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					SLLC UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME HANDBOOK

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



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




             Year of Entry: 2009 - 2010
Dear Student,

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

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

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

Professor Kersti Börjars
Head of School



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




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                                         CONTENTS

          Foreword

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

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

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

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

          Middle Eastern Studies Degree Programme Structures
          (inc. joint hons with Middle Eastern Studies)                            40
          ~ Arabic Studies                                                         40
          ~ Hebrew Studies                                                         42
          ~ Persian Studies                                                        44
          ~ Turkish Studies                                                        46

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

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

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

5 Residence Abroad                                                                   98
  5.1    Residence Abroad Regulations                                                98

6 Student progression                                                                98
  6.1    Registration                                                                98
  6.2    Induction                                                                   98
  6.3    Accreditation of prior learning                                             99
  6.4    Attendance requirements                                                     99
  6.5    Unsatisfactory progress                                                     100

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      6.6    Transfer between programmes of study within the School              101

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

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

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




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                               FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

             SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES, LINGUISTICS AND CULTURES


                UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK, 2009/2010



1.     WELCOME TO THE FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

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

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

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

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

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




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1.1    What is the Faculty of Humanities?

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

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

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

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

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




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1.2       What does the Faculty Do?

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

The Faculty Officers are:

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

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


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

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

1.3       How is the Faculty Run?

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

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

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

1.4    Student Representation

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

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

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

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

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




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1.7    Academic Appeals

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

1.8    Conduct and Disciplinary Matters

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

1.9    Student Complaints

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

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1.10   Dates of Semesters 2009-2010 and Examination Periods

First Semester

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

Second Semester

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

Resit examination period: 23 August 2010 – 3 September 2010

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

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

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

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

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

Training, face to face and online is available to Postgraduate Research students, see
http://www.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/humnet/acaserv/pgresearch/training/. Courses are
provided centrally by IT Services, see http://www.itservices.manchester.ac.uk/trainingcourses/.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught students have access to a variety of online resources
and courses from the IT Services http://www.itservices.manchester.ac.uk/trainingcourses/ and
online resources through the Faculty, see
http://www.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/ictsupport/training/

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1.12   The University Language Centre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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




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2      General Information

2.1    Seeking advice

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

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

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


2.2    Keeping in touch

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

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

2.3    The School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Undergraduate Programmes            Ms Sara Latham (room S3.5)
Coordinator                         +44 (0)161 275 8059
(part-time, Mon-Thurs)              sara.latham@manchester.ac.uk




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

The Director of Undergraduate Studies is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the
programmes of study provided by the School. This involves overseeing the programme evaluation
process, considering changes and improvements to the structure and content of programmes, and
ensuring adherence to the University's Academic Standards Code of Practice. The Director 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 Director‟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 Samuel
Alexander Building and in the other buildings used by the Faculty. The School has a Health and
Safety Officer (the School Officer, Room S3.7), whom you should consult if you have any
questions or cause for concern. Do not leave unreported anything you perceive to be a fire
hazard or other potential source of harm.

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

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

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

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

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


3      Learning resources

3.1    The Language Centre

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

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


Facilities The University Language Centre is situated in the Samuel Alexander Building, on the
lower ground floor. Entry is from the foyer of the south wing, through the coffee bar and the
Leamington PC cluster. Undergraduates of the School are the Centre‟s primary users, but it is

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

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

3.2    Library Resources


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

The John Rylands University Library (JRUL) is one of the largest academic libraries in the
country. It has extensive reference and borrowing facilities, including a High Demand Collection,
which contains core texts and other material much in demand in connection with taught course
units and associated essay work. Although you will need to familiarise yourself with many of the
areas in the building during your time at the university, the most relevant collections are housed in
the Blue Area, Floor 3 (general history; French, German, Italian, and Iberian languages, literatures,
and linguistics, Classics; philosophy; Slavonic languages, literatures, and linguistics and English
language). The Near Eastern Collection can be found in the Purple and Orange Areas on Floors 4
and 5. The Library has published a useful guide to its Middle Eastern collection – Middle Eastern
and Judaic Studies: A Guide to Research Resources, 1997. Journals held in print are housed in
the Humanities periodicals sequence which is found in the Orange Area on Floors 3, 2 and 1.
There is a general enquiry desk on the ground floor of the Blue Area. The library‟s Special
Collections are housed in the Deansgate building in the centre of town. The Deansgate library has
one of the finest collections of manuscripts and early printed books in the UK. Its holdings include
large Arabic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish, Hebrew and Syriac collections. These are a rich resource
for researchers in particular, and are available for consultation in the Library only. The University
Museum and the Whitworth Art Gallery both contain extensive collections of material related to
the Middle East.




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Student Learning Resource Centres

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

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

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

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

3.3    Computer Facilities

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

The main software available in the Faculty includes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The University Language Centre

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

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

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

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


3.4       Cultural Institutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3.5    Bookshops

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

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


4. Programmes of Study

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

American and Latin American Studies
A Modern Language and Business and Management
A Modern Language and Screen Studies
Arabic Studies
Islamic and Arabic Studies
Chinese Studies
European Studies and Modern Languages
English Language
English Language and a Modern Language
English Literature and a Modern Language
English Literature and Linguistics
French Studies
German Studies
Hebrew Studies
Jewish and Hebrew Studies
History and a Modern Language
History of Art and a Modern Language
Islamic Studies and Muslim Societies
Italian Studies
Japanese Studies
Linguistics

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Linguistics and a Modern Language
Linguistics and Social Anthropology
Linguistics and Sociology
Master of Modern Languages (MML)
Middle Eastern Language and A Modern Language
Middle Eastern Languages
Modern Languages (Joint Honours)
Modern Middle Eastern History
Persian Studies
Russian Studies
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Turkish Studies


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

The School aims to offer academically coherent, challenging and up-to-date programmes of
study in ways which encourage students to develop as independent and self-reliant learners.
As well as this it is our aim to foster students‟ personal, intellectual and organisational skills,
so that when they leave the University they will take with them a range of skills that will be
readily applicable to their chosen career.

4.1    Aims and learning outcomes

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

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

4.2     Planning your choice of course units

With the aid of the handbooks and Directories of Course Units, in conjunction with support from
their Academic Adviser or from members of the Undergraduate Support staff, students will be
able to plan their progress through their chosen degree programme. Each programme allows
considerable flexibility. Students should however particularly note that a number of course units in
the second and final year can only be taken if they have passed „prerequisite‟ course units earlier
in the programme. It is therefore important, if students intend to take particular course units later

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

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

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

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

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

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

(ii) Semester One course units to be swapped to year-long or Semester Two course units (same

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credit rating) no later than end of week 4 Semester One with special permission from the Head
of Department or Senior Academic Adviser/Programme Director.

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

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

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

       EALC = East Asian Studies (including Chinese and Japanese),
       FREN = French
       GERM = German
       ITAL = Italian
       LELA = Linguistics and English Language
       MEST = Middle Eastern Studies
       RUSS = Russian
       SPLA = Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American Studies
       LALC = School-wide course units

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

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

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

4.4    Learning and teaching

Learning and teaching in the School generally involve a combination of lectures, seminars,
tutorials, language classes, and practical language or oral classes. Each of these methods fosters

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the acquisition of particular skills and calls for a different mode of student participation.

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

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

Lectures

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

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

Seminars and tutorials

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

Seminars frequently demand that students take the lead in setting the agenda and promoting
discussion within the group. This usually involves a student or small subgroup of students in
preparing and making an oral presentation. Thus, over and above the acquisition of specialist
knowledge, the seminar has value as an opportunity for the development of an important
transferable skill: the ability to convey information effectively to an audience and to stimulate and

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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.

       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.

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4.5    Skills acquisition

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

Instruction in library skills and information technology forms part of the induction process (see 6.2
below), and each discipline area will offer further guidance on studying and on the presentation of
written work and oral presentations as your programme of study proceeds. To help you study
effectively and make the most of the opportunities the University provides for intellectual and
personal growth, an online Personal Development Portfolio (PDP) has been developed specifically
for all students in the School. A PDP is a personal record of the progress you make in learning
and in the acquisition of skills as you advance through your degree programme. Learning includes
learning how to become an effective, independent, and self-directed learner; and skills include
generic skills like handling information, using a computer, expressing yourself well in speech and
in writing, and working co-operatively with others, as well as subject-specific skills like
proficiency in your modern language or languages, and competence in such disciplines as
linguistic, literary, and historical analysis. By directing your attention to the processes whereby
you learn and improve your skills, the PDP will help you to monitor and reflect on your progress
in these areas and to plan your academic and personal development. It will also furnish you with
the materials from which, ultimately, you will be able to create an effective curriculum vitae. The
PDP is constantly under development but is currently available for students in all years and as the
Year Abroad Learning Log in Year 3. It can be found on the School website:
www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/ug/pdp

4.6    Regulations

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




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 4.6.1 University Undergraduate Regulations


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Italian
ITAL10200 Italian Language 1A
ITAL10210 Italian Language 1B

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ITAL20200 Italian Language 2A
ITAL20210 Italian Language 2B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paragraph 37: Method A will be used by the School. There is a possibility that Method B may
be used for candidates for the degree of Master of Modern Languages.




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General Points of Note:

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

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                        IMPORTANT NOTE FOR STUDENTS

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

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


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

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

DEFINITIONS

(a) Credit framework

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

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

3.     The standard undergraduate academic year comprises 120 credits for programmes 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.



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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.

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
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ASSESSMENT

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

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

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

PROGRESSION

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

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

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

      Faculties may allow Schools on discipline-specific grounds to adopt more stringent
      requirements, including (but not restricted to):
       limiting the number of credits for which a compensatable fail mark will be available
          in each of the separate components of a joint degree programme;
       specifying core units for which no compensatable fail mark will be available;
       increasing the proportion of the total credit that must reach the pass mark (ultimately
          to the total credits available, thus allowing no compensatable fails);
       setting a compensatable fail mark greater than 30% as allowed under Paragraph 20;
       setting a higher pass mark overall.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.



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Normally, this will only be permitted under special circumstances.

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

MITIGATION

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

CLASSIFICATION

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

33.    The Board of Examiners may determine from evidence available to it that a candidate for
       an honours degree who has been prevented by good cause from completing the final
       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%;

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              for class 2ii, less than 60.0% but not less than 50.0%;
              for class 3, less than 50.0% but not less than 40.0%.
Only years 2, 3 and, where relevant, 4 may be counted towards degree classification. The
weighting of each year towards the final degree classification is determined by Schools for each
programme.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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       voce) examination of the student. On the basis of that review, the External Examiners
       may recommend that the student obtains that class of degree.

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

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

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


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




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4.6.2 Regulations for Degree Programmes administered by the School

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

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




                                              39
 MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES DEGREE PROGRAMME STRUCTURES
(INCLUDING JOINT HONOURS PROGRAMMES WITH MIDDLE EASTERN
STUDIES)

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

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

 Code             Title                                                                     Credits
                  Year 2
                  You must take:
 MEST 20110       Arabic Language 2                                                         40
 MEST 20001                                                                                 20
 MEST 20122       The Modern Literatures of the Middle East                                 20
                  Modern Arabic Texts
                                                                                            40
                  You choose 40 credits from the Level 2 Faculty Course Unit Database,
                  located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
                  http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/ 1,2




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




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

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

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




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

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

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

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



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




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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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




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

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




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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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




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

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



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




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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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


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




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

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



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

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




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




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

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


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




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

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




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




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




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

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


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

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

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

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


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




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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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


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

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




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

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

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

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

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




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

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

 The other 80 credits may be made up of courses from the other part of your Joint Honours Degree.
 However, if you only have to take 40 or 60 compulsory credits from the other part of your Joint
 Honours Degree, you may choose 20 or 40 credits from the Level 3 Faculty Course Unit Database,
 located online via the Faculty of Humanities Home Page at:
 http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/, to bring your overall total up to the
 required level of 120 credits1,3

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



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




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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE (SINGLE HONOURS) – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE




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


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



YEAR 100 credits Level 3 units                           20 credits Level 3 units

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

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

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



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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND A MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE – PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE

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

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

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


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


 Year 3                                 Compulsory Year Abroad
  120
 credits
 overall




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    Year 4    Level 3 course units                        Level 3 course units
     120
    credits   English Language – 40-80 credits            Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)
    overall
              (See Directories of Course Units for        Related studies – 20-60 credits
              list of compulsory/optional units)
                                                          (See Directories of Course Units for list of
              Students are permitted to take Level        compulsory/optional units)
              2 course unit(s) worth up to a
              maximum of 20 credits only in Year 4        Students are permitted to take Level 2
              (included within the total of 120           course unit(s) worth up to a maximum of
              credits). If students take 20 credits at    20 credits only in Year 4 (included within
              Level 2 in English Language they            the total of 120 credits). If students take 20
              must only take credits at Level 3 in        credits at Level 2 in their chosen language
              their chosen language of study or           of study or related studies they must only
              related studies.                            take credits at Level 3 in English
                                                          Language.
.




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ENGLISH LITERATURE AND LINGUISTICS (JOINT HONOURS) – PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE


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

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

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

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

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



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

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


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LINGUISTICS (SINGLE HONOURS) – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE




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

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

           Linguistics                                  Linguistics
2
           (LELA20011, LELA20021, and one of            (may include one 20-credit foreign language
120        LELA20031 or LELA20042)                      course)
credits
overall

YEAR 100 credits Level 3 units                          20 credits Level 3 units

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


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




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LINGUISTICS AND A MODERN LANGUAGE – PROGRAMME STRUCTURES

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

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

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

           Related studies 10-50                    *40 credits for students who were beginners in Arabic,
                                                    Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Persian, and Turkish in
           (See Directories of Course Units         Year1
           for list of compulsory/optional
           units)
 Year 3                                         Compulsory Year Abroad
  120
 credits
 overall
 Year 4    Level 3 course units                     Level 3 course units
  120
           Linguistics – 40-80 credits              Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)
 credits
 overall   Students are permitted to take           Related studies – 20-60 credits
           Level 2 course unit(s) worth up to a
           maximum of 20 credits only in 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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LINGUISTICS AND SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY (JOINT HONOURS) –
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE




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

           Linguistics                                     Social Anthropology
1

120
credits
overall


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

YEAR 40 credits Level 3            40 credits Level 3      20 credits Level 3      20 credits Level 3
           units                   units                   units                   units
3
           Linguistics             Social                  Linguistics             Linguistics
                                   Anthropology            or
120        (must include                                   Social                  or
credits    LELA30000 whose                                 Anthropology
           topic may be a Social
overall    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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LINGUISTICS AND SOCIOLOGY (JOINT HONOURS) – PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE




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

          Linguistics                              Sociology
1

120
credits
overall


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

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

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




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


AMERICAN AND LATIN-AMERICAN STUDIES – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE



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




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   CHINESE STUDIES: PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

   Level 1:




                                                                    (Post-A-level)
                                                   (Ab Initio)




                                                                                     Semester
                                                    Credits




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


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

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




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       Level 2:




                                                                                 (Post-A-level)
                                                                   (Ab Initio)




                                                                                                  Semester
                                                                    Credits


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


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

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



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  Level 3
Compulsory

YEAR ABROAD                                                                                         120

TOTAL FOR THE YEAR                                                                                  120

  Level 3:

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



                                                   Credits single



                                                                    Credits joint




                                                                                    Semester
                                                     honours


Compulsory courses                                                    honours
EALC30001 Chinese Language                               10                  10                 1
Students take either:
EALC31002 Professional Skills I:                         10                  10                 2
Business Chinese*
EALC30302 Professional Skills II:                        10                  10                 2
Chinese-English Translation*
Single honours students must take:
EALC39990 Dissertation in Chinese Studies               40                   40                1&2
Total compulsory credits                                60                   20
Core courses:
EALC30081 East Asian Media Cities                       20                   20                 1
EALC30062 Changing Cityscapes of                        20                   20                 2
Contemporary China
EALC20082 Bodyscape, Cityscape: Moving                  20                   20                 2
Pictures and Urban Culture in East Asia #
ECON30101 The Chinese Economy                           10                   10                 1
POLI30432 Identity and Security in China and            20                   20                 2
East Asia
HIST31201 China and the West: From the Opium             20                  20                 1
War to the Japanese War
RELT30142 Buddhism and Politics in Modern                20                  20                 2
China and Japan
Total core credits                                       40              20-60
Optional: Single honours students have a final
20 credits free option, which may be chosen from
the list above or elsewhere with the approval of
their personal tutor.
Recommended: DRAM20022 Transnational                     20                  20                 2
Chinese Cinemas #
Total optional credits                                  20                 N/A
Total credits                                          120                 120



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


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

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




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ENGLISH LITERATURE AND A MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE – PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE


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

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


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

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


  Year 3                                  Compulsory Year Abroad

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




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EUROPEAN STUDIES AND MODERN LANGUAGES – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

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

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

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

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




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FRENCH STUDIES – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


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

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

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




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GERMAN STUDIES – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

Year 4
 Compulsory
 Dissertation (on either the History or the language side)                            20
 Language Study                                                                       20
 Optional
 History Course Units (including optional 20 credits of course units chosen from      20-60
 supplementary list from Classics, American Studies, Religions and Theology)
 Target-Language Course Units                                                         20-60
                                                     (with combined credits of 120)

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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

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

          AHVS10032 Cities (20 credits)

          AHVS10331 Works in Focus 1:
          Description (20 credits)

          AHVS10352 Works in Focus 2:
          Interpretation (20 credits)



 Year 2   Level 2 course units                   Level 2 course units
          Compulsory Course Units:
                                           Language study - 20 credits*
          AHVS20431 Perspectives in the (compulsory)
          History of Art 1 (20 credits)
                                           Related studies – 20-60 credits
          AHVS20432 Perspectives in the
          History of Art 2 (20 credits)    (See Directories of Course Units for
          To make up the remaining 0 to    list of compulsory/optional units)
          40 credits, students can choose
          from the list of course units in
          History of Art available on the
          Faculty of Humanities Course
          Unit database
          http://courses.humanities.manches
          ter.ac.uk/undergraduate/modulelist.
          html?department=32&newcode=A
          HVS
          (listed under the School of Arts,
          Histories and Cultures).

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

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

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

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




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ITALIAN STUDIES – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


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

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

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




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    JAPANESE STUDIES: PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Level 1:




                                                                                 (Post-AS-level)
                                                     (Ab Initio)




                                                                                                              Semester
                                                      Credits




                                                                                   Credits
Compulsory courses




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

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




                                                                                                   Semester
                                                            Credits



                                                                             Credits




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

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




   Year 3
 Compulsory

 YEAR ABROAD                                                                    120

 TOTAL FOR THE YEAR                                                             120




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Final year (to be confirmed):




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




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A MODERN LANGUAGE AND BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT– PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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MODERN LANGUAGES (JOINT HONOURS) – PROGRAMME STRUCTURES

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

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


  Year 2      Level 2 course units                     Level 2 course units
              Language study - 20 credits*             Language study - 20 credits* (compulsory)
120 credits   (compulsory)
  overall                                              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        Chinese, or,Japanese in Yr1
              beginners in Chinese or Japanese, in
              Yr1


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

120 credits   (Students are permitted to take up to    (Students are permitted to take up to a maximum of
  overall     a maximum of 20 credits free choice      20 credits free choice at Level 2 or 3 included within
              at Level 2 or 3 included within the      the total of 120 credits).
              total of 120 credits).
                                                       Language study - 20 credits (compulsory)
              Language study - 20 credits
              (compulsory)                             Related studies - 40/60 credits*
                                                       (See Directories of Course Units for list of
              Related studies - 40/60 credits*         compulsory/optional units)
              (See Directories of Course Units for
              list of compulsory/optional units)
                                                       Students are permitted to take Level 2 course unit(s)
              Students are permitted to take Level 2   worth up to a maximum of 20 credits only in Year 4
              course unit(s) worth up to a maximum     (included within the total of 120 credits).
              of 20 credits only in Year 4 (included
              within the total of 120 credits).

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MASTER OF MODERN LANGUAGES – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


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

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

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

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


Study Period 2   Level 2 course units                   Level 2 course units

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

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


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

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

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

Study Period 4                                          Level 3/4 course units

                                                        Language study at Level 3- 20 credits (compulsory)

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

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




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

(i) MML 4 (Duration: 4 years)

     Year 1            Study-period 1: L1 & L2

     Year 2            Study-period 2: L1 & L2
                       Vacation residence (L1)
                       8 weeks
     Year 3            Study-period 3: primarily L1
                       Vacation residence (L2)
                       8 weeks
     Year 4            Study-period 4: L2



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

(ii) MML 5 (Duration: 5 years)

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Final Year
 Compulsory (for ML)
 Language study 1                                                                     20


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




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SPANISH, PORTUGUESE AND LATIN-AMERICAN STUDIES – PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE


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




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5 Residence abroad

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

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

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

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

5.1   Residence Abroad Regulations

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

6      Student progression

6.1    Registration

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

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

6.2    Induction

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

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

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


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

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

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

6.3    Accreditation of prior learning

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

6.4   Attendance requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

6.5   Unsatisfactory progress

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

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

1. If, in either semester, you have missed 50% or more of all classes (75% for core language) for
which you are registered, you will be asked to provide an explanation of these absences to your
Academic Adviser, unless you have already submitted medical evidence (in the form of a doctor‟s

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certificate or the „Certification of Student Ill Health‟ form) or completed the „Notification of
Mitigating Circumstances‟ form. (Your Academic Adviser may still want to see you if the Tutor
believes that it would be useful to do so.) Failure to respond to this request to contact the
Academic Adviser is a serious matter, so students must ensure that they check their pigeon-
holes and their University e-mail accounts at least twice each week during teaching periods.

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

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

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

5. A student who has been refused permission to take an examination or other form of assessment
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]       which      can    be      found      at
http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/policies/ under A.

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

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

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

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

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            programme not followed in Year 1; and (iii) makes good any shortfall in the number
            of credits awarded in Year 1 either by satisfying provision (ii), if applicable, or by
            following another course unit (or units) approved for the purpose.

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

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

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

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

      1. A student who wishes to transfer to a different programme of study within the School,
         having consulted his or her Academic Adviser, should submit a written application to
         the Programme Director and Senior Academic Adviser of the discipline area concerned,
         via the Request to Change Degree Programme form for the School, outlining the reasons
         for the application.
      2. The Senior Academic Adviser of the relevant discipline area(s) concerned will consider
         the application in the light of the guidelines for transfer and current practice within the
         School and come to a decision as to the feasibility and appropriateness of the transfer.
      3. The Undergraduate Manager will notify the applicant in writing of this decision and
         advise the applicant of the consequences of a decision to allow the transfer.
      4. For all transfers the Undergraduate Coordinator will draft the relevant correspondence,
         make the necessary online amendments to the student‟s record and will notify the
         Student Services Centre. It will be the responsibility of the student to notify their LEA
         and the Student Loan Company (if applicable).

If you wish to withdraw from University, the same procedure must be followed by the completing
of the relevant withdrawal form, similarly for cases of interruption or deferring your studies.
During any period of interruption you will not be a registered student of the University and your

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right to be on University premises will be that of a member of the public. You may not undertake
work on University premises as you are not covered by our insurance agreements. You should also
note that you will lose onsite IT and student library access; however, you can retain remote e-mail
access to your student e-mail account. You do need to ensure, however, that, if necessary, you
save work and provide alternative forwarding contact e-mail details to the School. Further
information about interrupting your studies can be found at:
http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/tlso/map/teachinglearningassessment/learning/interru
ptionstotaughtprogrammes/

7      Assessment

7.1    Methods of assessment

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

7.1.1 Assessed coursework

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

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

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

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penalty schemes.

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

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

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

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

7.1.2   Examinations

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

Students will be entered for examinations on the basis of the course units they choose at
registration (for Year 1) or pre-registration/course unit selection (for later years), or about which
they subsequently notified the School (see section 6.1 above). Notices of examination entries and
dates will be displayed on noticeboards, and students are personally informed through the Student
Intranet by the Student Services Centre. It is entirely the responsibility of students to ensure
that they are correctly registered for the appropriate examinations, and that they attend at
the appropriate time.

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

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


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7.1.3 Take-away examination papers

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

7.1.4 Study project

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

7.1.5    Dissertation

20 credit Dissertation and 40 credit Dissertation

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

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

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


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

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

7.1.6          Oral examinations

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

7.1.7          Other methods of assessment

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

7.2     Feedback

7.2.1   Feedback on students’ work

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

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

Feedback on assessed coursework is provided on the relevant forms, which indicate the criteria of
assessment used (see 7.3 below) and have space for the course tutor‟s comments. These forms
will normally accompany the coursework when it is returned to the student (though for language
work it may not be necessary to provide separate forms on every occasion). The tutor‟s comments
may then form the basis of a discussion of the coursework between the student and the tutor.
Tutors will return marked coursework as soon as possible, normally within four working weeks,
but the timing may vary according to circumstances. Where coursework is submitted and assessed

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anonymously, it will be returned anonymously, with written feedback. Students may, if they wish,
however, discuss the work with the course tutor to gain further feedback, although they should be
aware that this will mean a loss of anonymity. For precise information, you should consult the
tutor concerned.

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

7.2.2 School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures Feedback Policy

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

1.     Manage student expectations

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

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

1.3     Students should have an understanding of the assessment process and the marking and
grading criteria applied to each assessment. For instance, there should be clear explanations of
the relative weight attributed to different kinds of error in language work.

2.     Whether or not an assessment counts towards the overall mark for the unit, feedback
should be provided in a timely manner, allowing students to improve their performance in
subsequent assessments.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3.3    Reference to marking and grading criteria.

3.4    A mark (often provisional) alongside formative comments.

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

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

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

7.3 Criteria of assessment and Samples of Feedback Forms

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




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Assessment criteria for translation into English


86% +        Virtually faultless. Full understanding of the passage and entirely accurate
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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                                                          School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

Translation Feedback Sheet                                                 XYZ Studies

      Reg Nº                          Course Code                                 Date

 First Marker                        Second Marker                     Agreed Mark                   %

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

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



                                                                                               Excellent understanding of
No understanding of text
                                                                                               text’s nuances



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



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


Mistakes make translation
                                                                                               Virtually error free
incomprehensible




Other comments (both markers)




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                                                           School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

Commentary Feedback Sheet                                                   XYZ Studies
(Text/Film sequence)


       Reg Nº                          Course Code                                 Date

 First Marker                         Second Marker                     Agreed Mark                   %

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

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


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



Fails to address stylistic,                                                                     Addresses issues of s
technical or expressive                                                                         technique, and expres
issues                                                                                          how deployed


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



                                                                                                Argument well illustrat
Overly descriptive with little
                                                                                                aware of contradiction
analytical argumentation.
                                                                                                ambiguities



Muddled and poorly written                                                                      Well presented and cle



Other comments (both markers)




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                                                            School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

                                                                            XXX Studies
  Dissertation Feedback Sheet

         Reg Nº                         Course Code                                 Date

   First Marker                       Second Marker                         Agreed Mark                 %

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

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


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



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


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



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


                                                                                                 Comprehensively and correctly
Inadequate referencing
                                                                                                 referenced


                                                                                                 Immaculately presented; clearly
Messy and poorly written
                                                                                                 and fluently written




Other comments (both markers)




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                                                       School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

Essay Feedback Sheet                                                    XYZ Studies

      Reg Nº                       Course Code                                 Date

 First Marker                     Second Marker                     Agreed Mark                   %

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

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



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



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



Argument confused,
                                                                                            Logical and effective
ineffectual or wholly
                                                                                            argumentation
derivative



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


                                                                                            Comprehensively and
Lacks references
                                                                                            correctly referenced



Muddled and poorly written                                                                  Well presented and cle



Other comments (both markers)




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                                                           School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

Oral Examination Feedback Sheet                                            XYZ Studies

      Reg Nº                          Course Code                                 Date

 First Marker                        Second Marker                     Agreed Mark                   %

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

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



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



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



                                                                                               Near perfect grammatical
Consistent basic errors
                                                                                               accuracy



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


                                                                                               Broad vocabulary range used
Vocabulary seriously limited
                                                                                               entirely appropriately



Halting speech/long pauses                                                                     Fluent delivery



Other comments (both markers)




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                                                    School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

Poster/Website Feedback Sheet                                     XYZ Studies

      Reg Nº                     Course Code                              Date

 First Marker                  Second Marker                     Agreed Mark                %

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

Poor layout and design                                                                Excellent layout and de



No use of images                                                                      Excellent use of image




No awareness of key issues                                                            Firm grasp of key issu




No obvious structure                                                                  Clear and logical struc



Argument confused,
                                                                                      Logical and effective
ineffectual or wholly
                                                                                      argumentation
derivative


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


                                                                                      Correct and appropriat
Lacks references
                                                                                      referencing


Poorly written and
                                                                                      Well written and prese
presented


Other comments (both markers)




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

      Reg Nº                         Course Code                                   Date

 First Marker                       Second Marker                        Agreed Mark                 %

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

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


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


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



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



No awareness of key
                                                                                                Firm grasp of key concepts
concepts



No evidence of critical
                                                                                                Outstanding critical reasoning
reasoning


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


Other comments (both markers)




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

      Reg Nº                         Course Code                                   Date

 First Marker                       Second Marker                        Agreed Mark                  %

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

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


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

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



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



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


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



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


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


Other comments (both markers)




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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     Plagiarism and academic malpractice

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

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

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

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

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

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       essential to make clear in your assignments the distinction between:

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

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

7.6.3 As you can see, it is most important that you understand what is expected of you when you
      prepare and produce assignments and that you always observe proper academic
      conventions for referencing and acknowledgement, whether working by yourself or as part
      of a team. In practice, there are a number of acceptable styles of referencing depending, for
      example, on the particular discipline you are studying, so if you are not certain what is
      appropriate, ask your tutor or the course unit coordinator for advice! This should ensure
      that you do not lay yourself open to a charge of plagiarism inadvertently, or through
      ignorance of what is expected. It is also important to remember that you do not absolve
      yourself from a charge of plagiarism simply by including a 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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7.6.5    Remember: no matter what pressure you may be under to complete an assignment, you
         should never succumb to the temptation to take a „short cut‟ and use someone else‟s
         material inappropriately. No amount of mitigating circumstances will get you off the hook,
         and if you persuade other students to let you copy their work, they risk being disciplined as
         well (see below).

7.7     Collusion

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

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

7.8     Fabrication or falsification of results

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


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

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

7.         If a breach under paragraph 3(i) has been established, the penalties imposed may be one or
           more of the following. When determining the penalty to be imposed, account shall be
           taken 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;

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

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

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

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

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

            Approaching the School

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

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

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Nature of mitigating circumstances

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

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

7. Circumstances or events that would not normally merit consideration include: holidays or other
events that were planned or could reasonably have been expected; assessments that are scheduled
close together or on the same day; misreading the timetable for examinations or otherwise
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 Assessment Coordinator confirms that your
circumstances merit consideration by the School Mitigating Circumstances Panel, you should
complete the online Notification of Mitigating Circumstances form. (See section 6.4). This should
be completed as soon as possible, together with independent third-party supporting or
corroborative documentation which should be submitted to the Undergraduate Assessment
Coordinator (in Room S3.6) separately. The nature of such documentation will vary according to
the nature of the circumstances, but it must sufficiently independent to confirm the veracity of the
case you are making (e.g. a letter or medical certificate signed by a medical practitioner, a
document from an outside agency etc.). Information of a confidential nature should be included in
a sealed envelope.

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

10. The School Mitigating Circumstances Committee will need to agree that your circumstances
were unforeseeable and unpreventable and that the effect on your academic performance would
have been significant. If so, it will advise the Board of Examiners how serious it judges the effect
was, and the Board will then decide how to apply mitigation, on the evidence available on your
performance (coursework marks and examination marks either for individual course units or for
the assessment period as a whole, as appropriate). Mitigation will depend on how serious the


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adverse circumstances were and how far you are from any borderline on the basis of the existing
mark, or profile of marks: the farther you are from a borderline, the more serious the adverse
circumstances need to be to change the Board's overall decision. However, even if the decision
does not change, a note will be added to the relevant marks on any transcript you receive to
indicate that the assessment was subject to circumstances that may have had an effect on your
performance.

7.10   Resit arrangements

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

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

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

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

7.11   Reassessment of coursework

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

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

Degree classification is based solely on the “programme mark” (a percentage mark to one decimal
point). The programme mark in the final year will be reached by the weighted average for the


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overall marks for Year 2 and Year 3 or 4 (weighted 25% to 75%). (For MML it will be Year 3
and Year 4 weighted 50-50, and the class of the full range of papers will be included in the
provisions under paragraphs 36-37 of the University Undergraduate Degree Regulations).

7.13   Classification of Degrees

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

7.14   Mitigating circumstances (see also paragraph 7.9 above)

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

The Mitigating Circumstances Committee will consider a student‟s circumstances submitted in
writing by the student completing an online Notification of Mitigating Circumstances Form.
Where appropriate, supplementary documentation such as police records, medical or counselling
reports will form part 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 progression and 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).

7.15   Examination results

Results lists relating to the examinations are displayed on the noticeboards in the School and are
available online via the student record system as soon as possible after the results have been
ratified by the Board of Examiners. In the case of the January examinations this ratification does
not take place until the results of the May/June examinations are available, but provisional marks
are published by each subject in the course of the second semester, normally by the end of
February. Individual breakdowns of marks from the January and May/June examinations are
available online. Notification of any resits will be communicated to all students as a matter of

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priority. Feedback for failed assessment will be provided but also students can consult their
Academic Advisers and/or course unit convenors for further details of their examination
performance. An official transcript of all course units taken and results achieved over the course
of a student's entire degree programme is obtainable from the Student Services Centre or using the
online Academic Transcript facility. It is University policy that administrative support staff
and academic staff must not communicate results by telephone.

7.16   Review procedure

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

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

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

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

7.17   Prizes and awards

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

       French

       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.


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French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish

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

German

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

German, Spanish

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

Middle Eastern Studies

Arie Rubinstein Prize (Hebrew) (Subsidiary I)
Arie Rubinstein Prize (Hebrew) (Subsidiary II)
David S. Bles Hebrew Prize
Edward Robertson Modern Hebrew Prize
J.D. Latham Arabic Language Prize

Portuguese

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

Spanish, Portuguese

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


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8     Student support and guidance

8.1   University support services

      The Student Services Centre

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

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

      The University of Manchester Central Academic Advisory Service is a service of
      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
      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.

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

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

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

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

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

It is important that you think about life after university and plan ahead. The Careers
Service exists to help you clarify your career aspirations and develop a strategy for
fulfilling them. The University‟s Careers Centre is one of the largest and most active in
the UK and offers three 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
    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

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      read the advice on security given in Streetwise, which is issued to all students in their
      induction pack.

8.2   Academic Advisers

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

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

      To further clarify, Academic Advising consists of:

      a) Providing information and guidance on academic matters, including changing degree
         programmes;
      b) Assisting students with the planning of short-term and long-term targets for
         development;
      c) Monitoring academic performance and student engagement and advising on
         constructive strategies for improvement;
      d) Participating in the implementation of the School‟s work and attendance procedures;
      e) Liaising with peer mentors and undergraduate support staff to identify „at risk‟
         students;
      f) Helping students to identify the skills being acquired and to recognise progress
         towards fulfilment of the Purposes of a Manchester Education;
      g) Encouraging students to reflect on their academic development through the use of a
         personal development plan, including raising student awareness of plagiarism and
         other forms of academic malpractice;
      h) Working with students to build personal academic relationships;


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         i) Making initial arrangements for the first group meeting and thereafter maintaining
            regular contact with students using an appropriate combination of face-to-face
            meetings, e-mail, Blackboard etc., in order to address one or more of the above;
         j) Ensuring insofar as is possible that any student facing academic and/or personal
            difficulties does not lose contact with academic tutors or become isolated from student
            support staff or the facilities listed below.


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


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


8.3      Withdrawal from study

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

8.4      Harassment

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


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

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


8.5   Ill Health

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


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

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

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


      (i)    If you are unwell and feel unable to attend the University to take a compulsory

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

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

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

(iv)     You may be under occasional and ongoing medical attention which affects your
         studies. If so, you should obtain a letter from your physician which should be given
         to the before the end of the January, May/June or August/September examination
         period, as appropriate, if you wish your condition to be taken into account as an
         extenuating circumstance.

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

Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

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



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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 noticeboard, via Staff-Student Committees and the student
      representatives on Academic Discipline Committees and via the UG intranet. The
      questionnaires also ask you to assess your own contribution to the course, and in this
      connection you are asked to read and consider what the present Handbook has to say about
      learning and teaching (see 4.2 above).


9.2   Student representation

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

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

      •      Academic Committees. Each of the constituent disciplines of LLC shall have
             an Academic Committee, chaired by the Head of Discipline, consisting of all
             staff in the rank of Lecturer or above, research staff, teaching fellows, two
             postgraduate representatives, of whom at least one should normally be a
             research postgraduate, and one undergraduate representative from each year of
             study in Manchester. Academic committees shall have the power to co-opt
             other members. Academic committees shall review:
             1. the teaching and study of the subjects assigned to the discipline;
             2. the welfare and academic progress of the students within the discipline;
             3. developments relating to the discipline with a view to their implementation
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      •      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, two from each year (preferably
             one single and one joint honours UG student and one PG student). It provides a
             forum in which students may put forward their views on academic matters or on
             any other aspect of university life. It has access to the summary reports that are
             prepared in response to student evaluation of course units (see section 9.1 above).
             Student members represent their year and are expected actively to canvass opinion
             among their colleagues and to bring their suggestions and concerns to the attention
             of the Committee. Equally importantly, it is the responsibility of students in
             general to keep themselves informed and to contact their representatives if they
             want any issue discussed.


9.3   Channels for complaint

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




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