Degree of Master of Arts in Health & Social Sector Leadership
The Degree of Master of Arts in Health & Social Sector Leadership is governed by Resolutions of the University Court. The provisions of Resolution No. 582 supporting the Generic Undergraduate Regulations are set out with those regulations. The provisions of Resolution No. 693 are as follows:
1. The Degree of Master of Arts (MA) in Health & Social Sector Leadership may be awarded by the University of Glasgow in the College of Social Sciences (the College) as a Degree in such designations as may be prescribed by Regulation.
2. The award of the Degree shall be governed by Resolution No. 582 – “Generic Regulations for the award of Degrees gained by the successful completion of Undergraduate Programmes” together with such supplementary Regulations as are contained in this resolution No 589 – “Degree of Master of Arts Health & Social Sector Leadership”. The supplementary Regulations are set out in the Schedule of regulations attached to this resolution.
3. The early exit awards of Diploma of Higher Education and Certificate of Higher Education are also included in the Regulations.
1. Recognition of Prior Learning
Generic Undergraduate Regulation §4 applies with a maximum limit of 120 credits for the award of such credit. Candidates may be admitted to year two of the programme under Scottish Colleges ‘HNC Articulation Scheme’ where a grade A is achieved in the graded unit for either HNC ‘Social Services’ or HNC ‘Social Sciences’. Under the same scheme, candidates achieving a grade B in the graded unit for either HNC ‘Social Services’ or HNC ‘Social Sciences’ may be admitted to year one of the programme.
2. Maximum Period of Study
There is no set maximum period of study. Candidates may continue their studies providing they comply with the progress regulations set out at §3.
Generic Undergraduate Regulation §10 and §11 apply with the following additional requirements:
3.1 Full-time Candidates
a) Unless in any one session a full-time candidate obtains grade points from courses totalling at least 40 credits, they will normally be excluded from further attendance.
b) The minimum requirements for progress to a succeeding year of study are as follows:
|After one session:||the candidate must have obtained grade D3 or above in the three level 1 compulsory courses, and credit in further courses totalling at least 20 credits.|
|After two sessions:||the candidate must have obtained grade D3 or above in the three level 2 compulsory courses and be qualified for the Certificate of Higher Education.|
|After three sessions:||the candidate must have obtained grade D3 or above in the three level 3 compulsory courses and be qualified for the Diploma of Higher Education.|
c) A candidate who has failed to complete the above minimum requirements for any one session, and who has not been excluded, shall normally be suspended from full-time attendance but shall be permitted to enrol as a part-time candidate. Alternatively the College Progress Committee or sub-committee thereof may permit a suspended candidate to be reassessed in a course in a subsequent session without further enrolment or attendance in it. In such circumstances the candidate may carry forward from a previous assessment in the course elements of assessment which together have a weighting of no more than 50% in the overall assessment of the course. A candidate suspended from full-time attendance shall thereafter be permitted to resume full-time attendance provided that they have fulfilled the relevant minimum requirements for progress.
3.2 Part-time Candidates
a) A candidate who in their first two semesters of attendance has not obtained grade D3 or above in the course ‘Contemporary Health Challenges’ or the course ‘Society & Social Policy’ shall normally be suspended from further attendance.
b) A candidate who, over the next two sessions of their attendance, has not obtained grade D3 or above in courses totalling at least 40 credits, shall normally be suspended from further attendance.
c) Where a part-time candidate has been suspended from further attendance, the College Progress Committee or sub-committee thereof may permit such a candidate to be reassessed in a course in a subsequent session. In such circumstances the candidate may carry forward from a previous assessment in the course elements of assessment which together have a weighting of no more than 50% in the overall assessment of the course. The candidate shall thereafter be permitted to resume part-time attendance provided that, as a result of such reassessment, they have fulfilled the minimum progress requirements for part-time candidates.
3.3 Entry to Honours
a) Admission to Honours will normally take place after the completion of 360 credits and on successful completion of the MA Health & Social Sector Leadership programme. It shall normally be a requirement to have achieved 120 credits at level 3 and an Honours Entry Average of 11.0 or higher. The Honours Entry Average is calculated using the grade points set out in Schedule A of the Code of Assessment and by applying a 50% weighting to credit gained at level 3 and a 50% weighting to credit gained at levels 1 and 2.
b) A candidate who has gained 240 credits at levels 2 and 3, of which a minimum of 120 are at level 3, and has an Honours Entry Average of less than 11.0 may only proceed to Honours at the discretion of the Dumfries Honours Board.
4. Courses Available to Candidates
The list of qualifying and compulsory courses is set out in the programme specification for the degree programme.
5. Programme Requirements for the Award of the Degree
5.1 Honours Degree
i) The Honours Curriculum shall normally comprise 120 credits gained at level 3 and 120 credits gained at level 4.
ii) A candidate for the degree of MA Health & Social Sector Leadership shall normally present themself for assessment in accordance with the prescribed assessment schedule. However, the Dumfries Honours Board may at its discretion and on grounds of illness or other good cause shown, permit a candidate to delay the prescribed assessment for not more than one year.
b) Specific RequirementsA candidate shall obtain 220 credits from compulsory courses including 60 credits at level 2 and 60 credits at level 3. In addition a candidate will obtain credits from either a placement in an organisation appropriate to the degree with an extended report or a dissertation on an agreed topic appropriate to the degree.
5.2 Degree of Master of Arts Health & Social Sector Leadership
Generic Undergraduate Regulation §14 applies with the following additional requirements: at least 200 credits must be at level 2 or higher including 120 at level 3; and grade D3 or above in at least 60 credits at level 3.
5.3 Diploma of Higher Education
The following regulation applies in place of Generic Undergraduate Regulation §13:
a) A candidate who has completed courses totalling at least 240 credits, where a minimum of 80 credits have been gained from a course or courses at level 2 or above, and where the grade point average over the 240 credits is at least 7.0, shall be eligible to receive the Diploma of Higher Education.
b) The Diploma of Higher Education shall be awarded with Distinction where the grade point average over the courses being counted for the award of the Diploma is at least 15.0. The Diploma of Higher Education shall be awarded with Merit where the grade point average over the courses being counted for the award of the Diploma is at least 12.0.
5.4 Certificate of Higher Education
Generic Undergraduate Regulation §12 applies.
 The grade point average is determined with reference to the schedule of grades and grade points contained in Schedule A and Schedule B of the University’s Code of Assessment. The grade point average is calculated by taking the product of each course’s weight and the candidate’s grade points and dividing the sum of these products by the sum of the courses’ weights. The weights shall correspond to the courses’ credit ratings unless specified otherwise in the relevant programme documentation. The grade point average is expressed to one decimal place (§16.34(a) of the Code of Assessment). In determining whether a candidate has achieved a required grade point average, no further rounding is permitted. For example, a candidate achieving a grade point average of 8.9 would not satisfy a requirement for a grade point average of 9.0.