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A dual degree (also known as a double degree or joint degree) refers to an educational program where a student works towards two different academic or professional degrees in parallel, either at the same institution or at different institutions.

Dual-degree programs are usually designed to offer students an opportunity to gain diverse academic experiences and qualifications in a reduced time frame compared to pursuing the degrees separately. Dual degrees can be offered at the undergraduate or postgraduate level across various disciplines, such as business, law, engineering, and the arts. The structure of dual degree programs varies significantly, with some requiring a unified curriculum and others allowing more flexibility in course selection. Upon completion, graduates receive two academic degrees, which may enhance career prospects, broaden expertise, and offer a more global perspective in their field of study.




Provide a double degree for Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Bachelor of Sharia Law (BSL)[1]

For the first two years of their undergraduate studies students attend one of Sciences Po's three regional campuses. Their final two years of study can be matriculated at the Faculty of Arts (Bachelor of Arts option) or the Sauder School of Business (Bachelor of Commerce option). Double degree leading to a Bachelor of Arts from Sciences Po and either a second Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.[2]

Universitas Indonesia is among the first universities in Indonesia to offer a double degree program. This was early introduced into their Faculty of Medicine through the 3+1 scheme. Students will receive a degree from Universitas Indonesia (for the Bachelor of Medicine) and another from University of Newcastle upon Tyne (for the Master of Research) together with the Medical Doctor (M.D.) earned during the professional phase held subsequently after completing their times abroad. Considered as a fast track initiative, students get to pursue both their undergraduate bachelors and postgraduate masters in just a period of four years time. Less research-inclined students are given an option to continue their studies in Australia, with the University of Melbourne and Monash University both awarding the Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc). Established since 1999, this medical program is only available through UI's International Classes Archived 3 September 2021 at the Wayback Machine with medium of Instruction held in English.

Undergraduate alumni of Mexican Institution enrolled in Civil Engineering are able to obtain their respective Japanese degree attending the final two years of study to the respective Japanese university. [3]

In India, the IITs offer an integrated 5 year program in various fields of engineering (depends on the IIT offering), upon completion of which the student is awarded both a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) and a Master of Technology (M.Tech) degree. A good advantage of the program is that it offers flexibility in course selection, and also, the student is able to complete bachelors and masters degree in 5 years, against the usual 6 years time, saving one year.

Provide double bachelor programs (DuBa) for certain Bachelor of Sciences (Bsc.), leading up to two separate bachelor's degrees. These include a double bachelor for Mathematics and either Physics or Computer Science, and a double bachelor for Medicine and Biomedical Sciences[4]


Many double degree programs exist in France especially with the collegiate universities such as ParisTech.[5] One of its most famous program is the double degree in engineering and management delivered by the École Polytechnique and HEC Paris.[6][7]

Students have the opportunity to study at Newcastle University and the University of Groningen. On successful completion of the course, students receive two MSc degrees with the following awards: Operations and Supply Chain Management MSc from Newcastle University[8]
Technology Operations Management MSc from the University of Groningen[9]

Provides numerous double degrees, including double degrees for Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration, and double degree for Master of Social Work and Master of Public Policy.[10]

See also



  1. ^ UNISSA
  2. ^ "Sciences Po and Faculty of Arts, UBC Dual BA Program". sciencespo.ubc.ca.
  3. ^ "Dual BA Program between Mexico and Japan in Civil Engineering". uanl.mx/vinculacion/.
  4. ^ "Dubbele bachelors/double degree programmes - Universiteit van Amsterdam". Archived from the original on 7 January 2013.
  5. ^ "500 Server Error". www.paristech.fr. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  6. ^ HEC. "Lancement du double diplôme Ecole Polytechnique / HEC Paris". HEC Paris. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  7. ^ Gall, Anne-Marie Le. "orientation 4 A - Double diplôme X-HEC". www.orientation4a.polytechnique.edu (in French). Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Operations Management (Dual Award) MSc/MSc - Postgraduate - Newcastle University". ncl.ac.uk.
  9. ^ "DDM Operations Management - Master's or PhD degree programmes - Programmes - Education - University of Groningen". rug.nl. 14 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Dual-Degree Programs". uh.edu.