What is a Double Degree?

International double degree is a form of cooperation between JAMK and one or more foreign institutions of higher education in which both institutions have their own study programmes and syllabi and in which students complete an agreed proportion of their degree studies abroad in a partner institution and obtain a degree certificate from both institutions. It is possible to complete the double degree within the timeframe of one’s study right and completing a double degree does not prolong the study time.

Why are Double Degrees beneficial?

Globalisation, competition at the international education and labour market and the changing needs of working life call for a yet wider professional know-how and personal knowledge and skills of operating in the globalising working life from a graduating student.

In a double degree programme students can develop a deeper understanding of the required competences than would be possible during a normal exchange period; this is because in a double degree programme the content, extent and total duration (e.g. studies, practical training, thesis) of the studies are agreed on beforehand. This is to make sure that the studies completed in the programme bring qualitative added value to both of the student’s degrees and that the regulations and principles at both the national and at the home institution level are realised in a way that it is possible for students to complete two degrees within their study right at JAMK.

A double degree increases the student’s chances of moving on to, for instance, post-graduate studies abroad, not to mention the benefits it brings to the student at the international labour market.

Double degrees are an important form of cooperation for JAMK, since they internationalise not only students but the whole community of the higher education institution. The double degree deepens further the educational cooperation with the partner and opens up doors for other forms of cooperation for example within the RDI-activities. Furthermore, they bring more foreign degree students and lecturers to JAMK. Overall, double degrees fortify JAMK’s status and profile in the international educational markets.

A general list of JAMK's international partners can be found here. The double degree partners can also be found in the list.

  • Representatives of Higher Education Institutions: If you are interested in Double Degree cooperation with JAMK, check the curricula of our degree programmes below to seek for possibilities for double degree cooperation and contact the Head of Programme of the respective degree programme for further negotiations.

  • Prospective degree students: Read more about double degree programmes from the prospective degree student's perspective here.

  • Incoming double degree students: Read more about double degree programmes from the incoming double degree student's perspective here.
12 Nov 2013

General Descriptions of Bachelor's Degree Programmes, instruction in English

Curricula of degree programmes, instruction in English

12 Nov 2013

General Descriptions of Bachelor's Degree Programmes, instruction in Finnish

Curricula of degree programmes, instruction in Finnish