Programme Specifications - current and archive

Programme Specifications - current and archive

Please see the appropriate links to pages (headings to the left of this text) for CURRENT PROGRAMME SPECIFICATIONS (by year of entry) for all UW awards. 

If you cannot find the programme specification you require, please go to the relevant School page for more information or contact the AQU Officer for your School.

Courses being approved or reapproved, or undergoing Departmental Periodic Review, should use one of the following templates.    

These have been updated in March 2023 for 2023/24 courses.

Courses delivered predominantly by Blended, Online or Distance Learning - updated December 2023

The University uses programme specifications to provide a concise statement of key information about each of its programmes. Programme specifications describe the aims and intended learning outcomes of a programme, and the means by which these are achieved and demonstrated through learning, teaching and assessment. Integral to the programme specification is an award map which lists the current modules approved for the award.

Programme specifications are a key source of evidence for the approval and review of awards, and should be checked annually and updated to reflect any changes made. They are published by AQU on its webpages and provide information for students, both prospective and current, as well as for peer reviewers and external examiners.     

Guidance has been developed to support course teams in the mapping of course/programme learning outcomes to modules and specified exit awards.       

Please speak to your AQU Officer if you require any advice on the templates or guidance.