Academic Partnerships

Sometimes we provide learning opportunities in partnership with someone else. This type of learning could lead to you earning credits that go towards a degree or other qualification. Partners can be involved in all sorts of ways, not just in providing academic teaching.

We have a range of academic partnerships with lots of public and private institutions in the UK and across the world. You can find a full list of our partners and the programmes they offer on our Academic Partnerships Register .

Different types of academic partnership

We are proud of the relationships we have with our academic partners. There are lots of ways we might join forces with someone else to enhance your learning, including:

Accreditation
This is when a programme leads to the award of university credit. It will be designed and delivered by our partner but quality assured by us here at the University.

Articulation
This is an agreement between us and our partner that we recognise the award they make, and that it counts towards the qualification you are hoping to achieve.

Co-delivery
This is when a programme leads to you gaining a university credit or award, and is delivered by our partner but quality assured by us.

Distance learning with partner support
This is a distance learning programme that leads to you gaining a credit or recognised award. It is designed and quality assured by us, and you have some local tutorial support from our partner.

Franchise
This is when our partner delivers a programme leading to you gaining a credit or award. The programme is designed and quality assured by us.

Joint / dual degrees
Sometimes we join forces with other degree-awarding bodies to offer joint or dual programmes. How they work and how they’re structured can vary widely.

Off-site delivery
This is when you study towards a qualification from us, and part or all of your studies take place at the premises of a partner organisation.

Professional
These are degrees with internal professional training. They lead to a recognised award and are designed and delivered by us but include professional content provided by a partner, for instance flight training.

Validation
This is when a programme leads to you gaining a qualification from the University. It will be designed and delivered by our partner but quality assured by us.

Find out more
If you’d like to know more about our academic partnerships, you can visit the partnership team in Room WW1.10 on the first floor of the west wing on the High Wycombe Campus.

Alternatively you can call +44 (0)1494 522 141 and ask for the partnership team in AQD , or email us at partnerships@bucks.ac.uk.