University Calendar 2012/13
Section VII : Academic Regulations - Faculty of Business and Law

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Academic Unit Southampton Management School
Final Award Master of Science with exit awards of Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate
Programme(s) MSc Accounting and Finance
MSc Accounting and Management
MSc Business Analytics and Management Sciences (also part-time)
MSc Corporate Risk and Security Management (also part-time)
MSc Knowledge and Information Systems Management (also part-time)
MSc International Banking and Financial Studies
MSc International Financial Markets
MSc Management
MSc Management Sciences and Finance
MSc Risk Management (also part-time)
MSc Digital Marketing
MSc Digital Marketing (Executive)
MSc Human Resource Management
MSc Marketing Analytics
MSc Marketing Management
MSc Strategic Entrepreneurship
Last modified August 2012

Reference should be made to the University's General Regulations found in Section IV and Section V (Higher Degree Regulations) of the University Calendar.

Except where an opt-out has been granted by the University (see below) the following academic regulations apply in addition to the General Regulations.

1. Admissions
Candidates must normally be a graduate of an approved UK university or of the CNAA. The standard entry requirements are a 2:1 degree from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification.

Candidates may be admitted to a programme by the Head of Management or his/her nominee on the recommendation of the Selector responsible for that programme.

Candidates may be required to undertake a period of preliminary study and to pass examinations as specified by the School before undertaking the programme of study

In addition to the University’s regulations governing admissions for competence in the English language specified in the University Calendar, the programme requires applicants to obtain an overall grade of 6.5 in IELTS with no score less than 6.0 for speaking and listening and no score less than 6.5 for reading and writing (or the equivalent TOEFL section scores). An IETLS of 7.0 or above will be required for MSc Human Resource Management, with no individual mark less than 6.0 in any of the four categories.

All individuals are selected and treated on their relative merits and abilities in line with the University’s Equal Opportunities Policy. Disabled applicants will be treated according to the same procedure as any other applicant with the added involvement of the Enabling Support Office to assess their needs.

2. Structure of Programme(s)
The degree is taken on a full time basis over a one year period or on a part-time basis (where indicated) over a two year period.

The degree consists of one level of study with a mixture of core, compulsory and optional modules. Optional modules must be chosen in consultation with the personal tutor and are subject to availability. Students must select their options for each semester of study before the options deadline

The first component of the degree consists of taught modules. The second component consists of a dissertation for the award of the degree of Master of Science.

Refer to the Programme Specifications and the Management website for further details such as modules, compulsory modules, credit and content. The programme structure and examples of optional modules are detailed at

3. Progression
The rules governing progression are as indicated in the University Calendar IV.

4. Assessment
The performance of candidates shall be assessed by the Board of Examiners in accordance with the University’s regulations governing examinations. All examinations will be held during the standard University examination periods.

Candidates who fail initially to satisfy the examiners in the taught modules will normally be permitted to take referral assessments in the normal supplementary period in accordance with the regulations governing progression, with the exception of MSc Human Resource Management where a student who fails to progress under paragraph 3.1 may, following academic counselling, take Referral assessments in failed modules totalling not more than 60 credit points (30 ECTS).

Candidates who fail initially to satisfy the examiners in the dissertation will normally be permitted to resubmit the dissertation on one occasion only.

5. Award of Qualification(s)
The degree may be awarded with Pass, Merit or Distinction.

The degree is awarded by Senate on the recommendation of the School to candidates who have satisfactorily completed an approved programme of study and have satisfied the assessment requirements.

An award of a taught Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate will be made on accumulation of the required number of credits as defined in the Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CATS) Regulations.

The full regulations, including those relating to complaints and appeals, can be found on the University Calendar Section IV.

6. Placements/Study Abroad/Exchange/Fieldwork
Study abroad or exchanges may be available.

7. Other
Students who are not enrolled on a Management approved programme of study require written permission from the School of Management before they may register for a Management module.

Ethics Committee approval and risk assessments must be completed where required.

Attendance monitoring will be conducted.

These regulations may be revised during the student's period of registration in accordance with the procedures approved by Senate.

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Last reviewed: 26-Aug-2012
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