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

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Dissertation (Childhood Studies) SPOL30033 40 Mandatory TB-4
Intercalating students may choose the following 20 credit point unit instead of the dissertation:
Guided Independent Study SPOL30041 20 Optional TB-4
At least 40 credit points to be chosen from:
Children in a Global Context SPOL32008 20 Optional TB-1
Children and Young People in the Law A SPOL30057 20 Optional TB-1
Play and Creativity SPOL30077 20 Optional TB-2
Therapeutic Work with Children SPOL30035 20 Optional TB-2
Disability in Society SPOL30075 20 Optional TB-2
Child Nutrition, Activity and Health SPOL30034 20 Optional TB-1
Remaining 40 credits to be chosen from the above list, or from the list below:
Gender based Violence SPOL30029 20 Optional TB-1
Understanding ‘Terrorism’ SPOL30065 20 Optional TB-1
Climate Emergency SPOL30074 20 Optional TB-1
Cities and communities in the urban age SPOL30062 20 Optional TB-2
Drugs and Society SPOL30011 20 Optional TB-2
Violence, Conflict and Forced Migration SPOL30066 20 Optional TB-2
Leisure, Pleasure and Harm SPOL30063 20 Optional TB-2
Childhood Studies (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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