A Master's degree is the second-level higher education award. It refers to the second cycle in the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area. The degree usually requires a minumum of 90 ECTS, of which at least 60 ECTS at Master's level.
A mutual recognition agreement is a formal agreement between two accreditation agencies in which they agree to recognise the outcomes (results or decisions) of each other's accreditation procedures.
Such agreements are intended to contribute to the recognition of qualifications and thus facilitate the mobility of students and graduates in Europe. These agreements also eliminate the need for multiple (national) accreditations for joint programmes and institutions operating across borders.