Our programmes are periodically accredited by appropriate professional bodies (see below). Changes to programmes and modules are made via University-approved procedures. Taught programmes are subject to annual monitoring within the Department, and periodic review by by the University PSR mechanism.
All single-honours physics undergraduate degree programmes are periodically reviewed by the Institute of Physics Accreditation process. The most recent accreditation visit was in February 2013 and the next review date is 30 March 2018. All the degree programmes considered were accredited.
Students taking combined-honours Mathematics and Physics who graduate in 2013 and thereafter will hold an award that is 'recognised' by the Institute of Physics.
Holders of accredited MPhys degrees are eligible to follow a route to corporate membership of the Institute and to the CPhys professional qualification. Graduates with an accredited Bachelors degree partially fulfil the educational requirements for CPhys but will have to demonstrate equivalence to an accredited integrated Masters degree during the application process. The Admissions Manager of the Institute of Physics (76 Portland Place, London W1N, 4AA) can provide further information on this.
The diagnostic radiography programme was reviewed on behalf of the NHS in 2007 by the QAA. The Major Review Report approved the programme and 'commended' it (the highest grading) in all the areas evaluated: learning and teaching, student progression, learning resources and their effective utilisation.
The Society & College of Radiographers re-accredited this programme in November 2013; the next re-accreditation is due in November 2018.
This programme passed an audit by the Health and Care Professions Council in April 2013; the next HCPC audit is due in April 2015.
Holders of accredited degrees are eligible to apply for State Registration as a diagnostic radiographer with the Health and Care Professions Council, and membership of the Society & College of Radiographers.