The content of the IMSISS main external website is overseen by the programme web team and managed locally. The website is hosted externally. Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that information is accurate and up-to-date, some information is subject to change. The IMSISS Consortium nor any individual University partner will not be held liable for information that is subject to change and reserves the right to alter the content of the external website at any time.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the website but it is subject to alteration without notice. The IMSISS Consortium of partner universities will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver courses in accordance with the descriptions set out in this website. The Consortium, however, reserves the right to make variations to the content or methods of delivery of courses, to discontinue courses and to merge or combine courses, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the Consortium in conjunction with the delivering university. If any university partner discontinues any course, it will use reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative course. In the event of industrial action or other circumstances beyond the control of the Consortium or a university partner that interferes with its ability to provide these courses or services, the university partner will undertake to minimise disruption as far as is practicable.
Information Regarding Possible Changes to Degree Programme and Courses Offered by IMSISS University Partners
The IMSISS Consortium is committed to providing information about the degree programme that is accurate and comprehensive so that you can make the right decisions about participating in this programme. However, this information is finalised many months before you register at the University and embark on your chosen programme of study, and on occasion the Consortium may need to make some changes in the interim or after you have started your degree programme. In making such changes the Consortium is driven by the need to maintain the quality and reputation of the degree that it awards, always taking into account the interests of applicants and students. Changes are only implemented after appropriate scrutiny has taken place and formal University partner approval processes have been followed.
Why might changes to the published programme information be made?
Development of academic knowledge
One of the strengths of the universities that make up the IMSISS Consortium is that teaching is research-led. Experts in your chosen field of study will ensure that important developments in the field are incorporated into the curriculum. Material that is no longer believed to be current may be replaced. In some fields such changes will happen more quickly than in others. There may also be changes to the way your course is delivered which are informed by research and development on student learning (pedagogy).
Response to feedback
On-going internal monitoring, including feedback received from current students, may also prompt changes.
External requirements including professional accreditation
The Consortium must comply with various requirements set by other bodies, many of which relate to ensuring the quality of its degrees (i.e. National ministries of education). Where their requirements change, the Consortium and its partner universities must respond so that students continue to benefit from the considerable advantages of accredited qualifications.
Unanticipated staffing changes may sometimes lead to changes in the content and availability of courses, for example where it is not possible to replicate specialist knowledge.
Timetabling and student numbers
Within the IMSISS programme students take individual courses. IMSISS students have a considerable degree of choice from a list of different options during specific mobilities periods, and examples of the available options are advertised on the Consortium website. This flexibility is one of the strengths of the Consortium and the degree structure. However, you should be aware that not all courses will always be available. There may, for example, be a timetable clash with other courses that you are studying or a course may have a limit on the number of places available in any one year.
Other important information about your degree programme
In order to qualify for the award of a degree at the end of your studies, you must satisfy various requirements. The regulations that apply to your degree programme are set out in the University of Glasgow Calendar and in the Programme Regulations link available HERE. These cover such things as the requirements for you to progress through the different stages of your studies (e.g. for progress to dissertation and the total number of credits that you must complete and the grades required for award of the degree). Relevant information about these requirements is also included in programme handbook and you will be given good notice of any changes that are introduced. The Calendar is updated each year and the regulations that apply to you are those published in the year that you begin your studies.
There are also general regulations in the Calendar which cover assessment, student support and student misconduct. Regulations are reviewed on an ongoing basis and any updates will apply to you and full information will be available on the University of Glasgow’s website
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