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Subject Benchmark Statements

Subject Benchmark Statements, published by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), set out the national expectations about the standards of degrees in a range of subject area. They form an important part of the external guidance which helps shape the approval, monitoring and review processes which enable academics to develop and enhance their programmes. They seek to describe what gives a discipline its identity, and define the abilities, skills and competencies that graduates of the discipline will have developed.

Three sets of statements apply to degree programmes at Cardiff University, covering undergraduate, postgraduate taught and healthcare-based courses. Please click through the links below to read the statements covering your discipline:

Honours Degrees

Master’s Degrees

NHS/Department of Health qualifications