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Programme structure: Liberal Arts (BA) - 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
The Public Role of the Humanities HUMS30001 20 Mandatory
Dissertation AFAC30002 40 Mandatory
Students take at least 20 cps in their subject pathway at level 6:
ANTHROPOLOGY PATHWAY - students can then choose optional units from a defined list.
ARCHAEOLOGY PATHWAY - students can choose any level 6 Archaeology units, except the Dissertation.
CLASSICS AND ANCIENT HISTORY PATHWAY - students can choose any level 6 units in Classics, Classical Studies or Ancient History programmes (except the Dissertation) or Latin or Greek units at an appropriate level.
ENGLISH PATHWAY - Students must take the following two units plus one year 3 Special Subject unit (e.g ENGL39020 Charles Dickens, ENGL39026 Tradition and Innovation in Pre-Shakespearean Drama, contact School for details):
ENGLISH OPTIONS - students can choose any level 6 English units.
FILM PATHWAY - students can then choose optional units from a defined list.
HISTORICAL STUDIES PATHWAY - students can then choose optional units from a defined list.
MEDIEVAL STUDIES PATHWAY - students can then choose optional units from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - CZECH PATHWAY - students must take:
20 credit points of level 6 units in Czech, except the Dissertation.
LANGUAGES - CZECH OPTIONS - students can choose any level 6 units in Russian except the Dissertation or a Modern Language (MODL) unit from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - FRENCH PATHWAY - students must take:
20 credit points of level 6 units in French, except the Dissertation.
LANGUAGES - FRENCH OPTIONS - students can choose any level 6 units in French or a Modern Language (MODL) unit from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - GERMAN PATHWAY - students must take:
20 credit points of level 6 units in German, except the Dissertation.
LANGUAGES - GERMAN OPTIONS - students can choose any level 6 units in German or a Modern Language (MODL) unit from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - ITALIAN PATHWAY - students must take:
20 credit points of level 6 units in Italian, except the Dissertation.
LANGUAGES - ITALIAN OPTIONS - students can choose any level 6 units in Italian except the Dissertation or a Modern Language (MODL) unit from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - RUSSIAN PATHWAY - students must take:
20 credit points of level 6 units in Russian, except the Dissertation.
LANGUAGES - RUSSIAN OPTIONS - students can choose any level 6 units in Russian or a Modern Language (MODL) unit from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - SPANISH PATHWAY - students must take:
20 credit points of level 6 units in Spanish, except the Dissertation.
LANGUAGES - SPANISH OPTIONS - students can choose any HISP level 6 units except HISP30060 or a Modern Language (MODL) unit from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - PORTUGUESE PATHWAY - students must take 20 credit points of level 6 units in Portuguese, except the Dissertation.
LANGUAGES - PORTUGUESE OPTIONS - students can choose any HISP level 6 units except HISP30060 or a Modern Language (MODL) unit from a defined list.
MUSIC PATHWAY - students can choose any level 6 Music units.
PHILOSOPHY PATHWAY - students must take one of the following:
First Extended Essay PHIL30107 20 Optional
Second Extended Essay PHIL30108 20 Optional
PHILOSOPHY OPTIONS - students can choose any level 6 Philosophy units.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY PATHWAY - students can choose any THRS level 6 units except the Dissertation.
THEATRE PATHWAY - students choose optional units from a defined list.
Students also take up to 40 credit points in further options including at least 10 at level 6.
Liberal Arts (BA)   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.

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