Study Components and Credit Points

All study components within this Master Studies program will conclude with an examination and subsequent awarding of relevant credit points. One credit point equals an investment in participation by the student of thirty hours. A student’s participation rate for the awarding of credit points is calculated from teaching time (lectures, tutorials, etc.), required student preparatory time and required student follow-up time. There are two examination methods available to successfully complete a study component:

  • full assessment
  • proof of acquired knowledge

Full Assessment (Studienbegleitende Modulprüfung)

Full assessment requires a student to demonstrate regular, active involvement and participation within the context of the relevant study component, and a comprehensive, independent personal effort on behalf of the student in (for example) written tests (90 to 120 minutes duration), research papers (approximately 25 pages in length), examination papers (15 to 20 pages), oral test (20 to 30 minutes duration).

Where you choose to complete a study component under full assessment, you must provide for a minimum 13 hours per week to meet seminar requirements and personal study time. Study components successfully completed under full assessment attract 5.5 credit points (CP).

Proof of acquired knowledge (Studiennachweis)

Proof of acquired knowledge requires the student to demonstrate regular, active involvement and participation within the context of the relevant study component, the completion of an independently formulated academic paper (written research report approximately 10 pages in length) and a written examination (60 minutes). Where you choose to complete a study component under this type of assessment, you must provide for a minimum 6 hours per week to meet seminar requirements and personal study time.

Study components successfully completed under this type of assessment attract 2.5 credit points (CP).

You can find further information in the module guide ECUE