Students must obtain a minimum of 120 credits in total for taught modules over both semesters.
Satisfactory accumulation of these credits allows you to proceed to the research project, successful completion of which qualifies you for the MRes Degree.
- Students must gain an average of 13.5 or above on the 20-point scale for the taught aspects of the course to qualify for automatic progression to the research project.
- If your record in the first two semesters does not qualify you to proceed to the M. Res. Degree, or if you decide not to undertake a research project, you may be considered for a Graduate Diploma in Ecosystem-based Management of Marine Systems.
- Each module will be assessed by 50% continuous assessment and 50% examinations, with the exception of Marine Systems Research Methods and Advanced Modelling which are 100% continuous assessment. Examinations for modules studied in the first semester will take place in January whilst those in the second semester will be examined in May.
The nature of the continuous assessment will vary between modules and the module organiser will give you full details at the beginning of each module.
- The research project must be submitted by the end of the course (the end of August). All research projects are marked by two internal examiners and the final mark is approved by the External Examiner. Full guidelines on preparing a research project are provided below in the Research Project Module Descriptor.
- Although all elements of the course are assessed on a pass/fail basis, it is possible to gain distinction in either the taught modules and/or the dissertation. All results are agreed by an internal Board of Examiners and monitored by an External Examiner.