies – 60 or 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   Language study - 20 credits
          Related studies – 80 or 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)




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SPANISH, PORTUGUESE AND LATIN-AMERICAN STUDIES – PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE


 Year 1   Language study (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   Language study (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 3                          Compulsory Year Abroad
                                         120 credits
 Year 4   Language study (compulsory) - 40 credits
          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)




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ARABIC STUDIES, HEBREW STUDIES, PERSIAN STUDIES, TURKISH STUDIES –
PROGRAMME STRUCTURES
All pathways in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish Studies follow the same pattern of having a core
language course unit and optional course units in those languages and their related literatures and cultures
as follows:

BA (Hons.) in Arabic Studies (Years 1 and 2)
 Code           Title                                                                       Credits
                Year 1
                You must take:
 MEST10111      Arabic Language 1 (A)                                                       20
 MEST10122      Arabic Language 1 (B)                                                       20
 MEST10711      The Contemporary Middle East                                                20
                You choose 60 credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit Database,
                                                                        1
                located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.                     60



                Year 2
                You must take:
 MEST20111      Arabic Language 2 (A)                                                       20
 MEST20112                                                                                  20
 MEST20001      Arabic Language 2 (B)                                                       20
 MEST20121      Literatures of the Middle East                                              20
                Modern Arabic Texts
                You choose 40 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit Database,        40
                                                                        1,2
                located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.




BA (Hons.) in Arabic Studies (Years 3 and 4)
 Code           Title                                                                       Credits
                Year 3
                Study in Egypt                                                              120
                Year 4
                You must take:
 MEST30160      Arabic Language 4                                                           20
 MEST30010      Dissertation                                                                20
                You choose 40 credits from:
 MEST30032      Introduction to Qur’an and Hadith Studies                                  20
 MEST30121      Modern Arabic Literature                                                   20
 MEST30041      Arabic Aural Comprehension                                                 20
 MEST30061      Arab Women’s Writing in Translation                                        20
 MEST30171      Classical Arabic Islamic Texts                                             10
 MEST30182      Islamic Exegetical Texts in Arabic                                         10
                You choose 40 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit Database,
                                                                        1,3
                located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.                    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.
2      In the second year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 1 course units.
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 (Years 1 and 2)
 Code            Title                                                                      Credits
                 Year 1
                 You must take:
 MEST10211       Hebrew Language 1 (A)                                                      20
 MEST10222       Hebrew Language 1 (B)                                                      20
 MEST10711       The Contemporary Middle East                                               20
                 You choose 60 credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit Database,
                                                                         1
                 located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.                    60

                 Year 2
                 You must take:
 MEST20211       Hebrew Language 2 (A)                                                      20
 MEST20212       Hebrew Language 2 (B)                                                      20
 MEST20001       Literatures of the Middle East                                             20
 MEST20222       Modern Hebrew Texts                                                        20
                 You choose 40 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit Database,
                                                                         1,2
                 located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.                    40




BA (Hons.) in Hebrew Studies (Years 3 and 4)
 Code           Title                                                                       Credits
                Year 3
                Study in Israel                                                             120
                Year 4
                You must take:
 MEST30270      Hebrew Language 4                                                           20
 MEST30010      Dissertation                                                                20
                You choose 40 credits from:
 MEST30221      Modern Hebrew Literature                                                    20
 MEST30051      Biblical Hebrew Texts                                                       20
                You choose 40 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit Database,
                                                                        1,3
                located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.                     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 NE; 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      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 (Years 1 and 2)
 Code             Title                                                                    Credits
                  Year 1
                  You must take:
 MEST10411        Persian Language 1 (A)                                                   20
 MEST10422        Persian Language 1 (B)                                                   20
 MEST10711        The Contemporary Middle East                                             20
                  You choose 60 credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit Database,
                                                                          1
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.                  60


                  Year 2
                  You must take:
 MEST20411        Persian Language 2 (A)                                                   20
 MEST20412        Persian Language 2 (B)                                                   20
 MEST20001        Literatures of the Middle East                                           20
 MEST20422        Modern Persian Prose Literature                                          20
                  You choose 40 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit Database,
                                                                          1,2
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.                  40




BA (Hons.) in Persian Studies (Years 3 and 4)
 Code           Title                                                                      Credits
                Year 3
                Study in Iran                                                              120
                Year 4
                You must take:
 MEST30420      Persian Language 4                                                         20
 MEST30010      Dissertation                                                               20
                You choose 40 credits from:
 MEST30432      Medieval Persian Texts                                                     20
 MEST30451      Modern Persian Literature: Women in Contemporary Persian Short Stories     20
 RELT30111      Islamic Mystical Traditions and Texts                                      20
                You choose 40 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit Database,
                                                                        1,3
                located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.                    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.
2      In the second year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 1 course units.
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 (Years 1 and 2)
 Code               Title                                                                  Credits
                    Year 1
                    You must take:
 MEST10311          Turkish Language 1 (A)                                                 20
 MEST10322          Turkish Language 1 (B)                                                 20
 MEST10711          The Contemporary Middle East                                           20
                    You choose 60 credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit
                       Database,                                                           60
                                                                            1
                    located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.


                    Year 2
                    You must take:
 MEST20311          Turkish Language 2 (A)                                                 20
 MEST20312          Turkish Language 2 (B)                                                 20
 MEST20001          Literatures of the Middle East                                         20
 MEST20322          Turkish Literature in Translation                                      20
                    You choose 40 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit
                       Database,                                                           40
                                                                            1,2
                    located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.



BA (Hons.) in Turkish Studies (Years 3 and 4)
 Code           Title                                                                      Credits
                Year 3
                Study in Turkey                                                            120
                Year 4
                You must take:
 MEST30380      Turkish Language 4                                                         20
 MEST30010      Dissertation                                                               20
                You choose 40 credits from:
 MEST30041      Contemporary Turkey                                                        20
 MEST30321      Modern Turkish Literature                                                  20
 MEST30922      Readings in Azerbaijani, Turkmen and Uzbek                                 20
                You choose 40 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit Database,
                                                                        1,3
                located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.                    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.
2      In the second year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 1 course units.
3      In the final year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 2 course units.




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ARABIC AND ISLAMIC STUDIES, HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES, PERSIAN
AND ISLAMIC STUDIES, TURKISH AND ISLAMIC STUDIES – PROGRAMME
STRUCTURES


BA (Hons.) in Arabic and Islamic Studies (Years 1 and 2)
 Code         Title                                                                  Credits
              Year 1
              You must take:
 MEST10111    Arabic Language 1 (A)                                                  20
 MEST10122    Arabic Language 1 (B)                                                  20
 MEST10061    Introduction to Islamic Studies                                        20
 MEST10711    The Contemporary Middle East                                           20
              You choose 20 credits from:
 MEST10031    Introduction to Classical Islamic History                              10
 MEST10022    Middle Eastern History AD1000-1800                                     10
 MEST10731    Introduction to the Study of Modern Middle Eastern History             20
 MEST10811    The Middle East before Islam                                           20
 RELT10192    Introduction to Judaism                                                20

              You choose 20 credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit Database,
                                                                      1
              located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.                20



              Year 2

              You must take:
 MEST20111    Arabic Language 2 (A)                                                  20
 MEST20112    Arabic Language 2 (B)                                                  20
 MEST20001    Literatures of the Middle East                                         20
 MEST20501    Issues in Contemporary Islam                                           20
              You choose 20 credits from:
 MEST20121    Modern Arabic Texts                                                    20
 MEST20711    The Middle East in the Nineteenth Century                              20
 MEST20721    Revolutions in the Twentieth Century Middle East                       20
 MEST20732    The Middle East and the Cold War                                       20
 MEST20742    The Middle East and World War I                                        20
 RELT20071    European Reformations                                                  20
 RELT20262    Mahayana Buddhism                                                      20
 RELT20112    Women in Middle Eastern Society                                        20
              You choose 20 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit Database,
                                                                      1,2
              located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.                20




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BA (Hons.) in Arabic and Islamic Studies (Year 3)
 Code               Title                                                                  Credits
                    Year 3
                    You must take:
 MEST30110          Arabic Language 3                                                      20
 MEST30032          Introduction to Qur’an and Hadith Studies                              20
 MEST30010          Dissertation                                                           20
                    You choose 40 credits from:
 MEST30041          Contemporary Turkey                                                    20
 MEST30121          Modern Arabic Literature                                               20
 MEST30641          The Middle East in Late Antiquity                                      20
 MEST30872          Time, Language and the Other in Modern Jewish Philosophy               20
 ARGY30552          The Archaeology of Islam                                               20
 RELT30111          Islamic Mystical Traditions and Texts                                  20
 RELT30102          The Arab World and the West                                            20
                    You choose 20 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit Database
                                                                            1,3
                    located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.                20


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      In the final year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 2 course units.




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BA (Hons.) in Persian and Islamic Studies (Years 1 and 2)
 Code             Title                                                                     Credits
                  Year 1
                  You must take:
 MEST10411        Persian Language 1 (A)                                                    20
 MEST10422        Persian Language 1 (B)                                                    20
 MEST10061        Introduction to Islamic Studies                                           20
 MEST10711        The Contemporary Middle East                                              20
                  You choose 20 credits from:
 MEST10031        Introduction to Classical Islamic History                                 10
 MEST10022        Middle Eastern History AD1000-1800                                        10
 MEST10731        Introduction to the Study of Modern Middle Eastern History                20
 MEST10811        The Middle East before Islam                                              20
 RELT10192        Introduction to Judaism                                                   20
                  You choose 20 credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit
                                                                                    1
                  Database, located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.        20

                  Year 2
                  You must take (80 credits):
 MEST20411        Persian Language 2 (A)                                                    20
 MEST20412        Persian Language 2 (B)                                                    20
 MEST20001        Literatures of the Middle East                                            20
 MEST20501        Issues in Contemporary Islam                                              20
                  You choose 20 credits from:
 MEST20422        Modern Persian Prose Literature                                          20
 MEST20711        The Middle East in the Nineteenth Century                                20
 MEST20721        Revolutions in the Twentieth Century Middle East                         20
 MEST20732        The Middle East and the Cold War                                         20
 MEST20742        The Middle East and World War I                                          20
 RELT20071        European Reformations                                                    20
 RELT20262        Mahayana Buddhism                                                        20
 RELT20112        Women in Middle Eastern society                                          20
                  You choose 20 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit
                                                                                    1,2
                  Database, located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.        20



BA (Hons.) in Persian and Islamic Studies (Year 3)
 Code             Title                                                                     Credits
                  Year 3
                  You must take:
 MEST30410        Persian Language 3                                                        20
 MEST30032        Introduction to Qur’an and Hadith Studies                                 20
 MEST30010        Dissertation                                                              20
                  You choose 40 credits from:
 MEST30432        Medieval Persian Texts                                                    20
 MEST30451        Modern Persian Literature: Women in Contemporary Persian Short            20
 MEST30641            Stories                                                               20
 MEST30872        The Middle East in Late Antiquity                                         20
 ΑRGΥ30552        Time, Language and the Other in Modern Jewish Philosophy                  20
 MEST30111        The Archaeology of Islam                                                  20
                  Islamic Mystical Traditions and Texts
                  You choose 20 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit Database      20
                                                                          1,3
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.

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

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           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          In the final year, up to 20 credits of options from other Disciplines may be Level 2 course units.



BA (Hons.) in Turkish and Islamic Studies (Years 1 and 2)
    Code            Title                                                                      Credits
                    Year 1
                    You must take:
    MEST10311       Turkish Language 1 (A)                                                     20
    MEST10322       Turkish Language 1 (B)                                                     20
    MEST10061       Introduction to Islamic Studies                                            20
    MEST10711       The Contemporary Middle East                                               20
                    You choose 20 credits from:
    MEST10031       Introduction to Classical Islamic History                                  10
    MEST10022       Middle Eastern History AD1000-1800                                         10
    MEST10731       Introduction to the Study of Modern Middle Eastern History                 20
    MEST10811       The Middle East before Islam                                               20
    RELT10192       Introduction to Judaism                                                    20
                    You choose 20 credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit
                                                                                      1
                    Database, located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.          20


                     Year 2
                     You must take:
    MEST20311        Turkish Language 2 (A)                                                    20
    MEST20312        Turkish Language 2 (B)                                                    20
    MEST20001        Literatures of the Middle East                                            20
    MEST20501        Issues in Contemporary Islam                                              20
                     You choose 20 credits from:
    MEST20322        Turkish Literature in Translation                                         20
    MEST20711        The Middle East in the Nineteenth Century                                 20
    MEST20721        Revolutions in the Twentieth Century Middle East                          20
    MEST20732        The Middle East and the Cold War                                          20
    MEST20742        The Middle East and World War I                                           20
    RELT20071        European Reformations                                                     20
    RELT20262        Mahayana Buddhism                                                         20
    RELT20112        Women in Middle Eastern society                                           20
                     You choose 20 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit
                                                                                       1,2
                     Database, located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.         20




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BA (Hons.) in Turkish and Islamic Studies (Year 3)
 Code                Title                                                                 Credits
                     Year 3
                     You must take:
 MEST30310           Turkish Language 3                                                    20
 MEST30032           Introduction to Qur’an and Hadith Studies                             20
 MEST30010           Dissertation                                                          20
                     You choose 40 credits from:
 MEST30321           Modern Turkish Literature                                             20
 MEST30922           Readings in Azerbaijani, Turkmen and Uzbek                            20
 MEST30641           The Middle East in the Roman Period & Late Antiquity                  20
 MEST30872           Time, Language and the Other in Modern Jewish Philosophy              20
 ARGY30552           The Archaeology of Islam                                              20
 RELT30111           Islamic Mystical Traditions and Texts                                 20
                     You choose 20 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit
                         Database                                                          20
                                                                             1,3
                     located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.

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      In the final year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 2 course units.




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        BA (Hons.) in Hebrew and Jewish Studies (Years 1 and 2)
 Code               Title                                                                  Credits
                    Year 1
                    You must take:
 MEST10211          Hebrew Language 1 (A)                                                  20
 MEST10222          Hebrew Language 1 (B)                                                  20
 RELT10192          Introduction to Judaism                                                20
 MEST10711          The Contemporary Middle East                                           20
 MEST10811          The Middle East before Islam                                           20
                    You choose 20 credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit
                                                                                      1
                    Database, located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.      20

                    Year 2
                    You must take:
 MEST20211          Hebrew Language 2 (A)                                                  20
 MEST20212          Hebrew Language 2 (B)                                                  20
 MEST20001          Literatures of the Middle East                                         20
 MEST20241          Talmudic Judaism: Its Sources and Concerns                             10
 MEST20252          Readings in Talmudic Judaism                                           10
                    You choose 20 credits from:
 MEST20222          Modern Hebrew Texts                                                    20
 RELT20182          The Prophetic Literature                                               20
 RELT20351          Jewish Liturgy and Religious Practice                                  20
 RELT20112          Women in Middle Eastern Society                                        20
                    You choose 20 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit
                       Database,                                                           20
                                                                            1,2
                    located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.



BA (Hons.) in Hebrew and Jewish Studies (Year 3)
 Code               Title                                                                  Credits
                    Year 3
                    You must take:
 MEST30210          Hebrew Language 3                                                      20
 MEST30010          Dissertation                                                           20
 RELT30192          History of Jewish Law                                                  20
                    You choose 20 credits from:
 MEST30221          Modern Hebrew Literature                                               20
 MEST30200          Jewish Aramaic Texts                                                   20
 MEST30051          Biblical Hebrew Texts                                                  20
 RELT30332          Holocaust Theology                                                     20
 RELT30***          Jewish Christian Disputations in the Middle Ages                       20
 MEST30872          Time, Language and the Other in Modern Jewish Philosophy               20

                    You choose 40 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit
                       Database,                                                           40
                                                                            1,3
                    located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.


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      In the final year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 2 course units.

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MODERN MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY – PROGRAMME STRUCTURES


BA (Hons.) in Modern Middle Eastern History (Years 1 and 2)
 Code                    Title                                                             Credits
                         Year 1
                         You must take:
 MEST10711               The Contemporary Middle East                                      20
 MEST10031               Introduction to Classical Islamic History                         10
 MEST10022               Middle Eastern History AD1000-1800                                10
 MEST10731               Introduction to the Study of Modern Middle Eastern History        20
 MEST10061               Introduction to Islamic Studies                                   20
                         You choose 40 credits from the Level 1 Faculty Course Unit
                         Database, located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home       40
                                   1
                             Page.



                         Year 2
                         You must take:
 MEST20711               The Middle East in the Nineteenth Century                         20
 MEST20721               Revolutions in the Twentieth Century Middle East                  20
 MEST20732               The Middle East and the Cold War                                  20
 MEST20742               The Middle East and World War I                                   20
                         You choose 40 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit
                         Database, located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home       40
                            Page1,2




BA (Hons.) in Modern Middle Eastern History (Year 3)
 Code               Title                                                                  Credits
                    Year 3
                    You must take (80 credits):
 MEST30680/         Documentary Special                                                    40
 MEST30690
 MEST30000          Dissertation                                                           40
                    You choose 40 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit
                       Database,                                                           40
                                                                            1,3.
                    located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page.


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      In the final year, up to 20 credits of options may be Level 2 course units.




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SINGLE HONOURS DEGREE PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE –
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE




YEAR 50 credits                   50 credits                   20 credits

       English Language           English Language             English Language
1
       (LELA10011, LELA10041,     (may include one 20-credit   or
       LELA10191, LELA10061 and   foreign language course)
       LELA10082)
                                                               “Free choice”


YEAR 40 credits                   60 credits                   20 credits

       English Language           English Language             English Language
2
       (four from LELA20051,                                   or
       LELA20091, LELA20181,
       LELA20661, LELA20332 and
       LELA20172)                                              “Free choice”



YEAR 100 credits                                 20 credits

       English Language                          English Language
3
                                                 or

                                                 “Free choice” (at level 2 or 3)




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JOINT HONOURS DEGREE PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH LITERATURE AND
LINGUISTICS – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE




YEAR 60 credits                                       60 credits

       Linguistics                                    English Literature
1
       (must include LELA10011, LELA10021,
       LELA10032, and one of LELA10041 or
       LELA10142; may include one 20-credit foreign
       language course)


YEAR 40 credits                      40 credits                     40 credits

2      English Literature            Linguistics                    English Literature

                                     (must include LELA20012,       or
                                     LELA20021, and one of
                                     LELA20031 or LELA20042)
                                                                    Linguistics

                                                                    (may include one 20-credit
                                                                    foreign language course)




YEAR 40 credits              40 credits               20 credits           20 credits

       English Literature    Linguistics              English Literature   English Literature
3
                                                      or                   or
                                                                           Linguistics
                                                      Linguistics
                                                                           or
                                                                           “Free choice” (at
                                                                           level 2 or 3)




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HISTORY AND A MODERN LANGUAGE – PROGRAMME STRUCTURES

 Year              Programme structure and credits                                        Credits

Year 1
 Compulsory
 Core History course (with personal tutor)                                                20
 Language Study I (non ab-initio)                                                         20
 Language Study II (ab-initio)                                                            40

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

Year 2
 Compulsory
 Long essay                                                                               20
 Language Study I                                                                         20
 Language Study II (post ab-initio Russian)                                               40
 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                                                                             20
 Language Study                                                                           20
 Optional
 History Course Units                                                                     20-60
 Target-Language Course Units                                                             20-60
                                                   (with combined credits of 120)




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SINGLE HONOURS DEGREE PROGRAMME IN LINGUISTICS – PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE




YEAR 50 credits                   50 credits                     20 credits

       Linguistics                Linguistics                    Linguistics
1
       (LELA10011, LELA10021,     (may include one 20-credit     or
       LELA10032, LELA10061 and   foreign language course)
       one of LELA10041 or
       LELA10142)                                                “Free choice”



YEAR 30 credits                                  90 credits

       Linguistics                               Linguistics
2
       (LELA20012, LELA20021, and one of         (may include one 20-credit foreign language
       LELA20031 or LELA20042)                   course)



YEAR 100 credits                                 20 credits

       Linguistics                               Linguistics
3
                                                 or

                                                 “Free choice” (at level 2 or 3)




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LINGUISTICS AND A MODERN LANGUAGE – PROGRAMME STRUCTURES

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

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

                                                   *40 credits compulsory language for students studying
          See Directories of Course Units          ab initio language with only 20 credits related studies,
          for list of compulsory/optional          apart from Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish, where
          units                                    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
          unit(s) worth up to a maximum of         Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)
          20 credits only in Year 2 included
          within the total of 120 credits)         Related studies – 20-60 credits

          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, Persian, and Turkish in Year1
          (See Directories of Course Units
          for list of compulsory/optional
          units)
 Year 3                                        Compulsory Year Abroad

 Year 4   Level 3 course units                     Level 3 course units

          Linguistics – 40-80 credits              Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)

          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 Year       Students are permitted to take Level 2 course unit(s)
          4 (included within the total of 120      worth up to a maximum of 20 credits only in Year 4
          credits). If students take 20 credits    (included within the total of 120 credits). If students take
          at Level 2 in Linguistics they must      20 credits at Level 2 in their chosen language of study or
          only take credits at Level 3 in their    related studies they must only take credits at Level 3 in
          chosen language of study or              Linguistics.
          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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JOINT HONOURS DEGREE PROGRAMME IN LINGUISTICS AND SOCIAL
ANTHROPOLOGY – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE




YEAR 60 credits                                            60 credits

           Linguistics                                     Social Anthropology
1
           (must include LELA10011, LELA10021,
           LELA10032, and one of LELA10041 or
           LELA10142; may include one 20-credit course
           unit in a foreign language)



YEAR 40 credits                            40 credits                      40 credits

2          Linguistics                     Social Anthropology             Linguistics

           (must include LELA20012,                                        (may include one 20-credit course
           LELA20021, and one of                                           unit in a foreign language)
           LELA20031 or LELA20042)
                                                                           or

                                                                           Social Anthropology


YEAR 40 credits                    40 credits              20 credits              20 credits

           Linguistics             Social                  Linguistics             Linguistics
3
                                   Anthropology            or
           (must include                                   Social                  or
           LELA30000 whose                                 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 Linguistics students in Year 2).




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JOINT HONOURS DEGREE PROGRAMME IN LINGUISTICS AND SOCIOLOGY –
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE




YEAR 60 credits                                      60 credits

       Linguistics                                   Sociology
1
       (must include LELA10011, LELA10021,
       LELA10032, and one of LELA10041 or
       LELA10142; may include one 20-credit course
       unit in a foreign language)



YEAR 40 credits                      40 credits                    40 credits

2      Linguistics                   Sociology                     Linguistics

       (must include LELA20012,                                    (may include one 20-credit course
       LELA20021, and one of                                       unit in a foreign language)
       LELA20031 or LELA20042)
                                                                   or

                                                                   Sociology


YEAR 40 credits              40 credits              20 credits            20 credits

       Linguistics           Sociology               Linguistics           Linguistics
3
                                                     or
                                                     Sociology             or

                                                                           Sociology

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




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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@man.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 WebCT 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/UndergraduateStudy/InfoforCurrentStudents 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/Coordinator.

If you need to change your course units for any reason, you must make sure that you obtain
the permission of the course tutors concerned and that you inform the relevant
Undergraduate Support Officer.

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 programmes for new students, which include during Registration Week:


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       •   an address to new students by the Head of School;
       •   an initial meeting with your personal tutor, 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;
       •   fundamentals of information technology: throughout Semester 1 staff at Manchester
           Computing offer an introduction to the use of computers for a variety of undergraduate
           purposes, including word-processing and access to the Internet. Information about
           such courses is available in the Students Guide which you should have received with
           information about Registration.

All new students are strongly urged to take full advantage of these induction courses. They
provide training that 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 personal tutor. The University has support services that offer help to students with
academic and personal problems, but your personal tutor 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
classes), and your attendance will be monitored. Attendance at less than 75% of the 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 Local Education Authorities students who are

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         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
Undergraduate Support Assistant (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 must obtain from
Undergraduate Reception a copy of the form „Certification of Student Ill Health‟, complete the
first part of the form and hand it back to the Undergraduate Support Assistant. (The same form
may be used to obtain medical certification for absences of more than a week 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 is available from Undergraduate
Reception. 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.

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 Personal Tutor 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 Undergraduate Reception or the Undergraduate 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

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.campus.manchester.ac.uk/staffnet/policies/.

1. If, in either semester, you have missed 25% or more of all classes for which you are registered,
you will be asked to provide an explanation of these absences to your Personal Tutor, 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 Personal Tutor 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 Personal Tutor is a serious matter, so
students must ensure that they check their pigeon-holes and their University e-mail accounts
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2. If you do not contact your Personal Tutor within seven days, your failure to do so will be noted,
and if your attendance does not improve, whether or not you saw your Personal Tutor 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 and Curriculum 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 and Curriculum 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
on the 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]. .

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

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

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

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            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

     1. A student who wishes to transfer to a different programme of study within the School,
        having consulted his or her Personal Tutor, should submit a written application to the
        Chair of the Undergraduate Programmes and Curriculum Committee, c/o the
        Undergraduate Manager for the School, outlining the reasons for the application.
     2. The Heads of the relevant discipline area concerned, in consultation with the Chair of
        the UPCC, 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.
     3. The Undergraduate Manager will notify the applicant of this decision and advise the
        applicant of the consequences of a decision to allow the transfer.
     4. For all transfers the Undergraduate Coordinator or relevant Undergraduate Support
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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: Spanish and Portuguese assessed coursework to be
submitted on Tuesday, French on Wednesday, Italian on Thursday and German, Linguistics
and English Language, Middle Eastern Studies and Russian on Friday. 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. Such evidence
should be submitted to the Undergraduate Coordinator through Undergraduate Reception (Room
S3.8). The Undergraduate Manager, Chair of the Examinations Committee and Undergraduate
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).


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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 2.3 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 you choose at
registration, or about which you subsequently notified the School (see section 6.1 above).
Notices of examination entries and dates will be displayed 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 for consultation
and information.

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

All students in the Honours School of Italian Studies undertake an independent study
project as part of their first year programme. In consultation with one of the first year
tutors they must identify a suitable topic, which they then plan, research, and write up
largely on their own initiative, with a maximum of one hour's supervision time from the
tutor concerned. The project must be submitted by 30 April of the first year of study. 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

It is the responsibility of the student to discuss and agree a topic with the supervisor, and
to submit a plan and a draft piece of work before final submission of the dissertation. The
supervisor will help the student to choose the topic, give advice about the planning and the

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      drafting of the dissertation, and may comment on provisional drafts. The length of the
      dissertation normally should be 10,000 words in length (excluding bibliography and
      footnotes). Word length may vary dependent on the credit-rating. The deadline for
      submission of dissertations will be the first Friday in May. Any dissertation submitted
      after the deadline will, unless good cause is shown, incur a penalty determined by the
      lateness of its arrival: ten percentage points will be deducted for the first day after the
      deadline, and five additional percentage points for each day thereafter (including
      weekends). Submissions after the deadline will be treated in the same way as Assessed
      Coursework is treated, as will dissertations that exceed the prescribed length (see section
      on Assessed Coursework above). Any dissertation submitted after the beginning of the
      examinations will not be marked and will be deemed to be a fail. Computer problems will
      not normally be regarded as grounds for waiving the penalty for late submission. The
      contribution made by the dissertation to the overall degree result is determined by its credit
      rating, as indicated in the relevant discipline area Directory of Course Units.

      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.


7.2   Feedback on students’ work

      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 three 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 sent out by post but in June/July 2006 may be available
      online, and provisional results for Semester 1 course units are communicated by notices on
      School noticeboards, usually by the end of February. Should you not receive these for any
      reason, consult your personal tutor. 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.


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7.3     Criteria of assessment

Assessment criteria for translation into English


86% +        Virtually faultless. Full understanding of the passage and entirely accurate
High 1st     rendition of the material into authentic English of the appropriate register.
76-85%       Excellent understanding of the passage, and the English of the translation is
Good 1st     extremely appropriate.
70-75%       Mostly excellent understanding of the passage, and the English of the
Low 1st      translation is for the most part extremely appropriate. Only one or two
             imperfections.
60-69%       Good understanding of most of the passage and largely accurate translation. A
2: 1         few mis-translations and/or awkwardness‟s of style.
50-59%       Satisfactory understanding of at least two thirds of the passage, which is
2: 2         translated 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
marginal     into English. The overall effect is extremely disjointed, and the general sense is
fail         not 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
very         portion that has been attempted there are only isolated examples of
clear fail   understanding and 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
High 1st     language of the appropriate register.
76-85%       The lexis, morphology and syntax of the foreign language are extremely
Good 1st     appropriate. A few imperfections, which are amply compensated by strengths
             elsewhere.
70-75%       The lexis, morphology and syntax of the foreign language are mostly very
Low 1st      appropriate. Some imperfections, which are compensated by strengths
             elsewhere.
60-69%       A generally accurate version. Some mis-translations and/or inappropriate use of
2: 1         lexis, 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
2: 2         frequent 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-
3rd          translations 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
very         portion that has been attempted there are only isolated examples of
clear fail   understanding and 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
High 1st     powers of 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
Good 1st     of 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
Low 1st      of 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
2: 1         errors. 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
2: 2         quite 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
3rd          errors. 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
marginal     frequent errors. Powers of reasoning and expression are very limited, the sense
fail         is mostly unclear, and there is little or no feel for idiom.
20-29%       Command of lexis, morphology and syntax is extremely inadequate, and the
clear fail   work is 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
very         work is full of errors. Powers of reasoning and expression are extremely
clear fail   deficient, the work 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,
High 1st     range 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,
Good 1st     range 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
Low 1st      argument, 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
2: 1         of 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
2: 2         some 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
marginal     irrelevant. Only isolated instances of attempts to engage with the topic and/or of
fail         limited appropriate knowledge.
20-29%       Extremely inadequate in all respects. Argument virtually impossible to follow
clear fail   and/or 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
very         and/or totally/almost totally irrelevant. No serious attempt to engage with the
clear fail   topic nor 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
almost       have 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,
High 1st     range 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,
Good 1st     range 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
Low 1st      argument, 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
2: 1         of 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
2: 2         some 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
marginal     irrelevant. Only isolated instances of attempts to engage with the topic and/or of
fail         limited appropriate knowledge.
20-29%       Extremely inadequate in all respects. Argument virtually impossible to follow
clear fail   and/or 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
very         and/or totally/almost totally irrelevant. No serious attempt to engage with the
clear fail   topic nor 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
almost       have 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-
good 1st   speaker 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
2:1        the 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
3rd        ideas, but 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
marginal basic communication.
fail
20-29% Totally unsatisfactory as a performance. No meaningful exchange of ideas. Serious
clear fail errors 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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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    Guidance to students on plagiarism and other forms of academic malpractice
       - Introduction

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, details of which can be found at:
      http://online.northumbria.ac.uk/faculties/art/information_studies/lmri/JISCPAS/
      site/jiscpas.asp.

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:

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         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 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.

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        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 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.




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Extracts from Regulation XVII: Conduct and Discipline of Students

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 of the 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;

     (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.




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7.9   Emergencies affecting examinations or other assessments

      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 Undergraduate Reception and, if appropriate, the Student Health Service. You
      must ensure that a Notification of Mitigating Circumstances form and full documentation
      (medical notes and relevant correspondence) reaches the Undergraduate Coordinator or
      Examinations Officer 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.


      What is mitigation?

      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.

      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 Personal Tutor 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

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       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.

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 misunderstanding the 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 Coordinator confirms that your circumstances
merit consideration by the School Mitigating Circumstances Panel, you should complete the
Notification of Mitigating Circumstances form. This should be handed in to the School as soon
as possible, together with independent third-party supporting or corroborative documentation.
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.

10. 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, 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.

11. 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.


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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.

       In the case of certain course units (those for which assessment takes the form of group
       work or project work, for example) no resit is possible. When they choose and register for
       course units, students should take note which are 'resittable' and which are not.

       Resit opportunities vary according to the Examination (First-Year, Second-Year, or Final)
       but are in all cases available only to students who have not absented themselves from the
       Examination without good cause (see 6.4 above). 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 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 examination but fails the coursework is permitted to submit fresh coursework in
       lieu of failed coursework by the end of the August/September examination resit period.
       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. 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

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       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,
       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/Coordinator,
       will constitute the Mitigating Circumstances Committee. The Committee will normally
       meet as soon as practicable after the end of the May/June examination period. It may also
       need to meet immediately following the August/September resit 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 using a Notification of Mitigating Circumstances
       Form, or if appropriate, the personal tutor. Where appropriate, supplementary
       documentation such as police records, medical or counselling reports will form part of this
       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 reach the 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 degree
       classification are conducted anonymously. Recommendations may vary, including the
       possibility of allowing exceptional 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).


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7.15   Examination results

       Pass lists relating to the January, May/June and August/September examinations are
       displayed on the noticeboards in the School and outside the Student Services Centre on
       Burlington Street 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. The results of the January and May/June examinations (with a breakdown of the
       marks) will be sent to your home address in the course of the summer vacation and should
       be available online from June/July 2006. Notification of any resits will be communicated
       to you as a matter of priority. Students should consult their personal tutors 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 his or her Personal Tutor or Programme Director or Head of Discipline Area
       informally, 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 one month 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.



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French

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)

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

      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 and Portuguese.


8     Student support and guidance

8.1   University support services

      The Student Services Centre

      The SSC is a new, single point of contact for most of the administrative tasks you need to
      carry out as a student, including registration/fees, and documentation. The SSC is open
      Monday to Friday, 9.00-6.00 on 0161 275 5000 or you can the visit the Centre on
      Burlington Street, between the library and the refectory. You can also serve yourself on-
      line - just click on the 'SSC Portal' link to the left of the Student Services Centre web page
      http://www.intranet.manchester.ac.uk/rsd/ssc/.

      Central Academic Advisory Service
      Second Floor, Williamson Building
      Telephone (0161) 275 3033
      Web: http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/academicadvisoryservice/

      The University of Manchester Central Academic Advisory Service is a service of
      information and 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 confidential advice 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 undergraduate and postgraduate students, and a consultative and advisory service to
      staff. The seven members of the team have qualifications in counselling and

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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
LG27, Lower Ground Floor, John Owens Building,
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 kindIt
will provide students with practical support and guidance, assist them to make use of
technological aids and inform disciplines where special provisions need to be made for
them.

Careers Service
Crawford House, Precinct Centre
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 principal types of service.

•   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

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          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   Personal Tutors

      Although all members of staff are available to help you, you have a Personal Tutor 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 Personal Tutor 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 Personal Tutor: see Residence Abroad
      Regulations on the School website.) Your Personal Tutor 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 Personal Tutor regularly,
      and that your Personal Tutor 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 Personal Tutors know their students, the more effectively they are able to
      represent their interests.

      Students as well as Personal Tutors 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 Personal Tutor, 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 Personal Tutor assigned to you belongs and he or
      she will make the necessary arrangements.




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8.3   Withdrawal from study

      If you are considering withdrawing from your programme of study, speak to your Personal
      Tutor immediately. Your Tutor may be able to present an alternative perspective on your
      situation and can offer advice on how to proceed. If, for whatever reason, you have firmly
      decided to withdraw from the programme, inform your Personal Tutor 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 of your decision. You will also be required to complete an 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 Personal Tutor,
      who will be able to offer help and support.


8.5   Ill Health

      A      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.


      B      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


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        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
        Undergraduate Reception (Room S3.8), halls of residence and at local GP
        surgeries. You should hand this certificate to Undergraduate Reception or the
        School Undergraduate Coordinator at the earliest opportunity.

C       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 (see D (ii) and (iii)).

D       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
        Undergraduate Reception or your relevant language 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. 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 Personal Tutor. The application for extension must be made before the
        deadline and not retrospectively.


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(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 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.

E        For further guidance 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 personal tutor 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.campus.manchester.ac.uk/staffnet/policies/conductanddisciplineofstudents/
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.intranet.man.ac.uk/rsd/ssc/
         It is situated on Burlington Street, between the library and the refectory and is open Mon–Fri, 9:00–
6:00; 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/
Problem          Academic/ Disability     Personal/ Medical          Examinations Visiting Students
Discipline       Course Unit Tutor        Personal Tutor             Personal Tutor
Support          Personal Tutor                                                     Visiting
                 Programme Director                                  Examinations Student
                                                                     Officer        Officer
                 Central Academic
University       Advisory Services        University Counselling Student             International
Support          (CAAS)                   Service                Services            Students' Welfare
                                          Tel: (275)2864         Centre              Officer
                                                                 Burlington
                                                                 Street
                 2nd Floor, Williamson                           275 5000            (International
                 Building                                                            and Public
                 Tel (275) 3033                                                      Relations
                                                                                     Office, Beyer
                                                                                     Building)
                                          Nightline                                  (275)2196
                                          (A student-run
                                          listening and
                 Disability               information                                International Society
                 Support Office           service sponsored
                 Lower Ground Floor,      by the Student                             William Kay House
                 John Owens Building      Union)                                     Oxford Road
                 (275) 2051               (275) 2983/4                               (275) 4959/7697
                                          www.man.ac.uk/
                                          niteline/
                                          Student Health
                                          Service
                                          Waterloo Place
                                          Mon-Fri: 9-1 & 2-5
                                          (275)2858 NB you also
                                          have to
                                          register
                                          with a local GP




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9     Student feedback and representation

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 noticeboards and via Staff-Student Committees and the student
      representatives on Academic Discipline Committees. The questionnaires also ask you to
      assess your own contribution to the course, and in this connexion 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

      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 4 to the following committees:

      •      The Academic Board of the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures.
             The Board is chaired by the Head of School 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, 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 Consultative Committee that reports to the Academic Committee. Its
             student members too are elected within disciplines. It provides a forum in which

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             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 personal tutors, 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. A student who is dissatisfied with the Discipline's response
      should consult the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, Professor Kersti Börjars,
      who may be contacted through the Faculty of Humanities Office.




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