Double Degree Law and Legal Definition

An educational program in which a student works parallel for two different degrees is known as simultaneous or double degree. The student may do the study in the same institution or at different institutions. The course takes less time than it would take to earn them separately. Usually the two degrees are in the same subject area. In some programs, the student can submit a joint thesis. For example, students admitted to the Department of Architecture can propose a program of joint work in Architecture and Urban Studies and Planning for simultaneous awarding of two degrees. Additionally, double degree can be obtained at post graduate level and undergraduate level. Double degree is also known as conjoint or dual degree.