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Programme structure: Philosophy and Theology (BA) - what's running in 2021/22

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Faculty of Arts Category Teaching Block
You must take at least 40 CP of Theology and at least 40 CP of Philosophy units
List A - Choose one THRS and one PHIL unit from this list
Philosophical Issues of Physical Sciences PHIL30052 20 Optional TB-1
Philosophy and the Environment PHIL30112 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Philosophy of Science PHIL30049 20 Optional TB-2
Philosophy of Biology PHIL30063 20 Optional TB-1
Evil, Deviance, and Crime PHIL30127 20 Optional TB-2
Virtue and Well-Being PHIL30126 20 Optional A TB-1
The Philosophy and History of Medicine PHIL30082 20 Optional A,C TB-1
List B - Choose 20 CP from this list, unless you choose a 40 CP unit in list E
First Extended Essay PHIL30107 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Theology and Religious Studies Dissertation THRS30026 20 Optional E TB-4
List C - Choose 20 CP from this list or list F
Philosophy of Science PHIL30049 20 Optional TB-2
Philosophy of Psychology PHIL30077 20 Optional TB-2
Philosophy of Mathematics PHIL30090 20 Optional TB-2
Philosophy of Biology PHIL30063 20 Optional TB-1
Philosophy and the Environment PHIL30112 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Introduction to Sanskrit 1 THRS30171 20 Optional TB-1
Greek Language Level A1 CLAS30006 20 Optional TB-1
Greek Language Level A2 CLAS30007 20 Optional TB-2
Latin Language Level A1 CLAS30008 20 Optional B TB-1
Latin Language Level A2 CLAS30009 20 Optional TB-2
Latin Language Level B1 CLAS30033 20 Optional TB-1
Latin Language Level B2 CLAS30034 20 Optional TB-2
Atheism THRS30050 20 Optional TB-2
Buddhism in Practice THRS30081 20 Optional TB-1
List D - Choose 20 CP from this list
Texts in Modern European Philosophy 2 PHIL30116 20 Optional TB-1
Philosophy of Psychology PHIL30077 20 Optional TB-2
Death, dying and disease PHIL30115 20 Optional D TB-2
Evil, Deviance, and Crime PHIL30127 20 Optional TB-2
List E - Choose one unit from this list
Second Extended Essay PHIL30108 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Dissertation with fieldwork or community placement THRS30046 40 Optional D,E TB-4
Dissertation THRS30100 40 Optional TB-4
List F - Choose 20 CP from this list or list C
Take 20 CP From Bristol Futures, UWLP or Faculty Wide Units – OR choose an additional 20 CP from lists A-D above. However, you may not take THRS30026 in any combination with either THRS30046 or THRS30100 OPEN 20 Optional
Students may not take PHIL30115 if they have already taken PHIL20049. Students may not take PHIL30125 if they have already taken PHIL20053. Students may not take PHIL30131 if they have already taken PHIL20057. Students may not take PHIL30124 if they have already taken PHIL20058.
Philosophy and Theology (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, the Gateway programmes and International Foundation programmes.

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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