Modular course structure and credits: The BSc and MSc courses offered by MNF are made up of modules. Students receive credits upon successful completion of each module. They are weighted according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
BSc courses: A BSc course lasts at least six semesters. In order to obtain a bachelor’s degree, students must earn 180 credits. Abgeschlossen wird das Bachelorstudium mit dem Titel «Bachelor of Science» (BSc). This type of course culminates in the title Bachelor of Science (BSc). Students must complete a bachelor’s degree in order to enroll in a master’s course.
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MSc courses: An MSc course usually lasts three semesters. In order to enroll in such a course, a student must already hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject. In order to obtain a master’s degree, students must earn 90 credits. You must hold an MSc in order to enter an academic profession and to commence doctoral studies. It is also a requirement for teaching positions and the degree of Master of Advanced Studies in Secondary and Higher Education (MAS SHE).
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Doctoral studies: Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Science (MNF) culminate in the degree of doctor (Dr. sc. nat. – Doctor scientiarium naturalium). They include independent research work (dissertation). To sign up for doctoral studies, you must have a diploma or MSc degree from MNF or an equivalent degree from a recognized university as well as a supervisor and a supervising faculty member. The supervising faculty member can also be the supervisor.