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What courses need a course spec?

Most taught courses need a course specification in the on-line course specifications database. Modules do not have course specs.

  • Taught degrees (Foundation Degrees, Bachelors, taught Masters) need course specifications.
  • Free-standing PGCerts and PGDips which are not subsets of specific taught Masters degrees need separate course specifications.
  • Masters degrees by research do not need course specifications. This is because they are not taught courses.
  • PhDs do not need course specifications, because they are not taught courses.
  • PGAs do not need course specifications.
  • PGCerts and PGDips which are subsets of specific taught Masters degrees do not need separate course specifications at the time of course approval, but a course specification should be added after approval.
  • Other certificate and diploma courses need course specifications.

Information on the process of obtaining approval for a Course Specification and publishing course specs