Major, Curriculum, Subject, Course, Exam course

The student is accepted to a major (e.g. Psychology, International, Relations), and majors are facilitated by running curriculums.

The curriculum consists of subjects. Among them there are obligatory ones, and electives. A large selection of subjects where students must complete a certain amount of, according to their interests.

Elective subjects can be met by taking up subjects from different majors or even faculties in a smaller portion of their studies (visiting student status and taking up campus-courses).

Every subject is allocated with a ID code, it has a title, a course director is in charge, certain amount of class room activities are planned (it can be a mixture of lectures, practices and seminars) and subjects are allocated with an amount of credit points, which is independently earned from the grade obtained once the subject is completed.

Course shall mean a class held under the name of one or more lecturers at a specified place and points of time where students have a possibility to acquire knowledge and skills specified in the curriculum.

A course shall be linked to one or more subjects.

The exam course is an exam occasion provided for students who have completed all requirements of a given course to sign up for the exam but did not take or pass the exam itself. In case of exam courses, classes will not be offered.


Credit means a unit of students’ academic work which represents in relation to the course-unit or curricular unit the estimated time necessary for the acquisition of a specific body of knowledge and the fulfilment of requirements; one credit equals 30 study hours – including the contact hours and

the individual student academic working hours -, provided that the student’s accomplishment is accepted the value of the credit does not depend on the evaluation of the student’s performance.

The credit point is allocated to the subject – as well as the grade. Each subject is described with a credit point, in case it is completed by getting a grade.

Curriculum, Recommended Curriculum

The range of subjects and the way they are built on each other forms the *curriculum of the given major.

The curriculum may contain information how the subjects are built on each other (the sequence is set by the prerequisite subjects).

The Faculty built up a recommended progress tempo (supposing completing 30± 3 credits each semester), and issues a recommended curriculum, in which every subject has a recommended semester. So that the academic requirements can be fully accomplished within the length of programme specified in the qualification requirements.

The student is allowed not to follow the recommended curriculum (which is quite frequent due to the rather high rate of failings: usually there is a shift to the recommended tempo).

Recommended Curriculum finder.