How to apply for Degree accreditation

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Accreditation is only open to paid members of UAUK, and it is only available to institutions based in the UK.

The process of accreditation is either for entire degree programmes, or for defined pathways within these degrees (sets of modules or units). Undergraduate (single and joint honours) and Masters’ programmes may be accredited. In practice, this will mean that the degree or the pathway through a degree is accredited not the individual doing the degree. However, upon graduating from an accredited degree/pathway a graduate should meet the criteria for PCIfA (Practitioner) grade. ‘Practitioner’ is one of CIfA’s three professionally accredited member grades assessed on demonstrated technical competence and ethical suitability. Find out more about accredited member grades on the CIfA website.

There is more information about the application process in the downloadable documents below. You are strongly advised to contact Anna Welch at from CIfA in advance of an application.

If you would like to discuss your application with UAUK please contact Ben Jennings at

There are two deadlines a year for accreditation. In 2023 these are: 1 June 2023 and 1 December 2023


Application forms and information