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Academic Support Office

Programme Development

All amendments to existing programmes, such as changes to the programme regulations, or requests for programme withdrawals or suspensions, should be sent to the Academic Support Office for approval by the chair of the relevant Faculty Education Committee.

All documentation relating to changes that will take effect in October 2018 must be received by ASO by the following dates:

  • Undergraduate: all documentation to be received by ASO no later than 26 January 2018
  • Postgraduate: all documentation to be received by ASO no later than 16 March 2018

Proposed amendments that will involve other institutions (which includes other universities, and organisations that are not HEis) must go through the University's processes for approving collaborative partnerships. When considering developing proposals for collaborative partnerships, departments should contact the Assistant Registrar for the relevant faculty in the first instance:

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Simon Appleton

Faculty of Science

Sam Graham

Faculty of Social Sciences and Health

Ellen Chapman

New Programmes

All proposals for both undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes must go through the University's new programme approval process. The two-stage programme approval process allows departments to demonstrate both the academic and financial viability of their proposals.

Full details on the new programme approval process can be found in the Learning and Teaching Handbook Section 3.3

Contact Details

Academic Support Office
Durham University
Palatine Centre 
Stockton Road
Durham DH1 3LE

Phone: +44 0191 334 6104
Fax: +44 0191 334 6250