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Annual updating of programme and module specifications

This page provides guidance on when (and how)  updates are made to programme and module specifications. Its content is primarily directed at staff but may also be of interest to students across all of the UK, China and Malaysia campuses.

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Policy and procedure

Includes: annual monitoring; campus solutions; curriculum updating cycle; programme of study information; module information; deadlines for curriculum changes

Schools may identify changes to programme and module information held centrally in Campus Solutions as a result of their annual monitoring or other teaching review procedures. Schools must ensure that these changes are reflected in Campus Solutions as part of the annual curriculum updating cycle. Programme and module information held in Campus Solutions is used for multiple central processes, including publication of the Online Module Catalogue, creating the Teaching Timetable and Online Module Enrolment. It is therefore imperative that information held about programmes and modules is accurate and changes made according to published deadlines.

Schools should always consider the impact of any changes to their programmes or modules on both the student, other programmes in the School and other Schools. Consultation may be necessary with affected School(s) and/or students; there may also be the need to seek QSC approval before the changes can be implemented.

For these purposes students will include applicants who have accepted an offer of a place on a programme (and therefore have formed a contract with the University) and will also need to be informed of significant changes to programme structures.
 

Updating programme specifications

Includes: campus solutions; curriculum updating cycle; programme of study information; deadlines for curriculum changes

It will not normally be possible to make substantive changes to programme specifications after the start of the session during which the programme is being delivered.

Changes to programme information held centrally in Campus Solutions can be request by Schools in the session before the changes apply. Schools will be provided with clear and detailed information about deadlines in advance of the curriculum updating cycle. For more information about School responsibilities in this regard, please consult the following:

Changes to programme specifications

It will not normally be possible to make changes to the Supplementary Regulations section of a programme specification after the start of the session for which those regulations apply.

For more information, please email: ss-curriculumadvice@nottingham.ac.uk  Email
 

Updating module specifications

Includes: campus solutions; curriculum updating cycle; module information; deadlines for curriculum changes

It will not normally be possible to make substantive changes to module specifications after the start of the session during which the module is being delivered.

Changes to module information held centrally in Campus Solutions can be requested by Schools in the session before the changes apply. Schools will be provided with clear information about deadlines in advance of the curriculum updating cycle. For more information about School responsibilities in this regard, please consult the following:

Changes to module specifications

For more information, please email: ss-curriculumadvice@nottingham.ac.uk  Email
 

Late change process

It is recognised that there may be a need to make changes to the curriculum for ‘essential’ and/or ‘unforeseen’ reasons after the chosen curriculum updating cycle deadline. For changes falling in this category Programme/Module leads should seek approval for the change to curriculum from their Head of School (HoS) or other nominated school curriculum lead.  HoS/curriculum lead should consider whether the change meets the criteria for a late change (i.e. essential/unforeseen) before approving it.
 
If you have any problems or queries relating to this page, please email: Quality-Manual-Enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk  Email
This content was last modified on 23 December 2021

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