Multiple Degrees / Joint Programs
Multiple Degrees at the University of Bremen
A multiple degree (MD) is a joint study program that is coordinated and offered by several (international) universities and leads to a double, multiple or joint degree. In genral, such programs are integrated into existing degree courses.
It is an effective and worthwhile opportunity where the cooperation partners agree on a long-term collaboration and present the students a joint and coordinated course offer as a binding option of studying abroad.
The university management expressly welcomes and supports departments that decide to take this measure for their degree courses. The Administrative Unit of Teaching and Studies (Contact) supports you in the challenging procedure and accompanies you through the entire process.
Relevant documents for planning a multiple degree, such as a schematic process timeline and a checklist, can be found in the QM Portal.
Process for setting up Multiple Degrees
The process for setting up a multiple degree is roughly divided into four phases. Overall, it usually takes at least two years from the first communication between the cooperation partners to the start of the program. More time should be planned for programs with very early application deadlines, as well as for joint degrees, in which even more intensive coordination with the partner(s) and usually an accreditation are necessary. In order to be able to implement the conceptual and technical requirements for the application process and the program advertising in good time, the actual planning must be completed about a year before the start of the degree course.
If you are thinking about planning a multiple degree/ joint program, please contact the Administrative Unit for Teaching and Stuides as early as possible, we will be happy to advise you on the subsequent steps. The QM Portal holds helpful documents for planning (german only at the moment).
Actors involved in the development of (international) multiple degrees
A wide variety of actors are involved in the development of a multiple degree/ joint program. While those responsible for the degree course at the University of Bremen oversee the arrangements with the partners and within the department, the Administrative Unit for Teaching and Studies coordinates the implementation with the actors in the administration.