RPAC Information

Research and Postgraduate Affairs Committee Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference document: RPAC Terms of Reference 2021

Procedures for Approval of New Programmes/Changes

Procedures for Approval of New Programmes/Minor & Major Changes to Existing Programmes:

SOM - Guidelines for the Submission of Documents to RPAC

Flowchart for submission of documents: 

Approval Processes in CoMH


College of Medicine and Health

When submitting a New Programmes/Minor and Major changes to existing programmes please be cognisant of the deadlines for both RPAC, College of Medicine and Health Teaching & Curriculum committee and APAR. 

College of Medicine and Health Work Schedule 2022.23

Schedule Governing Approval, Validation & Configuration 2023.24

Further information is available here: APAR website

Please note all dates/information is subject to change. 



RPAC Committee Meeting Dates Academic Year 2023/24

RPAC Committee Meeting *Dates for 2023/2024:

  • Wednesday 20th Sept 2023

    Wednesday 22nd Nov 2023

    Christmas Break

    Wednesday 21st Feb 2024

    Wednesday 13th Mar 2024

    Wednesday 17th Apr 2024

    Wednesday 12th June 2024

*Please note these dates may be subject to change.

(No scheduled meetings during July, and August 2024.)

Please submit documents to the Research and Postgraduate Affairs Committee (rpac@ucc.ie) for review by the preceding Friday at noon, of Wednesday meetings. Documents submitted for review after this timeline may be deferred until the next available RPAC meeting.

Note: This does not apply to OPP/FPP submissions which must be submitted no later than ten days before the scheduled meeting, click here for more information


School of Medicine

Scoil an Leighis

Room 2.59, T12 AK54