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Programme structure: Physics with Study in Continental Europe (BSc) - what's running in 2019/20

Please note: Due to alternative arrangements for teaching and assessment in place from 18 March 2020 to mitigate against the restrictions in place due to COVID-19, information shown for 2019/20 may not always be accurate.

Please note: you are viewing unit and programme information for a past academic year. Please see the current academic year for up to date information.

With the exception of open units, all Year 1 (C/4) units on this programme are must pass (whether taken as mandatory or chosen as optional 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

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Core Physics I:Mechanics and Matter PHYS10006 20 Mandatory TB-1
Core Physics II: Oscillations, Waves and Fields PHYS10005 20 Mandatory TB-2
Physics Laboratory PHYS10004 10 Mandatory TB-4
Mathematics 1A20 MATH11004 20 Mandatory TB-1
Essential Maths for Physics PHYS11400 10 Mandatory TB-2
A relevant 20 credit point language unit OPEN 20 Optional
And 20 credit points from the following, subject to availability:
Communicating Science PHYS10001 20 Optional TB-4
Stars and Planets 106 PHYS10600 20 Optional TB-1
Galaxies and the Universe PHYS11500 20 Optional TB-2
Big Ideas in Science CHEM10001 20 Optional TB-4
Introduction to Philosophy A PHIL10005 20 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Philosophy B PHIL10006 20 Optional TB-2
Sustainable Development UNIV10001 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
20 credit points of open units OPEN 20 Optional
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

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).

Additional progress information

For progression to the second year abroad students should gain at least 50% in a Level 4 language unit and 50% in physics and mathematics at Level 4 overall across the first year.