Bachelor and Master
With the “Bologna Declaration” in 1999, numerous European countries agreed on a uniform study system with internationally comparable and acknowledged degrees. The most important features of the agreement include:
- Two-level system of Bachelor and Master degrees (after three years or two additional years of full-time studies)
- Modular design of the pathways: the units are combined into thematically related blocksAwarding of credit points according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) – one ECTS point corresponds to about 30 completed hours
- Assurance of quality standards on a national and European level
- Improvement of mobility during the studies and after graduation
The pathways of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University were changed to the Bachelor-Master system in 2006. The six-semester Bachelor pathways are accredited with a student work load of 210 ECTS points (accreditation by the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency, ZEvA). This provision has been valid since the academic year 2006 (graduation in 2009).
Since autumn 2011, the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University also offers Master programmes. These four-semester pathways are based on the dual concept of the DHBW; therefore, they are very application-oriented. The programmes are practice-integrated and take place in addition to the students' work; therefore, there are no interruptions in the students' careers.
Find out more about Master programmes offered by the DHBW Stuttgart (in German)