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Study load

At the European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy you follow a varied study programme of lectures, project and study support. You will also work alone or with fellow students on projects, assignments and research.

The total study load is 2520 hours leading to 90 ECTS credits. It is a postgraduate 2-year, part time programme. Many students do work parallel to studying; most of them between 50-70% (2,5 to 3.5 days per week).

Study load and structure modules 1-4

  • Preparatory work: 56 hours over two weeks, in home country
  • Class work: 80 hours over 2 weeks, at hosting institution
  • Assignment: 200 hours over 8 weeks, in home country

Study load and structure module 5

  • Preparatory work and drafting assignment: ca 272 hours over 10 weeks
  • Class work with examination: 36 hours (one week), at hosting institution
  • One more week to finalise the assignment: 28 hours


  • Modules 1 to 5 all lead to 12 ECTS credits.
  • Module 6 (thesis) consists of 30 ECTS credits