Dual Degree Accreditation: a UK and US degree

From August 2018, the university will be awarding a UK and US taught undergraduate and master’s degrees. Graduates will be receiving a double degree certificate that is issued by the Richmond University and is valid in the United States.

Professional Accreditations


Richmond is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Richmond is licensed to award Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and Master of Business Administration degrees by the Department of Education in the State of Delaware.


Richmond, the American International University in London has undergone a Higher Education Review (Alternative Providers) (see below for further details on the review) by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and has received its final report, which is available in full on the: QAA Website.

We have received the following judgements from QAA:

  • The maintenance of the academic standards of awards offered on behalf of degree-awarding bodies and/or other awarding organisations meets UK expectations.
  • The quality of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
  • The quality of the information about learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
  • The enhancement of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.

Our action plan following our successful QAA HER (AP) review is found here.


The BPS accreditation gives Richmond Psychology graduates the opportunity to gain Graduate and/or Chartered Membership of the Society and access to the widest range of training, development and employment opportunities.


Richmond Business School is an accredited Higher Education Partner of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

UK Special Recognition of the Richmond Degree

The Education (Recognized Awards) (Richmond The American International University in London) Order 2006
From the Minister of State 23rd November 2006 Department for Education and Skills

UK Visas and Immigration Register of Licensed Sponsors: Students

Richmond, The American International University in London has been awarded a Highly Trusted Sponsorship licence (license number TMDJD286X) by the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration agency. This Sponsor’s Licence permits Richmond to issue Certificates of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to prospective students. A CAS is required by UKVI for any non-EEA international student seeking to obtain entry clearance to the UK.
Click here to view the Register of Sponsors: Students.

Recognized by UK NARIC

UK NARIC is the National Agency responsible for providing information, advice and expert opinion on vocational, academic and professional skills and qualifications from over 180 countries worldwide. Managed on behalf of the UK Government, UK NARIC provides the only official source of information on international qualifications to organisations recruiting from overseas and to individuals wishing to work or study in the UK.



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UK NARIC Recognition