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Programme structure: Chemical Physics with Industrial Experience (MSci) - what's running in 2020/21

Students will be offered a blended educational experience with a mix of in person and online teaching. The in person teaching will consist of small group work, laboratory practicals and field work/alternative activities. To achieve the intended learning outcomes across the programme and to satisfy any accreditation requirements, students will be expected to undertake some in person teaching. Where this is not possible, students will be asked to contact their School to discuss arrangements.

This Integrated Master's programme has been designated as type III: Professional, with a formal period of study in industry, in accordance with the QAA descriptors for Master's programmes. Please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes for further information on this type of programme.

Building Blocks of Chemistry, Practical Work for Chemical Physics, PHYS10005, PHYS10006, PHYS11400 and MATH11004 are must pass units.

For the definition of must pass units please see the Glossary of Terms from Annex 1 to the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes at

It is necessary to pass all units; compensation cannot be applied.

Students must also:

1) Pass all first-year units at the first attempt.

2) Achieve an overall first-year average (for all units) of 60% or more.

Students must also achieve an average mark of 50% at the end of the second and third years of study in order to proceed to the fourth year of the programme. Students are required to attend all preparatory sessions and submit all requested documentation and forms by the deadlines. The distance learning aspect of the industrial placement year is must pass.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Building Blocks of Chemistry CHEM10013 40 Mandatory TB-4
Practical Work for Chemical Physics CHEM10014 10 Mandatory TB-4
Core Physics I:Mechanics and Matter PHYS10006 20 Mandatory TB-1
Core Physics II: Oscillations, Waves and Fields PHYS10005 20 Mandatory TB-2
Essential Maths for Physics PHYS11400 10 Mandatory TB-2
Mathematics 1A20 MATH11004 20 Mandatory TB-1
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, the Gateway programmes and International Foundation programmes.

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).