The University of Applied Research & Development has a number of international accreditations and quality affiliations that increase opportunities for our graduates.
Accreditation in the United Kingdom
Our United Kingdom accrediting bodies, One Awards & NOCN, for all qualifications, licenses awarding organizations from OfQual & QAA
OTHM is a UARD awarding organisation with a large number of higher education qualifications approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). Due to the strong calibre of graduates and OTHM’s academic status of qualifications there are graduate pathways to the University of Portsmouth, University of Sunderland, Charles Sturt University, Anglia Ruskin University, Middlesex University, Coventry University, Concordia University Chicago, Arden University, Leeds Beckett University, University of Chichester, London Graduate School, Leeds Beckett University, University of Northampton and London South Bank University.
Approval & Veteran Funding in the United States of America
For veterans and active service personnel, EM qualifications are approved for full Veterans Affairs benefits including tuition, books, housing, and travel in the USA and New Zealand!
Graduate & Doctoral Pathways in the United States of America for Business, Leadership, Education & Emergency Management
Graduates of UARD bachelor’s degrees may enroll in master’s degrees with Taft University and master’s degrees may additionally enroll in the Doctor of Education and Doctor of Business Administration. Graduates of UARD bachelor’s degrees may directly enroll in graduate programs (MBA, MPH, MEd) with Taft University.
Graduates of UARD bachelor’s degrees may enroll in the Master of Sports Science Degree Program at the United States Sports Academy. This degree program offers majors in Sports Coaching, Sports Management, Sports Strength and Conditioning, and Sports Studies.
Graduates of UARD bachelor’s degrees may enroll in Masters of Public Health, Masters of Human Resources and Master of Arts in Clincial Mental Health Counseling degrees with Hamilton Holt School at Rollins College.
UARD bachelor degree holders are transferable to the Bachelor of Applied Arts & Science (BASS) degree in Public Safety Management through the West Texas A&M University. UARD Graduate students are eligible for enrolment in appropriate higher-level courses offered by West Texas University.
UARD bachelor degree holders may enter the Masters level qualifications in design and fine arts with the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, studying in the USA.
Graduate & Doctoral Pathways in the United Kingdom
UARD is accredited with One Awards and the NOCN Group, which is recognised by York St John University as an Ofqual approved Awarding and Certifying Body in the United Kingdom. NOCN Group’s subsidiary One Awards, is also recognised by the University as a licensed Access Validating Agency by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Graduate students holding UARD qualifications and accreditation from either NOCN Group or One Awards will be considered as eligible for admission to appropriate higher-level courses offered by York St John University.
NOCN Group, the UARD’s UK accrediting body is recognised by the University of Sunderland as an Ofqual approved Awarding and Certifying Body in the United Kingdom. NOCN Group’s subsidiary One Awards, UARD’s quality assurance awarding organisation, is also recognised by the University of Sunderland as a licensed Access Validating Agency by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Graduates of UARD holding qualifications and accreditation from either NOCN Group or One Awards are eligible for admission to appropriate higher-level courses offered by Sunderland University.
IAEM is an official training partner, with exam certification embedded into Emergency Management courses
The IDRiM Society and its Journal (IDRiM Journal) were officially launched on October 15, 2009 in Kyoto, Japan, at the 9th IIASA-DPRI Forum on Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM Forum). The launching of the IDRiM Society was promoted also by many national and international organizations including Beijing Normal University, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC/EC) and other organizations.