Accrediting bodies & partners

Accredited Courses at Arden

Here at Arden University we believe everyone, everywhere, should be able to study. Whether you are constrained by location, cost, life commitments or just by time, we are passionate about giving you access to Higher Education that fits with your hectic, modern life.

All our courses come with a strong focus on employability - many of which are accredited or approved by professional bodies which means you can be sure your qualification is meeting industry standards, and will be valued by employers globally.

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Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a powerful global presence within the profession, inspiring its members and students towards greater success and prosperity. 

When an institution is accredited by the ACCA, one or more of their courses has been assessed by the ACCA’s professional qualifications approvals team and exemptions are then awarded accordingly.

At Arden, our BSc Accounting & Finance was awarded the maximum nine exemptions. Therefore, students who go on to complete the ACCA professional qualifications after studying our accredited BSc course will start their studies at an appropriate level, rather than starting afresh.

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Association for Project Management (APM)

The Association for Project Management is a body committed to developing and promoting Project Management.

Academic accreditation is designed to help students and professionals choose the best academic education in support of their professional project management career.

Our MSc Project Management is accredited by the APM which means you will leave with a certificate that recognises your knowledge in both academic and recognised professional fields.

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The British Psychological Society (BPS)

The British Psychological Society is the representative body for Psychology and Psychologists in the UK. They are responsible for the development, promotion and application of Psychology for the public good.

Our BSc (Hons) Psychology and MSc Psychology are accredited by the BPS. This means that successful graduates obtaining at least a lower second class honours Degree (2:2) will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) - the requirement to train as a professional Psychologist.

Whilst you are actively studying with us, we will cover the cost of your student membership with the BPS. This gives you access to a great range of resources.

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Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

The Chartered Institute of Marketing is the world’s largest organisation for professional marketers. It plays a key role in setting industry standards.

We offer CIM accredited Masters Degrees including an MSc Data Analytics and Marketing and an MA Strategic Marketing.

The cost of the CIM Affiliate Membership is included while you are actively studying with us, which gives you access to a range of great resources.

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Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a professional body which sets the industry standards for HR and people development. 

For active learners the cost of the CIPD membership is also included during your studies, giving you a range of additional resources and access to events.

Upon completion of our MA HRM (CIPD approved) programme, you’ll get an Advanced Level 7 qualification in Human Resource Management, and Associate Member status.

Graduates will also have the chance to upgrade their membership and become a prestigious Chartered Member (Chartered MCIPD) by maintaining their continuous professional development.

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Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The Chartered Management Institute promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. We offer a number of courses accredited by the CMI including our Undergraduate Business courses, an MBA and an MSc Engineering Management.

Alongside your Undergraduate Degree you'll get a CMI Level 5 qualification in Management and Leadership, and alongside your Masters Degree you’ll get a CMI Level 7 qualification in Management and Leadership – both of which are industry-recognised and a fast-track route toward Chartered Manager status.

You’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of resources including a mentoring service and UK networking events.