Tackling programme specification at Leeds Metropolitan University

Malcolm Shaw (Malcolm Shaw is Academic Development Manager at Leeds Metropolitan University, where his responsibilities include supporting generic aspects of curriculum development, e.g. key skills, level descriptors, open and flexible learning, benchmarking, and of course programme specifications.)

Quality Assurance in Education

ISSN: 0968-4883

Publication date: 1 December 2000


This article shows how an external policy imperative can be assimilated into the process of managing change within a university. It describes a project‐based approach to develop an understanding of the practical implications and use of programme specifications. It identifies a number of generic issues that will need to be addressed if the opportunities provided by programme specifications are to be fully exploited but concludes that there are benefits for institutions, academics and the users of programme specification information.



Shaw, M. (2000), "Tackling programme specification at Leeds Metropolitan University", Quality Assurance in Education, Vol. 8 No. 4, pp. 173-180. https://doi.org/10.1108/09684880010356066

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