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Programme structure: Foundation in Arts and Humanities (CertHE) - what's running in 2018/19

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 and student choice.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
An Introduction to Study in the Arts and Humanities AFAC10007 20 Mandatory
What Does It Mean To Be Human? I: The Modern World AFAC10010 40 Mandatory
What Does it Mean to be Human? II: From Modern to Ancient AFAC10006 20 Mandatory
Individual Project AFAC10008 20 Mandatory
Select one of the following:
Representations: (Re)-making the World AFAC10009 20 Optional
Post-Beginners French UWLP10002 20 Optional
Foundation in Arts and Humanities (CertHE)   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).

Degree classifications:

  • First Class Honours 70 and above
  • Second Class Honours, First Division 60-69
  • Second Class Honours, Second Division 50-59
  • Third Class Honours 40-49
  • Fail 39 and below

An Ordinary degree can be awarded if a student has successfully completed at least 300 credits with a minimum of 60 credits at Level 6.

The pass mark for the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine and Dentistry is 50 out of 100. The classification of a degree in the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry is provided in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

Additional progress information

A student’s overall mark for the foundation year will consist of an average of their unit marks for:

  • What does it mean to be human? 1
  • What does it mean to be human? 2
  • Individual Project
  • Representations (or other optional unit)

Marks will be weighted to acknowledge the credit points for each unit. A pass is also required in the unit An Introduction to Study in the Arts and Humanities.

For the purposes of this programme, satisfactory completion is defined as achieving an overall pass mark of 40% and a pass in the unit An Introduction to Study in the Arts and Humanities. Students who leave the University at this point will be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education.

Satisfactory completion for the purpose of progression to an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts is defined as:

(i) An overall average of 60% or above;

(ii) An overall average of 50% or above and at least one unit mark of 60% or above;

(iii) An overall average of 40% (i.e. a pass) or above, subject to a progression review meeting with relevant academic staff.

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