B1.1 Authority

  • i.  These regulations apply to all programmes of study leading to the award of a Foundation Degree (FdA, FdSc or FdEng), and to the level 6 programmes of study (‘top-up’ programmes) which enable Foundation Degree graduates to progress to study for a Bachelors Degree with Honours (BA, BSc or BEng) in the same discipline. 

    ii.  The University's Core Regulations also apply to these programmes, and will take precedence in the event of any conflict between the Core Regulations and the Programme Regulations. The sections below set out the specific arrangements that apply to Foundation Degrees (sections 2-5) and the associated Level 6 Top-Up programmes (section 6).

    iii.  Foundation Degree and level 6 Top-Up programmes are normally delivered through collaborative arrangements with the University’s partner Further Education Colleges (through the Associate Colleges Partnership), as an important element of the University’s approach to widening participation in higher education within the wider region. The procedures for the approval of such arrangements are set out in the University’s Quality & Standards Handbook, Chapter 5. Programme and Liaison Managers must ensure that individual programme regulations are set out clearly in the relevant student handbook, and that they are consistent with the requirements of the University Regulations.