Calendar 2018/19

Regulations Governing Academic Programmes

1 Faculty of Taught Programmes


Regulations Governing the Bachelor of Business and Laws (BBL)


Admission to Programme


With the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean acting on behalf of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and the Senate, applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements shall be admitted to the programme on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College.


Credit-rating of Programmes


All modules comprising an approved programme of study carry a specific credit value. All full-time students are required to follow modules normally to a value of 120 credits each year and to complete 360 credits for a three-year programme and 480 credits for a four-year programme. The content of programmes must observe the University's approved conventions for levels and awards.


Period of Study


The full-time programme shall extend over three academic years except where it includes a year of approved study abroad or placement when it shall extend over four academic years. A candidate may be allowed to extend the period of study only for a reason approved by the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes.


Programmes may also be available by part-time study. Part-time students are normally required to study for a minimum of 60 credits per year.


On the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College, studies at degree level pursued in another university or institution of higher education may be counted towards the credit requirements for the degree provided that:

(a) the number of credits does not exceed 180 in a 360-credit programme or 240 in a 480 credit programme;

(b) the final 120 credits of the programme are studied in the University; and,

(c) on completion of the programme the candidate will have complied with the academic requirements of the professional regulatory bodies as prescribed by the rules made under this regulation.

Exceptionally, these minima may be reduced in recognition of credits accumulated from elsewhere, subject to the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty in the case of individual applications, and of the Board of the Faculty and the University Teaching Committee in the case of other institutions’ specific programmes.


Examination, Re-examination and Classification of Awards


No candidate shall be admitted to any examination unless it is certified by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College that the candidate has completed by attendance and otherwise the requirements of the programme (including the performance of such vacation work as may be required).

4.2 The examination and re-examination of candidates and the classification of awards shall be governed by the provisions set out in the University's approved undergraduate degree assessment procedures.
5 Vacation Study, Field Courses, and Study Abroad

Students shall undertake such industrial placements, vacation study, field courses, or study abroad as may from time to time be prescribed.