All Staffordshire University courses must meet appropriate academic standards, provide current and coherent curricula and offer a high quality student learning experience.  In order to achieve this all new courses, whether to be delivered on-campus or at a collaborative partner, are subject to the University's course approval policy and procedure.

The course approval process encompasses strategic and quality approval of courses.

Further guidance on the production of course information and documentation (including standard University templates) can be found on the Course Information page.


  1. Course Approval and Amendment Policy 
  2. Design Sprint Procedure
  3. Course Approval Guidance 
  4. External Academic Panel Member Selection Criteria 
  5. Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body Accreditation 

Associated Forms and Documents

  1. External Academic Panel Member Nomination Form
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021