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Programme structure: Physics and Philosophy (BSc) - what's running in 2021/22

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Mechanics, Oscillations and Quantum Mechanics I PHYS20028 20 Mandatory TB-1
Mathematical Physics 202 PHYS23020 20 Mandatory TB-1
Practical Physics 201 PHYS29010 10 Mandatory TB-4
Realism and Normativity PHIL20046 20 Mandatory TB-1
Electromagnetism, Waves and Quantum Mechanics II PHYS20029 20 Mandatory TB-2
Thermal Physics PHYS20027 10 Mandatory TB-2
Plus 20 credit points of Level I units in Philosophy
Philosophy of Mind PHIL20010 20 Optional TB-1
Ethics PHIL20011 20 Optional TB-2
Philosophy of Mathematics PHIL20039 20 Optional TB-2
Aesthetics PHIL20136 20 Optional TB-1
Ancient Philosophy PHIL20040 20 Optional TB-2
Death, dying and disease PHIL20049 20 Optional TB-2
Texts in Modern European Philosophy 1 PHIL20050 20 Optional TB-1
Space, Time and Matter PHIL20053 20 Optional TB-2
Diploma 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

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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