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Programme structure: Liberal Arts (BA) for 2017/18 entry cohort

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Take 2 of the following units:
Ideas and Society AFAC10002 20 Optional
Experiencing the Aesthetic AFAC10003 20 Optional
Numeracy requirement (may be deferred to year 2) - one of:
Arts Students Count AFAC10004 20 Optional
Convincing stories? Numbers as evidence in the social sciences UNIV10002 20 Optional
Language requirement (may be deferred to year 2):
20 credit points in an ancient or modern language at appropriate level. PLEASE NOTE Students beginning a language pathway in Year 1 automatically meet this requirement.
Students then take 40 to 60 credit points in their prospective pathway (see below) and can take any other open unit if pathway choice allows:
ANTHROPOLOGY PATHWAY - must take:
Peoples, Culture and Language ARCH10017 20 Optional
Evolution in Action ARCH10014 20 Optional
ANTHROPOLOGY OPTIONS - choose from a defined list
ARCHAEOLOGY PATHWAY - must take both of the following:
Discovering the Past ARCH10015 20 Optional
Archaeological Practice ARCH10016 20 Optional
ARCHAEOLOGY OPTIONS - choose from a defined list
CLASSICS & ANCIENT HISTORY PATHWAY - must take two of the following:
Art in the Ancient World CLAS12365 20 Optional
Late Antiquity CLAS12381 20 Optional
History of Thought CLAS12366 20 Optional
CLASSICS & ANCIENT HISTORY OPTIONS - choose Latin/Greek units at an appropriate level or any other level 4 units in mandatory list, Classics, Classical Studies or Ancient History programmes.
ENGLISH PATHWAY - must take one of the following:
Approaches to Poetry ENGL10039 20 Optional
Critical Issues ENGL10017 20 Optional
Critical Practice ENGL10041 20 Optional
Literature 1150-1550 ENGL10042 20 Optional
Literature 1550-1740 ENGL10043 20 Optional
Texts in a Global Context ENGL10044 20 Optional
Transformations ENGL10046 20 Optional
Women Writers ENGL10047 20 Optional
ENGLISH OPTIONS - choose additional units from the mandatory list
FILM PATHWAY - must take:
Introduction to Film and Television Studies DRAM10024 20 Optional
FILM OPTIONS - choose from a defined list.
HISTORICAL STUDIES PATHWAY - must take at least two from the following:
Introduction to Medieval History HIST13011 20 Optional
Introduction to Early Modern History HIST13012 20 Optional
Introduction to the History of the British Empire: Rise, Fall and Legacies HIST13014 20 Optional
Introduction to Medieval Art HART10215 20 Optional
Introduction to Early-Modern Art HART10216 20 Optional
Introduction to Modern Art HART10217 20 Optional
Late Antiquity CLAS12381 20 Optional
MEDIEVAL STUDIES PATHWAY - must take both:
Introduction to Medieval History HIST13011 20 Optional
MEDIEVAL STUDIES OPTIONS - choose from a defined list
LANGUAGE: CZECH PATHWAY - must take:
Czech Language 1 RUSS10015 20 Optional
LANGUAGE: CZECH OPTIONS - choose any Russian level 4 units.
LANGUAGE: FRENCH PATHWAY - must take:
French Language FREN10029 20 Optional
LANGUAGE: FRENCH OPTIONS - choose any French level 4 units.
LANGUAGE: GERMAN PATHWAY - must take one of the following:
German Language 1 (Post A-level) GERM10009 20 Optional
German Language 1 (ab initio) GERM19003 40 Optional
LANGUAGE: GERMAN OPTIONS - choose any German level 4 units as long as have the required pre-requisites.
LANGUAGE: ITALIAN PATHWAY - must take one of the following:
Italian Language 1A (Post A-level) ITAL10001 20 Optional
Italian Language 1B (ab initio students) ITAL10002 40 Optional
LANGUAGE: ITALIAN OPTIONS - choose any Italian level 4 units as long as have the required pre-requisites.
LANGUAGE: RUSSIAN PATHWAY - must take one of the following:
Russian Language (for qualified entrants) RUSS10036 20 Optional
Russian Language (ab initio) RUSS10001 40 Optional
LANGUAGE: RUSSIAN OPTIONS - choose any Russian level 4 units as long as have the required pre-requisites.
LANGUAGE: SPANISH PATHWAY - must take one of the following:
Spanish Language (Post A level) HISP10001 20 Optional
Spanish Language (Ab-initio) HISP10116 40 Optional
LANGUAGE: SPANISH OPTIONS - choose any HISP level 4 units as long as have the required pre-requisites.
LANGUAGE: PORTUGUESE PATHWAY - must take one of the following:
Portuguese Language HISP10302 40 Optional
LANGUAGE: PORTUGUESE OPTIONS - students may additionally choose the following unit:
Key Moments in Lusophone History and Culture HISP10015 20 Optional
MUSIC PATHWAY - must take one of:
Historical Studies 1: Western Art Music (up to 1750) MUSI10045 20 Optional
Historical Studies II : Western Art Music (1750 to the present day) MUSI10046 20 Optional
Plus 20CP from:
Technical Studies I: Harmony and Harmonic Analysis MUSI10047 20 Optional
Composition - Studio MUSI10056 10 Optional
Composition - Acoustic MUSI10057 10 Optional
MUSIC PATHWAY - must take one of:
Historical Studies 1: Western Art Music (up to 1750) MUSI10045 20 Optional
Historical Studies II : Western Art Music (1750 to the present day) MUSI10046 20 Optional
MUSIC PATHWAY - plus 20cp from:
Technical Studies I: Harmony and Harmonic Analysis MUSI10047 20 Optional
Composition - Studio MUSI10056 10 Optional
Composition - Acoustic MUSI10057 10 Optional
PHILOSOPHY PATHWAY - must take:
Introduction to Philosophy A PHIL10005 20 Optional
And one of:
Introduction to Formal Logic PHIL10014 10 Optional
Critical Reasoning PHIL10030 10 Optional
PHILOSOPHY OPTIONS - choose any Philosophy level 4 units.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY PATHWAY - must take:
Living Religions THRS10028 20 Optional
RELIGION & THEOLOGY OPTIONS - choose any Religion and Theology level 4, Sanskrit or Hebrew language units.
THEATRE PATHWAY - must take:
Performance Forms and Analysis DRAM11004 20 Optional
Production Skills for Performance 1 DRAM10028 10 Optional
Production Skills for Performance 2 DRAM10026 10 Optional
THEATRE OPTIONS - choose units from a defined list.
Undergraduate Certificate   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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