Master’s admission requirements
Admission to master’s programs is regulated by the university student regulations, dated September 28, 2011, and the stipulations of the individual degree program descriptions. More details of the general master’s admission requirements are provided here.
For students to be admitted with no additional requirements, they must hold a bachelor’s degree worth 180 CP from a higher education institution recognized by the University of Basel.
Subject-related requirements are defined in the admission requirements (section 3) of the study program for the relevant subject. The guidelines may also contain further useful information that is key to successful studies.
Students must register for their bachelor’s or master’s degree program within a specified timeframe – even in cases of delayed registration.
The University of Basel organizes regular information events for bachelor’s and master’s programs. Details can be found on the events page of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Some subject areas also offer their own separate information or welcome events. Please consult the page for the relevant subject area for event dates and locations.
Master’s examination & degree
Deadlines and dates for master's studies (see data sheets at Dokumente und Merkblätter)
From the fall semester 2019, the revised framework regulations for the Master of Arts will apply. Registration for the master's thesis is independent of registration for the master's examinations. It is now also possible to examine only one subject per session, i.e. the two master's examinations can be divided into two sessions (attention: only for master's degree subjects, it is not possible to separate the two examinations for study programs). New registration deadlines apply for the master's examinations, these have previously taken place at the same time as the registration for the master's thesis.
From the registration in spring semester 2019 onwards, the same acceptance and submission date (last date of the registration deadline) will apply to the master's thesis for all students.
SEMESTER TAKEOVER, SUBMISSION
TAKEOVER SS 2018, SUBMISSION SS 2019 (OLD MASTER'S REGULATIONS)
TAKEOVER FS 2018, SUBMISSION FS 2019 (OLD / NEW MASTER'S REGULATIONS)
TAKEOVER SS 2019, SUBMISSION SS 2020 (OLD / NEW MASTER'S REGULATIONS)
TAKEOVER FS 2019, SUBMISSION FS 2020 (NEW MASTER'S REGULATIONS)
REGISTRATION FORM AVAILABLE FROM
APPLICATION MASTER’S THESIS
|07.05. - 23.05.19||05.11. - 21.11.19|
|SUBMISSION OF MASTER’S THESIS CONFIRMATION FORM||07.02. - 28.02.19||04.08. - 27.08.19||by 27.02.20 at the latest||by 27.08.20 at the latest|
|REVIEW SUBMISSION BY LECTURERS||3-week rule||20.12.19 (for the first time 6 weeks before end of semester)||19.06.20||18.12.20|
|NOTIFICATION OF GRADES||by 31.07.19 at the latest||by 31.01.20 at the latest||by 31.07.20 at the latest||by 31.01.21 at the latest|
|REVIEW INSPECTION1||18.06. - 22.08.19||14.01. - 13.02.20||16.06. - 21.08.20||19.01. - 12.02.21|
Master's examinations for major and minor students
SS 2019 (OLD MASTER'S REGULATIONS)
FS 2019 (OLD / NEW MASTER'S REGULATIONS)
SS 2020 (OLD / NEW MASTER'S REGULATIONS)
FS 2020 (NEW MASTER'S REGULATIONS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EXAMINATION
17.09. - 26.09.19
|18.02. - 27.02.20||15.09. - 24.09.20|
23.05. - 29.05.19 (Thu, Fri, Mon, Tue, Wed)2
16.12. - 20.12.19
|25.05. - 29.05.20||14.12. - 18.12.20|
|NOTIFICATION OF GRADES||13.06.19||13.01.20||15.06.20||18.01.21|
Application for MA degree documents
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR DEGREE
18.06. - 22.08.19
14.01. - 13.02.20
|16.06. - 23.07.20||19.01. - 12.02.21|
1 At the same time as the application deadline for degree.
2 Due to public holidays on 30.5. and university-wide free days on 31.5., exams are already held on Thursdays and Fridays of the second last week of the lecture period.
All data subject to subsequent changes.