School of Social and Political Science

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 Quality Assurance Agency's (QAA) 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 their evaluation and management of institutional policy and practice.

Find out more and view interactive mapping of the University’s policy framework.

Subject area quality benchmarks