A hybrid Master's degree also known as a blended Master's allows students to combine face-to-face classes with online studies and training.
Blended-learning Master’s courses are the ideal option if you don’t want to take an exclusively online graduate degree because you also want to enjoy some of the typical on-campus vibes.
But did you know that you can find dual or double Master's degrees that are offered as blended learning programmes?
This means you’ll get two qualifications by completing only one blended-learning Master’s in the same amount of time required for one single specialisation. We can already picture you as both an expert in biology and education. Or any other combination you are after.
Blended Double Masters are offered by international universities
The beauty of blended Double Masters is that they are anchored in the real setting of a university, college, or other educational institutional and connect the online study experience to the actual learning in a university environment.
Another great advantage of a hybrid dual degree is that it allows you to be flexible in taking classes in two separate disciplines. You may be able to take most of your introductory courses online and then be admitted into a dual programme immediately.
Not to mention that a double degree can help you secure a great job after graduation, a job that you may not have been able to land with a degree on a single subject area. Here are some examples of universities offering dual degrees via blended programmes:
- London School of Business and Finance
- CQUniversity Australia
- University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL)
- School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE)
- University of Newcastle
What sets a dual degree apart from regular degrees
- A dual degree means you will graduate with the equivalent of two degrees at the same time.
- A dual online degree programme does not require for you to complete all general requirements that are set individually for each major or specialisation. Instead, you will have to supplement from 30 to 40 credits beyond the general programme requirements.
- A dual degree is similar to an ‘accelerated learning programme’ that students can apply to during both high school and at higher education levels. In an accelerated learning programme, students can advance their progress and improve their knowledge on a subject by taking elective or additional courses related to the subject.
Why study a dual degree via blended education?
The most common and obvious reasons to choose a distance learning programme offering a dual-title degree are:
- You will receive two degrees in the same amount of time required for a single degree.
- You have more career and employment options.
- You will gain varied skills that most companies look for in a potential candidate.
Tip: check the job market or future job trends and see in what way you can connect these with a dual degree that you can pursue through hybrid online education.
Take up the challenge of blended Master’s courses
Some potential students are not eager to pursue these hybrid, dual programmes because they recognise that they will require a considerable amount of work.
However, with good organization skills, and a passion for understanding the different ways that your major field can be applied interdisciplinary, you will be able to appreciate all of the hard work and planning that were required of you to successfully complete a dual degree. Our advice: go for it!