Curriculum Our MSC curriculum is based on an innovative combination of theory and practice. We offer you a great deal of freedom in the selection of your courses. Language/duration/credits The regular duration of the MSC degree course is 3 semesters. You can start the course either in an autumn or a spring semester. Since Autumn Semester 2012, an English-language course is offered in parallel with the German-language course. The two programmes will have the same structure. Compulsory courses will be taught in both languages. In core electives, some will be offered in German, others in English. To obtain an MSC degree, you will require 90 credits, which can be divided up as follows: Core studies Compulsory subjects and core electives (42 ECTS) are based on the innovative customer value approach that we have developed. The great number of institutes involved constitutes the foundation for excellent cooperation with practice. The numerous application areas and application projects provide you with a unique opportunity to gather experience in essential dynamic industries. Independent electives (12 ECTS) include cross-programme courses. You can either attend additional core electives of our MSC Master or select courses from other Master’s programmes. You are also able to choose from among lectures that are specially offered as independent electives. Contextual studies Our core studies are complemented by contextual studies (18 ECTS), which provide you with an opportunity to enlarge upon and apply interdisciplinary knowledge, particularly in the field of sociology, psychology, communication and languages. You can also earn a maximum of 6 practice credits through practical work that is closely related to the subject matter of your degree course. Depending on the situation, practice credits are credited to contextual studies or independent electives. Master’s thesis For your Master’s thesis, please consult the implementation provisions, the fact sheet, the list of faculty members and further relevant information. You can find detailed information about the structure of the MSC Master’s programme in the degree course scheme.