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Sections G to I Documentation

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Stage Two (Sections G to I) of the process involves developing the details of the proposal. The programme proposer will continue to be supported by the Faculty Quality Administrator (and for collaborative programmes, the Academic Advisor)

Sections G to I requires:

  • Information on the programme structure, content, design and delivery, including details of any specialisations or pathways that will be available.  A programme specification and unit specifications for all core units and any new option units should be provided. 
  • Information on teaching, learning and assessment methods.  A statement of how these methods can be adapted to meet the needs of students with additional support needs and details of placement learning and field trips (where applicable) should also be included.
  • For Undergraduate programmes, provide a statement on how student learning will be personalised in accordance with the Policy on Personalised Learning.
  • An overview of how the programme will be managed within the School and, for collaborative provision, within the partner institution(s).

Please note: If the programme does not comply with the University's Undergraduate/Taught Postgraduate Degree Regulations, this should be highlighted and dispensation requested.

In addition to the completed pro forma and programme and unit specifications, this stage of the process also requires:

  • A summary if anything has changed from the original approval in principle. This is essential to ensure that the information on Campus Solutions is accurate. The proposer should also consult with the Head of School, IS Manager and Librarian to to ascertain that the required resources to deliver the revised programme will be available.  
  • Comments from the external advisers.  Evidence of feedback from the external adviser, plus the response from the School where appropriate, must be included with the submission to demonstrate that the feedback has been considered as part of this process.
  • Comments and recommendations from the internal advisers, together with the response from the School where appropriate. 
  • A programme statement to be included in the HEAR (Undergraduate only)

Prompts for Section G Teaching and Learning


Please explain the choice of the teaching methods that will be employed on the programme.  Explain how the variety and balance of methods have been chosen and how they relate to each other. For Distributed Learning programmes, please also discuss the choice of materials, mode of delivery and support mechanisms.  


Are the proposed teaching, learning and assessment methods capable of being adapted to meet the needs of students with additional support needs?  Please comment and, where relevant, give details of how field trips will be accessible to disabled students. More information can be found on the Disability Advisory and Support Service (DASS) web pages.


Please explain why the methods of assessment are appropriate to the measurement of the achievement of the intended learning outcomes of the programme.  Explain why you have chosen these methods and how the different methods of assessment measure the different types and levels of achievement.  Comment on the balance between the types of assessment. This information may be available in part through the programme specification if so please cross refer as necessary.  


What methods will be employed to ensure the security and integrity of the assessment procedures?  In particular, explain how the integrity of assessments not undertaken in invigilated examinations is ensured and how plagiarism and impersonation will be avoided.

e If your programme includes teaching delivered by members outside the University, please explain how their expertise is used to enhance the student learning experience and how this experience is managed.
f Please provide details of any teaching methodology or assessment that will be employed on the programme that you would like to highlight as innovative or an example of good practice.
g Please provide details of Personal Development Planning, support for online learning and dissertation/project supervision as appropriate.
h If the new programme is an Undergraduate programme, please provide details of how this programme will address the principles outlines in the Policy on Personalised Learning (The Manchester Experience), with reference to the role of the Academic Advisor, small group work and interaction with peers and academic staff.
i Please provide details of how eLearning will be utilised in the programme design, in accordance with the eLearning Strategy’s minimum standards.
j Please provide details on how feedback will be given on formative and summative assessment, in accordance with the University Feedback Policy.