The application of the Academic Regulations is underpinned by University policies and procedures, to which reference is made at appropriate points within the Academic Regulations.
Following a major review of the Academic Regulations for both taught and research programmes last year, no major changes have been made to the Regulations for September 2017. However, specific updates were approved to both sets of regulations with effect from September 2017 and apply to all new and returning students upon registration, unless otherwise stated.
A copy of the Academic Regulations for Taught Programmes 2017/18 is available here
A copy of the Academic Regulations for Research Awards 2017/18 is available here
A detailed summary of the changes may be found here.
For ease of reference, a brief summary is noted below:
Addition of New Awards:
Changes to the classification of the Integrated Masters awards with retrospective effect (Regulation 9.1.4):
Changes to the APL regulations with retrospective effect:
The Academic Regulations for Research Awards 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.
The following amendments have been made to provide greater clarity to the Academic Regulations for Research Awards:
A summary of the changes introduced with effect from September 2016 may be found here.
Academic Regulations for Taught Programmes for 2016/17
Academic Regulations for Taught Programmes for 2015/16 can be found here.
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.
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.
Minutes of previous meetings are available as follows:
24 May 2016