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Programme Regulations and Specifications

Programme Regulations and Specifications

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Programme Regulations

Programme Regulations should be read in conjunction with the University Regulations. Faculties are responsible for publishing the current Programme Regulations each academic year.

The Programme Regulations provide information on:

  • Programme structure
  • The mode of study i.e. full-time, part-time
  • The mode of delivery i.e. block or linear
  • Length of study
  • Modules comprising the level of credits
  • Whether modules are core, compulsory or optional
  • Assessment methods
  • Progression and transfer to other programmes
  • Degree classification


Templates to assist in the completion of Programme Regulations are available in the Policies and Forms sections of this website.

Programme Specifications

The Programme Specification provides the framework of a degree programme and offers full information on the:

  • Award and title of the programme
  • Level
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme curriculum, structure and features
  • Admission criteria
  • Support for student learning
  • Methods for evaluation and improving the quality and standards of teaching and learning
  • Regulation of assessment
  • Mapping of intended learning outcomes onto the curriculum

A programme specification is published for individual current programmes for each academic year. All programme specifications are available online.

Below is a list of guidance, forms and templates to assist in the production of programme specifications. LTDS can provide support and guidance in the creation of this document.