Programme and module specifications are reviewed together on an annual basis in recognition of the interdependence between them.


The deadline for updating specifications for programmes and modules which will be delivered in the 2022/23 academic year is 5.00pm on Monday 4th April 2022. Schools should ensure that all programme specifications have been published via the new Programme Update and Approval System (PRUAS) and modules specifications progressed for publication via the Online Module Update and Approval System by this date.

General guidance on changes to programmes and modules

General information on the nature and timing of changes to programme and module specifications can be found here: Guidance – Changes to programmes and modules. This guidance should be read in conjunction with specific guidance on the update of programmes and modules below and, for Major Changes, Items 3.3 to 3.8 on the Programme Quality Process Documentation webpage.

Information on Consumer Law and Higher Education can be found in Section 14 of the Academic Quality Procedures Handbook.

Schools are reminded that although the University's approval procedure serves to monitor and assist in maintaining the quality of Programme Specifications, Schools have the ultimate responsibility for the quality and content of their Programme Specifications and should satisfy themselves of this.