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Documentation and Further Guidance

The following documents are guidance on completing the proposal documents, but they can also be used as templates:

New Programmes of Study: Content of Initial Documentation (for submission to School Board)
Design and Content of Interim and Final Documentation (for submission to School Advisory Panel/ Programme Approval Panel)


Request for Programme Approval
Programme Approval Resourcing Proforma
Module Description (English Version)
Module Description (Welsh Version)
Module Timetable – Undergraduate (English Version)
Module Timetable – Undergraduate (Welsh Version)
Module Timetable – Postgraduate: Semester
Module Timetable – Postgraduate: Term (English Version)
Module Timetable – Postgraduate: Term (Welsh Version)
Programme Regulations (Undergraduate Programmes)
Programme Regulations (Postgraduate Programmes)
Distance Learning Proforma
Programme Description (English Version)
Programme Description (Welsh Version)


SIMS Core Proposed Programme Information Template (being piloted. Welsh versions to be available soon)

SIMS Module Diet Planning Template (being piloted. Welsh versions to be available soon)


Other Information/Guidance

Guidance on Completing Modular Undergraduate Programme Documentation
Guidance on Completing Modular Postgraduate Programme Documentation
Guidance on Module Coding Conventions
Module Timetable – Undergraduate (Worked Example)
Module Timetable – Postgraduate (Worked Example)
Programme Description (Worked Example)
Academic Regulations Handbook
Code of Practice on Placement Learning


Please note that Entry Requirements have been removed from the Programme Description Template, following feedback from Schools.

For written advice on resource and financial implications of proposals, in consultation, where appropriate, with the director of Finance please contact the Planning Division (PLANN)
For early consideration of library and computing issues please contact Information Services (INSRV)
For advice on publicity and marketing, including prospectus entries and deadlines please contact the Student Recruitment and Web Division (SRWEB)
For advice on any implications for the University’s physical estate please contact the Estates Division (ESTAT)

Page last updated: 30 August 2013