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Regulations For Taught and Research Programmes

Academic Regulations for Taught Programmes

The application of the Academic Regulations for Taught Programmes is underpinned by University policies and procedures to which reference is made at appropriate points within the Regulations.

A revised set of Academic Regulations for 2016/17 was agreed by Senate that reflect stylistic changes and the removal of any procedural information with hyperlinks to the relevant policies and/or procedures.  Greater flexibility has been introduced  into  the Regulations in recognition of multiple  entry points, teaching periods, etc.  The revisions have resulted in a much shorter document following removal of duplicated information which is held within other policies and procedures of the University.

A summary of the changes introduced with effect from September 2016 may be found here.

The Academic Regulations for Taught Programmes for 2015/16 can be found here.

Academic Regulations for Research Programmes

The application of the Academic Regulations for Research Programmes is underpinned by University policies and procedures, to which reference is made at appropriate points within the Regulations.

The Academic Regulations for Research Programmes should be read in conjunction with the Code of Practice for the Conduct of Postgraduate Research Degree Programmes, which sets out the expectations and procedures in relation to the admission, training, supervision, support and progress of candidates.

A revised set of Academic Regulations for 2016/17 was agreed by the Research and Enterprise Committee to ensure overall clarity, coherence and alignment of the Regulations with Chapter B11 of the UK Quality Code and other documentation such as the Code of Practice for the Conduct of Postgraduate Research Degree Programmes.  

A summary of changes introduced with effect from September 2016 may be found here.

The University’s Postgraduate Research website http://pg.salford.ac.uk/ provides access to the University’s comprehensive range of support services and development opportunities as well as guidance and forms to support the Postgraduate Research journey.

Academic Regulations Sub-Committee

The Academic Regulations Sub-Committee was established from September 2015 to consider and consult on proposals for changes to the Academic Regulations for Taught and Postgraduate Research Programmes, having regard to the maintenance of standards and the fulfilment of national sectors norms and professional  expectations.  The  Sub-Committee makes recommendations to both the Academic Standards and Quality Assurance Committee and the Research and Enterprise Committee on the approval of new regulations and outcomes of reviews of the Academic Regulations for Taught and Postgraduate research programmes respectively.                        

Membership and Terms of Reference of the Academic Regulations Sub-Committee can be found here.        

Dates and Times of meetings for the Academic Regulations Sub-Committee are:                        

29 September 2016        9am-11am                        

4 January 2017              10am-12pm                        

15 March 2017              10am-12pm                        

17 May 2017                 10am-12pm                        

Minutes of previous meetings are available as follows:                        

24 May 2016                

24 February 2016        

26 October 2016