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Reason for closure may vary and it is important that the appropriate closure process is followed.
5.1.1 There are a variety of reasons why a decision may be taken to close a programme, including, inter alia:
5.1.2 Many programme closures at Oxford Brookes are routine administrative exercises, involving the closure of programmes with no remaining students, or of those from which students are transferring onto improved, newly-validated replacement programmes. However, some programme closures require more complex issues to be addressed because the decision to close has implications for:
The procedures to be followed in these cases are set out in section 6.3. The appropriate closure process must be followed in order to assure the quality and standards of provision being phased out, so as to prevent reputational damage to the University and to protect the interests of students and applicants.