Program & Course Structure
Courses are assigned credits to aid in calculating the associated workload.
“Credit” means the number of “points” earned for completing a course; this figure serves mainly to calculate the amount of coursework a student completes.
1 CEU credit = 1 hour (50 minutes) per week / 12-week semester
- Most courses are worth 2 CEU credits (meaning: the class meets weekly for 100 minutes and the course lasts the whole semester (twelve weeks).
- 1 CEU credit calculated according to the US accreditation equals 2 ECTS credits, for both MA- and PhD-level courses.
It is also possible to audit a class, i.e. students may attend a course out of interest without doing out-of-class assignments. This appears on the transcript but earns no credits. Please note that language courses cannot be taken for audit.
In order to graduate, one-year MA students must earn 66 credits,
- out of which 8 are earned for a successfully defended thesis (which represents supervised individual research).
- The remaining 58 are course credits.
The syllabus (on e-learning) of each course specifies if the given course is evaluated with Pass/Fail or a Grade.
See more about registration in Student Handbook and in the 2YMA Booklet (see the attachment).