Degree structure reform

The degree regulations of 2005 (i.e. degrees in the module structure) ended on 31 October 2016. The last degrees in the module structure were awarded by the Dean on 31 October 2016.

If you did not graduate on 31 October 2016, you will transfer to the new degree regulations. The new degree regulations depart somewhat from the old regulations.

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In the new degree regulations studies are valid for 7 years after their completion.

However, the following are valid indefinitely:

  • Compulsory language studies
  • Master’s theses
  • Elective studies

Other studies will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All of the above also concerns transferred credits.

If your master's studies are not completed

If you did not graduate on 31 October 2016, you have to transfer to a new Master´s programme by making a HOPS (i.e. personal study plan) according to the study guide of your new programme. Submit your HOPS to the student services of your programme.  (More information on HOPS and Planning your studies).

If completed all the courses by 31 October 2016 but master's thesis is missing

If you did not graduate on 31 October 2016, but all your courses were completed and registered according to your confirmed HOPS (i.e. personal study plan), but you have not yet finished you master's thesis, you can graduate from the new master's programme with old courses. The topic of the master's thesis must be confirmed at the latest in the degree programme committee in December 2016. This arrangement is valid until 31 December 2017.

What happens after 31 October 2016?

You will not be transferred to any programme automatically. To transfer to the new degree regulations and the new master's programme you need to redraw your HOPS according to the study guide of the new programme and submit it to the student services of your programme. The student services will prioritize students with a limited study time (more information).