Academic Registry

Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB)

What is a PSRB?

Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) accreditation is a general term used to describe organisations which are authorised to accredit, approve or recognise specific programmes in the context of the requirements of the PSRB.

Why are they important?

A valued feature of the University's undergraduate and postgraduate provision is the number of degree programmes which are accredited by a PSRB. The University aims to ensure that all its programmes which are eligible for PSRB accreditation secure and retain the accreditation. This is just one of many ways the University ensures that professional standards and quality are maintained and that students gain the skills and knowledge required by employers.

A PSRB normally accredits a programme for a specific number of years after which they return to review and re-accredit the programmes for the next period. All PSRB accreditation and review reports are considered at the University's Quality Assurance Committee and monitored by the Board of Governors.

Which Portsmouth programmes are accredited?

Information of the University's PSRBs is held on a central Register in the Quality Management Division. For ease of reference, a list of accredited programmes which includes a summary of the type of accreditation is available by Faculty. Please click on the relevant Faculty link below. If you would like further information about any of the programmes or the PSRBs on the lists, please contact the relevant Faculty. Alternatively, please contact Cathryn Palmer who will be able to respond to your query or refer you to the appropriate person in the Academic Department.

Faculty of Business and Law PSRBs [Acrobat (.pdf) - 28 kb Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:17:00 BST]

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries PSRBs [Acrobat (.pdf) - 13 kb Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:17:00 BST]

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences PRSBs [Acrobat (.pdf) - 17 kb Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:17:00 BST]

Faculty of Science PRSBs [Acrobat (.pdf) - 23 kb Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:17:00 BST]

Faculty of Technology PSRBs [Acrobat (.pdf) - 28 kb Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:18:00 BST]