To obtain the qualification, a student must pass all nine compulsory courses and a minimum of one elective course with individual marks of, at least, 50% or more. In addition to this, the student must also complete an independent mini research report with a mark of, at least, 50%.
Core courses and electives are validated through the successful completion of a range of assignments: a mini-test in class, a final exam in class and an essay/case study to be written outside class are usually requested by lecturers.
Each course provides underpinning knowledge and all modules provide three elements of assessment as follows:
A course in Research Methods is also compulsory and will be used as a pre-requisite to the research report. Students with average mark for the coursework of at least 75%, including at least 75% for the independent mini research, will be awarded the degree with distinction.
Each student will be required to write a report in one of the following formats: