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Subjects Offered at UR

What degrees are offered at UR?

At the University of Regensburg, you can choose between approximately 158 fields of study, from archaeology and nanoscience to medicine or economics.

The Bachelor's and Master's degree programs are modularized, which means that they consist of study modules. The 'European Credit Transfer System' (ECTS) has been introduced in these courses. A state examination program usually takes longer and is regulated uniformly throughout the country (not internationally).

Bachelor's Degree Programs

The Bachelor's degree is the first academic degree with which a scientific study program can be completed after usually six semesters (= 3 years). In addition, it is a first professional qualification. A distinction is made between the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.). With the B.Sc., only one subject is studied.

With the B.A., either one major subject and two minor subjects or two majors are studied.

What combination options are there or B.A. degree programs? (in German)

List of all subjects leading to a Bachelor's degree

Master's Degree Programs

The master's program is an advanced course of study usually lasting four semesters. The prerequisite for admission to a master's program is the completion of a bachelor's degree or an equivalent first professional degree.

The following master's degrees are offered at UR:

  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Magister Legum (LLM)
  • Magister Theologiae (M.T.)

List of all subjects leading to a master's degree (in German)

Master's Degree Programs taught in English

Master Programs in English

The University of Regensburg offers currently eleven English-taught degree programs on master level (see list below).

Please note that we do not offer any Bachelor programs taught in English.

List of Master programs taught in English:


Business, Economics, and Management Information Systems

German language requirements

Having basic German language skills will help you manage your daily life and administrative tasks.

The MSc programs in Chemistry, and Nanoscience are partly taught in English. In Chemistry and Nanoscience students still need to pass the German language test (DSH) before they can register. However, all courses on Master's level are taught in English if so requested.

Application Procedure and Deadlines

Applications should be directed to the offering department/chair. Please follow the links  for information and contacts and for insights on the individual deadlines of the programs.

State Examination

For the state examination, the state or a federal state acts as the examiner. The standard period of study is between eight and twelve semesters, depending on the subject.

At the university, the training is completed with the first state examination.

With this degree one finishes:

  • medical degree programs,
  • pharmacy,
  • law and
  • the teacher training programs.

Information on the state examination subjects (in German)

Double Degree Programs

These double degree programs are special cooperations where students complete study periods at different partner institutions and receive degree certificates from all participating institutions. These programs are international programs but not necessarily programs taught in English. Therefore, applicants interested in these study programs need to fulfill the German language requirement, which means that they have to know German on level B2/C1 in order to be accepted.

Complex Condensed Materials and Soft Matter

Deutsch-Französische Studien

Deutsch-Italienische Studien

Deutsch-Polnische Studien

Deutsch-Tschechische Studien

Finish-German Master Programme in Education

Interkulturelle Europa-Studien

Study Programs with international orientation

Promotion (PhD)

The goal of doctoral studies is to obtain a doctoral degree. Doctoral studies are usually based on individual research work in close cooperation with an academic supervisor.

The core of the doctorate is the dissertation ("doctoral thesis"). After the dissertation has been accepted, a disputation, i.e. an oral examination, takes place.

A doctoral program usually takes three to four years.

If you are interested in doing a doctorate in Regensburg, you should first try to get a confirmation of supervision from a Regensburg professor.

More information on the topic of doctoral studies in Regensburg

The Center for Graduate & Postgraduate Researchers can be of assistance as well

Study-related Offers

At the UR, you can acquire competencies in other subject areas in addition to your degree. This allows you to expand your practical experience in different areas and build a network while you are still studying.

Neither an application nor enrollment is required for these additional study offerings.

Information on the study-related offers (in German)

  1. UR International Office

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