Accreditation of university courses
The Royal Statistical Society offers accreditation of university courses, at both undergraduate (including courses of MMath type) and MSc level. The accreditation is based on the general depth, breadth, quality and foundation of a course and its statistical content.
Information is available on the detailed criteria for accreditation and how to apply for a course to be accredited.
Universities having accredited courses are welcome to state the fact in publicity material, publications, course handbooks, etc. A list of currently accredited courses is available.
Graduates from accredited courses will be granted the Society's professional status of Graduate Statistician on application. (It may be necessary for a transcript to be produced, particularly for courses having many options.) Graduates from non-accredited courses may also apply for this status and will be considered on an individual basis. For undergraduate courses, whether accredited or non-accredited, at least Second Class Honours must have been achieved.
There are prizes for exceptional graduates of accredited courses.