Arden University Regulatory Framework

The University operates its programmes of study and awards its degrees, diplomas and certificates in accordance with its Regulatory Framework and Quality Assurance Documents. This framework ensures that students are treated fairly and equitably and that their awards will be recognised as equivalent to other UK university qualifications.

The Regulatory Framework contains information which is important to students, including assessment regulations, details of how awards will be classified and rules relating to student conduct.

The implementation of this Regulatory Framework is overseen by the Academic Board and its sub-committees.

Regulatory Framework

Where students are studying programmes validated or franchised by a partner university, then the partner regulations will apply instead. Details of how to access these are available in the relevant student handbooks.

University Governance

The University is governed by its Board of Directors and its Academic Board. The Board of Directors has responsibility for managing the business, however all academic affairs, including the award of degrees, fall within the authority of the Academic Board. This body has overall responsibility for academic standards and the quality assurance and enhancement of student learning opportunities.

Access and Participation Statement


Academic Board and its Subcommittees

Academic Board Structure

Including the below:

Full regulatory framework available here

Programme Specifications

The content of every programme is defined and published in a Programme Specification.

Business & Management

Computing & IT

Criminology & Law

Data Analytics

Finance and HRM

Graphic Design

Health and Social Care


Psychology & Sociology

Quality Assurance Documents:

Learning and Teaching Committee Documents:

Admissions Committee Documents:

Research Committee Documents:

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