Frequently asked questions:
Is this a "Master of Science" degree?
Yes. Graduates are awarded the academic title Master of Science in "Lasers in Dentistry" and, as such, are recognized as specialists in the field of laser therapy in dentistry. The awarding body is the RWTH Aachen University.
Master degree certificates are awarded in German and English in conjunction with an EU recognized diploma supplement. The course carries a total of 60 ECTS points (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). Furthermore, the M.Sc. in "Lasers in Dentistry" has been accredited by the accreditation agency, ASIIN e.V.
The course is recognized in the EU and all countries of the Washington Accord as a national and internationally valid academic degree.
Do I need to live in Aachen?
The course incorporates presence modules with e-learning and independent study. Over the two year study period you will need to spend approx. 38 days in Aachen. E-learning and independent study can be conducted from a location of your choice.
Do the study costs cover accommodation in Aachen?
The study fees include course documentation, access to the e-learning platform as well as lunch and refreshments during the presence modules.Travel and accommodation costs must be borne by the participant. For suggestions and assistance with booking accommodation you can contact the RWTH International Academy.
The RWTH International Academy acts as your service partner in all programme related organizational matters, including contracts and financial issues. Additionally we assist with accommodation recommendations and tips regarding life and study in Aachen.
What is the diploma supplement?
In addition to a degree certificate, graduates receive a diploma supplement. This document describes the course structure, content, study goals and academic standard and provides an overview of the university itself. The purpose is to provide sufficient independent data to improve international transparency and fair academic and professional recognition of the qualification obtained. For example an employer should better understand what the course involves.
However, the diploma supplement is free from value judgments, equivalence statements or suggestions about recognition.
What does the diploma supplement offer to the students?
The diploma supplement model was developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe and UNESCO/CEPES. It provides prospective employers or other academic institutions irrespective of their location the opportunity to recognize the content and standard of the course attended by the diploma supplement holder and understand their context within the German university system.