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About units and programmes

Information for students about the structure of units and programmes, and how we develop and improve them

Your programme and the units you’ll be taking

You’ll find information about your programme and units for 2020/21 in the online Programme and Unit Catalogues.

This will include any modifications we’ve made to ensure your programme is delivered using the Bath Blend approach to your learning this academic year (which we communicated to you in August 2020).

If you are a new student, your department will provide you with the full structure of your programme of study for each year of your programme.

Choosing option units

You can find information about choosing option units online.

If you want to discuss your option choices, please contact your Director of Studies.

Changes to programmes and units

Programmes and units may be subject to reasonable change.

Programme and unit changes are managed through formal University processes, to ensure that changes are academically appropriate, properly supported, and are made in a way that safeguards the interests of students.

How your programme and learning experience are enhanced

The University uses a number of mechanisms to ensure that programmes remain up-to-date, that any issues around them can be addressed, and improvements can be made.

Through programme review and monitoring, we aim to enhance your learning experience and maintain high academic standards and quality. This might include identifying any changes required to units and programmes.

Programmes and units are monitored regularly, using evidence to establish what is working well and to identify any action that might need to be taken. Student feedback, including feedback given through student surveys, is taken into consideration and is a key part of the monitoring process.

Departments conduct periodic reviews of their programmes, which provide an opportunity for in-depth review and development, and involve input from students and external adviser(s) to the University.

External Examiner reports also feed into the programme monitoring and review process. You can find more information on the role of External Examiners for taught programmes in our assessment guidance for students.