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The University of Bern is a comprehensive university, with eight faculties and around 160 institutions. It offers students an all-embracing range of courses in theology, the humanities and the natural sciences, law, economics and the social sciences, and medicine and veterinary medicine.
A bachelor degree lasts three years and involves 180 ECTS points. It provides a basic academic education and is a precondition for studying a master degree.
A master degree lasts one and a half or two years and involves 90 or 120 ECTS points. It provides academic development of the curriculum. A master degree constitutes a precondition for a doctorate.
At the beginning of your studies you will encounter many unknown and unfamiliar terms. They are explained on the following pages.