A double degree is a programme of study that leads towards two separate qualifications (e.g. BA and BCom).

Double degrees can usually incorporate the cross crediting of papers to more than one qualification.

Cross crediting is when a pass in an Otago course or paper can be credited towards the requirements for two Otago undergraduate qualifications.

The number of points that may be cross credited varies according to the minimum number of years required to complete the programmes concerned. Sharing credit between the qualifications in this way can effectively reduce the total number of points needed to complete programmes of study.

Cross crediting is not the same as transferring credit from another institution.

A double degree should not be confused with a double major, which is a programme of study for a single bachelor's degree which includes the major subject requirements for 2 subjects.

Course advice is recommended for all students considering taking a double degree programme. A double degree can be a big commitment in terms of time and resources, and should only be undertaken after due consideration and with appropriate advice.

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Last updated 21/07/2020 03.15 PM

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