Proposed new programmes are considered for approval in the light of both academic and planning criteria, including a consideration of the resource implications of any proposal. The responsibility for academic approval is delegated by Academic Board to the Learning, Teaching and Enhancement Committee, which is in turn, advised by its Programme Scrutiny Sub-Committee (PSSC). Planning and resource approval is ultimately the responsibility of the Senior Management Team (SMT). The procedure is designed to ensure that full consideration is given to all factors which determine whether a programme should be offered.
Programme Approval Policy and Procedure (PDF download)
- Programme Approval Template (Word doc download)
- Programme Specification Template for Undergraduate programmes (with guidance) (Word doc download)
- Programme Specification Template for Postgraduate Taught programmes (with guidance) (Word doc download)
- Programme Readers Report Guidance and Template (Word doc download)
Advice on the appropriate Programme Specification Template for the new programme proposal can be sought from the Quality Office.
Approval of amendments to programmes and modules
Amendments to programmes are grouped into four categories with different level of approval required. The Quality Office can advise you on what constitutes a major or a minor amendment to a programme.
Minor and Major Programme Amendment (PDF download)