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BSc (Hons) Bioscience degree receives accreditation

6 Apr 2017 3:30PM

The BSc (Hons) Bioscience degree at the University of Suffolk is now accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

The Royal Society of Biology is the leading professional body for the biological sciences in the United Kingdom. The Society represents over 16,000 biologists from all areas of the life sciences, as well as over 100 organisations which make up the diverse landscape of biology in the UK and overseas

The accreditation means the degree programme is recognised as being of an exceptionally high quality, especially in relation to research-informed teaching and learning, with high emphasis on development and acquisition of specialist practical skills sought after by employers in the Life Science industry. The accreditation was awarded following an independent and rigorous assessment of teaching quality, provision delivery, range and availability of laboratory resources and student experience.

The Royal Society of Biology ensures that ‘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.’

Dr Aida Rajic, Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Bioscience at the University of Suffolk, said “I am delighted by the recognition of excellence of our BSc (Hons) Bioscience degree programme, which accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology brings, and what this means for our students in terms of increased visibility and opportunities within the employer community, and their future careers as scientists. This recognition will also help further enhancing the visibility of the University of Suffolk and the great quality work we all do here.”

The accreditation is recognised as a mark of quality by future employers in the profession and keeps open the widest range of training, development and employment opportunities for University of Suffolk graduates.

To find out more about Bioscience at the University of Suffolk visit or come along to the Open Event on 22 April


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