Graduate attributes in course descriptors

Guidance and examples on including Graduate Attributes in course descriptors.

What is required and why

Every course is required to describe what personal and professional attributes and skills students will strengthen as a result of studying the course.  When done well, this information helps students understand:

  • what skills and abilities are required in order to do well in the course; and
  • how taking the course will support their broader development, complementing the subject knowledge gained.


Where this information is captured and available

This information is captured via the Course Creation, Approval and Maintenance (CCAM) software and is made available in the Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study (DRPS), and in PATH, the University’s online interactive programme builder.





How to write the graduate attributes for your course, including examples

The graduate attributes in course descriptors do not need to be complicated, but they do need to be clear, specific and meaningful.  The guidance below will help you identify and describe the graduate attributes for your course.


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