The University engages in a range of collaborative provision as follows:

Validation Service provision describes an arrangement where a partner institution delivers its own courses to its own students at its own premises. The courses are validated and awarded by Nottingham Trent University.

A franchise describes an arrangement where an existing Nottingham Trent University course is wholly delivered and assessed by a partner at its own premises. A franchise arrangement might be for a module, level or whole course. The University does not franchise its research degrees.

Joint delivery is where a Nottingham trent University course or research degree is delivered and assessed jointly by the University and a partner institution. The course is awarded solely by the University.

A joint degree is an arrangement where the University collaborates with another degree awarding body in order to jointly design and deliver a course which entails formal study periods in two or more centres, leading to a single award made jointly by both partners.

A double degree is where the University collaborates with another degree awarding body in order to jointly design and deliver a course which entails formal study periods in two or more centres, leading to separate awards from each partner. This category is only used where there is a legal impediment in the partner's jurisdiction to making a joint award.

A dual degree is an arrangement under which the University collaborates with another degree awarding body in order to jointly deliver a course which entails formal study periods in two or more centres, leading to separate and different awards from each partner (which may be at different levels).

A joint / double PhD/MPhil is where the University collaborates with another degree awarding body in order to jointly supervise a programme of PhD /MPhil study for an individual student. These awards entail formal periods of study and research at each institution. For a joint PhD a single award is made jointly by both partners. For a double PhD separate awards are made by each partner.

Full definitions of each type of collaborative arrangement can be found in Section 10 of the NTU Quality Handbook PDF icon .

See Current Partners for information about our current collaborative arrangements.