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Module and programme approval

The Dean of Arts & Divinity and the Dean of Science ensure that standards are maintained by assuring the quality aspect of academic programmes offered at the University. This is in line with the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)'s UK Quality Code, Part B, Chapter B1: Programme design and approval.

Anyone wishing to propose amendments to or create new modules and programmes must follow the University's Policy on Module and Programme Approval (PDF, 134 KB) which will provide information on the approvals process. Guidance is also available in the Curriculum Design Flowchart (PDF, 192 KB)

Please contact the relevant Pro Dean Curriculum (Science or Arts & Divinity) or Taught Postgraduate in the first instance for guidance on the arrangements for approval, and the support available, particularly when commencing work on a proposal for a new module or programme or to amend an existing module or programme.

Please note the regulation of curriculum changes to comply with consumer protection legislation (PDF, 403 KB)

Modules: proposal, amendment and withdrawal

Please use the following link to submit all new module proposals and module amendment and withdrawal proposals. Please note that submissions are NOT complete until the submitter (normally, the Director of teaching or Head of the School) has approved them:

      Module form

A‌ll module amendments will be directed to the relevant pro dean and then to CAG when appropriate.

Programmes: proposal and amendment

Business Cases

Curriculum Approvals Group

The Curriculum and Approvals Group‌ (CAG) meets to consider all module and programme submissions. The papers for each CAG meeting are circulated one week in advance.

CAG meeting dates 2017/8 

Sem 1 Pre 11 Sep 17 Submission deadline for Schools
Sem 1 2 25 Sep 17 CAG Meeting 1
Sem 1 8 06 Nov 17 Submission deadline for Schools
Sem 1 10 20 Nov 17 CAG Meeting 2
Inter-semester   08 Jan 18 Submission deadline for Schools
Inter-semester   15 Jan 18 CAG Meeting 3
Sem 2 1 29 Jan 18 Submission deadline for Schools
Sem 2 3 12 Feb 18 CAG Meeting 4
Sem 2 8 02 Apr 18 Submission deadline for Schools
Spring Vacation 10 16 Apr 18 CAG Meeting 5
Sem 2 12 30 Apr 18 Submission deadline for Schools
Sem 2 14 14 May 18 CAG Meeting 6


Useful links

General enquiries

Roger Sleigh
Curriculum Co-ordinator
+44(0)1334 462351

Martin Campbell
Pro Dean Taught Postgraduate
+44(0)1334 462084

Sharon Leahy
Pro Dean Curriculum (Science)
+44(0)1334 463937

David Evans
Pro Dean Curriculum (Arts/Divinity)
+44(0)1334 463665