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Academic partnerships

Partner with Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University partners with respected colleges, universities and organisations around the world

Liverpool John Moores University has academic partners around the world and we are now looking to extend this programme, inviting new organisations to join us.

Our partners

You can see some of the institutions and organisations LJMU partner with in the map below. In 2016, a number of new academic partners will be joining us.

Why should you become a partner?

• Your organisation can provide British qualifications
• Your organisation can include LJMU on relevant marketing materials
• Your organisation will receive expert support and guidance

Become a partner

Read the guide

Read the Academic Collaborative Operational Manual for detailed information about becoming an academic partner.

Read the Academic Collaborative Operational Manual
Rob Darlington

Types of collaborations

Our offer is flexible and we work with our academic partners in a variety of different ways. This chart outlines more about the types of collaborative programmes available.

Franchise

A franchise collaboration is when a partner institution is approved to deliver a programme, or part of a programme, that has been designed by LJMU. This programme leads to an LJMU award.

The programme does not also have to be a programme delivered at LJMU. Students on a franchise programme would be LJMU students and the University retains control and responsibility for academic standards and the quality of learning opportunities.

Validated

A validated collaboration is when a partner institution develops its own programme and delivers it as an LJMU validated programme. This programme leads to an LJMU award.

Students on a validated programme are LJMU students and the University retains control and responsibility for academic standards and the quality of learning opportunities.

Dual award

A dual award is an arrangement where LJMU, together with one or more awarding bodies, provides a programme that leads to separate awards and certificates being granted by all the awarding bodies. Each partner is responsible for its own assessment and quality assurance.

Embedded college

An embedded college collaboration is when a private organisation operating near to, or within, the premises of LJMU, prepares students for entry into higher education programmes.

Joint award

A joint award is an arrangement where LJMU, together with one or more awarding bodies, provides a jointly developed and delivered programme. This programme leads to a single award, which is made jointly by all the awarding bodies.

A single certificate is produced, not separate certificates from each awarding body. Responsibility for assessment and quality assurance is in accordance with the agreement between partners.

Distance learning

A distance learning collaboration is where a programme does not normally require the presence of the students at the LJMU (or partner) campuses.

Learners usually study these programmes overseas through the use of specially developed learning materials, which can take a number of different formats and will not normally require face-to-face contact with their tutors. For example, via e-learning. The University retains control and responsibility for academic standards and quality of learning opportunities.

Distance taught

Distance taught programmes are delivered away from the University, often overseas, by LJMU staff (alternatively called ‘flying faculty’).

The programme may include pastoral support and learner support from local staff, but will not include teaching by them. The programme is delivered using premises and resources provided locally by the partner. The University retains control and responsibility for academic standards and quality of learning opportunities.

Recognition arrangements and articulations arrangements

Recognition arrangements and articulation arrangements are agreements where students who have completed a defined external programme (or an agreed part of the external programme), which is owned by the partner institution, can enter with advanced standing to a subsequent part or level of a programme validated by LJMU.

The Articulation Process is used as an alternative streamlined process to the Recognition Process, where the proposed partner is well-established and meets the prescribed criteria.

Each institution is responsible for academic standards and quality of learning opportunities for its own programmes.

Apply

To find out how to apply, please read the Academic Collaborative Partnerships Operational Manual.

Once you apply, your application to become an academic partner will be considered. This may take 6 weeks or more.

Once the partnership has been approved, the programme arrangements will then be considered. This process can take between three to six months.

Please see page 28 onwards of the Academic Collaborative Partnerships Operational Manual for a detailed account of the approval process and information about developing programmes.

Mohd Khair Hassan

LJMU has long been established as one of the prestigious universities in Britain. I like collaborating with LJMU because the programme is well-structured and the programme objectives are clearly stated. This means I can easily plan lectures. I also like the fact that subjects are relevant to the real world and new technology is embedded.

Mohd Khair Hassan - Mohd is a lecturer at the International College of Automotive Management