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Programme structure: English and Philosophy (BA) - what's running in 2017/18

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Introduction to Philosophy A PHIL10005 20 Mandatory
Introduction to Philosophy B PHIL10006 20 Mandatory
Introduction to Formal Logic PHIL10014 10 Mandatory
Critical Issues ENGL10017 20 Mandatory
Students must select one from the following:
Literature 1150-1550 ENGL10042 20 Optional
Literature 1550-1740 ENGL10043 20 Optional
And either the other Literature unit or one from the following:
Critical Practice ENGL10041 20 Optional
Approaches to Poetry ENGL10039 20 Optional
Texts in a Global Context ENGL10044 20 Optional
Transformations ENGL10046 20 Optional
Women Writers ENGL10047 20 Optional
Up to 10 credit points from:
Philosophical Texts 1: Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion PHIL10003 10 Optional
Philosophical Text 3: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics PHIL10008 10 Optional
Introduction to the Philosophy of Science PHIL10015 10 Optional
Philosophical Texts: Plato PHIL10024 10 Optional
Texts in Early Modern Philosophy: Empiricism PHIL10031 10 Optional
Texts in Modern Political Philosophy PHIL10027 10 Optional
Paradoxes PHIL10028 10 Optional
Critical Reasoning PHIL10030 10 Optional
Marx's Political Writings PHIL10018 10 Optional
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, and the Gateway programmes or for International Foundation Programmes please see the student handbook available on Blackboard.

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.