Basic Principles Redesign Master

As of September 2015 all Master's programs have been revised. The structure of all programs is as follows.

A Master’s program contains 120 ECTS and consists of:

  • a maximum of 30 ECTS of core courses
  • a number of specialization electives: the student requires approval of the mentor/thesis advisor for these courses
  • a minimum of 15 ECTS of free electives, at Master level, within which the student may choose to do an internship: the student requires no approval of the mentor/thesis advisor for these courses
  • a minimum of 15 ECTS must include international experience
  • a graduation project of 30 and/or 45 ECTS. The graduation project can be 60 ECTS, but only if the core courses have a maximum of 15 ECTS, under the jurisdiction of the program director

Next to the structure of the programs, changes also have been made on course level:

  • All Master’s courses (with the exception as stated under the third bullet) comprise of 5 ECTS; this is the case as of September 1 2015 for all compulsory (core) courses
  • Courses of 3 ECTS may be offered until September 1 2017, with the exception of core courses
  • Elective courses can be 2.5 ECTS
  • Courses are taught and graded in one quartile. In exceptional cases, courses can be taught and graded in one semester