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Undergraduate Course Proposals

Schools wishing to establish a new undergraduate course, or to significantly revise an existing programme, are advised to have an initial meeting with the Senior Lecturer/Dean of Undergraduate Studies and the relevant Administrative Officer in Academic Affairs, Trinity Teaching and Learning, to discuss their plans.

The completed template should be submitted to the Senior Lecturer/Dean of Undergraduate Studies (, and copied to Academic Affairs (, Trinity Teaching and Learning, for a full review before it can be circulated to the Undergraduate Studies Committee (USC).

The proposing School must also complete the Financial Data Template, which is available from the Faculty Financial Advisor. The Faculty Dean, in particular, considers the financial analysis, resourcing requirements, staff workloads and any recruitment plans in deciding whether or not to support the proposal. The proposal documentation cannot be circulated to USC without the approval of the Faculty Dean.

Please note, the first full draft of the proposal should be received by Academic Affairs by the end of Michaelmas term, if it is to be considered by USC and Council in the same academic year. Proposals received after this deadline will not normally be considered for approval until the following academic year.

Undergraduate Course Approval Process

The image below presents an overview of the course proposal approval stages.

  • A more detailed version of the stages outlining the development and approval of a new undergraduate course proposal is available here.


Template A:
  • Proposal Template – Single Honors Entry (MS Word)
  • Proposal Template – Joint Honors Entry (MS Word)
  • For other proposal template types, please contact Academic Affairs (

    Template B: Student Workload and Assessment Components (MS Word)

    Template C: Module Descriptor Template (MS Word)(Sample 1, Sample 2)

    Template D: Capstone Module Descriptor Template (MS Word)

    Template E: Module Outcome - Programme Outcomes Mapping Tool (MS Excel)


    Undergraduate Programme Architecture

    Click here for Undergraduate Programme Architecture tables.