University Of Glasgow Joint Degrees

University Of Glasgow Joint Degrees

The University and the partner institution(s) jointly develop and deliver a taught programme leading to a single award from all participating institutions (joint award). One institution takes the lead in financial, administrative and quality assurance matters. The award makes reference to the input of the partner institution(s). You can find more information here.

Joint Degrees – Taught

  • Key Requirements

Business Case and Costing Model
Due Diligence Checks
Joint Management Board
Memorandum of Understanding [Not required in every case]
Memorandum of Agreement
Operational Plan for Year One
Partnership Review 
Risk Assessment
Year 1 Review
  • Key Documents

There are a number of tools available to help staff develop a collaboration. The key documents are listed here. Further tools can be found on the relevant webpage.

University Of Glasgow Joint Degrees

Framework for Academic Collaborations

     The University is committed strategically to build its portfolio of global partnerships through the development of sustainable and mutually beneficial alliances with highly regarded organisations that share common aims and interests. These partnerships bring many benefits to staff and students alike, and extend and enhance our global reach and reputation.

The Framework for Academic Collaborations is a “How To” guide and toolkit to assist staff in the development, scrutiny and management of collaborative activity. It has been designed to allow you to dip in to sections of particular interest rather than be read as a whole. In addition the Framework:

  • aids consistency in the operation of collaborations across all parts of the University;
  • provides existing and potential partners with a transparent description of the University’s expectations;
  • sets out the University’s responsibilities for collaborative arrangements in the maintenance of academic standards and assurance of the quality of the student experience.  As such, the Framework for Academic Collaborations forms one element of the University’s Academic Quality Framework

The procedures outlined in the Framework are subject to change as our experience of collaborative activity grows. We would therefore welcome any feedback from you on the information provided as well as guidance on the type of information not provided which you would find of assistance.