General information

Credit transfer system

The Master's degree program accords with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). This ensures comparability and transferability of learning achievements among participating European institutions of higher education. The ECTS credits are a measure of the workload needed to complete individual course units of the study program. The ECTS allocates up to 120 credits for a successful completion of the Master's degree program.

Core Course9 Credits
Special Options Course 6 Credits   
Special Skills Course (Research Methods)8 Credits
Master's Thesis, incl. Research Colloquium and Oral Presentation30 Credits
Internship (8 weeks)10 Credits  

Students are advised to earn 60 credits a year, as suggested in the table below: 

Core Courses Special Options CoursesSpecial Skills CoursesCredits
1st semester  2 2-30
2nd semester  2-8-week internship28
3rd semester1 3132
4th semesterMaster's thesis Oral presentation of the MA thesis1 research colloquium30  


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