Master’s course

Postgraduate studies in addition to completed undergraduate studies.

Usually in addition to a bachelor course.

A master’s course takes two to four semesters. Germany distinguishes between two different types of master’s course:

  • Follow-up master’s courses: These either deepen previous studies of the same subject area, comprise two or more subject areas or add entirely new academic fields.
  • Master’s courses as extension studies: These build on previous professional experience.

See also: Undergraduate studies, Subject area ("Fachrichtung")