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Programme structure: Liberal Arts (BA) - what's running in 2020/21

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Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Faculty of Arts Category Teaching Block
History of the Present AFAC10011 20 Mandatory TB-2
The Art of Writing AFAC10016 20 Mandatory TB-1
Language requirement
20 credit points in an ancient or modern language at appropriate level. Students beginning a language pathway in Year 1, or entering Year 2 from an overseas institution automatically meet this requirement.
Students then take a minimum of 40 credit points in their prospective pathway (see below):
ANTHROPOLOGY PATHWAY - must take:
Peoples, Culture and Language ARCH10017 20 Optional TB-1
Evolution in Action ARCH10014 20 Optional TB-2
Anthropology Options:
Archaeological Practice ARCH10016 20 Optional TB-2
Big Ideas in Anthropology ARCH10012 20 Optional TB-2
Discovering the Past ARCH10015 20 Optional TB-1
Kin, Friends, Lovers and Others ARCH10019 20 Optional TB-1
Material Culture (C) ARCH10013 20 Optional TB-1
CLASSICS & ANCIENT HISTORY PATHWAY - must take:
Epic CLAS12361 20 Optional TB-2
Classics and Ancient History Options - choose 20 CP from:
Ancient Historical Writers CLAS10039 20 Optional TB-1
Historical Survey: Ancient Greece CLAS10035 20 Optional TB-1
Historical Survey: Ancient Rome CLAS10036 20 Optional TB-2
Literature CLAS10038 20 Optional TB-1
Sculpture CLAS10037 20 Optional TB-1
Thought CLAS10040 20 Optional D TB-2
Greek Language Level A1 CLAS12311 20 Optional TB-1
Greek Language Level A2 CLAS12312 20 Optional TB-2
Greek Language Level B1 CLAS12315 20 Optional B,C TB-1
Greek Language Level B2 CLAS12316 20 Optional TB-2
Latin Language Level A1 CLAS12303 20 Optional TB-1
Latin Language Level A2 CLAS12304 20 Optional F TB-2
Latin Language Level B1 CLAS12307 20 Optional TB-1
Latin Language Level B2 CLAS12308 20 Optional TB-2
FILM PATHWAY - must take:
Filmmaking Fundamentals FATV10001 20 Optional TB-4
Introduction to Film and Television Studies FATV10005 20 Optional TB-1
Film Options:
Close-Up on Film FATV10002 20 Optional TB-2
Close-Up on Television FATV10004 20 Optional TB-2
Filmmaking through Hitchcock FATV10006 20 Optional TB-4
ENGLISH PATHWAY - students take:
One of:
Literature 1550-1740 ENGL10043 20 Optional E TB-2
Literature 1150-1550 ENGL10042 20 Optional A TB-1
You can choose to take both of the Literature units above, or take only one and choose 20 CP from this list:
Critical Issues ENGL10017 20 Optional TB-1
Approaches to Poetry ENGL10039 20 Optional D TB-2
English Options - choose from above or from:
Readings in Gender and Sexuality ENGL10053 20 Optional C TB-1
Transformations ENGL10046 20 Optional C TB-1
MEDIEVAL STUDIES PATHWAY - Take two of:
Literature 1150-1550 ENGL10042 20 Optional A TB-1
Literature 1550-1740 ENGL10043 20 Optional E TB-2
The Medieval World HIST10042 20 Optional TB-2
The Early Modern World HIST10043 20 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Medieval Art HART10215 20 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Early-Modern Art HART10216 20 Optional TB-2
Medieval Studies Options - choose from above or from:
Music and Society 1 MUSI10061 20 Optional TB-1
Medieval and Renaissance Italy ITAL10034 20 Optional TB-1
To take ITAL10034 you must have an A Level or equivalent in Italian
HISTORICAL STUDIES PATHWAY - must take at least two from the following:
The Early Modern World HIST10043 20 Optional TB-1
The Medieval World HIST10042 20 Optional TB-2
The Modern World HIST10048 20 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Early-Modern Art HART10216 20 Optional TB-2
Introduction to Medieval Art HART10215 20 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Modern Art HART10217 20 Optional TB-1
Historical Studies Options - choose from the list above or from:
Approaching the Object HART10007 20 Optional C TB-1
Approaching the Past HIST13015 20 Optional TB-1
Landscape (Level C Special Topic) HART10208 20 Optional E TB-2
The Artist (Level C Special Topic) HART10209 20 Optional E TB-2
The City (Level C Special Topic) HART10210 20 Optional TB-2
The American Century HIST10044 20 Optional TB-2
The Medieval World HIST10042 20 Optional TB-2
Slavery HIST10046 20 Optional E TB-2
War and Society HIST10045 20 Optional TB-2
LANGUAGE: CZECH PATHWAY - must take:
Czech Language 1 RUSS10015 20 Optional TB-4
And one of:
Czech Language and Society RUSS10026 20 Optional TB-4
Introduction to Czech History and Culture RUSS10038 20 Optional TB-4
LANGUAGE: FRENCH PATHWAY - must take:
French Language FREN10029 20 Optional TB-4
And one of:
Shaping France FREN10008 20 Optional TB-1
Representations of Francophone Cultures FREN10013 20 Optional TB-2
LANGUAGE: GERMAN PATHWAY - must take:
One of:
German Language 1 (ab initio) GERM19003 40 Optional TB-4
German Language 1 (Post A-level) GERM10009 20 Optional TB-4
If you take the Post A-level language unit, also choose 20 CP from:
German Literature and Film: Genres, Texts, Contexts GERM10035 20 Optional TB-1
Language and Power: Introductions to German History GERM10039 20 Optional TB-2
LANGUAGE: ITALIAN PATHWAY - must take:
One of:
Italian Language 1A (Post A-level) ITAL10001 20 Optional TB-4
Italian Language 1B (ab initio students) ITAL10002 40 Optional TB-4
If you take the Post A-level language unit, also choose 20 CP from:
Medieval and Renaissance Italy ITAL10034 20 Optional TB-1
Modern Italy ITAL10033 20 Optional TB-4
LANGUAGE: PORTUGUESE PATHWAY - must take:
One of:
Portuguese Language HISP10302 40 Optional TB-4
Portuguese Language - Post A Level HISP10307 20 Optional TB-4
If you take the Post A-level language unit, you must also take:
Key Moments in Lusophone History and Culture HISP10015 20 Optional TB-4
LANGUAGE: RUSSIAN PATHWAY - must take:
One of:
Russian Language (for qualified entrants) RUSS10036 20 Optional TB-4
Russian Language (ab initio) RUSS10001 40 Optional TB-4
If you take the 'for qualified entrants' language unit, you must also take:
Understanding Russia: Critical Approaches RUSS10039 20 Optional TB-4
LANGUAGE: SPANISH PATHWAY - must take:
One of:
Spanish Language (Post A level) HISP10001 20 Optional TB-4
Spanish Language (Ab-initio) HISP10116 40 Optional TB-4
If you take the Post A-level language unit, you must also take:
The Making of the Hispanic World, from 1492 to the present day HISP10014 20 Optional TB-1
MUSIC PATHWAY - must take:
One of:
Music and Society 2 MUSI10060 20 Optional TB-2
And one of:
Technical Studies I: Harmony and Harmonic Analysis MUSI10047 20 Optional TB-4
Composition MUSI10059 20 Optional TB-4
PHILOSOPHY PATHWAY - must take:
One of:
Introduction to Philosophy A PHIL10005 20 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Philosophy B PHIL10006 20 Optional TB-2
And:
Logic and Critical Thinking PHIL10032 20 Optional TB-1
Philosophy Options - choose from above or from:
Readings in Value Theory PHIL10033 20 Optional TB-1
Knowledge and Reality PHIL10034 20 Optional TB-2
RELIGION & THEOLOGY PATHWAY - must take:
Approaches to the Study of Religion THRS10030 20 Optional B TB-1
And one of:
Living Religions East THRS10065 20 Optional D TB-2
Living Religions West THRS10064 20 Optional TB-1
Religion & Theology Options - choose from above or from:
Issues in the Study of Religion THRS10031 20 Optional E TB-2
Topics in Religion and Theology THRS10063 20 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Sanskrit I: Grammar THRS10017 20 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Sanskrit II: Texts THRS10018 20 Optional TB-2
Note that Sanskrit fulfils the language requirement of the Liberal Arts programme
THEATRE PATHWAY - must take:
Introduction to Performance Practices THTR10009 20 Optional A TB-1
And one of:
Producing the Performance THTR10007 20 Optional TB-2
Staging the Text THTR10006 20 Optional TB-2
Theatre Options - choose from above or from:
Introduction to Performance Studies THTR10008 20 Optional A,B TB-1
Performance Contexts THTR10003 20 Optional TB-1
If students have credit points available once they have selected their pathway units, then they may use these remaining credits to take optional units from any of the lists above (within the Faculty of Arts) or may take Open Units (not totalling more than 20 credits) outside the Faculty of Arts.
Undergraduate Certificate   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).

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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