The University of Wales refers to the following resources in determining which is a 'recognised' initial degree:
- UK NARIC - a national agency responsible for providing information, advice and expert opinion on vocational, academic and professional skills and qualifications from over 180 countries worldwide
- University of Wales Academic Protocol 4 - a list of approved Institutions, although this should read in conjunction with advice from NARIC
- The US Department of Education's database of accredited post secondary institutions and programs ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
Note that for matriculation applications on the basis of qualification, the University will accept photocopies of degree certificates only if the original degree certificate has been seen, and certified, by a member of staff at the Collaborative Centre. Where students’ certificates are in a language other than English, a signed and stamped version must be provided by a translator.