Additional Class Information
This is information on the teaching arrangements of a course other than the contact teaching time, class hours, times, or locations.
Most courses are available to Visiting Students, but there are exceptions. Courses of this nature are variants of an existing course and have their own course code, with different assessment arrangements and details. Courses not available to Visiting Students are marked \'\N\'\ in search results.
Each Semester is divided into two blocks: Blocks 1 and 2 in Semester 1; Blocks 3 and 4 in Semester 2. Block 5 is the period of consolidation at the end of Semester 2. (See Delivery Period)
A co-requisite course to 'Course X' must be undertaken in the same Semester or Academic Year (as specified) as 'Course X'.
Contact Teaching Time
This is the average normal time per week in which the student can expect direct teaching contact with staff. A course may have additional non-contact teaching time, for example labs.
Each year of study of undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes is composed of courses. A course is a unit of teaching and learning formally offered within the University, which carries credit expressed in credit points (see General Undergraduate Degree Programme Regulation 6) and which may contribute to a University award (certificate, diploma or degree).
The unique alphanumeric code assigned to each course. The Course code is listed in the individual course entry, beside the Course Title.
The SCQF credit level identifies the level of the outcome of learning achieved (see General Undergraduate Degree Programme Regulation 7).
The University adheres to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SQCF) (see www.scqf.org.uk/) within which credit points are used to quantify the volume of learning achieved. Two SCQF credit points are, in general, equivalent to one point in the European Credit and Transfer System (ECTS).
The total credit points allocated to a set of courses.
Degree Programme Table
The Degree Programme Table identifies the normal regulated path for a degree. A student will follow the curriculum for a degree programme set out in the DPT.
Degree programmes are based on a number of standard models. The 'Degree Type' defines in brief the model followed by individual degree programmes, e.g. 'Single Honours'. Degree Types are outlined in the General Undergraduate Degree Regulations (see Regulation 14).
The period in which the course is actually taught (normally either Semester 1 or Semester 2, or the whole Year: both semesters).
A brief statement of the content of a course.
A course, of appropriate content, equivalent in credit value and level.
Final Ordinary/General Year
The final year of an Ordinary or General degree programme (see General Undergraduate Degree Programme Regulation 14, types E & F).
An integrated degree programme involving a further year of undergraduate study, normally involving courses at level 11, after the Senior Honours year.
The first Honours year of an Honours degree programme, normally involving courses at level 9 or 10.
Keywords are recorded to aid the retrieval of courses which are relevant to search data.
See ''Credit level''
A subdivision of a course, covering a discrete part of the course's content
Normal Year Taken (NYT)
The year of study in which a course is normally taken by full-time students.
Other Teaching Time
This is the number of hours per week that a student will be required to undertake formal activities other than direct teaching. This might include labs and other workshops.
Postgraduate or Undergraduate
This column indicates whether a course is undergraduate (denoted with a 'U') or postgraduate (denoted with a ''P'') Pre-requisite A pre-requisite to ''Course X'' is a course that must be successfully completed before the student can undertake ''Course X''.
A commonly used abbreviation for Degree Programme.
Courses with a substantial overlap in subject content that cannot be counted together in a qualifying curriculum.
This indicates whether a course has any requirements for entry, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites, or prohibited combinations.
Schedule of Courses
A list of all courses offered by a School. Each Schedule has been assigned a letter (A to W) to allow cross-referencing from individual DPTs. Each Schedule is sub-divided into Subject Areas.
The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (see www.scqf.org.uk/for more information)
The academic year is divided into two Semesters each containing 11 weeks for teaching and additional weeks for examination.
The second Honours year of an Honours degree programme, normally involving courses at level 10 or 11.
In some cases courses may have specific requirements for entry that are not covered by the pre-requisites, co-requisites, prohibited combinations or costs. In such a case this section of the course description describes these arrangements.
Heading used in the School Schedules to group courses into disciplinary sub-divisions or other groupings that facilitate reference from the DPTs.