Accreditation and Recognition

Fully recognised online postgraduate degrees

The University of Liverpool’s online degrees have the same status and standing as those awarded to graduates who studied on-campus. This applies to all our postgraduate certificate, masters and doctoral programmes.

The ranking and accreditation of the university in the UK and around the world was a major motivator for me to go for the University of Liverpool.
Issa Al Tabarani,
MBA graduate

The University’s status as a UK degree-awarding institution dates back to 1903 when it was first granted a Royal Charter.

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) – the organisation that monitors and advises on quality and standards in UK higher education – confirmed in its 2009 review that students can reasonably have confidence in the quality and standards of the University of Liverpool’s provision.

International accreditation

Management school accreditation – AACSB

The University of Liverpool Management School is one of only 5% of business schools worldwide with AACSB Accreditation from AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. All of the University’s campus and online management programmes are covered by this accreditation. 
View our 100% online management programmes.

Management programme accreditation

In addition to AACSB Accreditation covering all of the University’s online Management programmes, two programmes have specific accreditation:

IT programme accreditation

The online IT programmes include the first fully online masters programmes to be accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. A BCS-accredited degree provides students with some or all of the knowledge and skills needed for eventual registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and may also attract employers’ attention. 
View our fully online IT programmes.


PMI Registered Education Provider

The University has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). 
View the online MSc in Project Management.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The online MPH programme, including its two specialisations, is accredited by APHEA, the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation.