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									                                         PROPOSAL FOR A NEW PROGRAMME
                                            For a new course use Proposal for a New Course form.

               If you are proposing a partnership or double degree programme, you should discuss
                                      this with the Academic Partnerships Office in the first instance


Version: For proposals to be considered during the 2010-11 session (This form is updated
annually. Please make sure you use the correct form).

To help you complete the form accurately, please refer to the: Policy for Course and Programme
Approvals and guidance available here. Please also note the deadlines for the submission of
completed proposals. All of these are available at the following link:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/TQARO/

Please note in particular:

(a)     All new programme proposals require prior consent from the Academic Planning and
        Resources Committee/Pro-Director (Resources & Planning) through the Annual Monitoring
        meetings in Michaelmas Term.

(b)     We will refer all new programmes proposals to an external academic referee for comments.
        You should nominate two suitable candidates when submitting your proposal. The Sub-
        Committee Secretary will approach one of them. The nominees should not have had recent
        close involvement with the School/Department (e.g. been an external examiner).

(c)     You may wish to consult with Dr Liz Barnett from the Teaching and Learning Centre at an
        early stage for advice on (a) programme design and (b) teaching and assessment methods.

(d)     You should submit completed proposals electronically to the relevant Sub-Committee
        Secretary at least three weeks before the date of the meeting at which they are to be
        considered (see link above).

(e)     You should also consider the relevant deadlines for new programmes to appear in the printed
        prospectuses for 2012/13 entry:
        Undergraduate – 10 November (for 1 December USSC)
        Postgraduate – 20 April (for 11 May GSSC) and 11 May (for 1 June for RDSC)

(f)     Departmental Managers need to return completed proposals by email:

For undergraduate programmes             Mark Thomson, Undergraduate Studies Sub-Committee
                                         Secretary, m.t.thomson@lse.ac.uk

For masters programmes                   Liz Cowan, Graduate Studies Sub-Committee Secretary,
                                         e.j.cowan@lse.ac.uk

For research degree programmes           Matt Brack, Research Degrees Sub-Committee Secretary,
                                         m.brack@lse.ac.uk




For Office use
Programme title:
Internal code:

External code (UCAS/Application):

JACS code:



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      1.     GENERAL INFORMATION

      1.1    Department/Institute/Group

1.2   1.2    Title of qualification and
             programme (e.g. BA/BSc,
             Diploma, MA/MSc, MRes,
             MRes/PhD*, MPhil/PhD and
             subject title)
             * Please speak to the GSSC or
             RDSC secretary

      1.3    Duration of proposed
             programme (years and
             months)

      1.4    Proposed year of first
             student entry (e.g. 2012/13)

      1.5    Please give the names of any existing programmes to be discontinued by the
             introduction of this programme.



      2.     THE MARKET FOR THE PROPOSED PROGRAMME
      You should consult with Catherine Baldwin (Head of Student Recruitment and Admissions) ☐ and
      Fiona Sandford (Head of the Careers Service) ☐before completing this section.
      Please tick the box to confirm that consultation has taken place.

      2.1    What evidence is there of student demand for this programme?


      2.2    Do you have a specific target market in mind?


      2.3    Is there any evidence of demand from employers in the UK and/or overseas for
             graduates from this programme?


      2.4    Do you think this programme will deflect demand from an existing programme at the
             School?
             If yes, which programmes and why?



      3.     PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND ACADEMIC CONTENT

      3.1    Programme specification
      Please complete the template programme specification on page 5 of this form.

      3.2    Programme regulations
             For undergraduate and masters proposals:
             - Please complete the following section which will appear as the regulations listed in the
             Calendar for this programme.

             - If you are listing courses from other departments please ensure you have gained their
             agreement prior to completing this section.

             - If you are proposing any new courses (including a dissertation/project) for this programme,
             please indicate which they are on the regulations below. You will need to submit a separate
             course proposal form for each course along with this programme proposal form

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Paper No      Course Code and Title                                     Core/Optional Unit Value
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      2
      3
      4
For MPhil/PhD proposals:
Please complete the MPhil/PhD programme template on page 6 of this form. This information will
appear in the Calendar, you may wish to refer to the current version for examples:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/calendar/research.htm

3.3    Assessment
Please complete this table, to show the spread of assessment across the programme.

Course      Core/     Formative assessment                   Summative assessment
Code        Option    (include Term for submission)          (include Term for submission)
                      Essay(s) Project        Other          Essay(s) Project        Exam               Other
                                                                                     ( ? hours)




3.4    If the proposal is for a partnership programme please go to section 8.
       If the programme is not a partnership but does include any study away from the School,
       please give details here.
       Please include the name(s) of any other institutions/organisations to be involved; and the names of any
       academic staff not currently on the School staff who will be involved in teaching the programme.




4.       ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE PROGRAMME

4.1    Who will be the teacher responsible for the management of the programme?


4.2    Please note – if you are proposing an Executive MSc programme (E-MSc) you will need
       to complete an additional Timetabling form. Click here

5.       STUDENT NUMBERS

5.1    Proposed student intake in each year.
       - NB year 1 means the first year (e g 2012) in which the programme is offered, year 2 the second year
       (e g 2013) and so on.

       - For partnership programmes, proposed numbers should be indicated only for the year(s) spent at LSE
                     Year 1               Year 2             Year 3             Year 4              Year 5
Full-Time
UK/EU
Overseas

Part-Time
UK/EU
Overseas


5.2    Does the proposed programme require additional student targets beyond those already
       allocated to your department? (Yes/No)
       If yes any new allocations will need to be discussed and agreed with the APRC




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6.       LIBRARY RESOURCES

6.1      Will the proposed programme have any non-standard implications for the Library, for
         example, does it require provision of materials from outside the subject range currently
         held, or materials in languages outside of current policy, or access/resources for
         students that are not physically based at the School? (Yes/No)
         If yes, please consult with the Library regarding requirements and note the outcome here.


7.       CONSULTATIONS

7.1      Has the proposal been discussed and approved at a departmental/institute meeting?
         (Yes/No)

7.2      Has the proposal been discussed at a staff/student meeting? (Yes/No)


7.3 Colleagues with related interests in other departments/institutes will need to have been
    consulted, especially where any component of the proposed programme is to be taught in
    another department.

      You might find it useful to refer to the LSE Experts information available at:
      http://lse.ac.uk/experts The Sub-Committee Secretaries are happy to provide individual
      advice on who to consult with.

Please complete this table fully, listing all colleagues that have been consulted and provide details of any
objections raised.
      Name and Department/                       Date consulted                Were any objections raised to
       Institute of colleague                                                        the programme?
                                                                                   Yes              No




8.       FOR PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME PROPOSALS ONLY

8.1      Please provide the name(s) of any partner institution(s)/organisation(s) to be involved
         in the delivery of the programme


8.2      Please indicate the type of programme being proposed (please delete as appropriate):
           Double degree [now go to 8.2.1]                Joint degree [now go to 8.2.2]
Normally of two years’ duration: students study for one    Offered jointly with one or more partner institution(s).
year each at LSE and the partner institution.              Upon successful completion, a student is awarded a
Upon successful completion, a student is awarded a         single degree by LSE and the partner institution(s).
Masters degree or equivalent of both institutions.

8.2. 1     Please provide the name of the programme at:
                       LSE                                        Partner institution
8.2. 2     Please indicate the details of study and how these contribute to the final award at:
                       LSE                                      Partner institution(s)


8.3      Has the proposal been discussed and agreed by the partner institution(s)? (Yes/No)

8.4      Has the proposal been discussed with the Academic Partnerships Office? (Yes/No)

8.5      Has the proposal been agreed in principle by the Pro-Director (Research and External
         Relations)? (Yes/No)



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9.     APPROVALS [The Sub-Committee Secretary will obtain all approvals below.]
The Sub-Committee Secretary will obtain all approvals on your behalf. If the Library/IT, Timetables or
the APRC raise any queries about your proposal, we will refer these to you.

9.1    Library, Timetables, APRC (to be completed by the Sub-Committee Secretary)

Michelle Blake on behalf of Elizabeth Chapman, Director of Library Services, date confirmed:
Linda Taylor, Timetables Manager, date confirmed:
Wayne Tatlow, on behalf of the APRC, date confirmed:


9.2    USSC, GSSC, RDSC (to be completed by the Sub-Committee Secretary)

Date on which the Sub-Committee considered the proposal:
Decision of the Sub-Committee:
Programme Specification Template
Please complete all sections as indicated. For examples of completed programme specifications
please see the following link: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/TQARO/ProgSpecs.htm

1.    Awarding Body                                LSE
                                                   We will complete the name of any partnership
                                                   institution for collaborative programmes
2.    Details of accreditation by a
      professional/statutory body,
      e.g. ESRC; BPS etc
3.    Name of final award                          We will complete this section
4.    Programme Title                              We will complete this section
5.    Duration of the course                       We will complete this section
6.    Based in the Department/Institute:           We will complete this section
7.    Relevant QAA subject benchmark               We will complete this section
      statements
8.    UCAS Code                                    We will complete this section
9.    First written/last amended                   We will complete this section

10. The programme aims to:
Please provide a list of intended aims for the programme, these should be distinct from the
programme outcomes listed in section 11 below


11. Programme outcomes: knowledge and understanding; skills and other attributes
Please complete this section making sure you address each of knowledge and understanding
skills and other attributes as appropriate:


12.   Teaching, learning and assessment strategies to enable outcomes to be achieved
      and demonstrated
Please complete this section under the following two headings:
Teaching and learning strategies:

Assessment strategies:


13. Programme structures and requirements, levels, modules and awards
We will insert a hyperlink to the programme regulations in the Calendar once the programme
has been approved.

Additional information

14. Criteria for admission to the programme
Please list all criteria students must meet to be admitted onto the programme


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15. Indicators of quality
This section could usefully include information on number of applications for places on other
programmes in the department, RAE and other quality ratings. For further information, please
see other completed programme specifications at:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/TQARO/ProgSpecs.htm


16.   Methods for evaluating and improving the quality and standard of teaching and
      learning
This section should include information on departmental quality assurance processes such as
programme reviews, staff/student liaison committees. We will provide information on the
School’s quality assurance processes (internal reviews, student survey)




For MPhil/PhD programme proposals:
You will need to provide the training course and any progression requirements for students on the
MPhil/PhD programme. This should be provided as follows:

YEAR ONE
TRAINING COURSES
Compulsory (not examined/examined):
Optional (examined/not examined):

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS COURSES
Compulsory (not examined):
Optional (not examined):

YEAR TWO
TRAINING COURSES
Compulsory (not examined/examined):
Optional (examined/not examined):

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS COURSES
Compulsory (not examined):
Optional (not examined):

YEAR THREE
TRAINING COURSES
Compulsory (not examined/examined):
Optional (examined/not examined):

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS COURSES
Compulsory (not examined):
Optional (not examined):

YEAR FOUR
TRAINING COURSES
Compulsory (not examined/examined):
Optional (examined/not examined):

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS COURSES
Compulsory (not examined):
Optional (not examined):

PROGRESSION AND UPGRADE REQUIREMENTS:

UPGRADE REQUIREMENTS:




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