Undergraduate regulations introduction


These regulations form one element of the Regulatory Framework of the University of Stirling. The framework includes:

  • Ordinances;
  • other Academic Regulations;
  • Codes of Practice;
  • Policies and Procedures;
  • Module Descriptors and Programme Specifications.

These regulations apply to all categories of undergraduate student at the University, except where the Academic Council has qualified them through agreements with third parties such as a Memorandum of Agreement, a Memorandum of Understanding, a collaborative agreement, or a joint venture.

In order to meet professional, regulatory or accreditation requirements, the regulations are qualified for some individual programmes of study. Approved exceptions are provided within these regulations.

Faculties may operate procedures or guidance which supplement or are relevant to these regulations; however, where this is the case, these regulations take precedence.

Some programmes of study are governed by additional requirements defined by professional, regulatory or accreditation bodies.

Authority for Regulations

Academic Council has the authority to vary these regulations and delegates authority to the Education and Student Experience Committee (ESEC) to approve the regulations and any amendments.

Authority to apply exceptions to regulations for individual students is delegated to the Academic Panel (Taught), a sub-group of the Education and Student Experience Committee.

Academic appeal

A student has the right to submit academic appeals in line with the Policy and Procedure on Academic Appeals.