The programme specification provides a summary of what students can expect to learn during their course and what they should have achieved by the end of it. It will include information on course outcomes, learning, teaching and assessment methods, employability and transferable skills and the overall course structure.Full information about the course is provided in the Course Handbook.
Programme specifications are developed and updated as part of the formal course approval processes known as Validation or Review and are then regularly updated by the course team and approved by Quality and Standards. The programme specifications are useful for applicants as an indication of the course structure and for current students and alumni in providing a useful summary of their course when making applications for jobs or further study. The programme specification can also be used by Professional and Statutory Bodies, employers and industry as a useful guide to content and outcomes of a course.
Admissions requirements, course content and delivery can be subject to change. This can be in response to student feedback through questionnaires or course committees, annual reports from external examiners, feedback from the sector or industry advisers or as part of the regular review process by course teams. You will be advised of any significant changes to your course by the course team.