University Calendar 2014/15
Section XIII : Academic Regulations - Faculty of
Social and Human Sciences



PREFACE
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SEMESTERS
SECTION I
SECTION II
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SECTION IV
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SECTION X
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SECTION XIII
SECTION XIV
 
ARCHIVE 2008/9
ARCHIVE 2009/10
Academic Unit Mathematical Sciences
Final Award Master of Mathematics (MMath)
Master of Mathematics with Statistics (MMath with Stats)
Exit awards:
Certificate of Higher Education
Diploma of Higher Education
Bachelor of Science
Programme(s) MMath - full time
MMath with Stats - full time
Last modified July 2014

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
 
1.1 For admission to any programme leading to the degree of Master of Mathematics (MMath) or Master of Mathematics with Statistics (MMath with Stats), students:

  1. must satisfy the Regulations for Admission to Degree Programmes as specified in Section IV of the University Calendar;

  2. must satisfy the necessary programme requirements as set out in the programme specification.
1.2 Students are required to have passes in three relevant subjects at GCE Advanced level including an approved mathematics subject (see http://www.southampton.ac.uk/maths for more details.) The Programme Board may admit students with other qualifications.
1.3 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 Services Office to assess their needs.


2. Structure of Programme(s)
 
2.1 All modules in the Master of Mathematics programmes are credit rated in accordance with the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) as specified in Section IV of the University Calendar. The programme handbook includes a description of the ECTS/CATS allocation for modules within each programme, and this handbook will be issued to all students at the start of their programme of study.
2.2 The programme of full time study for the degree of Master of Mathematics or Master of Mathematics with Statistics is four years.
2.3 Students for the MMath programmes follow an approved pattern of study in accordance with the programme specification in order to qualify for an award. The MMath Programme Co-ordinator ensures, subject to the approval of the Programme Board, that each studentís choice of modules forms a coherent pattern of study.
2.4 The following structure applies:
  1. The MMath programme consists of 32 modules.

  2. The modules taken in the first year form Part 1, those in the second year form Part 2, those in the third year form Part 3, and those in the fourth year form Part 4.

  3. The subjects available in Mathematical Sciences are divided into modules: students are required to take the equivalent of eight modules in each year to form a coherent pattern of study for the degree programme. Normally four modules are taken in each semester. Certain modules may be prescribed as core or compulsory and this information is included in the programmes handbook.

  4. Each module lasts one semester, and is offered at Parts 1, 2, 3 or 4 with the level coinciding notionally with the year of study. In each year at least six of the eight modules must be at or above the corresponding notional level. A project is equivalent to one or two modules depending on its duration.

  5. In the second and third years students may select option modules. These are drawn from the appropriate second, third and fourth Level modules in consultation with their Personal Academic Tutors and  Programme Co-ordinator.

  6. At least 20 MATH modules must be taken in the final three years of the programme.

  7. The full year project is equivalent to two modules.



3. Progression
 
3.1 In order to progress within the degree programme, students must satisfy the regulations governing the Progression, Determination and Classification of Results: Undergraduate and Integrated Masters Programmes as set out in Section IV of the University Calendar. Details are also set out in the programme handbook issued at the start of the academic year to all students.
3.2 Progression requirements specific to the MMath programmes: If the student achieves a Part III average of 60% or more, then the student may progress to Part IV of the MMath programme.  If the student achieves a Part III average below 60%, then the student may either (a) transfer to BSc Mathematics, BSc Mathematical Studies or BSc Mathematics with Statistics and be classified under BSc regulations; or (b) if the referral right is available, refer in modules (to include all those with a fail grade) as decided in consultation with the MMath programme co-ordinator.


4. Assessment
 
The performance of candidates shall be assessed by the Board of Examiners in accordance with the regulations governing the Progression, Determination and Classification of Results: Undergraduate and Integrated Masters Programmes as set out in Section IV of the University Calendar.


5. Award of Qualification(s)
 
5.1 Qualifications are awarded according to the regulations governing the Progression, Determination and Classification of Results: Undergraduate and Integrated Masters Programmes as set out in Section IV of the University Calendar.
5.2 The degree of Master or Mathematics or Master of Mathematics with Statistics may be awarded as an Honours or an Ordinary degree. To be considered for an Honours degree students must have met the programme requirements and achieved at least 240 ECTS/480 CATS points at the relevant levels. To be considered for an Ordinary degree students must have met the programme requirements and achieved at least 120 ECTS/240 CATS points with 60 of those being at level 7.
5.3 Students allowed to proceed to the second year with at least 60 ECTS/120 CATS points but opting not to do so will be recommended to Senate for the exit award of the Certificate in Higher Education. Students allowed to proceed to the third year with at least 120 ECTS/240 CATS points but opting not to do so will be recommended to Senate for the exit award of the Diploma in Higher Education. Students allowed to proceed to the fourth year with at least 180 ECTS/360 CATS points but opting not to do so will be recommended to Senate for the exit award of the Bachelor of Science, classified in accordance with the relevant regulations.


6. Placements/Study Abroad/Exchange/Fieldwork
 
6.1 The MMath programmes do not require a formal placement. Placements undertaken by students are therefore at their own request and students are responsible for all relevant matters relating to the placement.
6.2 A Master of Mathematics or Master of Mathematics with Statistics student may be permitted to follow a programme varying slightly from the normal requirements, eg: spending an optional semester abroad. Requests are considered on an individual basis.


7. Other
 
7.1 Students are required to satisfy the academic and the Attendance and Completion of Programme Requirements as set out in section IV of the University calendar, the programme specification and the programme handbook. Those failing to do so may have their course terminated (see University Calendar Section IV: Transfer, Suspension, Withdrawal and Termination).
7.2 These regulations may be revised during a studentís period of registration in accordance with procedures approved by Senate.




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