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Under the new two-tiered system (the so-called Bologna system), the Bachelor's degree is the first step in scientific formation, allowing students to acquire a methodological and scientific approach to their education. In the Bologna system, one academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits, which are equivalent to 1,500-1,800 hours of study. This includes contact hours (lectures, seminars, practical work, etc.), as well as independent study at home or in a library. Attainment of the Bachelor's degree requires three years of full-time study (180 ECTS-credits).
The Bachelor's degree is a pre-requisite for enrollment in a Master's programme. It can in some cases lead directly to a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS). However, a Bachelor's degree is not sufficient for enrollment in a doctoral programme, which requires the attainment of a Master's degree as well.
All Bachelor programmes are open to students in possession of a valid secondary school diploma, a Swiss school-leaving certificate, or a foreign degree that has been deemed equivalent. Most Swiss universities apply a numerus clausus policy in the fields of human and veterinary medicine, dentistry and chiropractic studies.