Department of Student and Academic Administration

Academic Standards, Quality and Partnerships

Curriculum Framework 2019/2020

The Curriculum Framework Specification supersedes the 2016 Curriculum Framework document and applies to all taught courses with effect from 2019/20. This includes UK and Trans National franchised collaborative courses, and whilst there is no requirement for other types of collaborative courses (validated and validated external) to adopt the curriculum structures set out in the new Framework, course teams are encouraged to work with our partners to embed the Hallmarks of the Portsmouth Graduate which can be found in the Education Strategy.

This Framework, with close reference to the University’s strategic aims and objectives, in particular the Education Strategy and Global Engagement Strategy, affirms the University’s commitment to ensuring an excellent student experience through the delivery of courses that provides the knowledge, skills and attributes for success, as defined in the Hallmarks of the Portsmouth Graduate.

Support and advice on adopting the new Framework and seeking approval for the changes is available from the following:





  Business and Law

  Susan Davey-Evans, Associate Dean (Academic)


  Creative and Cultural Industries

  Lynne Mesher, Associate Dean (Academic)


  Humanities and Social Sciences

  Ann Matear, Associate Dean (Academic)



  Neil Weston, Associate Dean (Academic)



  Jenny Walden, Associate Dean (Academic)


  Department of Student and          Academic Administration

  Rebecca Broome, Head of Academic Standards, Quality    and Partnerships



Curriculum Framework Approval Process [Acrobat (.pdf) - Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:39:00 GMT]

Course Specification Template [Word (.doc) - Thu, 26 Jul 2018 11:00:00 BST]

Course Specification Guidance Notes [Acrobat (.pdf) - Thu, 26 Jul 2018 11:00:00 BST]

Curriculum Framework Hallmarks of a UoP Graduate Course Checklist [Word (.doc) - Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:13:00 GMT]

Curriculum Framework Hallmarks of a UoP Graduate Course Checklist Exemplar [Acrobat (.pdf) - Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:14:00 GMT]

Consolidated Mapping Document [Word (.doc) - Fri, 01 Jun 2018 07:55:00 BST]

Consolidated Mapping Document Exemplar [Acrobat (.pdf) - Fri, 01 Jun 2018 10:47:00 BST]

Example of a January start course delivery pattern [Acrobat (.pdf) - Tue, 08 May 2018 15:33:00 BST]

Course Structure Form [Word (.doc) - Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:11:00 GMT]

Degree Apprenticeship DL Course Structure Illustration [Acrobat (.pdf) - Mon, 14 May 2018 18:26:00 BST]

Module Specification Form [Excel (.xls, .csv) - Fri, 30 Nov 2018 13:16:00 GMT]

Module Specification Form Guidance Notes [Acrobat (.pdf) - Fri, 11 May 2018 08:06:00 BST]

Department Curriculum Framework Approval Committee Report Template [Word (.doc) - Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:11:00 GMT]

CF Panel Member Aide Memoire [Acrobat (.pdf) - Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:21:00 BST]

CF Panel Approval Checklist [Excel (.xls, .csv) - Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:23:00 BST]

Supplementary Module Syllabus Form [Word (.doc) - Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:24:00 BST]

Curriculum Framework Frequently Asked Questions [Acrobat (.pdf) - Tue, 03 Jul 2018 13:39:00 BST]