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Subject Benchmark Statements 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.

Subject Benchmark Statements are written by subject specialists and we facilitate this process. They are used as reference points in the design, delivery and review of academic programmes. They provide general guidance but are not intended to represent a national curriculum or to prescribe set approaches. Instead, they allow for flexibility and innovation.

Subject Benchmark Statements are available for bachelor's degrees with honours, master's degrees, and professional qualifications in Scotland. Statements for health professions are now out of date but available on request.

To find a particular Subject Benchmark Statement, use our search below.

Vet Science


In consultation with Deans of Vet Schools, the Chair of the SBS Veterinary Science working group and the RCVS, we have agreed that the information previously included within the Subject Benchmark Statement for Veterinary Science is now set out in an updated form in information provided by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). The Statement has therefore been archived.

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Subject Benchmark Statement: Psychology

  • File type: PDF
  • Publication date: 28 Nov 2019
  • File size: 0.15 MB
  • Author: QAA

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