Regulations for Taught Courses - Academic Registry A.2.4.7 Temporary Absence ... Postgraduate Diploma

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  • Regulations for Taught Courses

    Due to ongoing integration, these regulations are subject to change in respect of structures, roles and responsibilities.

    Title: Regulations for Taught Courses

    Version Issue Date Revision Description

    Author Approved By & Date

    Next Review Date

    1.0 Sept. 2015 First Issue Mary Hulford July 2016

  • Contents A.1 The Framework for Academic Courses .........................................................................................1

    A.1.1 The Nature of the Framework ...................................................................................................1

    A.1.1.1 Rationale ................................................................................................................................1

    A.1.1.2 The courses offered by the University ...........................................................................1

    A.1.1.3 The courses accredited by the University ....................................................................1

    A.1.1.4 Credit compatibility .............................................................................................................1

    A.1.2 The Courses and Awards of the University ..........................................................................1

    A.1.2.1 The range of University awards .......................................................................................1

    A.1.2.2 Free-standing, embedded and short awards ...............................................................3

    A.1.2.3 Sandwich courses ...............................................................................................................4

    A.1.3 The Credit Accumulation and Transfer System ..................................................................4

    A.1.3.1 Rationale ................................................................................................................................4

    A.1.3.2 Credit accumulation ............................................................................................................4

    A.1.3.3 The credit point ....................................................................................................................5

    A.1.3.4 Credit levels ..........................................................................................................................5

    A.1.3.5 The credit-weighting of University awards ...................................................................6

    A.1.3.6 The pace of credit accumulation .....................................................................................8

    A.1.3.7 Credit transfer .......................................................................................................................8

    A.1.3.8 Compatibility between credit systems ...........................................................................9

    A.1.4 The Modular Structure ................................................................................................................9

    A.1.4.1 Modules and courses ........................................................................................................9

    A.1.4.2 The module ......................................................................................................................... 10

    A.1.4.3 Module assessment ......................................................................................................... 10

    A.1.4.4 The mode of study ............................................................................................................ 10

    A.1.4.5 The pace of study ............................................................................................................. 10

    A.1.4.6 The structure of the teaching year ............................................................................... 11

    A.1.4.7 Course designation and subject title .......................................................................... 11

    A.1.4.8 Major/minor, joint and combined subject courses .................................................. 12

    A.1.4.9 The titles of major/minor, joint and other combined awards ................................ 12

    A.1.4.10 Major/minor and joint sandwich courses ............................................................... 13

    A.1.4.11 Major/minor and joint course dissertations and projects .................................. 13

    A.1.4.12 Module choices ............................................................................................................. 13

    A.1.5 The Design and Management of Modular Courses ......................................................... 13

    A.1.5.1 The design of modular courses .................................................................................... 13

    A.1.5.2 Teaching and learning methods ................................................................................... 13

  • A.1.5.3 The course .......................................................................................................................... 14

    A.1.5.4 Flexibility within and between courses ...................................................................... 14

    A.1.5.5 The management of courses ......................................................................................... 14

    A.1.5.6 The management of subjects and modules .............................................................. 15

    A.1.5.7 Responsibility for courses and students ................................................................... 15

    A.1.5.8 Student representation and communication ............................................................. 15

    A.1.5.9 Guidance and progress ................................................................................................... 16

    A.1.5.10 Welfare advice and counselling ................................................................................ 16

    A2: Regulations for Taught Courses .................................................................................................. 16

    A.2.1 Principles .................................................................................................................................... 16

    A.2.1.1 General principles ............................................................................................................ 16

    A.2.1.2 Course design ................................................................................................................... 17

    A.2.2 Courses ....................................................................................................................................... 17

    A.2.2.1 Definition of Student’s Programme of Study ............................................................ 17

    A.2.2.2 Conformity with University regulations ...................................................................... 17

    A.2.2.3 The course specification ................................................................................................ 17

    A.2.2.4 Changes to course specifications................................................................................ 18

    A.2.2.5 Course specifications for agreed independent routes ........................................... 18

    A.2.2.6 The title of a course ......................................................................................................... 18

    A.2.2.7 Enrolment on courses ..................................................................................................... 18

    A.2.2.8 The duration of courses .................................................................................................. 18

    A.2.3 Admissions ................................................................................................................................ 21

    A.2.3.1 Admission Criteria ............................................................................................................ 21

    A.2.3.2 Admissions Policy and Practice ................................................................................... 21

    A.2.3.3 Admission of students .................................................................................................... 21

    A.2.3.4 Entry Requirements ......................................................................................................... 21

    A.2.3.5 English Language Minimum Requirements .............................................................. 22

    A.2.3.6 Equal Opportunities ......................................................................................................... 22

    A.2.3.7 Admission of members of staff ..................................................................................... 22

    A.2.3.8 Disclosure of information ............................................................................................... 23

    A.2.3.9 Complaints ......................................................................................................................... 23

    A.2.3.10 Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) also known as Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) APCL / APEL ............................................................................................................. 23

    A.2.3.11 Associate programme .......