The purpose of programme specifications
Programme specifications provide key programme information, such as programme entry requirements and details regarding the modules/units that make up the programme*. They set out the aims and intended learning outcomes for the programme of study concerned, the programme structure and methods of assessment.
The Programme Specification is an important document for prospective and current students as it details how your programme will operate. Any changes to the Programme Specification must be approved by the Academic Regulations and Programme Specifications Subcommittee and will usually apply at the beginning of the next academic year. Students and applicants will be provided with information on any relevant changes explaining what has changed, the reasons for the change and how it will affect them.
*To support the Transform Project, higher education students who started with UCEM before September 2020 have been provided a personal programme outline which shows the remaining modules that they must study and pass to complete their programme. The modules shown in the personal programme outline will take the place of the programme structure information shown in the programme specification.
Academic and Programme Regulations
UCEM’s Academic and Programme Regulations represent the highest written authority influencing the design, development and management of UCEM awards and provide the necessary academic framework to enable UCEM to confer degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic awards.
These Regulations represent a key means by which UCEM assures the standards of its awards and ensures that students receive equitable treatment throughout their studies.
All students should familiarise themselves with these Regulations as they will govern their studies with UCEM at all times.
The Regulations should not be read in isolation; but read in conjunction with other relevant UCEM documents such as the programme specification, the Terms and Conditions of Contract and the UCEM Code of Practice.