Annual Programme Review for PGR, teaching out and some new programmes


From 2016/17 all Schools undertake reviews of their taught programmes as part of the Education Action Plan (EAP) process , which is one of the central elements of the University's quality assurance and enhancement (QA&E) framework.  The EAP Diagram (PDF, 409kB) shows how EAP and the framework fit together. 

Whilst this process is developing there remain some programmes that are still required to undertake Annual Programme Review:

Features of the APR process for these programmes are:

Submission dates for 2016/17 APR

PGR programmes should continue to use the use the APR Policy for Research Programmes (PDF, 58kB) when planning their APR meeting and preparing your APR report.

APR Policy

Please also see additional guidance, which can be used to aid reflection on issues specific to: joint honours programmes and the review of inter-disciplinary units that are not connected to a programme.

PGR APR Report Template

PGR APR reports must be submitted using the standard University template. This ensures that all issues relevant to APR have been covered and promotes consistency between programmes in their approach to quality assurance. The template also enables ease of reference to particular issues in the APR report during subsequent quality enhancement processes (e.g. FQT visits, School Reviews).

The correct version of the APR template must be used to produce the APR report. APR reports submitted on the incorrect version will be returned.

Further Guidance

If you have any queries about the APR process please email

The APR Policy for Taught Programmes (PDF, 160kB) which was replaced by EAP remains available for information along with the APR Template for taught programmes (Office document, 36kB).