Faculty Handbook 2020-2021
Please note: the ongoing disruption caused by Covid-19 delayed publication of the 2020/21 Faculty Handbook until 13th August 2020. It is possible that further changes to modules or programmes might need to be made during the academic year, in response to the impact of Covid-19 and/or any further changes in public health advice.
The Faculty Handbook Online includes the programme regulations for all undergraduate degrees offered by Durham University. You can use the regulations to check which modules are compulsory on your programme, and which are optional. To find the regulations for your degree programme, use the Programme Search facility below.
Programme regulations should be read in conjunction with the Core Regulations for Undergraduate Programmes.
The Faculty Handbook Online also contains descriptions (including information on the content, teaching and assessment) for all current undergraduate modules. To view the individual modules you can:
- use the Module Search facility below
- click on the module code (e.g. COMP1021) in the regulations for your degree programme
- use the departmental module listings to access every module offered by the University, by department and by level.
Please note: the module and programme information here is for current modules and programmes. Modules and programmes do change year-on-year, and are amended to take account of, for example: changing staff expertise, disciplinary developments, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.
Further information will typically be available from your department. You may also find it useful to consider: the Faculty Handbook Online’s Frequently Asked Questions; the guide to using the Module Search facility; and the glossary of terms.
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Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in the Online Faculty Handbook is correct at the time of publication in August 2020. The University will use reasonable endeavours to deliver programmes and other services in accordance with the descriptions provided.
The University, however, reserves the right to make variations to programme contents, entry requirements and methods of delivery, to discontinue or merge or combine programmes, and to make variations to regulations, both before and after a student's admission to the University, if such action is reasonably considered necessary by the University.
Should industrial action, changes in government guidance regarding Covid-19, or other circumstances beyond the control of the University occur, and this interferes with the University's ability to deliver programmes or other services in accordance with the descriptions provided, the University will use all reasonable endeavours to minimise disruption as far as it is practical to do so.
If there is any conflict or disagreement between the information in these web pages and the Regulations which are published in the University Calendar, the version in the Calendar is definitive.