Accreditation - Bath Spa University RAK

Bath Spa University Academic Centre RAK


Bath Spa University United Kingdom (UK), a duly regulated university in the UK operating under the oversight of the Office for Students (OfS), remains committed to upholding and maintaining high educational standards. This commitment extends to the programmes offered at the Bath Spa University Academic Centre RAK (BSUAC-RAK) in the United Arab Emirates, which has obtained accreditation and franchise from Bath Spa University UK, home campus. Click the Ofs Link.

Accreditation holds significant importance in Bath Spa University’s dedication to delivering education of the utmost quality. It ensures that the programmes offered comply with the stringent standards established by various Professional, Statutory, and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs). The University diligently work towards securing these accreditations for our UAE programmes, aiming to ensure their alignment with the same level of excellence as the programmes offered at our esteemed UK home campus.

Allow us to provide an overview of the programmes available at BSUAC-RAK and the corresponding accreditations granted by Bath Spa University UK Campus:

  1. BSc (Hons) Psychology: The BSc Hons Psychology programme offered by Bath Spa University UK holds accreditation from the British Psychological Society (BPS). This accreditation attests to the programme’s adherence to the exacting standards set forth by the BPS, thus signifying the delivery of a comprehensive and high-quality education in the field of psychology.
  2. BA (Hons) Business and Management: The BA (Hons) Business and Management programme offered by Bath Spa University UK has acquired multiple accreditations from prestigious Professional, Statutory, and Regulatory Bodies, including:
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM): The CIM accreditation confirms that the programme aligns with the established industry standards dictated by the leading professional body in the field of marketing.
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA): The CIMA accreditation demonstrates that the programme meets the rigorous standards of the globally recognised professional body for management accountants.
  • Institute of Hospitality (IoH): The IoH accreditation signifies that the programme satisfies the industry benchmarks for the hospitality sector, adequately equipping students with the essential skills and knowledge required for successful careers in this field.
  1. MBA Leadership: The MBA Leadership program offered by Bath Spa University UK is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This accreditation confirms that the programme aligns with the standards set forth by the preeminent professional body for managers and leaders in the United Kingdom. Upon completion, BSU UK MBA programme graduates are conferred with the L7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership Practice by CMI.

In addition to the accreditations received by the programmes offered at the UK campus, BSUAC-RAK has meticulously developed and modified a programme known as BA (Hons) Business Management (Accounting Pathway). This program has successfully obtained accreditation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Graduates of this program are eligible to receive exemptions from nine out of the total thirteen ACCA papers. This accreditation recognises the program’s alignment with the standards set by the professional body for chartered certified accountants.

Furthermore, the University is pleased to confirm that the branch campus diligently adheres to the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) Compliance Inspections Framework, ensuring full compliance with the regulatory guidelines and industry standards prescribed by RAKEZ.

It is pertinent to note that all programmes offered at the Bath Spa University Academic Center RAK undergo thorough presentation and approval by the local regulatory body, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ). BSUAC-RAK operates under the RAKEZ license and is authorised to function as a university within the RAKEZ Academic Zone.