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Programme structure: Comparative Literatures and Cultures and Portuguese (BA) - what's running in 2022/23

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing, student choice and timetabling constraints.

Mandatory Unit Portuguese Language HISP10302 or HISP10307 Post A Level is must pass. For further information and a definition of must pass units please see the Glossary of Terms

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Faculty of Arts Category Teaching Block
List A: In addition to the two mandatory MODL units, you should choose the appropriate level Portuguese unit
Portuguese Language HISP10302 40 Mandatory TB-4
Comparative Literature: What is it and how can we practise it? MODL10016 20 Mandatory A,C TB-1
List B: If you select HISP10307 you choose 60CP optional units from lists B, D, E or if you select HISP10302 you choose 40CP optional units from lists B, D, E, (max. of 20 credits from any one list).
French Cultures in Context FREN10030 20 Optional B TB-1
Medieval and Renaissance Italy ITAL10034 20 Optional TB-1
Understanding Russia: History & Identity RUSS10041 20 Optional B TB-1
Key Moments in Lusophone History and Culture HISP10015 20 Optional B TB-1
List C:
Introduction to Visual Cultures MODL10018 20 Mandatory C TB-2
List D:
Representations: (Re)-Making the World HUMS10011 20 Optional TB-2
Living Religions East THRS10065 20 Optional D TB-2
Modern German Thought and Thinkers GERM10038 20 Optional TB-2
List E:
Representations of Francophone Cultures FREN10013 20 Optional TB-2
Language and Power: Introductions to German History GERM10039 20 Optional E TB-2
Understanding Russia: Literature & Visual Culture RUSS10042 20 Optional E TB-2
Critical Concepts in the Study of the Hispanic World HISP10010 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 in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.