A1.1.1 Principles

    1. An award is the qualification gained on successful completion of an approved programme of study. The higher education credit framework for England shows the credits associated with qualifications at the different levels of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.
    2. The University offers the awards listed in section A1.1.2 below. Awards may be added to the University's portfolio, with the consent of Academic Board, through the process of approval set out in the Programme Approval and Design section of the Quality and Standards Handbook.
    3. The University's awards must meet sector expectations with respect to standards of achievement, as articulated in the UK Quality Code for Higher Education published by the Quality Assurance Agency. Programmes of study leading to the University's award must also fulfil the University's general educational aims, as articulated in its academic strategies.
    4. The University offers awards in partnership with professional bodies. A list of professional bodies associated with specific programmes and awards can be found in the University's Quality and Standards Handbook.
    5. The University has the legal capacity to offer dual and joint awards in partnership with other awarding bodies, under specific validation arrangements.
    6. The University is responsible for the academic standard of all awards made in its name, wherever they are delivered.