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Programme structure: Sociology and Philosophy (BSc) - 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
Introduction to Philosophy A PHIL10005 20 Mandatory
Introduction to Philosophy B PHIL10006 20 Mandatory
Introduction to Formal Logic PHIL10014 10 Mandatory
Thinking Sociologically SOCI10004 20 Mandatory
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
Paradoxes PHIL10028 10 Optional
Critical Reasoning PHIL10030 10 Optional
Texts in Modern Political Philosophy PHIL10027 10 Optional
Marx's Political Writings PHIL10018 10 Optional
Two units from the following:
Doing Social Research SOCI10005 20 Optional
Key Social Thinkers SOCI10006 20 Optional
Social Identities and Divisions SOCI10007 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 of the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

For further information and a definition of must pass units and conditional progression please see the Glossary of Terms.

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