Consultation outcome

Market access: degree awarding powers and university title

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Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

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Original consultation


We invite views on the proposals for the criteria and processes for degree-awarding powers and university title.

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Consultation description

We’re seeking views on:

  • the processes and criteria for applying for different types of degree-awarding powers
  • the processes and criteria for applying for university title or university college title
  • post-award issues for both degree-awarding powers and university title, such as rights and obligations, and the circumstances in which powers to vary or revoke degree-awarding powers or revoke university title may be used

We also held separate consultations on a number of related subjects:

Published 19 October 2017
Last updated 28 February 2018 + show all updates
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