• 4. Modifications to existing approved provision

    The programme specification and associated programme documentation – e.g. programme and module handbooks - may be considered as the ‘contract’ between the University (as the awarding body), its Schools/Departments, and its students, which sets out the terms of delivery of a programme, in line with the expectations of relevant consumer legislation. Within this context, it is recognised that it may be necessary to make changes to existing programmes from time to time, in order to maintain the currency of the provision, to satisfy the requirements of accrediting or commissioning bodies, or to enhance the student learning experience.

    All changes to existing programmes must be approved through the processes described in this section to ensure that staff, students, applicants, and other interested parties have access to accurate module and programme information at all times.

    Modifications have been categorised according to their significance (section 4.1 Definitions), and the approval processes tailored so that they are proportionate to the changes being proposed (see section 4.2 Approval Processes).

    This section covers:

  • Approval processes