Programme and course approval

The USSC and GSSC vet and approve all new course and programme proposals, including proposals to modify existing provision.

External assessors from outside the School normally review new programme proposals. The external's role is to comment on the appropriateness and rigour of the programme, including its curriculum, its mode of delivery, its assessment methods and learning outcomes. Externals are also asked to comment on the standard of the programme in relation to relevant QAA subject benchmark statements

New course proposals set out how the course will be taught, the types of assessment students will need to complete, and the learning outcomes they will achieve. They also give details about which students can sit the course, depending on their programme.

For more detailed information about the course and programme approval process see: course and programme proposals|.

August 2013