Who accredits the degree I will receive through the University of Liverpool & Laureate Online Education programme?
The degree you will receive is awarded by the University of Liverpool, and has exactly the same status as all other University of Liverpool MSc or MBA degree. In the UK, major Universities such as Liverpool are independent bodies established by Royal Charter. A Royal Charter is a government decree that gives the University the power to award degrees in its own right. The Charter of the University of Liverpool was signed in 1903, and gives it the right to award degrees without reference to any other accrediting body. Although no other formal accreditation of degrees exists within the UK system, there is a framework of recognition of Universities by the UK government’s Department for Universities (DUIS), Innovation and Skills. The University of Liverpool may be found listed as a recognised University on the DUIS website. As part of the DUIS, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has established the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) to oversee the quality of degrees in HEF