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Part-time study

In the Master Versorgungssteuerung im Gesundheitswesen - Health Care Management (HCM)official part-time study is possible with the extension of the standard period of study.

The M.Sc. program is designed for six semesters in part-time and is divided into eight modules plus a master's thesis. The program comprises 90 ECTS and is offered in the full-time version in 3 semesters. Part-time study always makes sense for you if you expect to need more than 3 semesters for your studies. This means that you do not have to exhaust the planned part-time study duration of 6 semesters.

The modules form self-contained study units that lead to partial qualifications related to the respective study objective. Modules are completed within one semester.

  • Consecutive Master's program
  • Duration of study: 6 semesters (part-time)
  • Entry into the program is possible in both summer and winter semesters.
  • Master thesis  (5. & 6. Semester)

When studying in an official part-time program, there are a few things to keep in mind. Before starting a part-time study, the possibilities of financing the study should be clarified. In part-time studies, some financing options, such as BAföG or various scholarships, are no longer available.

Nevertheless, there are - depending on life circumstances - several options to finance part-time studies, which can be discussed in more detail during the individual consultation . As a general rule, students studying part -time cannot receive financial support for their education in the form of full or partial funding under the BAföG , as part-time studies are not eligible for funding "on the merits" (see Section 2, Paragraph 5, Sentence 1 BAföG).

You will receive more information on financing part-time studies in a personal counseling interview.

Flexible study is currently possible in the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor Business Information Systems
  • Bachelor and Master Social Work
  • Master Logistics
  • Dual bachelor's degree in midwifery

Flexible studying makes it possible to equalize the course of study by reducing the speed of study. This leads to an extension of the study course by, for example, 25-50%.  Within the framework of a predefined course of study, content and examinations can be postponed. There are no special admission requirements for participation in flexible study. Students can switch individually between the standard course of study and an individual study period, but this is limited by the offering frequency of postponed courses. Of course, it is also possible to shorten studies in the same way.

The advantages:

  • Reduction of the workload through a reduced study speed to, for example, 75%. Module contents and examinations can be postponed. Coordinated course scheduling guarantees the possibility of attending postponed modules in later semesters
  • Flexible change between full-time study and extended standard period of study (only the offering frequency of the modules must be observed)
  • E-learning offers in many study programs enable additional flexibility in terms of location and time of study and create new learning spaces
  • Individual counseling and support in decision-making and in the course of studies

In addition  to this, you can finance your studies in the flexible study program via BAföG. After the 4th semester, however, a performance record must be provided. In this way, the  BAföG office wants to make sure that you are really studying and that you are entitled to BAföG. The proof of achievement shows that the studies will most likely be completed within the standard period of study. If the proof of achievement cannot be provided, you will not receive BAföG anymore!

Extension of the maximum period of support under special conditions:

BAföG support normally ends with the standard period of study. In some cases, however, it is also possible to receive BAföG after the maximum funding period.

Due to these cases, an application for an extension of the maximum funding period can be submitted to BAföG:

  • Pregnancy or raising a child. (However, there are further restrictions here: the child must be under 10 years of age and at least 21 hours per week must continue to be spent on studies).
  • Illness. If you have a chronic or long-term illness, you can apply to extend the maximum period of support.
  • Disability. If one is unable to pursue full-time study due to a disability,  may extend the maximum period of support.
  • Participation on university committees. If one serves on a committee that is required by law and is filled by election, the degree may be extended to the extent that the service has affected the degree.