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Programme structure: Chemistry with Study Abroad (MSci) - 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.

Students will be offered a blended educational experience with a mix of in person and online teaching. The in person teaching will consist of small group work, laboratory practicals and field work/alternative activities. To achieve the intended learning outcomes across the programme and to satisfy any accreditation requirements, students will be expected to undertake some in person teaching.

This integrated Masters programme has been designated as type III: Professional or Practice Masters in accordance with the QAA Degree Characteristics Statement. Please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes for further information on this type of programme.

CHEM10013 Building Blocks of Chemistry and CHEM10004 Introductory Practical Chemistry are must-pass 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 http://www.bristol.ac.uk/esu/assessment/annex/glossary.html//www.bristol.ac.uk/esu/assessment/annex/glossary.html.

Students must obtain marks of at least 60% in both CHEM10013 Building Blocks of Chemistry and CHEM10004 Introductory Practical Chemistry at the first attempt.

Students are required to achieve a mark of 50% in the second and third year in order to proceed to the fourth year of the programme. Students are required to attend all preparatory sessions and submit all requested documentation and forms by the deadlines. The distance learning component of CHEM30003
Study Abroad with Advanced Distance Learning is must pass.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Building Blocks of Chemistry CHEM10013 40 Mandatory TB-4
Introductory Practical Chemistry CHEM10004 20 Mandatory TB-4
Students will be allocated to either Quantitative Chemistry I or II based on their Maths A-level grade, or the equivalent qualification.
Quantitative Chemistry I CHEM10010 20 Optional TB-4
Quantitative Chemistry II CHEM10011 20 Optional TB-4
The remaining 40 credit points can be selected from these Option lists:
Option 1 - select 20 credit points from the following:
Life Chemistry: Life through the chemical lens CHEM10012 20 Optional TB-4
Materials Chemistry: The Materials World CHEM10016 20 Optional TB-4
Option 2 - select 20 credit points from the following:
Big Ideas in Science CHEM10001 20 Optional TB-4
Life Chemistry: Life through the chemical lens CHEM10012 20 Optional TB-4
Mathematics 1A20 MATH11004 20 Optional TB-1
Core Physics I:Mechanics and Matter PHYS10006 20 Optional TB-1
Stars and Planets 106 PHYS10600 20 Optional TB-1
Science of Happiness UNIV10010 20 Optional TB-2
Introductory Scientific Computing SCIF10001 20 Optional TB-4
or a University-Wide Language Programme (UWLP) 20 credit point open unit.
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).

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