Society of Biology accreditation for undergraduate courses

SB Acc Prog logosThe School of Biosciences has added to its impressive array of professional recognition, with Society of Biology accreditation for all of its undergraduate degree programmes.

From April 2015, students studying for undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Science, Biochemistry and Biology, including those with a Professional Year or Year Abroad, will graduate with degrees accredited by the Society of Biology. This followed a panel visit in which our degree programmed were scrutinised to ensure that they offered students the best training possible, and that it matched the needs of employers in the Biosciences sector. Kent is one of only 8 institutions in the UK to have achieved accreditation of its standard 3-year degree programmes.

SoB congratulationsThis most recent professional accreditation is in addition to the existing Society of Biology Advanced Accreditation for our degrees that feature an integrated sandwich year, and the Institute of Biomedical Science accreditation for all of our Biomedical Science degrees. All of our undergraduate degree programmes are now professionally recognised after rigorous scrutiny by relevant professional bodies.

Coupled with our consistently strong performance in the National Student Survey, and our top 10 position in the Research Excellent Framework (REF) for Research Intensity, in confirms Kent as one of the best places in the UK to study the biological sciences.