MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE POLICY AND LAW
The programme entails ten modules plus a Masterâ€™s thesis which is equivalent to two
modules, amounting to a total of twelve modules. To qualify for the award of the Master of
Science in International Trade Policy and Law, students must pass the following modules,
including the Masterâ€™s thesis:
TRP 501: Economic Foundations of Trade and Trade Policy
TRP 502: Legal Foundations of Trade and Trade Policy
TRP 503: Tools for Trade Policy Analysis
TRP 504: Sectoral Trade Policies and Development
TRP 505: Trade and Commercial Policies
TRP 506: Topics in Trade Policy I
TRP 507: Regional and Bilateral Trade Policies
TRP 508: Trade Negotiation, Cooperation and Leadership
TRP 509: Topics in Trade Policy II
TRP 510: Topics in Trade Policy III
TRP 511: Masterâ€™s Thesis (equivalent to two modules)
The grading system of Lund University, in accordance with the European Credit Transfer
System (ECTS), applies.
| 75-84 ||B|
| 65-74 ||C|
| 55-64 ||D|
| 50-54 ||E|
| 0-49 ||F|
where an F represents Failure.
To pass a module, the student has to
(a) obtain at least 50 per cent of the total marks on the course work
(b) obtain at least 50 per cent of the total marks on the final written examination.
A student must attend 75 per cent of the onsite activities. Non-fulfilment of this requirement automatically disqualifies the student from sitting for the final examination, implying that the student has to retake the module.
Each module is examined by a number of means. As a rule those means include:
1. Pre-session assignment: 10 per cent of total
2. Onsite assignments: 25 per cent of total
3. Post-session assignment: 15 per cent of total
4. Final written examination: 50 per cent of total
â€¢ To qualify to sit for the final written examination the student must have (1) attended 75 per cent of the onsite activities and (2) submitted all related assignments as specified in the study and lecture plan.
â€¢ A student who fails to attain the minimum pass mark on the written examination will be allowed to re-sit the examination for a maximum of two re-sits.
â€¢ A pass obtained after a re-sit will be recorded as an E, whatever the marks obtained in such a re-sit. This implies that the student at a maximum can obtain 50 per cent of the total marks. To decide the finale grade of the module, the marks for the assignments and the marks for the written examination (which corresponds to 50 per cent of the total) are added.
|Example: A student attains the following marks on the assignments:|
Pre-session: 5 out of 10
On-site: 20 out of 25
Post-session: 15 out of 15
However, the student fails the final written examination and re-sits it. According to the regulations, a pass is recorded as an E. Hence, if the student passes the exam, he/she obtains 50 per cent, i.e. 25 out of 50. In this case the student obtains a total mark of 25+40=65 and therefore attains a D on the module.
There will also be an asterisk against the entry and a legend at the foot of the academic transcript showing that the student passed the examination after re-sitting it.
â€¢ A student who misses to sit for the final examination for whatever reason is permitted to take the re-sit examination given that the participant meets the qualifications. This will be treated as a re-sit unless the student provides accepted medical and/or extenuating circumstances authorised by the Academic Director. It is obligatory for the student to inform trapca in advance.
a) The grading scale for the thesis is the same as for the taught modules. The thesis proposal as well as the oral defence must meet certain criteria.
b) A pass after a re-submission of the thesis shall be recorded as an E in the academic transcript. There should also be an asterisk against the entry and a legend at the foot of the academic transcript showing that the student passed after re-submitting the thesis.
|Advanced Courses 2011|