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Programme structure: Cellular and Molecular Medicine (BSc) - what's running in 2019/20

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
Recombinant DNA Technology MOLG22100 20 Mandatory
Infection and Immunity PANM22041 20 Mandatory
Gene expression and rearrangement MOLG22200 20 Mandatory
Cellular and Molecular Pathology PANM22042 20 Mandatory
Biomedical Research, Employability and Enterprise Skills MVSF20001 20 Mandatory
It is strongly recommended that students take the following unit:
Molecular Cell Biology BIOC20001 20 Optional
Alternatively, students can choose 20 Credit points of Open or Optional units including:
Pharmacology 1A PHPH10003 20 Optional
Principles of Pharmacology 2A - Pharmacology of the Nervous System PHPH20011 20 Optional
Anatomical Science 1B ANAT10009 20 Optional
Human Anatomy: Abdomen, Pelvis and Limbs ANAT20002 20 Optional
Human Anatomy: Thorax, Head and Neck ANAT20003 20 Optional
Languages units are subject to timetabling constraints
Diploma 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).