Programme Approval, Monitoring and Review

Individual modules may be approved by Faculty Boards of Studies but otherwise formal Validations are conducted for all new provision (except that submitted to the Work-Based and Integrative Studies Approval Panel or, exceptionally, to a Standing Approval Panel).

All programmes are subject to Annual Monitoring (conducted by the Faculty Board of Studies under the oversight of AQSS) and to Periodic Review - Revalidation every six years.

Modifications may be approved at any time by the relevant Faculty Board of Studies, but there is provision for a formal annual updating of programme specifications which serves as a check on the overall effects of progressive modification.

Each Faculty is subject to an internal Faculty Academic Audit (FAA), on a five-year cycle.