ECTS & Accredited Study Programmes
The education system at the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra is based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which ensures compatibility with leading educational institutions and fosters student mobility between the universities across the European Union. ECTS was developed by the Commission of the European Union in order to provide common procedures to guarantee academic recognition of studies abroad. It provides a way of measuring and comparing learning achievements and transferring them from one institution to another. It is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme, objectives preferably specified in terms of learning outcomes and competences to be acquired.
Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (UKF) offers (data from 2015):
- teacher study programmes formed as double-major combination of 29 subjects at the undergraduate and graduate level in full-time form
- teacher study programmes formed as double-major combination of 7 subjects at the undergraduate and graduate level in part-time form
- 5 single-major teacher study programmes at undergraduate and graduate level in full-time form
- 4 single-major teacher study programmes at undergraduate and graduate level in part-time form
- 101 professional study programmes at the undergraduate and graduate level in full-time form
- 64 professional study programmes at the undergraduate and graduate level in part-time form
- 33 doctoral programmes in full-time form
- 31 doctoral programmes in part-time form.
The faculties provide only accredited study programmes in a full-time or part-time form. The standard duration of Bachelor study (undergraduate/first cycle of higher education) is usually three years, and the Master study (graduate/second cycle of higher education) normally takes two years. The standard duration of study in a Doctoral level (postgraduate/third cycle of higher education) is 3 years (a maximum of 4 years) in the full-time form and up to 5 years in the part-time form.
At each level of study (Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral), students can choose curricular subjects according to their interests from a variety of subjects provided by their own departments and faculties, other UKF faculties, and even other Slovak universities. This way, the students can actively participate in the content creation of their curricula, optimal profiling and individual study pace. All inquiries about study issues and study offer should be refered to the respective faculty.