This hallmark distinguishes study programmes that have passed the verification process following an external site visit, guaranteeing that the programmes are being delivered in line with their initial design.
Excellent accreditation on Research-teaching linkages
This hallmark distinguishes programmes of study with outcomes that demonstrate:
- A research-based programme design.
- The potential, intensity and quality of research undertaken by teaching staff.
Study programmes that fall into this category also exhibit strengths and best practices that go beyond the minimum standard required.
Valid until: 1/11/2023
Certification of the internal quality assurance system
This hallmark distinguishes units that have passed the verification process confirming that their internal quality assurance system (IQAS) is implemented and is suitable in order to assure the quality of the study programmes being delivered at the unit.
IQAS certification demonstrates that the teaching unit reviews, analyses and enhances the study programmes it delivers.
This hallmark distinguishes a faculty or school that has received certification for the implementation of its IQAs and has renewed the accreditation of 50% of the programmes that it delivers.
Receiving institution accreditation means that all recognised programmes delivered by a learning provider (faculty, school) become accredited for a renewable period of five years.
The relevance of the design of the degree, the competencies to be achieved and expected learning outcomes, and student profile are assessed.
The adequacy, completeness and transparency of the public information on the degree (admission and enrolment, activities and assessment systems, and results) are assessed.
Quality assurance systems
The efficacy of the university's internal quality assurance system is assessed, with the aim of ensuring the continuous improvement of the degree course.
The appropriateness of the teaching and research experience of the teaching staff to the objectives of the degree course is assessed, and that teaching staff are sufficient in number and dedication.
Learning support services and resources
The effectiveness of academic and careers guidance services, and material resources, which must motivate and enrich student learning, is assessed.
The results of the degree
The quality of the results of the training programmes in terms of student skills achievement, academic performance and access to the labour market is assessed.