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Programme structure: Physics with International Experience (MSci) - what's running in 2021/22

This Integrated Master's programme has been designated as type II: Advanced Study, with a formal period of study abroad, in accordance with the QAA descriptors for Master's programmes. Please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes for further information on this type of programme.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Thermal Physics PHYS20027 10 Mandatory TB-2
Mechanics, Oscillations and Quantum Mechanics I PHYS20028 20 Mandatory TB-1
Nuclear and Particle Physics PHYS22040 10 Mandatory TB-1
Mathematical Physics 202 PHYS23020 20 Mandatory TB-1
Electromagnetism, Waves and Quantum Mechanics II PHYS20029 20 Mandatory TB-2
Cosmology 201 PHYS24010 10 Mandatory TB-2
Practical Physics 222 PHYS20026 20 Mandatory TB-4
Intermediate Computational Physics PHYS20032 10 Mandatory TB-4
Diploma of Higher Education   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).

Additional progress information

For progression to the year abroad students should gain at least 60% overall across the year.

All students must have passes in 120 credit points at Level 5 by June of the year in which they progress to a university abroad. In practice this means that students who fail a unit at the first attempt will not be able to progress on to a year abroad, but will be transferred to the equivalent programme without study abroad.

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