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FAQ Licentiate

How can I find the courses I have to attend within my Licentiate studies in the lecture timetable?
Is it possible to get a course in Political Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich accounted for as a Colloquium at the Department of Political Science?
Is it possible to change from the Licentiate degree course to the BA degree course?
I would like to discontinue with my Licentiate studies. Is it possible to take the achievements I received during my Licentiate degree course into account for a complete BA diploma?
When will the last Licentiate diplomas be awarded?

How can I find the courses I have to attend within my Licentiate studies in the lecture timetable?

Since the Bologna reform has been effective, several courses are offered as well for Licentiate as for BA students, respectively for Licentiate and MA students. The titles of the courses concerned are in accordance with the ones of the BA curriculum, respectively of the MA curriculum. The pro-seminar “Theorien der Innenpolitik / Vergleichenden Politik” was renamed in “Kernkompetenz Vergleichende Politik” for an instance. An overview of all the equivalences you find here. Please also take note of the current courses for Licentiate students.

Is it possible to get a course in Political Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich accounted for as a Colloquium at the Department of Political Science?

Technically that might be done. In order to find out, you should contact the student advisor of the Department of Political Science and let her know the details of the course you intend to take. If she agrees to it, the next step will be to ask the lecturer of the course for his/her approval. Enrolling at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich as an auditor will represent the last step. Once you have successfully completed the course you ought to contact the student advisor of the Department of Political Science anew in order to get the course accounted for and thus recorded on your blue card.

Is it possible to change from the Licentiate degree course to the BA degree course?

Yes, it is. For detailed information, click here.

I would like to discontinue with my Licentiate studies. Is it possible to take the achievements I received during my Licentiate degree course into account for a complete BA diploma?

This question is being answered on FAQ Dropout / Interruption of studies.

When will the last Licentiate diplomas be awarded?

In Spring of 2015. Find more information (German only) on the page of the Registrar's office of the Faculty of Arts.