Bachelor & Master
Bachelor's and Master's are tiered degrees that are internationally recognized. The Bachelor is a first university degree program with duration of 6 to 8 semesters. Holders of a bachelor’s degree can decide whether they want to start a career directly or take up a mostly 4-semester master's program. The total duration of studies up to the award of a master's degree is 10 semesters. Completion of a B.Ed. and M.Ed. is a prerequisite in order to enter the teaching profession.
The tiered study system has a number of advantages. After completing a relatively short period of undergraduate studies, students obtain a professional qualification, their degree is internationally recognized, and great emphasis is placed on acquiring generic competences that can be helpful in later careers.
After the bachelor studies
The Bachelor's degree opens up various possibilities:
- Direct transition to employment in business, industry, associations or public service
- Admission to a one to two-year master's degree program with the award of Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees
- Admission to a one- to two-year master's program with the award of Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Master's programs are three- to four-semester post-graduate courses that require a bachelor's degree to be admitted to studies. Master students acquire in-depth knowledge either in specific specialization areas of their previous (consecutive) degree program or in new fields of knowledge. The master's degree is an internationally recognized career qualification. Graduates can also move on to take up a doctorate as a further step towards an academic career path.
Between the Bachelor's degree and taking up a master's degree, there may also be periods of employment. Thus, individual educational paths with both employment as well as periods of study are possible. Depending on the focus, the Master distinguishes between more research- or application-oriented study programs. Master programs providing further education require qualified practical professional experience.
At the University of Bremen you can obtain the following degrees after completing a master's degree:
- Master of Arts (M.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
- Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Science, Mathematics and Computer Science
- Master of Education (M.Ed.) after teacher training
- Magister Legum (M.LL.) in Law
You can find information about the admission requirements and the application procedure for Master programs at the University of Bremen in the Master-Portal.