1. Overview

Higher learning institutions that are officially recognised in the UK are called either ‘recognised’ or ‘listed’ bodies.

Recognised bodies are higher learning institutions that can award degrees.

Listed bodies offer courses that can lead to a degree from a recognised body.

There are also other bodies and institutions that can award their own unique degrees, known as ‘recognised awards’.

If your degree is awarded in the UK, it must be a ‘recognised award’, or come from a recognised or listed body - otherwise it will be considered bogus and won’t count when you’re looking for a job.

More information

Contact the Department for Business Innovation and Skills for information about an institution.

Department for Business Innovation and Skills
recognised.ukdegrees@bis.gsi.gov.uk

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