Bachelors courses at the TU Braunschweig take 6 semesters. You first acquire basic knowledge within your field of study and become acquainted with scientific work methods. In the further course of your studies, you have the opportunity to specialise in certain areas. The courses end with a final project or thesis, leading to the award of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc), depending on the field of study.
In a Masters course, you can either specialise in the subject that you studied at undergraduate level or you can choose a related subject area that complements your previous qualifications. Masters courses are usually research focused. You are expected to work independently and can choose from a broad range of specialisations. Masters courses at the TU Braunschweig usually last 4 semesters and end with a final project or thesis leading to the award of a Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc) or Master of Education (MEd).
The Staatsexamen is a German university degree at Masters level. It is awarded in professional fields that are subject to specific government control, e.g. pharmacy and food chemistry. These degree courses combine undergraduate and graduate studies. The standard period of study is 10 semesters.
A doctorate can be obtained in any of the fields of study offered at the TU Braunschweig. A doctorate in Germany is an individual research project under the guidance of a professor. The time required to complete a doctoral degree generally ranges from 3 to 5 years, depending on the field of research and the successful progress of the research work.
For your studies at the TU Braunschweig you do not pay tuition fees, but only a semester fee of about 350 € per semester. This fee is used, for example, to finance the semester ticket and facilities such as the refectory, the halls of residence and the university sports programme.