Analytic Quality Glossary


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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2004-21, Analytic Quality Glossary, Quality Research International,

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 18 June, 2021 , © Lee Harvey 2004–2021.


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Module specification

core definition

Module specification is statement of the aims, objectives/learning outcomes, content, learning and teaching processes, mode of assessment of students and learning resources applicable to a unit of study.

explanatory context

Specification is an attempt to make transparent not only the syllabus content but the whole mode of delivery and support for learning on the module.

analytical review

For UMIST (2001) a module specification is:

a concise statement of the learning outcomes expected from successful completion of a particular part of a degree programme, including information on the curriculum, study and assessment methods used to assess performance.

For the University of Nothampton (2012):

A module specification identifies the content and assessment scheme for a unit of study.

associated issues


related areas

See also




University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), 2001, Annex 1: Glossary, UM/DG/005, posted 30/08/01. No longer at this address, 2 February 2011. UMIST merged with the Victoria University of Manchester to form the University of Manchester on 22 October 2004.

University of Nothampton, 2012, Module specifications, available at, accessed 4 September 2012, page not available 3 January 2017.

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