Academic Services

Accreditation and collaboration

information on collaborative provision with partner organisations and accreditations by professional, statutory and regulatory bodies.

Collaborative Provision Information

Collaborative provision is delivered, supported and/or assessed through an arrangement with a partner organisation. Information on current collaborative agreements and arrangements, and guidance for developing new collaborative provision, are available from the Governance and Strategic Planning website.


Responsibility for managing accreditations lies with the School, subject area or student support service.  In terms of interaction with quality framework processes, accreditations are integrated within:

  • Internal periodic review (academic)
  • Annual monitoring, review and reporting (academic)
  • Student support service annual review
  • Thematic review

Colleges, through their Quality Committees, and Schools should maintain oversight of accreditations and follow-up actions.

The University reports annually to the Scottish Funding Council on the programmes that were accredited during the academic year by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs). Schools are responsible for the accuracy of their data on accreditation. For information on maintaining accreditation in EUCLID.

Student Systems support page.

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)

The University and Scotland’s Rural College have in place a validation arrangement whereby the University, as the degree-awarding body, judges specified programmes developed and delivered by SRUC as being of an appropriate standard and quality to lead to one if its awards, thereby granting SRUC accredited status as an Accredited Institution of the University.