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Academic Registry and Council Secretariat

Programme specifications

Programme specifications are written by the programme team at the time of programme approval and updated when programme amendments are made.  They are approved by the Taught Programmes Board prior to being posted on the website. They are referenced in the annual programme review, are part of the periodic review process and form a key part of external audits.

A programme specification is a summary of a programme’s aims and learning outcomes and the teaching, learning and assessment processes which allow these aims and learning outcomes to be achieved and demonstrated. The purpose of a programme specification at Queen Mary is to explain to students what they are expected to achieve and how they are expected to achieve this on their particular programme of study.

Approved programme specifications are available via the responsible Institute / School links. Both Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate programmes are listed under each Institute / School. 

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Business and Management 

Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS)

Economics and Finance 

English and Drama



Languages, Linguistics and Film


Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Biological and Behavioural Sciences

Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering and Materials Science

Mathematical Sciences

Physical and Chemical Sciences

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry



Professional Services

Educational Development

Guidance and contacts

Governance and Legal Services supports Schools / Institutes in the development of programmes and modules and coordinates the work of Taught Programmes Board. For advice on taught programme development, including preparing and submitting programme specifications, then please contact:

  • Ashley Palmer (Faculty of Science and Engineering, and UG non-clinical FMD programmes).
  • Alison Dawn (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences).
  • Alice de Havillan (Faculty Medicine and Dentistry PGT programmes).

For queries concerning all other programmes, then please contact  

Registry Services is also able to support Schools/Institutes with any specific queries relating to new programmes or modules, or amendments and withdrawals within the Academic Model structure of the SIS. Queries of this nature should be addressed to the Academic Model Team via the mySIS helpdesk.

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