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

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Practical Project BIOL30202 30 Mandatory TB-4
Field Course or Laboratory Workshop BIOL30001 10 Mandatory TB-1
Literature Review BIOL30002 20 Mandatory TB-4
At least 30CP chosen from:
The Ecology of Food Production and the Farmed Landscape BIOL30009 10 Optional TB-4
Tree of Life BIOL30004 10 Optional TB-4
Plant Evolution, Development and Diversity BIOL30007 10 Optional TB-4
Agricultural Biotechnology BIOL31129 10 Optional TB-4
Plant Environmental Adaptation BIOL30005 10 Optional TB-4
Plus a maximum of 30CP chosen from:
Sensory Ecology BIOL31132 10 Optional TB-4
Sex, Behaviour and Life Histories BIOL30013 10 Optional TB-4
Oceans BIOL30011 10 Optional TB-4
Social Evolution: Genes to Societies BIOL30003 10 Optional TB-4
Communication and Cognition in Animal Societies BIOL30012 10 Optional TB-4
Staying Alive: The Behaviour, Psychology and Ecology of Predator-Prey Interactions BIOL30010 10 Optional TB-4
The Biology of Colour BIOL30014 10 Optional TB-4
Plant Sciences (BSc)   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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