The Master is the second university degree that you can acquire after the successful graduation of a first cycle (Bachelor). The Master’s degree allows you to deepen a branch of the Bachelor’s degree – or even to acquire complementary skills to more or less related subjects. For those who aspire to a scientific career, the master’s degree is compulsory. Depending on the credit points acquired at the Bachelor’s (from 180 to 240), the Master must be at least as many points brought (from 60 to 120) which together meet 300 credit points or more. The validation of the diploma is also conditioned by the results obtained on the thesis of completion of studies. The average duration of studies in Master is between two and four semesters. Many universities set conditions for admission to Master’s programs. For example, the importance of the specific final score (Numerus Clausus), the need for internships or the need for a motivated application to the admission service (a letter of motivation) can not be denied.
The Master thesis (“Masterarbeit”) is a scientific work that you produce at the end of your study. Then you come to the final exams, including oral exams (one or two oral exams). The final grade of your Master includes modules grades, the quality of the oral exam and the degree of the master’s thesis.