Accreditation scheme

Information for students

The RSS accredits honours and masters degrees in statistics and related disciplines, awarding the status of RSS Accredited University.

Alternatively, the RSS also accredits individual modules/training courses that teach good statistical literacy, awarding these modules/courses with the RSS Quality Mark.

RSS accreditation provides reassurance that the teaching, learning and assessment within the programme is of high quality and meets the needs of students and employers.

The subject standards that underpin our accreditation process are built on the foundations of the relevant QAA Benchmark Statements and detail the skills and knowledge that we believe graduates need to embark on a career as a statistician.

RSS Accredited Universities
If you began your studies in 2018/19 and beyond, see if your course is on the up-to-date list of accredited courses.

RSS Quality Marked Course/Modules
This is still a new scheme, and the list of courses submitted for accreditation is currently being reviewed.  A list of all Quality Marked Courses will be uploaded here in due course.  In the meantime, we encourage anyone who has completed sufficient training that they feel meets the requirements as laid out in the guidelines to apply for the relevant professional title, depending on the amount of qualifying work experience you have.

Information for universities and other tuition providers

Our accreditation process provides a valuable endorsement for institutions offering programmes in statistics and related disciplines at honours degree and masters level.

By awarding accreditation, we hope to ensure that teaching, learning and assessment within a programme/course/module is of high quality and meets the needs of students and employers. As well as recognising excellence, we also seek to improve standards of learning and teaching through effective partnerships with institutions and sharing good practice.

Our accreditation scheme also provides students with a competitive edge in a challenging job market.

How to apply and RSS Standards

Full details about our accreditation scheme and information on how to make an application can be found in the Accreditation guide.

We welcome applications at any point in the year. The accreditation process should take less than four months to complete.