Regulatory framework

The Rules for Award, codes of practice on assessment, and programme specifications are the regulations that manage student assessment and the award of qualifications.


The Rules for Award are the rules under which schools make awards on behalf of the University.

The University code of practice on assessment sets out the general university requirements for student assessment.

School codes of practice on assessment explain local school practice.

Each programme has a specification, which is recorded in the undergraduate programme catalogue or taught postgraduate programme catalogue, that explains the specific rules for that programme. The catalogue includes full details of the learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules, and any other requirements for receiving that particular award.