What is Degree Accreditation?

Degree Accreditation is acknowledgement by an external body, that a university degree program meets a defined set of overarching criteria.

 

Accreditation by the IUSCA recognises and supports the advancement of skills and education in S&C. 

The IUSCA Degree Accreditation program has established a profile of skills that employers will be able to recognise in graduates from accredited degrees.

 

These qualities include:

  • The ability to utilise scientific thinking in a variety of contexts

  • Breadth and depth of knowledge within S&C

  • The ability to write and communicate with clarity and effectiveness

  • Demonstrated technical abilities

  • Significant experience as a practitioner (750 hours)

  • The ability to review and evaluate their own and others' practice and performance

Benefits of Accreditation

Students:

  • Professional accreditation within their specific field of study

  • Free annual membership upon graduation

  • Greater employability power within a competitive market

  • Confidence in the quality of their degree programme

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Prospective Students:

  • Assurance that their intended degree programme is fit for purpose and will offer a competitive advantage in the job market

Universities:

  • Confirmation of academic quality and integrity

  • Enhanced student recruitment potential

  • Links to a wide network of partners, employers, and students

  • External, independent review and feedback

  • Sharing of best practice

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Employers:

  • Confidence in ensuring a high quality applicant, with specific and relevant experience in the field.

  • A qualified member of staff, fulfilling best practice guidelines and health and safety requirements.   

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Accreditation Committee

The IUSCA Accreditation Board (IAB) develops and oversees Accreditation on behalf of the IUSCA. The IAB is responsible for assessing all applications, carrying out site visits to the HEIs, and is authorised to award accreditation to qualifying programmes.

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