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PROGRAMMES ARE STRUCTURED IN ECTS CREDITS? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

The value or size of a programme (component) is expressed in ECTS credits.
An ECTS credit is a measure of the study time needed to reach the necessary study results / final competencies for a programme component. On average, one credit equals 27 hours of study activity, including tuition and exams included.
Each bachelor's programme has a value of at least 180 ECTS credits. The value of a master's programme depends on the programme: 60, 120 or more credits.
In both the bachelor's and the master's programmes, you can choose a specialisation. This means you can choose a domain to specialise in. A specialisation has a value of at least 30 ECTS credits. 
Each programme is built up of programme components of at least 3 ECTS credits each.
In the study programme, you can find the number of credits which is attributed to each programme component. There are programme components of 3, 4, 5, 6 or more credits. For a full-time study, you'll use roughly 60 study points per academic year. This equals an average study activity of 1620 hours per year.