The undergraduate courses in the Departments of Life Sciences and Biomedical Sciences which were awarded accreditation include the Biochemistry BSc Honours, Biological Sciences BSc Honours, Pharmacology and Physiology BSc Honours, Human and Medical Science BSc (not currently recruiting), Biomedical Sciences BSc Honours (Full-time and Sandwich modes of study) and Applied Biomedical Science BSc Honours courses. They were recognised for meeting the academic and experience requirements to receive the Chartered Biologist (CBiol) status which is a benchmark for excellence in the field of Biosciences.
Following the accreditation announcement, the Royal Society of Biology said: “These programmes have been accredited following an independent and rigorous assessment. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.”