European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

Quality Assurance Agencies Registered on EQAR

Click on a country for a list of registered agencies based or operating in that country, and for information on recognition of EQAR-registered agencies and their decisions.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since 2015.

Focus of external quality assurance

  • Institutional review.

Can higher education institutions choose a suitable EQAR-registered agency?

  • No, British higher education institutions can't choose an EQAR-registered agency for their mandatory external quality assurance.

Can higher education institutions use the European Approach for the Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes?

  • All higher education institutions with degree awarding power are able to approve their own awards and therefore they can employ the European Approach for the quality assurance of their joint programme. This is notwithstanding the fact that the approval of their own awards must be done according to the UK Quality Code for Higher Education.

Registered agencies based in this country

Registered agencies operating in this country

Countries where registered QA agencies are based (and number of agencies)

1 All references to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, on this site shall be understood in full compliance with United Nation’s Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.