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Programme structure: Chemical Physics (MSci) - what's running in 2021/22

Core Concepts in Chemistry for Chemical Physics and Intermediate Practical Chemistry for Chemical Physics are must pass units. For the definition of must pass units please see the Glossary of Terms from Annex 1 to the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/esu/assessment/annex/glossary.html//www.bristol.ac.uk/esu/assessment/annex/glossary.html

Students must achieve an overall average mark of 50% in both the second and third years of study in order to proceed to the fourth year of the programme.

This Integrated Master's programme has been designated as type III: Professional in accordance with the QAA descriptors for Master's programmes. 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
Mechanics, Oscillations, Electromagnetism and Waves for Chemical Physics PHYS20030 20 Mandatory TB-4
Thermal Physics PHYS20027 10 Mandatory TB-2
Mathematical Physics 202 PHYS23020 20 Mandatory TB-1
Intermediate Computational Physics PHYS20032 10 Mandatory TB-4
Intermediate Practical Chemical Physics CHEM20006 20 Mandatory TB-4
Core Concepts in Chemistry for Chemical Physics CHEM20009 20 Mandatory TB-4
Select 20 credit points from the following list:
Materials Chemistry: Materials for Energy CHEM20005 20 Optional TB-4
Chemical Models and Prediction CHEM20008 20 Optional TB-4
Diploma of Higher Education   130    

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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