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All you need to know about dual degrees

Among the toughest decisions to take in life, choosing a career path will probably rank among the highest. This can be accredited to factors such as choosing the course, college, location, scholarships to apply for and the list goes on. While choosing a course, students are posed with the challenge of opting for a major. When it comes to choosing two majors, the process can be even harder. In the midst of this impending situation, here’s a helping hand. If you are planning to take up a double degree, this blog will guide you through all you should know. 

What is a dual degree?

Also called “double degree” or “joint degree”, a dual degree allows students to combine two entirely different lines of studies in a single programme. For instance, London School of Business (LSBF) offers a management dual programme, where students can work towards acquiring degrees in management master’s and ACCA simultaneously. Let’s find out more about how dual degrees work. 

Why choose a double degree? 

  • Broaden your horizon: since a joint degree allows you to pursue two different courses at the same time, you can get the best of both worlds. Apart from receiving professional training in two different streams, it will help you broaden your scope in terms of employment opportunities and knowledge acquired.
  • Combine your interests: for instance, if you are interested in management and finance, you can take up a double degree that combines the two. This gives you the opportunity to pursue different areas of interest at the same time.
  • Save time: A joint degree, usually, takes much less time than pursuing two degrees independently. You can save time and achieve the desired stance in your career sooner than you would have otherwise.

FAQs about dual degree

  • How long does a dual degree take?
    While it usually takes 3 years to acquire a joint degree, it depends on the course you take, the university you are pursuing it with and the mode of education. For example, if you are taking up a double degree online, then the duration of completing the course depends on your pace.
  • Can I pursue two dual degree programmes at the same time?
    It is not advised that students take up two joint degrees at the same time, owing to the extra burden students would have to bear. You will also be unable to give the required time to each of the concentrations.
  • Can I avail scholarships if I pursue a double degree?
    Whether you can avail a scholarship for the joint degree you want to pursue depends on the awarding body. Hence, before you apply for a scholarship, ensure that they finance double degrees.
  • Is it more expensive to pursue a dual degree than doing two degrees independently?
    In most cases, the fees for a dual degree is less than that of two independent degrees.
  • What are the entry requirements for a double major?
    The entry requirements for a joint degree will depend on the combination of courses you take up.

Dual degrees help students achieve their professional goals at a quicker pace. This has led many recognised institutions to offer dual degrees that help students pursue two degrees with separate focuses simultaneously. Keeping the progress of students in mind, London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) offers three online degrees:

LSBF is a globally recognised business school that offers high-quality professional education to students, helping them achieve their career goals. If you are interested in taking up any of the dual programmes offered by LSBF, sign up for the course now!


This article was written by Meghdeep Patnaik and edited by Anisa C.

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