MSc (SocSci) Social Research Methods 2023-24

Academic Regulations: Faculty of Social Sciences

SchoolSocial Sciences
Final Award

Master of Science in the Social Sciences

With exit awards of:

Postgraduate Certificate

Postgraduate Diploma

Programme(s)MSc (SocSci) Social Research Methods
Last modifiedApril 2023

The Academic Regulations apply to and regulate the programme(s) listed above.

On occasion, programmes can be exempted from one or more of the clauses in the Regulations; one or more of the clauses can be varied; and programmes can impose additional requirements.

  • Exemptions are characterised by the omission of the relevant clause.
  • Variations are characterised by the replacement of the clause with alternative wording.
  • Additions are characterised by requirements in addition to those detailed in the Academic regulations.

The programmes listed have approval from the Academic Quality and Standards Committee for the exemptions and/or variations and/or additions to the regulations noted below.


The clause(s) listed below describe where an exemption to the Regulations exists.

None apply


The clause(s) listed below describe where a variation to the Regulations exists.

Existing University RegulationApproved Variation

Progression, Determination and Classification of Results: Postgraduate Master’s Programmes

Where a numerical mark is awarded, the Module Pass Mark for students on postgraduate master’s programmes is 50.

In order to progress onto the +3 part of the award to study for a PhD, students will have to attain a mean mark for the taught part of the MSc Social Research Methods programme of 60 or above.  This will be calculated after any referrals or supplementary assessments have occurred, following the Regulations.

Additional Requirements

The clause(s) listed below are in addition to the Regulations.

None apply

These regulations should be read in conjunction with the programme specification.


As a research-led University, we undertake a continuous review of our programmes to ensure quality enhancement and to manage our resources. As a result, these regulations may be revised during a student’s period of registration, however, any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Please read our Disclaimer to see why, when and how changes may be made to a student’s programme.