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Programme structure: Italian and Russian (BA) - what's running in 2017/18

The following units are must pass: Italian Language 1 (post a-level) or Italian Language 1 (ab-initio, 40 credits) and Russian Language 1 (ab-initio, 40 credits) or Russian Language (qualified entrants). For further information and a definition of must pass units please see the Glossary of Terms

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
The appropriate language unit, ITAL10001 or ITAL 10002, is a must-pass unit.
Italian Language 1B (ab initio students) ITAL10002 40 Mandatory
Modern Italy ITAL10029 20 Mandatory
Instead of Italian Language 1B, students with A level Italian must take the following two units:
Italian Language 1A (Post A-level) ITAL10001 20 Optional
Medieval and Renaissance Italy ITAL10030 10 Optional
And select one from:
Modern Italian Texts ITAL10007 10 Optional
Reading Medieval and Renaissance Culture ITAL10031 10 Optional
Plus
Understanding Russia: Critical Approaches RUSS10039 20 Mandatory
Russian Language (ab initio) RUSS10001 40 Mandatory
Students with A Level Russian must take the following units (instead of the 2 units above):
Russian Language (for qualified entrants) RUSS10036 20 Optional
Understanding Russia: Critical Approaches RUSS10039 20 Mandatory
One of the following:
Czech Language 1 RUSS10015 20 Optional
Introduction to Russian Literature RUSS10037 20 Optional
Certificate of Higher Education   120  

Progression/award requirements

Unit Pass Mark for Undergraduate Programmes:

  • 40 out of 100 – for level C/4, I/5 & H/6 units
  • 50 out of 100 – for level M/7 units

For details on the weightings for classifying undergraduate degrees, please see the Agreed Weightings, by Faculty, to be applied for the Purposes of Calculating the Final Programme Mark and Degree Classification in Undergraduate Programmes.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Please refer to the specific progression/award requirements for programmes with a preliminary year of study, and the Gateway programmes or for International Foundation Programmes please see the student handbook available on Blackboard.

Exit awards

All undergraduate degree programmes allow the opportunity for a student to exit from a programme with a Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education.

  • To be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 240 credit points, of which at least 90 must be at level 5.
  • To be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 120 credit points at level 4.

Integrated Master's degrees may also allow the opportunity for a student to exit from the programme with an equivalent Bachelor's degree where a student has achieved 360 credit points, of which 90 must be at level 6, and has successfully met any additional criteria as described in the programme specification.

The opportunities for a student to exit from one of the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry with an Award is outlined in the relevant Programme Regulations (which are available as an annex in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes).

Additional progress information

Students are permitted to conditionally progress to the next year of study and make up a credit deficit where they have failed a particular unit or units provided this meets the conditions in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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