Are Double/Multiple Degree Programs Leading to “Discount Degrees”?

  • Jane Knight
Keywords: Double/multiple degrees, joint degrees, integrity, accreditation, recognition, discount degrees

Abstract

The growth in double/multiple degree programs around the world, especially in Europe and Asia, is unprecedented. While the benefits for both students and institutions are many, there is increasing concern about the integrity and legitimacy of those programs which double count credits for two or more qualifications. Challenging questions about the quality assurance, accreditation, recognition an ethics of double/multiple degree programs are posed.

Published
2015-05-01
How to Cite
Knight, J. (2015). Are Double/Multiple Degree Programs Leading to “Discount Degrees”?. International Higher Education, (81), 5-7. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2015.81.8729
Section
International Themes