– The European system based on the Bologna agreement dictates a principal content of the master study at UBT. The expectation is that this system gives a wider range of choice as well as intensifies the study process for the students. The curricula offers the students’ knowledge within their specialty as well as social competencies, develop their readiness for life-long learning and create possibilities for inter-curricular transitions and research.
– The student workload is measured using the ECTS. In ECTS, 60 credits represent the workload for full academic year of study. In order to obtain a Master’s degree at the College, the students are required to achieve a minimum of 120 credits over two years of study. The duration of master study is generally two academic years with some exceptions as defined by the national regulations in the field of Law (one year) and integrated programs in Pharmacy and Dentistry (five years).
– The structure of curricula at graduate level is typically designed to offer advanced foundation knowledge, ethics and professional development knowledge, concentration/specialization knowledge, electives and research/thesis experience. The foundation knowledge is the common knowledge that all graduates should posses, regardless of their concentration or anticipated future role. The courses selected are offered in the first year of graduate study to enable the student to get the familiarity level specified in Bloom’s Taxonomy. Elective courses are offered during the first year in order to allow the student flexibility in mastering further knowledge and skills in anticipation of the concentration in the following year. A core course on ethics, law and communication is intended to provide some of the fundamental social, ethical and legal rules and regulations that underpin the selected discipline. The communication component of the core course is intended to enable the student to improve some of the essentials of communication in professional development. The programmes offer the flexibility for students to master a specific area of specialization in the second year of study. The research component includes a mandatory thesis to complete the programme requirements.The component is intended to provide the student the opportunity to select a preferred mode of research and liasion with industry in the area of concentration
– The development and review of curricula in the UBT takes into account the mission and vision of the institution, the educational philosophy , national educational policies and the social economic environment within which graduates will work. Learning outcomes should be explicitly stated for each course or programme and these should be the pivot around which the whole programme is developed. The curriculum should provide a base for a broad and all round education which integrates academic excellence, humanistic education and entrepreneurial education. The curricula should help the learner develop a passion for truth, personal freedom, moral integrity and service.