Study content

The degree programme has a modular structure and consists of study units known as modules. The modules are made up of interrelated units (classroom and learning units); each is worth a specific number of ECTS credits (as a rule 3 or 12 ETCS credits per module). Students will be awarded credits for demonstrating competence in a particular area. The structure of modules may differ with regard to the required classroom hours, supervised learning and private study time of which they consist.

Each module is assigned a Level. The degree programme consists of three levels: Level 1 (basic level), Level 2 (higher level) and Level 3 (specialisation level).

Completion of the first two semesters (full-time degree programme model) or the first three semesters (part-time or work-study degree programme model) should provide the assurance that students will be able to complete the full degree programme successfully. Students are only permitted to progress from Level 1 to Level 2 and to Level 3 once they have obtained at least 51 ECTS credits at Level 1. Further details are provided in the examination regulations.

Compulsory modules, supplementary modules and optional modules are offered. Depending on the degree programme model, students will obtain roughly 150 of the total 180 ECTS credits by taking compulsory modules.

Each module is thematically associated with a higher level, as a topic field or a module group. The purpose of the module groups is to link and integrate the content of the modules.

Approximately 150 of the 180 ECTS credits are awarded for the non-specialised section of the degree programme. A total of 33 ECTS credits are awarded for the advanced section of the degree programme (including the Bachelor's thesis).

If you select the full-time degree programme model, the first four semesters will provide a basis for later specialisation, i.e. you will choose your specialised advanced subjects during the latter part of your degree programme (5th and 6th semester). You have the option of choosing between a single specialisation field (major) or a combination of two specialisation fields (major/minor combination).

For further information please see the study and examination regulations as well as our general regulations.