Swansea University

1. Introduction


Candidates may qualify for an award of Swansea University under these regulations upon successful completion of one of the following approved programmes of study: Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Master's Degree (MA, MSc, LLM, MBA).  Candidates may pursue a programme on a full-time or part-time basis or a combination of both (mixed mode of attendance).


All Master's Programmes shall be assessed by examination/coursework and submission of piece/pieces of directed independent learning.

Directed independent learning is defined as a single piece or pieces of self-directed learning (undertaken under the guidance of a supervisor), totalling 60 credits, which provide(s) an opportunity to engage in extended research on one or more aspects of the syllabus relating to the programme.  The independent work can take a variety of forms, chosen to be the most appropriate for the programme, and/or to enhance the employability prospects of the students.  This can be defined at programme approval and will be equivalent to the effort required to prepare a dissertation of up to 20,000 words.


All candidates must enrol as students of Swansea University and pay the appropriate fees prescribed by the University.  As enrolled students, candidates must comply with the University's academic and general regulations.


Full-time postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or master's candidates may not concurrently be enrolled on another postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or master's degree programme* leading to the award of a qualification in this or another university/institution without the express permission of the Matriculation Sub-Committee.  

* Staff members enrolled on the PGC tHE as a condition of employment or probation are exempt from the above concurrent enrolment regulation.


The candidature of students found to be in breach of Regulation 1.3 above, shall normally be cancelled with immediate effect.


Colleges, which are subject to professional accreditation and/or Sponsorship Body requirements, may apply stricter regulations provided that the students have been duly notified in advance and that it is a requirement of a Professional/Sponsorship Body.