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Programme structure: International Foundation Programme Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - what's running in 2021/22

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Faculty of Arts Category Teaching Block
Students are required to take the following academic language and academic literacy units.
Text Response LANG00010 30 Mandatory TB-4
Academic Writing LANG00006 30 Mandatory TB-4
Instead of the above academic language and academic literacy units, students with a minimum IELTS 7.0 (overall) and a 6.0 in writing will take the following units:
Accelerated Academic Language and Literacy LANG00023 40 Optional TB-4
Language and Communication Studies LANG00017 20 Optional TB-4
Students will take a selection of units from the list below to reach a total of 120 credits on the programme (the team at the Centre for Academic Language and Development will advise what units are required for progression on to particular degree programmes):
Foundations of Chemistry CHEM00001 40 Optional TB-4
Foundations of Physics PHYS00001 40 Optional TB-4
Mathematics for STEM LANG00035 20 Optional TB-4
Introductory Mathematics LANG00036 20 Optional TB-1
Foundations of Psychology LANG00033 20 Optional TB-4
Foundations of Statistics LANG00044 20 Optional TB-4
Mathematics for Mathematicians LANG00043 20 Optional TB-2
Foundations of Biomedical Sciences LANG00047 20 Optional A TB-4
International Foundation Programme Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics   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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