Share a joint educational vision on the master’s programme to be developed

As a first step, partners have to develop a joint educational vision for the joint master’s-programme, consisting of: • A needs analysis; • The academic and professional profile; • The characteristics after learners envisaged; • The objectives and the unique selling point of the programme; • The relationship with existing courses and programmes. Guidelines A […]


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Conclude a consortium agreement

To consolidate joint responsibilities and activities, a consortium agreement is to be concluded which will concern: • The composition of the partnership;• The role of the programme team;• The objectives of the programme;• The main structure of the programme;• The main pedagogical principles;• The mode of delivery;• Mobility agreements;• The qualification awarded;• The language policy;• […]

Develop a sustainability framework

The partnership develops a sustainability framework for the joint master’s programme, based on strong basis: • Develop joint policies and planning for the medium and long term; • Continue to alignment and engage partner universities; • Organize an annual programme evaluation and improvement plan; • Develop a sustainable financial framework. Guidelines Common policy and planning […]

Develop a student recruitment plan

Partner universities have to conceive a joint student recruitment action plan for the joint master’s programme, determining: • Define your recruiting area • Organize multi-segmental recruitment campaigns Guidelines Define your recruiting area Depending on the objectives and design of the joint master’s programme, partner institutions can recruit students at national, European and global levels. In […]

Develop a business plan

The partnership has to develop a business plan for the joint master’s programme which is dependent from a set of parameters and national and institutional policies and strategies: • Ensure public funding; • Determine student fees; • Seek recognition and funding by external stakeholders; • Provide scholarships. • Ensure a fair allocation of income streams […]

Agree on a joint quality assurance and accreditation scheme

The quality assurance for a joint master’s programme is a common responsibility of the partnership. In this respect decisions have to be taken about: • Align with the institutional quality assurance frameworks; • Connect with Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area; • Connect with the quality assurance scheme of […]

Determine examination regulations

The programme team develops joint examination regulations by which following aspects have to be considered: • agree on the organizational framework for the examinations; • agree on a joint grading system • agree on awarding the joint diploma and on possible modular awards or microcredentials • define the descriptors of the joint diploma supplement. Guidelines […]

Determine a joint admission framework

The programme team must establish a joint admission framework, which includes thefollowing tasks: • Determine admission requirements; • Determine a joint application, admission and registration procedure for students; • Provide credential evaluation; • Enroll students. Guidelines Determine admission requirements The programme team can determine various entry requirements: • A bachelor or master’s degree in a […]

Install a language policy

Guidelines Most collaborative programmes use one language as the teaching language, usually English. In joint master’s programmes, students deal with different languages and associated cultural backgrounds. Improving intercultural and communication skills can therefore be an explicit objective of a joint master’s. In some joint programmes, each university therefore teaches in its own language, which is […]