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Programme structure: Childhood Studies (BSc) - what's running in 2021/22

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Social Research Methods SOAD20004 20 Mandatory TB-2
Introduction to Child and Adolescent Health SPOL20060 20 Mandatory TB-1
At least 40 credit points to be chosen from the following:
Family Support SOWK20002 20 Optional TB-2
Child and Adolescent Psychology SPOL20032 20 Optional TB-1
Youth, Sexualities and Gendered Violence SPOL22023 20 Optional TB-1
Youth Policy and Social Welfare SPOL22022 20 Optional TB-1
Youth Justice SPOL20022 20 Optional TB-2
Work and Work Placements: Childhood Studies SPOL20040 20 Optional TB-4
The remaining 40 credit points to be chosen from the above list, or from the list below:
Social Care in Crisis SPOL20047 20 Optional TB-1
Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Policy SPOL20019 20 Optional TB-1
Harms of the Powerful SPOL20034 20 Optional TB-2
Criminalising Welfare SPOL20043 20 Optional TB-2
Punishment in Society SPOL20052 20 Optional TB-2
Curriculum Design for Learning EDUC20001 20 Optional TB-2
Social Policy and Development SPOL20050 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).

Additional progress information

Students are permitted to conditionally progress to the next year of study and make up a credit deficit where they have failed a particular unit or units provided this meets the conditions of the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.
For further information and a definition of must pass units and conditional progression please see the Glossary of Terms.

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