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Programme structure: Physiological Science (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
Physiology 1A PHPH10017 20 Mandatory TB-1
Physiology 1B PHPH10018 20 Mandatory TB-2
Pharmacology 1A PHPH10003 20 Mandatory TB-1
Options totalling 60 CP normally chosen from:
Pharmacology 1B PHPH10004 20 Optional TB-2
Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology PSYC10012 20 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology PSYC10013 20 Optional TB-2
Biochemistry: Cellular Composition BIOC10003 20 Optional TB-1
Biochemistry: Cellular Processes BIOC10004 20 Optional TB-2
Functional Neuroanatomy PHPH10013 20 Optional TB-2
Introduction to Neuroscience PHPH10012 20 Optional TB-1
Anatomical Science 1A ANAT10008 20 Optional TB-1
Anatomical Science 1B ANAT10009 20 Optional TB-2
Science of Happiness PSYC10014 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
The following options can also be taken subject to timetabling constraints
Mathematics 1A20 MATH11004 20 Optional TB-1
Chemistry IE CHEM10200 40 Optional TB-4
Big Ideas in Science CHEM10001 20 Optional TB-4
Biological Chemistry 1A: Molecules of Life BIOC10001 20 Optional TB-1
Biological Chemistry 1B: Powering Biomolecular Interactions BIOC10002 20 Optional TB-2
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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