These resources have been developed following the approval of a new approach to programme approval in Spring 2017. These resources have been informed and developed through consultation and engagement with a range of individuals and teams from across the University as well as benchmarking across the sector. They will be regularly reviewed and updated to ensure you are supported in the development and management of your programmes and modules.
Policy and Process - you can view the policy and process information by going to the Quality Handbook. This outlines the Policy that underpins the approval process and outlines the process by which programmes and modules are approved, amended and withdrawn. We recommend that you read the relevant sections before beginning to propose the change you have planned.
Co-Producers - there are a range of individuals and teams who will work with you to develop your proposal and in this section, you will find brief introductions to the work that they do in relation to programmes and modules and some key questions that you can use to help you prepare your proposal for submission. Contact details are also provided in case you have further questions.
Forms - this section provides you with links to the forms used to submit proposals for modules and programmes and information about what to include in the forms, and how to complete them. Exemplars will be provided.
The following dates provide the key timeline for the 2018-19 academic year. This has been developed to take into account the publication timelines for the UG and PG prospectuses, UCAS deadlines and the module roll-over process.
2020/21 UG Prospectus Contribution Deadline
Changes approved in the previous academic cycle
Programme Business Sub-Committee 1
Paper deadline 21 August 2018
Programme Business Sub-Committee 2
Paper deadline 21 September 2018
Programme Business Sub-Committee 3
Paper deadline 30 October 2018
Last approval meeting for new PGT/R & UG programmes for 19/20
UCAS Student Application Deadline (Home/EU)
Programme Business Sub-Committee 4
Paper deadline 8 January 2019
Last approval meeting for PGT/R programmes to be included in 20/21 prospectus
SSoC Module Roll-over begins
2020/21 PG Prospectus Contribution Deadline
Programme Business Sub-Committee 5
Paper deadline 19 February 2019
Last approval meeting for UG Stage 2 programme amendments for 19/20
2019/20 UG Degree Programme Table Deadline
UG Stage 1 programme amendments and option module proposals for 19/20 delivery (approved by FLTC) to be notified to Programme Business; any outstanding Stage 2 programme amendments and compulsory module proposals considered by PBSC to be concluded; and module amendments.
Programme Business Sub-Committee 6
Paper deadline 18 March 2019
2019/20 UG Module Registration Opens
Programme Business Sub-Committee 7
Paper deadline 24 April 2019
Last approval meeting for PGT/R Stage 2 amendments for 19/20 delivery
Last approval meeting for UG programmes to be included in 21/22 prospectus
2019/20 PG Degree Programme Table Deadline
PGT/R Stage 1 programme amendments and option module proposals for 19/20 (approved by FLTC) to be notified to Programme Business; for any outstanding Stage 2 programme amendments and compulsory module proposals considered by PBSC to be concluded; and module amendments