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Programme structure: Neuroscience with Study in Industry (MSci) - what's running in 2021/22

This Integrated Master's programme has been designated as type II: Advanced Study, with a formal period of study in industry, 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
Advanced Concepts and Skills PHPHM0011 20 Mandatory TB-4
Grant Proposal (M level) PHPHM0010 40 Mandatory TB-4
Optional units totalling 60 credit points, are normally selected from the following:
The Rhythms of Life PHPH30027 20 Optional TB-4
Synaptic plasticity PHPH30010 20 Optional TB-4
Synaptic Cell Biology PHPH30022 20 Optional TB-4
Brain and Behaviour PHPH30016 20 Optional TB-4
Neuroscience of Pain PHPH30017 20 Optional TB-4
New Horizons in Medicine PHPH30021 20 Optional TB-4
Neurological and Psychiatric disorders PHPH30013 20 Optional TB-4
Students may be able to select 20 of their 60 credit points from the following list, subject to timetabling constraints. No more than 20 credit points can be chosen.
Pharmacology of ion channels and synaptic transmission PHPH30002 20 Optional TB-4
Receptor signalling and non-drug therapies PHPH30003 20 Optional TB-4
Pharmacology of the Nervous System PHPH30004 20 Optional TB-4
The Heart in Health & Disease PHPH30019 20 Optional TB-4
Cardiovascular System in Health and Disease PHPH30020 20 Optional TB-4
Neuroscience with Study in Industry (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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