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Course Design Blueprint: Content

Course content

Rationalising approaches and design features to ensure the learning experience champions teaching excellence through personalised, active, research informed and employer engaged, inclusive and digitally enabled learning experiences


At University of Suffolk courses provide a coherent and effective programme of study that enables students to achieve defined learning outcomes aligned with the relevant level of achievement as set out within The UK Quality Code for Higher Education.
Foundation degrees and Masters level courses will also exhibit the characteristics as set out in the relevant Characteristics Statements.
Curriculum should conform to the Subject Benchmark Statements and where relevant, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) standards and benchmarking statements and/or Apprenticeship Standards.
In addition to course specific content, all University of Suffolk course curricula are expected to explicitly include opportunities for students to:
  • Learn and practice academic skills appropriate to the subject area and level of study.
  • Develop an understanding of, and the ability to plan, complete and interpret as appropriate to the level of study, research methodologies associated with the subject area.
  • Engage in personalised, active, research informed, employer engaged, inclusive, and digitally enabled learning experiences.
  • Achieve personal and professional development learning outcomes as appropriate to the level of study.