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Programme structure: Physiological Science (BSc) - what's running in 2017/18

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Understanding Body Function A PHPH10010 20 Mandatory
Understanding Body Function B PHPH10011 20 Mandatory
Pharmacology 1A PHPH10003 20 Mandatory
Options totalling 60 CP normally chosen from:
Pharmacology 1B PHPH10004 20 Optional
Introduction to Developmental Psychology PSYC10008 10 Optional
Introduction to Social Psychology PSYC10007 10 Optional
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology PSYC10006 10 Optional
Introduction to Biological Psychology PSYC10009 10 Optional
Biochemistry: Cellular Composition BIOC10003 20 Optional
Biochemistry: Cellular Processes BIOC10004 20 Optional
Functional Neuroanatomy PHPH10013 20 Optional
Introduction to Neuroscience PHPH10012 20 Optional
Anatomical Science 1A ANAT10008 20 Optional
Anatomical Science 1B ANAT10009 20 Optional
The following options can also be taken subject to timetabling constraints
Mathematics 1A20 MATH11004 20 Optional
Chemistry IE CHEM10200 40 Optional
Big Ideas in Science CHEM10001 20 Optional
Biological Chemistry 1A: Molecules of Life BIOC10001 20 Optional
Biological Chemistry 1B: Powering Biomolecular Interactions BIOC10002 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).

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