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

Mandatory Units Spanish Language (post-A and Ab-initio) and Portuguese Language (advanced and ab-initio) are must pass. For further information and a definition of must pass units please see the Glossary of Terms

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
The Making of the Hispanic World, from 1492 to the present day HISP10014 20 Mandatory
Critical Concepts in the Study of the Hispanic World HISP10010 20 Mandatory
Spanish Language (Post A level) HISP10001 20 Mandatory
Spanish ab initio students take the following unit instead of HISP10010 and HISP10001:
Spanish Language (Ab-initio) HISP10116 40 Optional
Plus
Portuguese Language HISP10302 40 Mandatory
Key Moments in Lusophone History and Culture HISP10015 20 Mandatory
Students with A-Level Portuguese take the following instead of HISP10302.
Introduction to the Study of Cultures MODL10011 20 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.

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