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Programme structure: Plant Sciences (BSc) - what's running in 2021/22

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Science and Success: Writing, Speaking and Communicating Science BIOL20017 10 Mandatory TB-1A
Molecular Genetics BIOL20015 20 Mandatory TB-1
Evolutionary Biology BIOL20212 10 Mandatory TB-1B
Quantitative and Computational Methods BIOL20020 20 Mandatory TB-1
Students must select at least 20cp from List A:
Plants and Planet BIOL20021 20 Optional TB-2
Animal and Plant Physiology BIOL20022 20 Optional TB-2
Depending on the number of credit points chosen from List A, select a maximum of 40cp from List B so that you have chosen 60cp in total:
Animal Behaviour BIOL20023 20 Optional TB-2
Cell and Developmental Biology BIOL20024 20 Optional TB-2
Ecology and Conservation BIOL20025 20 Optional TB-2
Neuroethology BIOL20026 20 Optional TB-2
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).

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