This section is used to detail the modules that form the programme. This part of the specification is usually divided into three sections (and note that the tables and rows can be added/deleted as required). The expectation is that for UG programmes the first section would outline 120 credits of LC modules, which would lead to a Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE), with the pathways and ‘exit routes’ potentially available to students at the end of Stage 1 clearly articulated. This would be followed by 120 credits at LI, leading to 240 credits and a Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE), and the final section the last 120 credits, leading to 360 credits in total and the relevant Bachelor’s degree (BA, BSc etc.). For Masters programmes, the three sections can be used to detail the modules required for the different potential exit qualifications: PG Certificate (60 credits), PG Diploma (120 credits), and a Masters (180 credits). Alternatively, for full-time Masters with no alternative exit qualifications, only one section needs to be used.
The columns should be used to list the modules’ title, credits, level, module code (if known), and semester of delivery. The ‘effective from’ column should be used to indicate from when the relevant module/change is effective. For example, for a new standard 3-year UG programme launching in 23/24, the LC modules would be effective from 23/24, the LI modules from 24/25, and LH modules from 25/26. This section is also important when making modifications to programmes and allows you to make phased changes, e.g. if a series of modules are being introduced over a few years. If modules are being withdrawn, they should be struck through on the specification and the ‘effective from’ should indicate the first year in which it will no longer run.
The 'subject attribute' column must be completed if the module will contribute to a particular major or minor, or a named pathway, e.g. the module's subject attribute could be 'British History' and the credits would contribute to students achieving the degree 'BA History (British History)'.
Ensure you detail any rules that dictate the choice of optional modules and that optional modules are clearly divided into baskets, i.e. students will choose one module from each basket, rather than choosing multiple modules from a single list. The baskets can be given meaningful names, which should be listed on the specification.