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Degree Courses at UR

Which degrees are offered at UR?

The bachelor and master degrees are modularised programmes of study, meaning that in order to achieve the bachelor and master degree, a fixed selection of modules must be successfully completed. Modules are study units consisting of lectures and seminars that are related in succession and content. In principle, the difference is between the basal modules of the stage I studies and the advanced modules of the stage II studies.

The "European Credit Transfer System" (ECTS) has been introduced in the modulated courses of study. The workload for the completion of lectures and seminars, which consists of time in class and home study, is measured in "Credit Points".

The examinations in the modularised subjects are taken concurrently with studies, and performance accomplished in the various modules replaces the intermediate examination and the final examination.

The following degrees are offered at the University of Regensburg:


The Bachelor is the first academic degree, which generally can be finished after six semesters of academic study. Moreover, it is a first professional-qualifying degree. The six-semester (= 3 years) programme of study is composed of three to four semesters of basic studies (stage I studies) and two to three semesters of in-depth studies (stage II studies).

There is a difference between the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science (B. Sc). For the B.A., either one major and two minors or two majors are studied. For the B.Sc., the emphasis is on the study of one subject only.

Bachelor Programmes:

List of all Bachelor programmes offered at UR.


The Master course of study is a graduate degree programme that generally lasts four semesters. Prerequisite for acceptance into a Master programme is the completion of a Bachelor degree or an academic certificate of equal worth. Examination rules regulate which courses of study (majors) or Bachelor degrees will be approved as prerequisites for admission into the respective Master programme.

Universität Regensburg offers the following Master degrees:

  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Magister Legum (LLM) - special program for international students
  • Magister Theologiae (M.T.)

Master Programmes:

List of all Master programmes offered at UR.

Information on the Magister Legum (LLM)

English Taught Master Degree Programmes

Universität Regensburg offers currently ten English-taught degree programmes on Master level All Bachelor programmes are German taught programmes.

Please see the separate sub-page on Master programmes taught in English for more information.

State Examination

For the "Staatsexamen", the state officially acts as the examiner. Upon its completion, one finishes the degree programme in medicine, law, pharmacy, and teaching. Depending on the subject, the standard period of study averages between eight and twelve semesters. The training and examinations are standardized statewide and nationwide. Training is concluded at the university with the first Staatexamen. For lawyers and teachers, the traineeship that takes place outside of the university is completed with a second Staatexamen.

The following degree programmes end with a state examination:

  • teacher training degree programmes
  • medical studies
  • pharmacy
  • law

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Doctoral Studies

Doctoral Studies

The goal of graduate studies is the conferral of a doctoral degree. In contrast to many international degree systems, there usually is no formalized curriculum in Germany for doctoral studies. The doctoral course of study normally is based on individual research.

The content of the doctoral programme is:

  • participation in advanced lectures (advanced seminars, doctoral seminars, research seminars);
  • collaboration with the advising faculty member ("Doktorvater"); in the natural sciences, collaboration with the research group of the advising faculty member;
  • individual research work in the composition of the dissertation.

Pressestelle 03 08The core piece of the doctorate is the dissertation ("Doktorarbeit"). After the acceptance of the dissertation, an oral defence ("Disputation") takes place. The degree of Doctor is first conferred after the dissertation has been published. The type and extent of the examination is regulated through the respective degree regulations.
The doctoral study lasts normally three to four years.

For further information please see our section on doctoral studies.

When looking for the right doctoral advisor you may also ask for help at the "Graduiertenzentrum" (link to German website).

Additional Qualifications

UR students have several possibilities to receive additional qualifications while they study at UR.

List of all additional programmes. (information only available in German)

  1. UR International

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