Cardiff Met achieves Royal Society of Biology Accreditation and ‘Top Welsh University for Biosciences’

​15/06/2017

​Biomedical Sciences-related undergraduate programmes at Cardiff Metropolitan University have received recognition for the quality of their teaching activities.

Following the recent news that Cardiff Met has achieved the position of 'Top Welsh University for Biosciences' in the 2017/18 Guardian University League Table, it has been announced today that three Cardiff Met programmes – BSc Biomedical Science; BSc Biomedical Sciences (Health, Exercise and Nutrition); BSc Healthcare Science – have achieved Accredited status by the UK Royal Society of Biology (RSB).

BSc Healthcare Science is the only programme of its type in the UK to have RSB Accreditation, and BSc Biomedical Science will be the only programme of its type in Wales (and only the 11th in the UK) to have accreditation with both the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the RSB.

The new accreditation will allow students from these programmes to graduate with RSB-accredited degrees, and each graduate will be offered a year's free membership of the RSB.

Dr Richard Webb, Head of Department of Biomedical Sciences, said: "We are delighted that three of our programmes have been recognised by the RSB for the quality of their teaching. Accreditation will be of huge benefit to our students, as it will enhance employability prospects in a crowded jobs market. Endorsement from the RSB offers a 'quality mark' to our degree programmes, which conveys to employers the high-quality nature of the educational experience they have completed. Being a part of the RSB network means that our students and staff become a part of a large community of bioscience students, graduates and professionals, so they will be constantly updated on the latest industry developments."

Dr Ian Mathieson, Acting Dean of Cardiff School of Health Sciences, added: "It's superb to come through a rigorous exercise like RSB Accreditation with such a positive outcome – my congratulations to all of the Biomedical Sciences team".

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