The University of Canterbury is offering the first Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree biological sciences major in Australasia to be internationally accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB).
The RSB, based in London, United Kingdom, recently made the decision after assessing the UC programme and meeting with the teaching team.
Accreditation establishes a profile of key skills that bioscience employers can recognise in graduates from accredited degrees and students can provide tangible examples of their skills – giving them enhanced competitiveness in global job markets.
Graduates from RSB-accredited programmes are entitled to a free year of membership to the Society. This gives them access to a significant network of bioscience professionals, making it easier to stay up to date with biology-related developments and provides graduates with additional international recognition of their skills and experiences.