Every study program, whether it is Masters in Germany or any other course, has its own study conditions and curriculum. With the help of these two, it is easier to get along with all the different courses. The study conditions throw light upon the various subjects and lectures that are offered and the weightage of marks and credits each of them carries. It also highlights the lectures which need to be absolved. The curriculum shows the name of the subject along with the term in which it would be studied. A student can make his/her own timetable by seeking help from a senior student or the student advisor at the university.
One academic year in Germany, consists of two semesters, namely, The Summer Semester and The Winter Semester. Each semester lasts half a year and contains two parts, the lecture period and the lecture-free period. In the lecture period every lecture and class takes place at university. In the lecture-free period, the End-of-Term exams take place and it is even possible to take up an internship project or to work, one can also simply enjoy one's holidays. At university or at the German language institute there are different kinds of lectures, ie. The Normal Lectures and Seminars. The Normal Lectures are main part of the studies in most of the programs. The professor speaks in front of the students about the various important topics. On the contrary, in the Seminars, there is an exchange between the professor and his or her students and in exercises the students can apply their theoretical knowledge in their practical projects.
Such lectures can be combined in a module. For example, one module can contain a normal lecture and the fitting exercise. It is finished with a presentation, homework or exam. For each module the students get Credit Points or ECTS-Points. These points make it easier to compare the different programs for Bachelors or masters in Germany with programs from other countries. In addition to the points the students receive grades for their exams. The grades generate the average degree at the end of a term or study program, the Credit Points show if the student’s study in Germany has been successful or not. Whichever course a student wishes to pursue for Masters in Germany, s/he can get certain broad disciplines which have all the courses under them. Please connect with the panel there to check the major disciplines offered.