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    Academic Degrees Awarded



    Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica ranks among the leading Slovak universities and is a part of the European educational and research associations. It offers a classic university range of education opportunities at all three levels and forms of studies in the area of educational, social, economic, legal, humanities, natural sciences and information technologies, mathematics, political science, international relations and foreign languages.


    According to Act no. 131/2002 Coll. on universities and on amendments to certain laws, the standard length for bachelor study programmes is three years. The standard length of study for masters / engineering degree programs is two years.


    The Bachelor studies graduates are awarded the degree of "Bachelor" (abbreviated as Bc.). The graduates of the Master's studies are awarded the academic degree of "Master" (abbreviated as Mgr.). The graduates of engineering studies are awarded the academic degree of "engineer" (abbreviated as Ing.).


    Successful graduates who have obtained the degree of "Master" can take a rigorous examination, which includes the defence of a rigorous thesis in the field of study they graduated from or a related field of study. After the examination, they are awarded the degree according to field of study (JUDr., PaedDr., PhDr., RNDr.).


    Doctoral studies are provided by all faculties of Matej Bel University in 48 accredited study programs. The standard length of study for a full-time doctoral study program is at least three years, in the external form it is not more than five years. The graduates of doctoral studies are awarded the academic degree of "Doctor" ("philosophiae doctor", abbreviated "PhD."). The abbreviation "PhD." is written after the surname.


    In accordance with Section 2 of the § 65 of the Act 131/2002 Coll. on universities and on amendments to certain laws, the studies according to the study programme must not exceed the standard length by more than two years.


    Matej Bel University has been teaching in the credit system based on the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) principles at all faculties since 2001. The credit system of studies at Matej Bel University applies to all forms and stages of study.