This section is used to detail the modules that form the programme. It is expected that, when the programme is designed, the modules will introduce the subject and skills in an appropriate order, building on them throughout the programme as relevant.
The programme requirements are usually divided into three tables (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 Master's 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 Master's (180 credits). Alternatively, for full-time Master's 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), date from which any changes are effective, and the semester of delivery.
The module title column can also be used to note if a module has a module attribute, by placing this in brackets after the title. Module attributes are relevant where it is useful to put modules into categories, e.g. putting modules into subject-based categories on a specialist programme to indicate which modules can contribute to any specialist minors if not already obvious, or putting modules into a themed category, such as ‘Languages for All modules’.
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 If modules are being withdrawn, they should be struck through on the specification and the ‘effective from’ should indicate the first year in which it will no longer run.
Ensure you detail any rules that dictate the choice of optional modules, e.g. 'students must choose 60 credits from the following list'.
If there are any modules that must be passed in order to pass the degree (rather than attempted) please ensure these are clearly noted on the programme requirements, e.g. 'It is a specific requirement of this programme that students must pass the [name] module in order to be awarded an Honours degree'. If multiple modules must be passed, these could be noted with an asterisk (making it clear what the asterisk denotes).