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SALEIE Project | Policy Hub | Module Specification

Higher Education Policy Hub: Module Specification

The following are the elements we consider to be relevant to the specification of a module such that it can be reviewed by any other institution as a module that could be taken as part of a student study in another institution. Of particular importance is the final section on special considerations.

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University name:

Name of the Higher Education Institution offering the module

Optional for within Institution modules but important for modules that can be taken by exchange students


Faculty / Department:

Name of the Faculty or Department offering the module

Optional for within Institution modules but important for modules that can be taken by exchange students


Module name:

The name within the offering Institution of the module, this name should be unique within a Faculty or Department.



Module code:

A unique code for the module within the Higher Education Institution offering the module. This code is most likely to be how a student of academic colleague searches for the module.



Programme(s) module is associated with

The academic study programmes this module is associated with. This information is useful to help students and academic colleagues determine recommended progression routes for students who have taken the module or who wish to take it.



Contact person/lecturer(s):

The person who can be contacted for more information about the module or the names of those who will be delivering the module. This is of use to academic colleagues and/or students who have secific questions about the module.



Academic level:

The academic level of the module, for example Masters, Bachelor year 3, Bachelor year 2, Bachelor year 1, etc.



Credit Value:

The credit value of the module in ECTS. If the local credit value is not equal to the ECTS value the equivalent or explanation of how to convert should be provided. Click here for a guide to the ECTS system.



Scope and form:

The scope and form describes the type of teaching and learning activities, lectures, seminars, laboratories, etc. It is the means by which the student workload should be able to be determined - a good way to specify this is by stating the numebr of hours the student will spend in lectures, the number in laboratories, the number in private study, etc. Each ECTS credit unit should require between 25 and 30 student study hours. Click here for a guide to the ECTS system.



When taught:

The term or semester during the academic year (specified in the Academic level field above) in which the module is taught. This is important to enable students, when planning an educational exchange, to know when they will be able to take the module if their exchange is for less than a full academic year.




The duration of the module from start to end of teaching but should also indicate when the module assessment takes place. In the case of an examination this can be in a different term or semester and an exchange student who is not studying for a full academic year may require an adjustment or special examination arrangements to enable them to be assessed in the module.



Academic Prerequisites:

A clear statement of the modules that should be taken by a student in preparation for them taking this module - they can be stated only if they are essential to ensure maximum module accessibility.



General description:

A general descritpion of the module in a language meaningful to the student




Aims and Objectives:

The aims learning aims and objectives of the module in a language meaningful to the student



Content, main topics:

Included technical content of the module by topic and sub-topic in a language meaningful to the student and other reviewers.



Learning outcomes:

Required and should map to Programme Learning Outcomes.








Recommended Literature:

List of the recommended resources, books, articles, links to webpages for the student to read as par tof the learning for this module.



Special Considerations:

Is there anything about this module in terms of its teaching and learning, location of study, access to laboratories and/or special equipment or access to tools (software or hardware) that in any way could restrict any student irreespective of disability or special needs from taking this module equitably to other students.

Recommended although this is very specific to the institution offering the module.