Levels and Types of Study Programmes
Apart from the Faculty of Medicine, all study programmes are organised according to the following levels:
To achieve a high quality of education, lessons and exercises are conducted in small groups, which provides active contact between professors and students.
Bachelor degree is awarded to students who have completed the relevant courses in their field of study. Depending on the faculty, this may involve three or four years of study. Bachelor academic studies correspond to 240 ECTS-credits, which is equivalent to four years, or 180 ECTS-credits, equivalent to three years of study. Students who complete the Bachelor academic studies acquire the professional title that denotes completing the first degree of academic studies in the given profession.
Master studies are for those students who wish to upgrade their previous studies. Master studies involve one or two years of study, with the last semester usually comprising of thesis work. Master academic studies correspond to 60 ECTS-credits, which is equivalent to one year, or 120 ECTS-credits, equivalent to two years of study. The completion of the study programme of graduate academic studies implies the obligation to produce the final work. Students who complete graduate academic studies acquire the academic title “graduated”, including the name of the Master academic studies in a given profession.
A doctoral degree is appropriate for students who have completed a Master degree and now wish to solidify their knowledge further and potentially work in the academic discipline or research field of their expertise.
Doctoral studies correspond to at least 180 ECTS, if 300 ECTS-credits were scored during the Bachelor and Master Studies. The PhD dissertation is the final part of the doctoral studies programme, with the exception of the PhD in Art, which includes an art project. Alternatively, a person can achieve the PhD title by graduating from medical studies and having completed a specialisation on the grounds of a dissertation defense based on the works published in leading world journals.
Integrated academic studies
Prospective students can enrol the first year of integrated academic studies for medical doctors and dentists if they completed a four-year secondary education.
Foreign students can enrol the faculty under the same conditions.
A candidate who applies for the first year of academic studies, should take entrance tests of biology and chemistry.
Students who finish Integrated academic studies receive the academic title of a Medical Doctor (MD).
The primary goal of the Faculty of Medical Sciences is to enable students (by providing them with research and education), to apply professional and scientific achievements in the field of prevention, diagnostic and treatment of disease, as well as the promotion of a healthy way of life and the improvement of the overall health protection standards.
By acquiring the academic title of a Medical Doctor, graduates are able to work independently in those sectors of health institutions that demand a higher academic degree.
Five year integrated academic studies are awarded with 300 ECTS for Dentistry, and six year integrated academic studies are awarded with 360 ECTS for General Medicine.
Grades range from 5 to 10, 5 being the lowest and 10 being the highest possible grade.
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