Study Programmes

 

Credit System of Study

For the needs of international exchange programmes and recognition of studies abroad, members of the University of Maribor use the ECTS credit system. Studies completed abroad are, by advance agreement, recognised by the home faculty in the form of transferred credits. ECTS is one of the foundations for establishing a common European higher education arena. The implementation of ECTS makes European educational systems more connected and comparable.

The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) has been chosen as the starting point of the credit study, whereby an ECTS credit indicates the student’s academic workload (contact hours and self-study). The student receives all ECTS credits when he or she successfully completes the course regardless of the achieved positive grade. Before graduating, the student must acquire all of the study programme’s foreseen credits. Such a system enables a simple comparability of the study programme and workload and is also used in international exchange programmes within the framework of the Socrates-Erasmus programme.

In addition to compulsory subjects of the study programme and compulsory subjects of the study field, students of higher semesters can freely choose credit subjects in the determined extent. They can choose among elective subjects for their study field, compulsory and elective subjects of other fields of the study programme and among the numerous credit subjects provided by other study programmes offered by other members of the University of Maribor within the framework of the credit study.

The credit system enables simple calculation of hours into credits, comparability and measurability of subjects among different study programmes. Workload in the credit system of the University of Maribor is calculated in the following manner:

30 hours of total workload = 1 credit (ECTS)
 

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