Quality management

Professional accreditation

A large number of our programmes are accredited by external bodies.  Accredited status serves a variety of functions including: 

  • recognition of the quality of the programme;
  • accreditation of programmes for professional entry;
  • statutory, with legal powers to represent;
  • regulatory, with inspectorial function.

Programmes seeking accreditation or reaccreditation should have their submission approved by their Faculty / School Learning and Teaching and Quality Commitee and Programmes and Partnerships Approval Committee.  Departments should ensure that their Degree Scheme Reviews are scheduled one year prior to accreditation to enable the DSR to inform the process for external review.

Full details of this process and accredited programmes offered by the University are set out in: