Recognition of high standard of courses

A number of courses delivered through the School of Biological Sciences and IGFS have recently been awarded professional accreditation by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) as well as the Royal Society of Biology

This follows on from the recent professional accreditation from IFST for BSc Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition (with professional studies). We are now pleased to advise that accreditation is also in place for:   

 – MSci in Food Science and Food Security (& with Professional Studies)

– MSci in Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition (& with Professional Studies)

– MSc in Advanced Food Safety

Accreditation from IFST is an assurance that quality standards are met - it is a quality mark that helps an accredited food-science degree to stand out in the eyes of potential students and food-sector employers from other non-accredited programmes/courses. 

This also follows a number of undergraduate degree courses at the School and IGFS having, earlier this year, been granted accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology.

The degree courses, which will be accredited for five years, are:

  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry
  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Professional Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences with Professional Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Marine Biology
  • BSc (Hons) Marine Biology with Professional Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Microbiology
  • BSc (Hons) Microbiology with Professional Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Zoology
  • BSc (Hons) Zoology with Professional Studies

As well as the added kudos that accreditation brings, graduates from the above will receive one year of free membership of the Royal Society of Biology at Associate level. This opens up professional and knowledge-exchange networks and at a crucial time when starting out on a career.

The Royal Society of Biology is a professional body for the biological sciences in the UK, representing over 18,000 biologists from all areas of the life sciences, as well as over 100 organisations.

It advises government and other public bodies; promotes educational activities and professional development for its members; and encourages public interest in and engagement with the life sciences.

Members include students at all levels, academics, scientists working in industry, public policy and education, and non-professionals with an interest in biology.