Accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology recognises and supports the advancement of skills and education in the biosciences, throughout the UK and internationally. Graduates from accredited degree programmes are equipped with well-rounded knowledge and skill sets, making them highly employable both within and beyond their chosen field.
Interim Degree Accreditation
Interim Accreditation and Interim Advanced Accreditation support newly developed degrees that do not yet have a cohort of graduates. Under these circumstances, the accreditation process is likely to involve a review of the course and a visit to the university before the first cohort of students graduate. We may then grant interim accreditation pending first cohort graduation, with full accreditation status awarded afterwards, if appropriate.
Universities should refer to our guidance for interim accreditation in the handbook, and contact the Accreditation Team to discuss suitable pathways to gaining accreditation before submitting an application.
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