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Programme structure: Biochemistry with Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MSci) - what's running in 2021/22

This integrated Masters programme has been designated as type II: Specialised or Advanced Masters in accordance with the QAA Degree Characteristics Statement. 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
Macromolecular Structure, Dynamics and Function BIOC20002 20 Mandatory TB-1
Molecular Cell Biology BIOC20001 20 Mandatory TB-2
Recombinant DNA Technology MOLG22100 20 Mandatory TB-1
Gene expression and rearrangement MOLG22200 20 Mandatory TB-2
Biomedical Research, Employability and Enterprise Skills MVSF20001 20 Mandatory TB-4
20 credit points from the recommended optional units:
Infection and Immunity PANM22041 20 Optional TB-1
or
Disease and Defence PANM10002 20 Optional TB-2
Or 20 credit points from the following:
Cellular and Molecular Pathology PANM22042 20 Optional TB-2
Principles of Pharmacology 2B - Pharmacology of Body Systems PHPH20012 20 Optional TB-2
Or another 20cp of options normally chosen from the open unit catalogue. Choice would exclude PSYC10014 Science of Happiness
Choose open units OPEN 20 Optional
Diploma of Higehr 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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