Policy and Guidance on Postgraduate Taught Courses

Introduction

This Policy and Guidance has been approved by the University’s Education Committee as the framework the University expects to see underpin the provision of its postgraduate taught courses at Oxford.  The Policy and Guidance supplements the requirements for postgraduate taught courses set out in the Examination Regulations.

The three main purposes of the Policy and Guidance are:

  • To let staff know what they must do;
  • To let students know what they can expect, and what is expected of them; and
  • To ensure that the University’s practice complies with external requirements and to articulate the way in which it complies.

The Policy and Guidance was revised in 2015 to reflect some of the recent developments in provision of postgraduate education.  The revision drew in particular upon the QAA’s UK Quality Code for Higher Education  which was released in its final form in 2014.

In this document all references to department should be read as also referring to faculties.