The withdrawal or suspension of an existing programme of study, including changes from a UCAS coded entry point to a non UCAS entry point, requires the approval of the University Planning Committee and University Teaching Committee (UTC). Faculty Learning and Teaching Group (FLTG) will approve Planning cases on behalf of Planning Committee where there are no resource requirements.
Your Planning Officer and Academic Quality Team contact will confirm approval of both Planning Committee and UTC. In most cases where the proposal is straightforward and, in the case of combined degree programmes, provided that all contributing departments assent, approval of both Committees will be by Chair's Action.
When considering the timing of the withdrawal or suspension of the programme, a department should take into consideration the publicity that is available about the programme (for example, entry in the prospectus). A department should not attempt to withdraw or suspend a programme from a particular year once the application cycle for that year has commenced.
The table below shows the key deadlines relating to programme approval, modification and withdrawal. They relate to the marketing of programmes for entry in the year given in the first column.