A proposal to discontinue a programme should be presented to the Faculty Learning and Quality Committee or designated sub-committee.

Normally, any programmes that have had no students registered for two years, with no pending applications from candidates,  i.e. programmes which are no loger operational, will be considered for discontinuation.

Equally, programmes that have been authorised but have not moved forward to approval within 12 months and programmes that have gone forward for approval but whose conditions of approval have not been met by the deadline should be considered for discontinuation.

A proposal to discontinue a programme should be presented to the Faculty Learning and Quality Committee or designated sub-committee. The Academic Planning Committee (APC) will then need to consider and approve any proposed discontinuations endorsed by the faculty.

Satisfactory arrangements must be put in place for existing students to complete the programme of study or to transfer to another programme. For partnership programmes the proposal must be discussed with senior managers of the partner.

Forms 

Timescales: Proposals to discontinue a programme of study may be submitted anytime up to and including the first week of December to be endorsed by Faculty in readiness for the discontinuation to become effective 18 months later in accordance with University protocol.

Useful Documents

A General Guide to Discontinuing a Programme