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Programme structure: Liberal Arts (BA) - what's running in 2017/18

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Students take 2 of the following:
Ideas and Society AFAC20002 20 Optional
Experiencing the Aesthetic AFAC20003 20 Optional
NUMERACY requirement - if not already taken, one from:
Arts Students Count AFAC10004 20 Optional
Convincing stories? Numbers as evidence in the social sciences UNIV10002 20 Optional
Language requirement - if not already taken, 20 credit points in an ancient or modern language at a level appropriate to previous qualifications.
Students take 40 to 60 credit points in their chosen pathway (see below) including 40 at level 5:
ANTHROPOLOGY PATHWAY - must take:
ANTHROPOLOGY OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
ARCHAEOLOGY PATHWAY - must take:
ARCHAEOLOGY OPTIONS - choose any Archaeology level 5 units.
CLASSICS & ANCIENT HISTORY OPTIONS - choose any level 5 unit in Classics, Classical Studies or Ancient History programmes or units in Greek or Latin at the appropriate level.
ENGLISH PATHWAY - must take 1 of the literature units below plus 1 special subject unit (contact School for details of Specialist Subjects):
ENGLISH OPTIONS - choose any English level 5 unit.
FILM PATHWAY - must take one of:
FILM OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
HISTORICAL STUDIES PATHWAY - choose optional units from a defined list.
MEDIEVAL STUDIES PATHWAY - choose optional units from a defined list (students must take THRS20100 if they have not taken THRS10032 in previous year):
LANGUAGES - CZECH PATHWAY - must take
Czech Language 2 RUSS20029 20 Optional
Intermediate Czech Language RUSS20043 20 Optional
LANGUAGES - CZECH OPTIONS - choose any level 5 Russian units (except the Year Abroad) or a Modern Language (MODL) unit from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - FRENCH PATHWAY - must take
French Language 2 FREN20001 20 Optional
LANGUAGES - FRENCH OPTIONS - choose any level 5 French unit (except the Year Abroad) or a Modern Language (MODL) unit from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - GERMAN PATHWAY - must take
German Language 2 (Post A-Level) GERM20001 20 Optional
LANGUAGES - GERMAN OPTIONS - choose any level 5 German unit (except the Year Abroad) or a Modern Language (MODL) unit from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - ITALIAN PATHWAY - must take
Italian Language 2 ITAL20001 20 Optional
LANGUAGES - ITALIAN OPTIONS - choose any level 5 Italian unit (except the Year Abroad) or a Modern Language (MODL) unit from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - RUSSIAN PATHWAY - must take
Russian Language 2 RUSS20008 20 Optional
LANGUAGES - RUSSIAN OPTIONS - students can choose any level 5 Russian unit (except the Year Abroad) or a Modern Language (MODL) unit from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - SPANISH PATHWAY - students must take
Spanish Language HISP20101 20 Optional
LANGUAGES - SPANISH OPTIONS - choose any level 5 Hispanic Studies (HISP) unit (except the Year Abroad) or a Modern Language (MODL) unit from a defined list.
LANGUAGES - PORTUGUESE PATHWAY - must take
Portuguese Lang for Joints/ML HISP20302 20 Optional
LANGUAGES - PORTUGUESE OPTIONS - choose any level 5 Hispanic Studies (HISP) units (except the Year Abroad) or a Modern Language (MODL) unit from a defined list.
MUSIC PATHWAY OPTIONS - choose any Music level 5 units.
PHILOSOPHY OPTIONS - choose any Philosophy level 5 units.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY PATHWAY - must take:
Approaches to the Study of Religion THRS20098 20 Optional
RELIGION & THEOLOGY OPTIONS - choose any level 5 THRS units or Sanskrit or Hebrew units at an appropriate level.
THEATRE PATHWAY - must take one of:
Performance Histories DRAM23125 20 Optional
Politics of Performance DRAM20048 20 Optional
THEATRE OPTIONS - choose optional units from a defined list.
Plus 20 - 40 credit points in options from across the Faculty of Arts (including at least 20 at level 5 and may include one Open Unit from another Faculty)
Undergraduate Diploma   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 in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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