Professional links and accreditation
Strong links to industry are important for any degree. Our courses are highly respected throughout industry with many of our former students occupying high level positions. Many of our academic staff are also members of professional bodies. This allows industrial and commercial expertise to be developed and encourages employers to come to Plymouth to recruit our students. The BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) is the leading professional body for people working in IT and sets the standards for IT professional practice in the UK. Our BCS accreditation means that the organisation recognises the quality of our degree courses and their fit with the demands of the UK IT industry. Achieving an accredited degree enables you to gain accelerated progress to chartered status within the profession. In an industry where professional accountability is becoming increasingly important, achieving membership and
chartered status to the leading body for the sector in the UK is another important step for career development.