RSS Accreditation Scheme 

Accredited courses

Our new Accreditation Scheme provides universities and other tuition providers with a valuable endorsement for the programmes they offer in statistics and related disciplines at Honours degree and Masters level. 

Accreditation by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) provides reassurance that a programme produces graduates with the technical skills and subject knowledge required of a statistician. 

In awarding accreditation the RSS seeks to ensure that teaching, learning and assessment within a programme is of high quality and meets the needs of students and employers.

The subject standards that underpin the 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 go embark on a career as a statistician. The application process under the new scheme opens in January 2017. A list of degrees accredited up until September 2018, under the existing scheme is available as a PDF file.

Through our Accreditation Scheme we hope to:

  • Recognise excellence
  • Improve standards of learning and teaching through effective partnership working with institutions and good practice sharing
  • Provide students with a competitive edge in a challenging job market
    Provide a route to RSS membership for students
  • Provide employers with an assurance of the level of technical skills and knowledge provided by a programme

Find out more about the criteria for degree accreditation and how to apply.   Further information can be found in the Accreditation scheme guide.

Accreditation of degrees under the old scheme will continue to be honoured up to and including the 2017 intake. Download the list of undergraduate and postgraduate courses accredited by the Royal Statistical Society (PDF) for the academic year 2016/2017.