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Programme structure: Biochemistry (MSci) for 2020/21 entry cohort

This Integrated Master's programme has been designated as type II: Advanced Study in accordance with the QAA descriptors for Master's programmes. Please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes for further information on this type of programme

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Biological Chemistry 1A: Molecules of Life BIOC10001 20 Mandatory TB-1
Biological Chemistry 1B: Powering Biomolecular Interactions BIOC10002 20 Mandatory TB-2
Biochemistry: Cellular Composition BIOC10003 20 Mandatory TB-1
Biochemistry: Cellular Processes BIOC10004 20 Mandatory TB-2
40cp of options chosen from the following:
Fundamentals of Molecular Microbiology PANM10003 20 Optional TB-1
Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases PANM10001 20 Optional TB-2
Normal and Tumour Cells PANM12051 20 Optional TB-1
Disease and Defence PANM10002 20 Optional TB-2
Mechanisms of Drug Action PHPH10015 20 Optional TB-1
Pharmacology 1B PHPH10004 20 Optional TB-2
Physiology 1A PHPH10017 20 Optional TB-1
Physiology 1B PHPH10018 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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