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The Quality Code

The Quality Code sets out the expectations all providers of UK higher education are required to meet.

Higher education providers use the Code to design policies for maintaining academic standards and quality.

Student representatives and students’ associations can use the Code in discussion with their higher education provider in relation to the minimum expectations set out in the Code for the quality of the learning opportunities provided to students.

The QAA’s periodic Enhancement-Led Institutional Review considers the extent to which institutions make systematic use of the Code as an external reference point in their updating of policy and procedure and as reference points in its evaluation and management of institutional policy and practice.

More information and an interactive mapping of the University’s policy framework can be found here.

Subject area Quality benchmarks

For Politics & International Relations

For Social Anthropology

For Social Policy

For Social Work

For Sociology

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