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Programme structure: Physiological Science (BSc) - what's running in 2021/22

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing, student choice and timetabling constraints.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Neurophysiology PHPH20009 20 Mandatory TB-1
Cellular Physiology PHPH20013 20 Mandatory TB-2
Integrative Physiology PHPH20008 20 Mandatory TB-2
Biomedical Research, Employability and Enterprise Skills MVSF20001 20 Mandatory TB-4
Options totalling 40 CP normally chosen from:
Techniques in Neuroscience PHPH20007 20 Optional TB-2
Principles of Pharmacology 2A - Pharmacology of the Nervous System PHPH20011 20 Optional TB-1
Mechanisms of Drug Action 2B: Pharmacology of Body Systems PHPH20014 20 Optional TB-2
Human Anatomy: Abdomen, Pelvis and Limbs ANAT20002 20 Optional TB-2
Human Anatomy: Thorax, Head and Neck ANAT20003 20 Optional TB-1
Disease and Defence PANM10002 20 Optional TB-2
Normal and Tumour Cells PANM12051 20 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology PSYC10012 20 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology PSYC10013 20 Optional TB-2
The following options can also be taken subject to timetabling constraints
Pharmacology 1B PHPH10004 20 Optional TB-2
Big Ideas in Science CHEM10001 20 Optional TB-4
Molecular Cell Biology BIOC20001 20 Optional TB-2
Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language LANG10120 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Any other Level 1 UWLP (University-Wide Language Programme) unit - 20 credit points. Please see http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sml/study/uwlp/ for more details. OPEN 20 Optional
Diploma 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).

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