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Programme structure: Politics and Russian (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
Russian Language 3 RUSS30001 20 Mandatory
Students must choose at least one but no more than two units from the following list:
Gender in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Russia RUSS30062 20 Optional
Dostoevsky RUSS30063 20 Optional
Writing Revolution: Russian Literature, 1910-1940 RUSS30068 20 Optional
Russia in the 1990s: A Decade of Chaos? RUSS30065 20 Optional
Advanced Czech Language RUSS30070 20 Optional
Normally 60 credit points from:
Contemporary Feminist Thought: Debates and Issues POLI30001 20 Optional
Justice between generations POLI30005 20 Optional
Political Violence POLI30006 20 Optional
The Political Economy of China POLI30009 20 Optional
Europe in Crisis: Global, Regional and Domestic Perspectives POLI30015 20 Optional
US Foreign Policy POLI30017 20 Optional
Ethnic Politics POLI30019 20 Optional
How to Win a Political Argument POLI30020 20 Optional
Feminisms, Gender and International Relations POLI30021 20 Optional
The Contemporary British Parliament POLI31336 20 Optional
The Politics of Gender POLI31351 20 Optional
Post-Modern Political Theories POLI31367 20 Optional
Popular Culture and World Politics POLI31378 20 Optional
The Politics of Post Apartheid South Africa POLI31381 20 Optional
The Military in Everyday Life POLI31382 20 Optional
Critical Security Studies POLI31384 20 Optional
Dissertation POLI31555 40 Optional
Peacebuilding: Theory and Practice POLI31557 20 Optional
States and Markets POLI31559 20 Optional
Politics of Contemporary India POLI31563 20 Optional
Public Opinion and Democracy SOCI30072 20 Optional
Religion and Politics in the West SOCI30074 20 Optional
Inside Science SOCI30096 20 Optional
Risk, Danger and Disaster SOCI30098 20 Optional
Political Corruption POLI30022 20 Optional
Contemporary Chinese Foreign Policy POLI30023 20 Optional
The Politics of the Contemporary Labour Party POLI30024 20 Optional
Global Justice POLI30025 20 Optional
The Politics of Human Rights POLI30026 20 Optional
Power, Politics and Food POLI30027 20 Optional
The Politics of HIV/AIDS in Africa POLI30030 20 Optional
Students may choose up to two unit from the following list:
Communism in Europe MODL30001 20 Optional
Independent Study 1 MODL30005 20 Optional
Translating in a Professional Context MODL30010 20 Optional
Teaching Modern Languages as a Foreign Language MODL30013 20 Optional
Sociolinguistic Anthropology: Language, Culture, and Society MODL30016 20 Optional
Reimagining Odysseus MODL30019 20 Optional
The Italian City: Medieval and Early Modern Cultures MODL30020 20 Optional
Modernity as an Islamic Project MODL30021 20 Optional
This unit is only available to students studying Programmes of French German or Spanish:
Liaison Interpreting MODL30006 20 Optional
Students may choose MODL30011 if they took MODL23014 in their second year of study and students may choose MODL30012 if they took MODL23015 in their second year of study:
Catalan Language (follow-on) MODL30011 20 Optional
Czech Language (follow-on) MODL30012 20 Optional
Politics and Russian (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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