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Programme structure: Biomedical Sciences (BSc) for 2018/19 entry cohort

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
Biomedical Research, Employability and Enterprise Skills MVSF20001 20 Mandatory
Recombinant DNA Technology MOLG22100 20 Mandatory
Select three or four units from the following:
Infection and Immunity PANM22041 20 Optional
Molecular Cell Biology BIOC20001 20 Optional
Gene expression and rearrangement MOLG22200 20 Optional
Cellular and Molecular Pathology PANM22042 20 Optional
Principles of Pharmacology 2A - Pharmacology of the Nervous System PHPH20011 20 Optional
Principles of Pharmacology 2B - Pharmacology of Body Systems PHPH20012 20 Optional
Neurophysiology PHPH20009 20 Optional
Integrative Physiology PHPH20008 20 Optional
Students can choose only one of the following units:
Human Anatomy: Thorax, Head and Neck ANAT20003 20 Optional
Human Anatomy: Abdomen, Pelvis and Limbs ANAT20002 20 Optional
Any Language Unit at an appropriate level
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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).

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