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New collection of Subject Benchmark Statements now available

Date: September 22 - 2023

Updated Subject Benchmark Statements are now available on the QAA website for the following three subjects:

Each of the Statements has been developed by an expert subject advisory group, supported by extensive consultation with discipline communities.

Subject Benchmark Statements, which have been drafted and published by QAA for over two decades, describe the nature of study and the academic standards expected of graduates in specific subject areas. They show what graduates might reasonably be expected to know, do and understand at the end of their studies.

This collection of Subject Benchmark Statements is the third to incorporate consideration of how practice within disciplines addresses wider social goals, comprising:

  • equality, diversity and inclusion
  • accessibility and the needs of disabled students 
  • education for sustainable development 
  • employability, entrepreneurship and enterprise education. 

Dr Ailsa Crum, QAA’s Director of Membership, Quality Enhancement and Standards, said: ‘We are delighted to publish this set of Subject Benchmark Statements which we hope will support the academic community in delivering high quality education. I would also like to thank all those who participated in our advisory groups, their work was essential to creating these valuable reference points for the sector.’