Why ‘programme’ means ‘course’ and ‘course’ means ‘module’
From the academic year 2012-13, Sussex will be using new terminology to describe the component parts of a student’s curriculum.
A ‘programme’ will be known as a ‘course’ and a ‘course’ will become a ‘module’.
For example, prospectus text might now say, “Students on single-honours courses choose several modules from outside their discipline,” rather than “Students on single-honours programmes choose several courses from outside their discipline.”
The undergraduate prospectus for 2013 entry already incorporates such amendments.
The changes, approved by Senate (the University’s academic body) at its termly meeting in December 2011, bring Sussex into line with the terminology that is used by other universities and will make it easier to explain to potential students what Sussex has to offer.
The University is now moving to implement these changes with effect from 1 September:
- Staff in the schools will be amending relevant documents and web pages for students in preparation for 2012-13 onwards
- In conjunction with this work at school level, IT Services and the central Web Team will change relevant information on the database and Sussex Direct.