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DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2017/2018

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Year 1 Academic year: 2017/18, Starting in: September

Notes:
Before making your course choices, make sure you have discussed them with your Personal Tutor.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Year 2 Academic year: 2017/18, Starting in: August

Notes:
Before making your course choices, make sure you have discussed them with your Personal Tutor.

Entry to Honours requires a pass at 50% or above at the first attempt in at least 20 credit points' worth of the Informatics 2 courses listed, passes at 50% or above in both Physics 2 courses and passes in all remaining compulsory courses, or the permission of the Head of School. For direct entry, award of 120 credits by prior learning.

Compulsory courses

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

Physics and Astronomy, Pre-honours 2, Core Physics Courses

Select between 10 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Direct Entry (PoE2) students must take 'Classical and Modern Physics'. Continuing students should take 'Modern Physics'.

A pass in one of these courses is compulsory for progression to Year 3.
AND

Physics and Astronomy, Pre-honours 2, Core Maths Courses

Select between 10 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Direct Entry (PoE2) students must take 'Algebra and Calculus'. Continuing students should take 'Linear Algebra and Several Variable Calculus'.

A pass in one of these courses is compulsory for progression to Year 3.
AND

Level 7 and 8 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W

Select between 0 and 20 credits from Level 7 and 8 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W
Notes:
These are courses in all schools other than Medicine or Veterinary Studies.

Year 3 Academic year: 2017/18, Starting in: August

Notes:
Before making your course choices, make sure you have discussed them with your Personal Tutor.

These lists include courses at level 9 (code INFR09xxx) and level 10 (code INFR10xxx). In general, level 10 courses will contain more advanced material and be taught at a higher level than level 9 courses; you should take account of this when planning your course combination. Each entry links to a matching page in the University course catalogue, where you can find a description of the course content and information about any specific entry requirements.

Students must take at least 40 credits from the School of Informatics and 40 credits from the School of Physics.

Students seeking BCS accreditation must select Professional Issues (Level 10), normally in 3rd Year, and must also select the Informatics Honours Project in 4th Year.

There are no compulsory courses in this year of this programme.

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 120 credits in this group.

Informatics CS-Phys 3rd Year - 1

Select between 10 and 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Informatics CS-Phys 3rd Year - 2

Select between 10 and 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Informatics CS-Phys 3rd Year - 3

Select between 20 and 40 credits of the following courses
AND

Undergraduate (School of Physics and Astronomy) Level 9 and 10 courses

AND

Informatics Hons 3rd Year SDP CS and SE Large Practicals

Select between 20 and 40 credits of the following courses
AND

Informatics Hons 3rd Year CS Courses

Select between 20 and 60 credits of the following courses
Notes:
These are the Computer Science courses at level 9 or 10 open to third-year undergraduate students.
AND

Informatics - Professional Issues

Select between 0 and 10 credits of the following courses
AND

Level 9 and 10 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W

Select between 0 and 10 credits from Level 9 and 10 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W
Notes:
These are courses in all schools other than Medicine or Veterinary Studies, and include courses normally taken by 4th-year students. In the case that this DPT option is chosen, you are advised to obtain permission to take the course from the course organiser, and have the course choice approved by your personal tutor.

Year 4 Academic year: 2017/18, Starting in: August

Notes:
Before making your course choices, make sure you have discussed them with your Personal Tutor.

These lists include courses at level 10 (code INFR10xxx) and level 11 (code INFR11xxx). In general, level 11 courses will contain more advanced material and be taught at a higher level than level 10 courses; you should take account of this when planning your course combination. Each entry links to a matching page in the University course catalogue, where you can find a description of the course content and information about any specific entry requirements.

You may choose an Honours Project from either Informatics or Physics.

Students seeking BCS accreditation must take the Informatics Honours Project.

There are no compulsory courses in this year of this programme.

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 120 credits in this group.

Honours Project (Informatics)

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
AND

Informatics Hons 4th Year CS Courses

Select between 30 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
These are Computer Science courses at level 10 or 11 open to fourth-year undergraduate students.
AND

Informatics CS-Phys 4th Year - Core

Select between 20 and 30 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students MUST NOT take the following combinations:
1) 'Relativity, Nuclear and Particle Physics' AND 'Nuclear and Particle Physics'
2) 'Quantum Physics' AND 'Principles of Quantum Mechanics'
3) 'Principles of Quantum Mechanics' is not available for students who took 'Quantum Mechanics' in Year 3.
AND

Undergraduate (School of Physics and Astronomy) Level 10 and 11 courses

Notes:
These are courses in the School of Physics. Level 11 courses are only permitted under this option when the 'normal year taken' is 'year 4 undergraduate'.
AND

Level 10 and 11 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W

Select between 0 and 10 credits from Level 10 and 11 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W
Notes:
These are courses in all schools other than Medicine or Veterinary Studies, and include courses normally taken by postgraduate students. In the case that this DPT option is chosen, you are advised to obtain permission to take the course from the course organiser, and have the course choice approved by your personal tutor.
OR

Group B

Select exactly 120 credits in this group.

Senior Honours Project (Physics & Astronomy) Semester 1

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Senior Honours Project (Physics & Astronomy) Semester 2

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Informatics CS-Phys 4th Year - Core

Select between 20 and 30 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students MUST NOT take the following combinations:
1) 'Relativity, Nuclear and Particle Physics' AND 'Nuclear and Particle Physics'
2) 'Quantum Physics' AND 'Principles of Quantum Mechanics'
3) 'Principles of Quantum Mechanics' is not available for students who took 'Quantum Mechanics' in Junior Honours.
AND

Undergraduate (School of Physics and Astronomy) Level 10 and 11 courses

Notes:
These are courses in the School of Physics. Level 11 courses are only permitted under this option when the 'normal year taken' is 'year 4 undergraduate'.
AND

Informatics Hons 4th Year CS Courses

Select between 40 and 50 credits of the following courses
Notes:
These are Computer Science courses at level 10 or 11 open to fourth-year undergraduate students.
AND

Level 10 and 11 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W

Select between 0 and 10 credits from Level 10 and 11 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W
Notes:
These are courses in all schools other than Medicine or Veterinary Studies, and include courses normally taken by postgraduate students. In the case that this DPT option is chosen, you are advised to obtain permission to take the course from the course organiser, and have the course choice approved by your personal tutor.

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