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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
Concepts and Skills PHPH30007 20 Mandatory TB-4
Research Project PHPH30009 40 Mandatory TB-4
Options totalling 60 CP normally chosen from:
The Rhythms of Life PHPH30027 20 Optional TB-4
The Heart in Health & Disease PHPH30019 20 Optional TB-4
Brain and Behaviour PHPH30016 20 Optional TB-4
Neuroscience of Pain PHPH30017 20 Optional TB-4
New Horizons in Medicine PHPH30021 20 Optional TB-4
Cardiovascular System in Health and Disease PHPH30020 20 Optional TB-4
One of the units below can also contribute 20 credit points to the 60 credit points of optional units available for selection, but you may only take ONE of these options. Availability is subject to timetabling constraints.
Synaptic plasticity PHPH30010 20 Optional TB-4
Synaptic Cell Biology PHPH30022 20 Optional TB-4
Neurological and Psychiatric disorders (Unit 4D) PHPH30013 20 Optional TB-4
Pharmacology of ion channels and synaptic transmission PHPH30002 20 Optional TB-4
Receptor signalling and non-drug therapies PHPH30003 20 Optional TB-4
Pharmacology of the Nervous System PHPH30004 20 Optional TB-4
Physiological Science (BSc)   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).

Degree classifications:

  • First Class Honours 70 and above
  • Second Class Honours, First Division 60-69
  • Second Class Honours, Second Division 50-59
  • Third Class Honours 40-49
  • Fail 39 and below

An Ordinary degree can be awarded if a student has successfully completed at least 300 credits with a minimum of 60 credits at Level 6.

The pass mark for the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine and Dentistry is 50 out of 100. The classification of a degree in the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry is provided in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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