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Programme structure: Neuroscience (BSc) - what's running in 2020/21

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Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Introduction to Neuroscience PHPH10012 20 Mandatory TB-1
Functional Neuroanatomy PHPH10013 20 Mandatory TB-2
Physiology 1A PHPH10017 20 Mandatory TB-1
Physiology 1B PHPH10018 20 Mandatory TB-2
Pharmacology 1A PHPH10003 20 Mandatory TB-1
Options totalling 20 credit points, normally selected from:
Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology PSYC10013 20 Optional TB-2
Science of Happiness PSYC10014 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
The following option may also be available, subject to timetabling constraints:
Biological Chemistry 1B: Powering Biomolecular Interactions BIOC10002 20 Optional TB-2
Biochemistry: Cellular Processes BIOC10004 20 Optional TB-2
Pharmacology 1B PHPH10004 20 Optional TB-2
Anatomical Science 1B ANAT10009 20 Optional TB-2
Certificate 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

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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.

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