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About us

What we do

We safeguard standards and improve the quality of UK higher education wherever it is delivered around the world. 

We check that students working towards a UK qualification get the higher education they are entitled to expect.

Our Work

As the independent body entrusted with monitoring and advising on standards and quality in UK higher education, we are dedicated to checking that the three million students working towards a UK qualification get the higher education experiences they are entitled to expect. We ensure that students are involved all aspects of our work.

We work across all four nations of the UK. We also build international partnerships to enhance and promote the reputation of UK higher education worldwide.

Our work in England

We work with the Office for Students and providers to assure the quality of higher education in England.

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Our work in Scotland

QAA works with the Scottish Funding Council to assure the quality if higher education in Scotland. 

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Our work in Wales

We work with the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales to assure the quality of higher education in Wales.

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Our work in Northern Ireland

We work with the Department for the Economy and providers to assure the quality of higher education in Northern Ireland.

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Working Internationally

The UK is a major player in the field of international higher education. We take a leading role in international developments in standards and quality.

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