B2.8 Integrated Master's Degree

  • i. Scope

    Integrated Master's degrees are only available in those Subjects named for this purpose in section 1.viii of these Regulations.

    ii. Registration and conferment

    Candidates for an Integrated Master’s award must register for the award. A student who registers for an Integrated Master’s award is assumed to be a candidate for that award unless he or she registers for another award. 

    iii. Subject requirements

    To obtain an Integrated Master’s degree a student must fulfill the specific requirements for his or her Subject(s).

    iv. Compulsory elements of an Integrated Master's Degree

    To obtain an Integrated Master’s degree a student must gain at least six acceptable module credits from those designated as level 6 honours modules, including at least one double (30 credit) level 6 honours module and six acceptable module credits from those designated as level 7 modules.

    v. Programme requirements

    To obtain an MEng, MPlan, MMath, MSci, or MBiol award, a student must pass within eight years at least thirty module credits including at least eight level 4 module credits, at least sixteen acceptable module credits at levels 5 and 6 (not more than two level 4 acceptable module credits may be included in the sixteen acceptable module credits required), and at least six acceptable module credits at level 7.

    Please note, students who entered Stage II prior to September 2017 need to meet the above programme requirements within ten years.

    (Where subjects require the satisfactory completion of a placement year the above time is extended by one year.)

    vi. Classification

    Applicable to students entering Stage II prior to September 2017

    The class of Integrated Master’s degree shall be decided in accordance with Schedule 2 below based on the average of the marks obtained in all six level 7 module credits.

    Schedule 2

    Class of Integrated Master's Degree Minimum Average
    Distinction 70%
    Merit 60%
    Pass 50%
    NB. Averages are truncated, not rounded up. In calculating a student’s final average, marks for double modules are counted as two identical single marks. Similarly for triple and larger sized modules.

    * Please note that students entering Stage II prior to September 2017 will not have a GPA.


    Applicable to students entering Stage II from September 2017

    The class of Integrated Master’s degree shall be decided in accordance with Schedule 2 below on an equal weighting of:

    • the average of the marks obtained in fourteen level 5 or above acceptable module credits, which carry the highest marks. The marks for the best six acceptable level 6 honours module credits will always be included in the average. All students must have four graded acceptable level 6 honours module credits at the University for the purposes of classification. For the MEng degrees, all the compulsory level 6 honours module credits will be included, and will be double weighted in the calculation for degree classification.

    And

    • the average of the marks obtained in all six level 7 module credits.

    Schedule 2

    Class of Honours for Integrated Master's Degree Minimum Average
    First 70%
    Upper Second 60%
    Lower Second 50%
    NB. Averages are truncated, not rounded up. In calculating a student’s final average, marks for double modules are counted as two identical single marks. Similarly for triple and larger sized modules.

    * Please note that students entering Stage II from September 2017 will have a GPA.

    vii. Limitations on modules taken

    A candidate for an Integrated Master’s degree, completing their programme in a period longer than eight semesters shall not be permitted to take more than twenty two acceptable module credits at levels 5 and 6 (330 credits) and not more than eight acceptable module credits at level 7 (160 credits).

    For the purposes of the regulation where a year's worth of placement is required it does not count in the number of semesters specified nor the credit earned unless the student elects to take other modules at the same time as their placement year module.

    viii. Credit

    An Integrated Master’s degree carries 480 credits at level 4 and above including 120 credits at level 4, and 360 credits at level 5 or above (including 90 credits at level 6 and 120 credits at level 7).