Chapter 12 - Award of Undergraduate Degrees ‘With Proficiency in/ Advanced Proficiency in’

Modules taken for the ‘with Proficiency in [Named Subject]’ pathway must be taken at two different levels, and must be passed1. Condoned modules will not count towards qualification for the 'with Proficiency' degree title.

Students satisfying this criteria must confirm with their Faculty in advance of final awarding that they wish for their award title to include the ‘with Proficiency in [Named Subject]’ wording.

Proposals for new ‘with Proficiency in [Named Subject] streams should be made using the proposal form, accompanied by any relevant module descriptors.

For information on applying for the inclusion of any other variants or pathways, please refer to the Programme Approval Handbook.

1 Please see below for specific requirements relating to ‘with proficiency in advanced language’

Proficiency in Language/Advanced Language

Undergraduate students successfully passing a minimum of 60 credits of spoken language modules taken in a single foreign language alongside their main degree subject may have the words ‘with Proficiency in [Named Foreign Language]’ added to their degree title on the recommendation of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies or the Modern Languages Assessment, Progression and Awarding Committees. They may also have the words ‘with Proficiency in Advanced [Named Foreign Language]’ applied instead, if they pass a minimum of 60 credits of Foreign Language Centre modules at Academic Level 6 or 60 credits of advanced Modern Language modules at Academic Levels 4 or 5, following the language progression routes used in the Department of Modern Languages. This will be on the recommendation of the Modern Languages Assessment, Progression and Awarding Committee.

Proficiency in Social Data Science

Undergraduate students successfully passing a minimum of 60 credits of modules taken from approved lists in the appropriate programme specifications may have the words ‘with Proficiency in Social Data Science’ added to their degree title on the recommendation of the relevant Assessment, Progression and Awarding Committee. Further clarification can be found under Q-Step.

Proficiency in Entrepreneurship

Undergraduate students successfully passing a minimum of 60 credits of modules taken from approved lists in the appropriate programme specifications may have the words ‘with Proficiency in Entrepreneurship’ added to their degree title on the recommendation of the relevant Assessment, Progression and Awarding Committee. Further clarification can be found on the Centre for Entrepreneurship webpages.

Proficiency in Leadership

Undergraduate students successfully passing a minimum of 60 credits of modules taken from approved lists in the appropriate programme specifications may have the words ‘with Proficiency in Leadership’ added to their degree title on the recommendation of the relevant Assessment, Progression and Awarding Committee. Further clarification can be found on the Centre for Leadership webpages.

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