Types of Degree Programs at a Glance.

If you take a closer look at the academic degree programs we offer, you will notice that university-level education follows a defined educational structure. The most common is the: Bachelor - Master's - Doctorate / Ph.D. system. Only a few majors conclude with a Diploma degree and the ensuing Doctorate / PhD program.

Three-Level Study Structure

  1. Bachelor's degree programs form the basis of the three-level Bachelor's - Master's - Doctorate/PhD system. Generally, an undergraduate degree can be completed in 6 semesters and concludes with earning the academic degree "Bachelor of Arts" or "Bachelor of Science" in a specified major.

  2. Master's degree programs are the next level of academic education.  Graduate degrees usually take 4 semesters to complete and graduates earn the academic degree "Master of Arts" or "Master of Science", for example. A Diploma degree program is approximately 8 to 9 semesters.  Students who complete a Diploma degree program earn the academic title "Magister" / "Magistra" or "Diplom-Ingenieur".

  3. Graduates of both a Master's degree program or Diploma degree program can enroll in a doctorate degree program.  A doctorate/PhD degree usually takes about 6 semesters to complete. Doctoral candidates then earn the highest academic degree: "Doctor" or "PhD".

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ECTS credits give you mobility and flexibility

The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) measures and compares learning achievements within Europe and helps students easily transfer credits from one institution to another. Good to know: One ECTS credit is equal to 25 to 30 working hours per semester.


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