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Quality HandbookProgrammes and modules

Module sizes (number of students)

Working to optimise our use of the estate will reduce pressure on the timetable and decrease the number of classes delivered in non-optimal locations or at inconvenient times.  The distribution of students into class sizes should be a material concern when a programme is being developed.

Every programme carries with it a significant number of costs including (but not limited to) annual planning, student office, promotion and publicity, fees, admissions, timetabling, quality assurance (e.g. approval,, annual monitoring and external examining).

Joint Awards require further care to avoid timetabling clashes, and effective Joint Awards require additional resources to provide liaison tutors, dedicated inductions etc. Most of these costs do not scale with the size of the cohort recruited.

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