Guidance: Taught and research degree awarding powers

Updated: Added link to new guidance from the Office for Students.

This guidance sets out the criteria and process for providers seeking to apply for taught degree awarding powers (TDAPs) and/or research degree awarding powers (RDAPs) until 31 March 2018.

This guidance will continue to apply up to 31 July 2019 for any issues arising post-award, including changes of circumstances.

It applies to providers in England only.

Providers seeking to apply for TDAPs or RDAPs from 1 April 2018 should refer to the Office for Students’ new guidance.