The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a venerable UK scientific institution with a history that stretches back over 175 years. Formed in 1841 as the Chemical Society of London, the RSC was awarded a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria in 1848 to pursue the “general advancement of Chemical Science”.
Today, the RSC continues its mission to establish and improve standards of qualifications, competence, and conduct in the chemical sciences. It currently has over 54,000 members and has accredited over 450 programmes at universities worldwide.
Programmes accredited by the RSC are proven to have met specific professional standards. To gain accreditation, a course must meet strict RSC guidelines and undergo a peer review by professional chemists.
RSC accreditation assures students and employers that a particular course is of high quality and will meet required learning outcomes.