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I have gone through few masters programs at Swiss universities. Majority of them offer degrees with 90 credits. However most of the other europen univs offer programs with ECTS 120.
Could someone please tell me the differences between these two types? Is there any disadvantage of degrees with 90 ects when applying for a PhD or a job in EU or outside EU?

06-22-2012 01:35 PM
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Unless I'm wrong, the extra 30 ECTS might be thesis credits or something. Might come in handy if you're applying for a PhD in the future. For a job, I'm not really sure, but let me go ahead and tag billa here for you.

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Thank you The_Observer for the reply...

06-22-2012 09:52 PM
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karthik.
Most of the EU universities offer 2 years degree with 120 ECTS, which consists of 90 ECTS of courses and 30 ECTS for the thesis. A few of universities offer 60 and 90 ECTS degrees as well, but the thesis is still the requirement (in most of the universities). For example a few Swedish universities offer 1 year degree which has 15 ECTS for the thesis. While in Norway some universities offer 90 ECTS masters which has 30 ECTS thesis. So I think you should check the degree structure.

I think thesis really helps in both cases, for the jobs and the PhD. For example, if you are interested in jobs, you can do your thesis in industry. Its common that students get full time job offer from the same company after completing the thesis. Similarly if you are interested in PhD, you can do thesis at university and if you work well, you can easily extend the thesis and continue for the PhD on same topic.

I guess sometimes the past just catches up with you, whether you want it to or not.
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Thanks a lot billa for the detailed information.
I will check the structure of the program.

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The concept of 90 - 120 ECTS was introduced in the Bologna system as a requirement for obtaining the Masters degree. Most countries in Europe need a candidate to complete 120 ECTS to obtain a master's degree.

When it comes to jobs after graduation, it does not matter whether you have a 90 ECTS masters or a 120 ECTS masters. However incase of PhD, the universities ask for 120 ECTS in Masters as an eligibility. Hence a person with a 90 ECTS masters degree can get rejected if he applies for a PhD in a country which gives a 120 ETCS masters.

As billa mentioned, you need to check the programme structure to know the exact number of credits needed for masters. If you plan to do a PhD, it is advisable to do a 120 ECTS masters degree rather than a 90 ECTS masters.

@Billa - The Masters in Norway is of 120 ECTS. The breakup is a bit different for Engineering students and for pure science/arts students.

For Engineering students,
10 courses of 7.5 credits each = 75 ECTS
Master's Project = 15 ECTS
Master's Thesis = 30 ECTS
Total = 120 ECTS


For Pure Science/arts students
8 courses of 7.5 credits each = 60 ECTS
Master's thesis = 60 Credits
Total = 120 ECTS
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krazzycool As I mentioned above, only a few universities offer 90 ECTS degrees, for example University of Oslo's Information and Communication Technology program, and programs by Aalesund University College, there are a few others as well.

I guess sometimes the past just catches up with you, whether you want it to or not.
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Thanks billa for the information. I was not aware of that.
06-25-2012 04:15 PM
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