Programme specifications

The breadth and balance of the subjects we offer marks York out from the crowd: there are some 30 departments and centres offering a very wide range of courses with students spread equally between arts, social science, and science and technology.

Programme specifications

Programme specifications are a concise description of the intended  aims and learning outcomes of a programme, and the means by which the outcomes are achieved and assessed.They are intended for:

  • undergraduate and postgraduate students on the programme
  • staff teaching and/or administering the programme
  • former students who may need to provide details of what their programme covered to supplement their transcript
  • prospective students who want to understand a programme in more detail


The University is publishing programme specifications for all taught courses online.