Advanced accreditation recognises academic excellence in the biosciences, and highlights degrees that educate the research and development leaders and innovators of the future. The advanced accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from advanced accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including gaining substantial research experience.
Advanced Accreditation is not about wide recognition of threshold standards, nor does it seek to make judgements on the wide range of excellent degrees delivered in UK higher education. Rather, it seeks to identify and recognise programmes that deliver the research and development leaders and innovators of the future.
The Royal Society of Biology encourage new degree programmes, where students have yet to graduate, to apply for Interim Advanced Accreditation.
Further information can be found in the Advanced Accreditation Handbook.
The Degree Accreditation Programme was awarded grant funding by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), for a period of two years which came to a close in March 2015. A condition of the grant funding stipulated that the programme was monitored by external evaluators to provide impartial quarterly reports to the UKCES, including an overall final project report. By following the link you can view the final condensed project evaluation report.