Dual/double or parallel awards are a partnership arrangement whereby two or more awarding bodies collaborate in the delivery of a single jointly delivered program (or programs) leading to separate awards (and separate certifications) being granted by both, or all, of them. The partner(s) must be of equal status and enhance the reputation of our institute. Dual awards are not expected to be undertaken with a Swiss partner. The arrangement entered into must be fully compliant with our institute’s governance arrangements. The partner institution must be legally empowered to award a dual degree or equivalent and compliant with the laws of that country and able to satisfy the academic standards of the degree awarding body, which cannot be shared amongst partners, ensuring that the standards of all jurisdictions are met. Awards may be based on the same assessed student work. In the case of postgraduate research students, the submission of a single thesis may be used for dual purposes to make the awards. Arrangements for dual awards will normally only be considered where it is not possible to enter into a joint award arrangement. Care should be taken to ensure that credit for transfer and accumulation purposes are not multiplied and that academic standards are not compromised. For this reason, students will only be offered nontransferable credit for assessed work taken at the partner institution.

23%
of our students choose parallel (double) degrees

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