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Programme structure: Chemistry with Study Abroad in a Modern Language (MSci) for 2021/22 entry cohort

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.

This integrated Masters programme has been designated as type III: Professional or Practice Masters in accordance with the QAA Degree Characteristics Statement. Please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes for further information on this type of programme.

CHEM10013 Building Blocks of Chemistry and CHEM10004 Introductory Practical Chemistry and the
University-Wide Language Programme unit 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 http://www.bristol.ac.uk/esu/assessment/annex/glossary.html

In first year, students must:

1. Obtain marks of at least 60% in both CHEM10013 Building Blocks of Chemistry and CHEM10004 Introductory Practical Chemistry at the first attempt.

2. Pass their University-Wide Language Programme unit at the first attempt.

Students are required to achieve a mark of 50% in the second and third year 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 component of CHEM30001
Study in Continental Europe and Advanced Distance Learning is must pass.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Building Blocks of Chemistry CHEM10013 40 Mandatory TB-4
Introductory Practical Chemistry CHEM10004 20 Mandatory TB-4
Students will be allocated to either Quantitative Chemistry I or II based on their Maths A-level grade, or the equivalent qualification.
Quantitative Chemistry I CHEM10010 20 Optional TB-4
Quantitative Chemistry II CHEM10011 20 Optional TB-4
The remaining 40 credit points can be selected from these Option lists:
Option 1 - select 20 credit points from the following:
Life Chemistry: Life through the chemical lens CHEM10012 20 Optional TB-4
Materials Chemistry: The Materials World CHEM10016 20 Optional TB-4
Option 2 - select a 20 credit point unit from the following University-Wide Language Programme (UWLP) open units. This selection should match your placement destination.
Beginners units require no pre-requisites:
Beginners French UWLP10001 20 Optional TB-4
Beginners German UWLP10004 20 Optional TB-4
Beginners Spanish UWLP10009 20 Optional TB-4
Post-Beginners units require at least Grade C at GCSE or equivalent:
Post-Beginners French UWLP10002 20 Optional TB-4
Post-Beginners German UWLP10005 20 Optional TB-4
Post-Beginners Spanish UWLP10010 20 Optional TB-4
Intermediate units require at least Grade C at A-level or equivalent or a pass in the Post-Beginners unit:
Intermediate French UWLP10003 20 Optional TB-4
Intermediate German UWLP10006 20 Optional TB-4
Intermediate Spanish UWLP10011 20 Optional TB-4
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).

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