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Module Development

The module development procedure ensures that all proposals to develop new modules of study or to change previously approved modules are scrutinised thoroughly on academic grounds. This scrutiny ensures that each module of study offered by QMUL is designed to the highest possible academic standards and offers students the best possible teaching and learning experience. It also ensures that resource implications are identified and resolved at the earliest stage.

Detailed guidance relating to the procedures for the approval, amendment/update and withdrawal of modules, including flowcharts, is given in the Programme and Module Developer's Guidelines below.

Information and guidance regarding the design and revision of programmes is included in the section on Programme Development.

All programme / module developments will be considered and/or reported at Taught Programmes Board.

School / Institute Learning and Teaching Committees are responsible for approving / not approving most kinds of new modules (with some exceptions) and changes to existing modules, subject to the deadlines set by ARCS. Further details about the procedure are given in the guidelines.

Information concerning the content, level, assessment methods and availability of a module to students can be found via the QM Module Directory. Guidance for Academic and Administrative Staff regarding the source of this information, and how to update it, can be found in the document QMUL Module Directory - Guidance for Academic and Administrative Staff. [PDF 24KB]


Module Forms and Guidance

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FormGuidance
Module Proposal Form - undergraduate [PDF 1,280KB] Guidance on completing Module Proposal Form - undergraduate [PDF 324KB]
Module Proposal Form - postgraduate [PDF 1,636KB] Guidance on completing Module Proposal Form - postgraduate [PDF 314KB]
Half Module Proposal Form - undergraduate [PDF 1,153KB] See above
Half Module Proposal Forms - postgraduate [PDF 1,522KB] See above
Module Amendment Form - undergraduate [PDF 1,243KB] Guidance on completing Module Amendment Form - undergraduate [PDF 309KB]
Module Amendment Form - postgraduate [PDF 1,233KB] Guidance on completing Module Amendment Form - postgraduate [PDF 294KB]
Module Withdrawal Form [PDF 1,114KB] Guidance on completing the Module Withdrawal Form [PDF 172KB]
Summer School Module Proposal Form [PDF 1,218KB] Guidance on completing the Summer School Module Proposal Form [PDF 306KB]

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Internal sources to be used in module development include:


External sources to be used in module development include:

 

JACS / HECoS Codes

A new subject coding system - the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) - has been developed to replace the JACS system.  

JACS is used by HESA and UCAS to classify subjects of study; the implementation of HECoS provides an opportunity for a far broader range of stakeholders to use a common subject coding system in the future.

HECoS has been developed independently from JACS and therefore there is no direct mapping available between the coding frames. To assist providers in recoding courses from JACS to HECoS, HESA have produced two mapping documents to indicate suggested mappings that might be used. These are available here.

HECoS will be implemented for the academic year starting in the autumn of 2019. For UCAS this means that the first collection of HECoS data will be aligned to the collection of 2019 entry undergraduate course details, ahead of the launch of their search service.

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