A joint degree is a collaborative course jointly offered by two or more institutions. Joint Degrees can be of two types:
Jointly awarded degrees: Here, two universities work together to develop a curriculum and award a degree. A student pursuing a jointly awarded degree may study in either of the institutions or both of them. A common certificate with seals of both the universities is awarded upon completion of the course.
Dual award degree: Here also, two universities work together and develop a curriculum. A student may study in either of the universities or both of them. The difference is that certificates are awarded by both the universities.
Both the universities/law schools involved in awarding a joint degree have to approve a student’s application. A joint degree attracts prospective employers because the degree has a rare combination of special subjects/skills.