Academic Regulations 2019-20

Academic Regulations 2019-20

The Academic Regulations provide a definitive source for the formally-approved regulations for students enrolled on an undergraduate or postgraduate course awarded by Leeds Arts University.  These regulations should not be read in isolation - it is important that you read them in conjunction with other documents available on Portal or eStudio, including Student Handbooks, Course and Module Specifications, and policies and procedures.  If you are in doubt about any aspect of the information presented, including requiring clarification of any points within the Academic Regulations, you should consult your course team. The Academic Regulations that are applicable to you depend on the course you are studying - please see below.

Academic Regulations for postgraduate courses

If you are studying on one of the below postgraduate courses, please click here.

MA Creative Practice
MA Curation Practices
MA Fine Art
MA Graphic Design
MA Photography

Academic Regulations for undergraduate courses

If you are studying on one of the below undergraduate courses please click here

BA (Hons) Animation
BA (Hons) Creative Advertising
BA (Hons) Fashion
BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA (Hons) Illustration
BA (Hons) Photography

If you are studying on one of the below undergraduate courses please click here

BA (Hons) Comic & Concept Art
BA (Hons) Creative Writing

BA (Hons) Fashion Branding with Communication
BA (Hons) Fashion Design

BA (Hons) Filmmaking
BA (Hons) Fine Art
BA (Hons) Textile Design

BA (Hons) Visual Communication
BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance 

Force Majeure Regulations for postgraduate and undergraduate courses

The Force Majeure Regulations for both postgraduate and undergraduate courses can be found here.

Student Handbook

The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Student Handbook summarises important University information for all higher education courses at Leeds Arts University. You will find the relevant Student Handbook here:

Undergraduate Student Handbook
Postgraduate Student Handbook

Course Information

The Course Specification provides information about what, when and how you will learn, including the expected standard of the award you are studying towards. You will find your Course Specification on the Our Courses page.

The Module Specifications outline the aims and objectives of each module that you will study, including module content, credit values and assessment. Your Course Handbook tells you about your course and how you can make the best use of your opportunities whilst studying here. Module Specifications and Course Handbooks are available to view on eStudio (interal only), alongside further details about your course, modules and assessment. 

Policies and Procedures

Please access the following policies within the relevant Academic Regulations above.

Academic Appeal Policy
Academic Misconduct Policy
Extenuating Circumstances Policy
Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (Higher Education)

Please use the links below for the following policies and procedures.

Academic Appeal Procedure
Anti Bullying and Harassment Policy
Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech and Expression
Data Protection Policy
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy
Ethics Policy
Fitness to Study Policy and Procedure
HE Academic Misconduct Procedure
HE Extenuating Circumstances Procedure

HE Student Attendance Policy and Procedure
HE Student Complaints and Resolution Policy and Procedure
HE Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) 2019-20
Library Loan Policy
Reasonable Adjustments Policy
Refund and Compensation Policy
Smoking Policy
Student Alcohol and Drug Misuse Policy
Student Disciplinary Procedure
Student Loan of Equipment Policy


Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Notification of household isolation form (HE)
Self Certification form (HE)

Academic Appeal Form
Extenuating Circumstances Application Form
Request to Change Course Form
Request to Change Mode of Study Form

Student Complaint Form 
Student Ethical Approval Form
Suspension Form (Undergraduate)
Withdrawal Form (Undergraduate)
Suspension Form (Postgraduate)
Withdrawal Form (Postgraduate)

Other important documents

Academic Integrity Statement
Extenuating Circumstances Panel Dates 2019-20
Guidance for changing courses or changing modes processes

Health & Safety Pocket Guide
HESA Student Collection Notice 2019-20
Recording of photographic still and moving images on University premises
Student Access to University premises
Student Communication Guidelines
Student Collaborative Practice and Group Projects Guidelines for Students
Terms and Conditions for Higher Education Students 2019-20
What equality law means for you as a student in further or higher education