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

CHEMM0008 and CHEMM0024 projects 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.

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
Special Physical & Theoretical Chemistry CHEMM0004 20 Mandatory TB-4
Core Special Chemistry for Chemical Physicists CHEMM0011 10 Mandatory TB-4
Surface Physics PHYSM0007 10 Mandatory TB-2
Students will be registered to one of the following three units, based upon their project allocation:
Project for MSci Chemical Physicists CHEMM0008 60 Optional TB-4
Physics Research Project PHYSM3406 60 Optional TB-4
Students should choose 10 credit points from the following:
Foundations of Modern Physics PHYSM0023 10 Optional TB-4
Student Seminar 431 PHYSM3100 10 Optional TB-4
Current Topics in Physics PHYSM3407 10 Optional TB-4
Students should also choose 10 credit points from approved M level Physics study choices below:
Magnetism and Superconductivity PHYSM0038 10 Optional TB-1
The Physics of Phase Transitions. PHYSM0300 10 Optional TB-2
Semiconductor Physics PHYSM2100 10 Optional TB-2
Including the following study choices, although permission must be sought first from the Director of the Chemical Physics programmes.
Advanced Quantum Physics PHYSM3416 10 Optional TB-1
Quantum Information Theory MATHM5610 10 Optional TB-1A
Chemical Physics (MSci)   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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