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Collaborative provision

Guidance and Contacts

The Academic Secretariat (ARCS) supports schools/institutes in the development of collaborative programmes with UK and overseas institutions and supports the work of Partnerships Board. Schools and institutes are encouraged to discuss collaborative proposals with ARCS in the developmental phase. ARCS can give guidance on the approval process, the documentation required and on quality assurance matters.

 Contacts: For advice on collaborative proposals, including preparing and submitting proposals to PB, please contact:


Please send all enquiries to the following email address: collaborative enquiries

Mary Childs, Assistant Academic Registrar (Research Degrees): for collaborative research degree arrangements and professional doctorates.

For further information on academic approval please contact the Academic Standards and Quality Officer specifically assigned to work with your Faculty.

 Global Engagement Office

Clare Burke, Head of International Partnerships, for all new international partnerships.

Ceri Bevan, Head of Global Opportunities, for Study Abroad Agreements and International and Erasmus+ Exchanges.

 All new collaborative proposals need the strategic approval of the Partnerships Board (PB).

QMUL policy on collaborative activity covers the following types of arrangements:

  • General Memoranda of Understanding
  • Articulation Agreements
  • Non-guaranteed Progression Agreements
  • Double and Joint taught awards
  • Joint Research awards (PhD)
  • Erasmus+ Exchange Agreement and any other Erasmus+ activities
  • International exchange agreements
  • Study Abroad (fee-payers) Agreements
  • Study Abroad (third party) Agreements (associate students who enrol at QMUL through partner organisations)


To ensure the effective development, management and review of collaborative activities, staff should consult the following guidelines and complete the necessary documentation.

 Other documents and useful links:

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