The arrangements for securing outline approval to develop a programme that leads to a University award or to make modifications to an approved taught programme are given here:


Once the proposal has been approved at Strategic Planning, Resources and Development Committee (SPRDC), where necessary, and Programmes Committee, the arrangements for securing approval for a new programme that leads to a University award are given here:


The approval forms require financial plans to be presented and the following spreadsheet can be used to generate the financial information to be included with the Approval Forms at Appendix 1:


An up to date programme specification and a set of up to date module specifications are required in order to support a proposal for approval of a new or modified programme.  The specifications should be developed in the programme and module databases, located here:

 Guidance on completing programme and module specifications and designing the curriculum are available at:

             Curriculum Design Guide

             Guidelines for Preparing a Programme Specification

             Guidelines for Preparing a Module Specification

The UK Quality Code contains the main reference points for use in programme design and development.