Programme and unit approval guidance

New & High-risk programme changes - The approval process for new programmes and significant/high-risk changes to programmes is a two stage process requiring a business case and subsequently an academic case to be approved.

Changes to programmes - Changes that are deemed to be low risk by the relevant Faculty Education Director may be approved at Faculty level without the need for the business case stage.

New units and changes to units - these are normally approved at Faculty level unless the changes to the programme(s) is significant.

Programme withdrawals and suspension of intake - these require approval by the Faculty, and University Academic Quality and Standards Committee which reports to University Education Committee.

Key dates in the approval process

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Please email approval-help@bristol.ac.uk for help with any aspect of the programme and unit approval process.