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The Society for Natural Sciences announces the accreditation of UK degree programmes

24th January 2022

The Society for Natural Sciences is delighted to announce the first group of institutions whose degree programmes they have accredited. These programmes have achieved the standards set out in the Society’s accreditation framework and are recognised as offering outstanding quality interdisciplinary science education, providing students with excellent learning opportunities and skills development to prepare them for future careers in research, education, business or industry.

Professor Nicky King, Chair of the Society for Natural Sciences says,

We are proud to have implemented this first of its kind interdisciplinary accreditation scheme, which is already improving the way interdisciplinary science is taught in the UK. We’re delighted for all those successful institutions and hope this is just the start of a rewarding partnership with them, and others who apply in the future, to continue to raise both standards and opportunities for studying interdisciplinary science in the UK.”

Programmes at the following institutions have achieved accreditation by the Society for Natural Sciences:

University of Bath

University of Birmingham

University of Exeter

Keele University

University of Leeds

Loughborough University

University of Nottingham

The Open University


University of York

Banner caption: Montage of Materials used to guide biological responses at interfaces.