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Programme structure: Mathematics and Physics (BSc) 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.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Solid State Physics 3021 PHYS30021 20 Mandatory TB-1
Select one of the following:
Industrial Group Project PHYS30007 30 Optional TB-4
Physics Project 333 PHYS39330 30 Optional TB-4
Physics Education 333 PHYS39332 30 Optional TB-4
Select 10cp Physics units from the following list:
Condensed Matter Physics 311 PHYS31111 10 Optional TB-2
Cosmology 201 PHYS24010 10 Optional TB-2
Environmental Physics PHYS30027 10 Optional TB-2
Nanophysics PHYS32600 10 Optional TB-2
Nuclear and Particle Physics PHYS22040 10 Optional TB-1
Particle Physics PHYS32012 10 Optional TB-1
Quantum Physics 301 PHYS32011 10 Optional TB-1
Select 60cp Mathematics units from the following list:
Calculus of Variations MATH30005 10 Optional TB-1B
Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory 3 MATH36206 20 Optional TB-2
Fields, Forms and Flows MATH30018 20 Optional TB-1
Fluid Dynamics 3 MATH33200 20 Optional TB-1
Information Theory 3 MATH34600 10 Optional TB-1A
Mathematical Methods MATH30800 20 Optional TB-2
Mechanics 23 MATH31910 20 Optional TB-2
Modern Mathematical Biology MATH30004 10 Optional TB-2D
Numerical Analysis 23 MATH30010 20 Optional TB-2
Optimisation MATH30017 20 Optional TB-2
Random Matrix Theory MATH30016 10 Optional TB-2C
Statistical Mechanics MATH34300 20 Optional TB-2
Control Theory EMAT30014 10 Optional TB-2
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos EMAT33100 10 Optional TB-1
Mathematics and Physics (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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