Professional recognition

An industry-focused approach

Many of our courses are developed in collaboration with, and accredited by, the leading professional organisations to ensure that your studies reflect the latest developments in the workplace.

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

We are a long-time member of the BCS. With the majority of our computing courses being accredited by the BCS, you can be sure that they are thoroughly vetted to meet the latest criteria. It also means that students can gain some exemption against BCS professional examinations, leading to chartered membership and CEng, IEng or CSci status.

Institute of Biomedical Science

Our Biomedical Science course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) - the professional body for those who work within the field of biomedical science. The IBMS's programme of accreditation plays a key role in the education of biomedical scientists and helps to ensure that students are suitably trained upon entering the profession. Graduates can apply to the IBMS for consideration for admission as fellows of the Institute.

Engineering Council (UK-SPEC)

Operating under the Royal Charter, the Engineering Council is charged with regulating the engineering profession, setting and maintaining the standards for the practice of engineering in the UK and internationally. Many of our engineering courses are designed to satisfy the Engineering Council's Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) that describes the competence and commitment requirements that have to be met for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). To find out more about the benefits of gaining CEng status, visit the Engineering Council website.

Joint Board of Moderators

The Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) is formed by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers. The JBM, under license from the Engineering Council, ensures via an accreditation process that university courses meet UK-SPEC. All our engineering courses are fully accredited by the JBM.

The Concrete Centre

The Concrete Centre (TCC) is part of the Mineral Products Association, the trade association for aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. TCC provides material, design and construction guidance aiming to enable all those involved in the design, use and performance of concrete and masonry to realise the potential of these materials. All concrete and sustainability related modules on both our undergraduate and postgraduate courses are supported by TCC.

General Pharmaceutical Council

Our Diploma in Pharmacy Practice is fully accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council as part of its Overseas Pharmacists Assessment Programme. Courses that are accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council ensure that they meet high standards for quality, promote best practice and provide effective resources to enable pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to develop their practice and improve patient care.

Royal Society of Chemistry

The MSc courses in Analytical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Analysis provide exemption from Part A of the Mastership in Chemical Analysis. The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) awards the Mastership in Chemical Analysis (MChemA) which is the statutory qualification for practice as a public analyst and agriculture analyst.

Chartered Institute of Building

Our Construction Management, Building Surveying and Quantity Surveying courses are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Our Building Surveying and Quantity Surveying are accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Royal Geographical Society

Our Geography courses are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society. To gain accreditation, programmes must be in line with the QAA subject benchmark statement delivering key knowledge and the understanding and skills expected of geography graduates.