THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH

DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2020/2021

Information in the Degree Programme Tables may still be subject to change in response to Covid-19

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Year 1 Academic year: 2020/21, Starting in: September

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Year 2 Academic year: 2020/21, Starting in: August

Notes:
Entry to Honours:

(1) Students must pass courses to the required value of 240 credits in the first two years.
(2) Students must achieve 50% or more, at the first attempt, in Arabic 2.
(2) Students must achieve 50% or more, at the first attempt, in International Cooperation in Europe and Beyond
(3) Students must achieve 50% or more, at the first attempt, in Comparative Politics in a Globalised World

All courses (including outside subjects) must be passed before embarking on the year abroad; an outside course passed at Resit in August will be acceptable.

Students wishing to transfer to Politics in third year should opt to take 'Introduction to Political Data Analysis PLIT08009'.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

IMES Politics Year 2

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Level 7 and 8 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W

Selected courses must be passed

Year 3 Academic year: 2020/21, Starting in: August

Notes:
During 3rd year, when permitted, at least 30 weeks of approved residence must be spent in an Arabic-speaking country. During sessions when this is not permitted, students will be offered an alternative means of engagement.

Final Assessment

One unit of assessment is allocated to every 20 credits and constitutes one 20-credit paper. The following are the twelve 20-credit papers on which the classification of the degree is based. (Papers that for the purposes of degree classification acquire a weighting of 40 credits are, therefore, listed twice.)

1. Arabic 4
2. Arabic 4
3. Arabic Oral
4. Arabic Coursework Essay
5. Year Abroad Work for Politics
6. Year Abroad Work for Politics
7. IMES Dissertation Part 1 (same mark as IMES Dissertation Part 2) OR IMES Long Essay
8. IMES Dissertation Part 2 OR Politics Dissertation
9. Politics Dissertation OR IMES Honours Option
10. IMES Honours Option
11. Politics Honours Option
12. Politics Honours Option

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

IMES Dissertation or Long Essay Year 3

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses

Year 4 Academic year: 2020/21, Starting in: August

Notes:
Final Assessment

One unit of assessment is allocated to every 20 credits and constitutes one 20-credit paper. The following are the twelve 20-credit papers on which the classification of the degree is based. (Papers that for the purposes of degree classification acquire a weighting of 40 credits are, therefore, listed twice.)

1. Arabic 4
2. Arabic 4
3. Arabic Oral
4. Arabic Coursework Essay
5. Year Abroad Work for Politics
6. Year Abroad Work for Politics
7. IMES Dissertation Part 1 (same mark as IMES Dissertation Part 2) OR IMES Long Essay
8. IMES Dissertation Part 2 OR Politics Dissertation
9. Politics Dissertation OR IMES Honours Option
10. IMES Honours Option
11. Politics Honours Option
12. Politics Honours Option

Arabic Coursework Essay, Persian Coursework Essay, IMES Long Essay, and any dissertation courses are only available for selection if they are listed in the degree programme's final assessment.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Arabic Language Options Year 4

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
'Arabic Language Based Courses' are courses involving close study of Arabic texts in specific thematic contexts. A list of courses is made available to students prior to the start of the new academic year. Please be aware that all courses may not be available every year.
AND

Politics Level 10 courses

Select exactly 40 credits from Politics Level 10 courses
AND

Group A

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

IMES Dissertation (Part 2)

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Level 10 courses

OR

Dissertation (MA Politics)

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses

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