Degree Programs

With more than 150 degree programs, LMU offers a wide range of topics. Bachelor and Master Degrees are now standardized across Europe (the Bologna Process), replacing traditional diplomas and diplomas "Magister" previously awarded by European universities.

However, there remains a special feature of the German education system: law, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy and teacher training end with "state examinations" which are divided into two phases.

Diploma of Bachelor and State exams are classified as university programs. To be admitted to a bachelor or state exam, you must have an admission qualification at the university. In addition, admission to many bachelor level programs and all state examinations depends on further conditions, eg. pre-registration, counseling and academic orientation, national or national acceptance skills or constraints, which depend on the average grade of the school certificate.

The standard period of studies for bachelor's degree programs is at most four years. In state exam study programs, which are intertwined with practice, the study period may vary greatly from subject to subject.

In general, master programs last for two years and deepen the existing academic education. To qualify for admission to the master's degree program, you will need an initial degree (usually a bachelor's degree).

You will also need to meet additional conditions in order to qualify; these are detailed in the respective regulations of the exams. When applying for a master program in the LMU, you will need to give evidence of a high level of ability in German. An exception is made here for master programs and some dual level programs in which the language language is English.

Upon completion of a master's degree program or a state exam, you can advance to earn a PhD degree (Dr. or PhD). There are some specific constellations (especially in the natural sciences) that allow students to start doctorate studies right after the completion of a bachelor school ("short").

The doctorate is a proof of advanced academic ability and is based on the completion of a candidate's academic writing (dissertation) and an oral exam ("rigorosum" or "debate"). The dissertation can be written as an individual project supervised by a doctoral mentor or within a structured doctoral program.