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The Society has recently approved the accreditation or reaccreditation of 21 geography programmes at 11 higher education institutions across the UK. 

Programme accreditation is a great way for university departments to demonstrate their good practice in teaching and learning. During the accreditation process, our Accreditation Review Panel assesses undergraduate programmes against the 2022 QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Geography. The statement defines what can be expected of a graduate in terms of the knowledge, understanding, skills and approaches they have gained through their degree programme. 

Programmes at the following institutions were recently accredited:

  • Brunel University London

  • Liverpool Hope University

  • Manchester Metropolitan University

  • Nottingham Trent University

  • Queen Mary University of London

  • Royal Holloway, University of London

  • University of Chester

  • University of East Anglia

  • University of Gloucestershire

  • University of Northampton

  • University of Worcester

Through our accreditation scheme, we aim to support continuous quality improvement of geography degree programmes and promote good student outcomes across the sector.

If you are interested in applying for accreditation for an undergraduate or master’s geography programme, you can find out more here.

A full list of Society-accredited programmes can be found here.