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Required Documentation

Required documentation for all credit-bearing provision.


  • For taught programmes: Degree Programme Specification.  Gives a concise description of the programmes learning outcomes and how they are demonstrated and achieved.  The final version is posted on the Degree Programmes Regulations and Programmes of Study.
  • Details of the structure of the programme (informs the Degree Programme Table once the programme is approved).
  • Business case.  All proposals for a new programme, at all levels, must be accompanied by a business case which should forecast student numbers, costs and income for the first year of the programme and four subsequent years.  Further information can be found in the Policy:

Programme and Course Approval and Management Policy 

  • For all taught postgraduate programmes and non-standard fee arrangements (which are rare): Programme Proposal Template (costing + narrative) for Fees Strategy Group approval. 
  • Any other documentation as required by the relevant College.