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Programme structure: Plant Sciences (MSci) - 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.

Please note that BIOL11000 and BIOL12000 are must pass units

This Integrated Master's programme has been designated as type II: Advanced Study 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
Biology 1A: Diversity of Life BIOL11000 40 Mandatory TB-4
Biology 1B: Life Processes BIOL12000 40 Mandatory TB-4
Key Concepts for Biologists BIOL10002 20 Mandatory TB-1
Units from the following list totalling 20 credit points
Current Topics in Biology BIOL10001 20 Optional TB-2
Big Ideas in Science CHEM10001 20 Optional TB-4
World in Crisis? GEOG16001 20 Optional TB-1
Fundamentals of Body Function PHPH10014 20 Optional TB-2
Science of Happiness PSYC10014 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology PSYC10012 20 Optional TB-2
Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology PSYC10013 20 Optional TB-1
Sustainable Development UNIV10001 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Inequality, Crisis and Prosperity: How to Make Sense of the Global Economy UNIV10003 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
City Futures: Migration, Citizenship, and Planetary Change UNIV10005 20 Optional TB-2
Any other Level 1 UWLP (University-Wide Language Programme) unit - 20 credit points. Please see for more details.
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).