Double Degree Programme with the University of Buckingham (United Kingdom)

Study PPE or Strategy & Organization and receive another degree in the UK

This double degree option offers Strategy & Organization (M.Sc.) as well as Philosophy, Politics and Economics (M.A.) students the opportunity to receive a degree from both Witten/Herdecke University and the University of Buckingham. That way, Witten/Herdecke University students may acquire additional qualifications for an international career and gain valuable insights abroad.

After successful participation in the programme, graduates obtain one of the following additional degrees:

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (M.A.) students:

  • MA Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy
  • MSc Money, Banking and Central Banking
  • MA United Nations and Diplomatic Studies

Strategy & Organization (M.Sc.) students:

  • MSc Accounting and Finance
  • MSc Finance and Investment

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About our double degree partner – the University of Buckingham

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The University of Buckingham and Witten/Herdecke University have been collaborating since 2017. Both universities are private universities and were originally founded on the same idea of questioning the educational status quo prevailing in their countries and of aiming to break new ground.

And just like in Witten, students at the University of Buckingham benefit from small seminar groups and highly personalised staff/student interaction. Buckingham’s idyllic campus is located near the town centre on the banks of the River Great Ouse. Depending on the programme, Witten/Herdecke University students may expand their knowledge either in accounting, finance, investment, security, banking or diplomacy and obtain an additional international master’s degree.


The programme at a glance

Programme start:
After having started the PPE or S&O programme in Witten

1 year

Either in accounting, finance and investment or in security, banking and diplomacy, depending on the Witten/Herdecke University programme.

Application process:
Students can apply after having finished their first semester at Witten/Herdecke University. At least 20 ECTS credits are required upon application. Admission to the programme will be decided by a committee.

Mode of study:
Full time

Tuition fees:
Students participating in the double degree programme do not have to pay any additional tuition fees.

Number of students:
Limited to 2 students per cohort. No guarantee.

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For any further questions about the double degree programme, please get in touch with the International Office at


Die Universität Witten/Herdecke ist durch das NRW-Wissenschaftsministerium unbefristet staatlich anerkannt und wird – sowohl als Institution wie auch für ihre einzelnen Studiengänge – regelmäßig akkreditiert durch: