(E)CTS: What are they?

(E)CTS: (European) Credit Transfer System.
This Credit Transfer System helps international students to make the most of their studies: The (E)CTS are a tool to acknowledging courses and programmes. The (E)CTS are a result of the Bologna process.

1 (E)CTS point  equals 30 hours of student workload, of which a minimum of 10 hours are contact hours.

Contact hours
The form of contact time with the module supervisor (or visiting lecturer, mentor, teaching assistant, specialist support etc.) depends on the intended purposes: giving instructions, discussion and reflection, know-how and knowledge transfer, site visit, skill demonstration, guided practice, group and peer learning, face-to-face feedback. Contact time might be virtual or face-to-face. Virtual contact means using email, discussion groups, virtual learning environments (VLEs), and other technology-aided means.

Student workload
This is the total amount of time a student is expected to spend studying. This includes, apart of the contact hours, self-organised studying and research activities, work on given case studies, skill training, readings, writings, project designs etc.

The MAS Art & Society includes 3 CAS programmes and 1 MAS Project:
Candidates seeking to earn an MAS must complete the three CAS programmes and the MAS Project. Each component is awarded 15 (E)CTS, amounting to 60 (E)CTS in total.
—  CAS Art as Agent
—  CAS Practice based Research
—  CAS Tools
—  MAS Project
Candidates seeking to transition to doctoral studies may extend the programme to 90 ECTS.