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Programme structure: Social Policy and Sociology (BSc) - what's running in 2021/22

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Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Thinking Sociologically SOCI10004 20 Mandatory TB-1
Students must choose 40 credits from the following units:
Doing Social Research SOCI10005 20 Optional TB-2
Key Social Thinkers SOCI10006 20 Optional TB-2
Social Identities and Divisions SOCI10007 20 Optional TB-1
For Social Policy, students choose three out of the following four units:
Social Policy Past and Present SPOL10034 20 Optional TB-1
Critical Skills for Social Scientists: Social Policy SPOL10026 20 Optional TB-1
Key Concepts, Theories and Ideologies in Social Policy SPOL10033 20 Optional TB-2
Comparative and International Policy Studies SPOL10035 20 Optional TB-1
Segregation and Inequality in International Perspective SPOL10038 20 Optional TB-2
Collective Action and Policy Change SPOL10040 20 Optional TB-2
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

Students are permitted to conditionally progress to the next year of study and make up a credit deficit where they have failed a particular unit or units provided this meets the conditions of the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.
For further information and a definition of must pass units and conditional progression please see the Glossary of Terms.