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Course and Exam Information

You can get information about everything important to know about PIs and subject examinations on the following pages.

Research Seminars (FS)

In research seminars (FS), students realize their own projects, based on the concept of research-led teaching. These can be either research projects or practically oriented projects.

The following provisions apply for research seminars: 

  • Instructors can reduce the student attendance requirement and the contact hours in class because a significant part of the students’ workload is done outside the classroom 

  • Grading is based on at least two performance components (e.g. seminar paper, project report, project presentation, essay)


Workship-type courses (AG)

Workshop-type courses (AG) are based on group work. Student attandance ist mandatory. In contrast to all other examination types, AGs are not graded on a scale from 1 to 5, but on a pass/fail basis. So far, workshop-type courses have only been offered as enrichment courses at WU (e.g. social skills workshops) but as of October 2018, it will be possible to incorporate them into regular curricula. The central grading criterion is active course participation.

Please note: Workshop-type courses are generally not considered when calculating subject grades. This means that a subject grade is usually only made up of all relevant courses that have been graded on the numerical scale from 1 to 5. If a subject consists mainly of workshop-type courses (>50% of the relevant ECTS credits or more than half of all subject courses), the whole subject will be graded on a pass/fail basis.

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