Modules and Programmes

This section provides information on Module and Programme Approval and Programme Changes, incorporating processes that are key elements of Newcastle University and which are interlinked to the University's Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Strategy.

Modules

The University operates a two-part module approval process. The University's MOFS database is a web-based system which was set up to support the University's module approval process and help improve the accessibility and consistency of definitive module data. All Module Outline Forms (MOFs) are created and maintained in the database and the approval process is integrated within the system to provide a secure environment.

King's Road ArchesModule Outline Forms provide an accurate record of module content, delivery and assessment. As such, they feed into a number of University databases and national platforms: undergraduate and postgraduate taught prospectuses, the Module Catalogue, NESS, the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR), and Key Information Sets (KIS), among others.

The content entered into the MOFs is read and used by numerous parties: current and prospective students, Faculty Learning and Teaching Teams, School office staff, the timetabling team, potential employers of current students and external partner institutions. It is important that the content in MOFs is clear and easily understood, correct (both factually and grammatically) and up-to-date.

Key documents

Please click on the following links for:

Enquiries about the MOFS database and the module approval process should be routed as follows:

  • Academic staff should address queries to their School Office staff
  • Schools/Institutes should address queries they can’t resolve themselves to their Faculty Learning and TeachingTeam

Further information and guidance is accessible as follows:

Details of current modules can be found in the module catalogue

For further information please contact LTDS.