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 general, such programs are integrated into existing degree programs.
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 program as a binding option for studying abroad.
The university management expressly welcomes and supports faculties that decide to coordinate this for their degree programs. The Administrative Unit of Teaching and Studies (Contact) supports faculties in the setup procedure and accompanies them through the entire process.
Relevant documents for planning a multiple degree, such as a 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 program.
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 (in German only).
Parties Involved in the Development of (International) Multiple Degrees
Several parties are involved in the development of a multiple degree/ joint program. While those responsible for the degree program 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 university administration.