Royal Society of Biology grants accreditation to University of Derby courses

18 December 2015

The Royal Society of Biology has accredited two courses at the University of Derby following independent and rigorous assessments.

The Society is a single unified voice for biology - advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences.

The Royal Society of Biology accredited two courses including: BSc (Hons) Biology and BSc (Hons) Zoology.

The Society is made up of practising scientists, students at all levels, professionals in academia, industry and education, and non-professionals with an interest in biology.

Kedleston campus looking towards the library

Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers.

Professor Paul Lynch, Head of the Department for Natural Sciences at the University of Derby, said: “The accreditation is significant recognition of the excellent courses that we offer and the hard work over many years from our dedicated team of staff. Importantly, it shows students and applicants the outstanding quality of our courses.

“The excellent skills and knowledge that students gain during their studies means that they are well prepared to meet the needs of employers upon graduation.”

A formal presentation will be held to present the certificate to the University of Derby at the Degree Accreditation Awards Ceremony 2016, which will take place on April 14, 2016 at the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster.