The Studies Committee has devolved authority from the Senate and University Committee for Quality and Standards, for approving new disciplines and programmes, and major modifications to programmes. Proposals to introduce new disciplines must be approved by the Planning and Management Executive. Schools have devolved authority to approve new and modified courses as well as minor modifications to programmes.
The approval process comprises, the completion of proposals via the Programme Approval Management System (PAMS), followed by submission to the relevant School Committee and, where appropriate, to the Studies Committee.
The procedures for approval of disciplines, programmes and courses have been revised in view of the introduction of the Student Administration Service (SAS) system in May 2010.