Validation and revalidation

We have robust internal approval procedures to ensure that our programmes of study offer a high quality student academic experience.

There are two approval procedures:

  • Validation: for programmes that are new to the University
  • Revalidation: for existing programmes that are reviewed every five years

Any programme that is awaiting the outcome of these approval processes will be marked as either 'subject to validation' or 'subject to revalidation' on the website.

The majority of programmes with either ‘subject to validation’ or ‘subject to revalidation’ status are approved; however, approval is not guaranteed and should the programme not go ahead you will be informed by the University and assistance will be provided to those who have been offered a place to find a suitable alternative course.