Arden University Accreditation

Arden University Accreditation

2. Recognised bodies

Recognised bodies are higher learning institutions that can award degrees.


University of Aberdeen

Abertay University (formerly University of Abertay Dundee)

Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglo-European College of Chiropractic

Archbishop of Canterbury, The

Arden University (formerly known as Resource Development International)

Ashridge Business School

Aston University


Bangor University (Prifysgol Bangor)

University of Bath

Bath Spa University

University of Bedfordshire

Birkbeck, University of London

University of Birmingham

Birmingham City University

University College Birmingham

Bishop Grossteste University

University of Bolton

Arts University Bournemouth

Bournemouth University

BPP University

University of Bradford

University of Brighton

University of Bristol

British School of Osteopathy, The

Brunel University London

University of Buckingham

Buckinghamshire New University


University of Cambridge

Canterbury Christ Church University

Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)

University of Chester

University of Chichester

City University London

Coventry University

Cranfield University

University for the Creative Arts

University of Cumbria


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About Ardin university

Here’s a brief explanation of our journey from providing flexible online learning in partnership with established universities, to being awarded full University title in our own right and becoming Arden University.

RDI started life as a family-owned business in 1990, giving learners worldwide an opportunity to further their education through flexible distance learning.

As an increasing number of students trusted us with their education and future, we kept growing with them and in April 2014 we were awarded Taught Degree-Awarding Powers. This meant that alongside providing higher education qualifications through our University Partners, we could also award our own degrees. In August 2015 we officially became Arden University – the only specialist distance (online) learning university to launch in the UK in the last 50 years.

We offer a wide range of Higher Education courses endorsed by professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Management Institute and the Association of Project Managers, as well as a Qualifying Law Degree – one of only five institutions in the UK to provide this course via online distance learning!

Although many things have changed, our core values remain the same: to provide wide access to education and change people’s world through innovative, modern learning.