Organizational matters

Who or what is FH Burgenland?

The University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Burgenland (German: Fachhochschule - FH)  is a state-approved university of applied sciences. Almost 6,500 graduates in good positions and an employment rate of about 98% prove the high quality of training at the university.

Do I get a student ID card?

Yes, at the beginning of your studies you are also registered as an extraordinary student of the FH Burgenland and receive confirmation of enrolment and ID.

There are two types of studies: ordinary (consecutive) and extraordinary (non-consecutive). Classical, orderly studies are consecutive and thus build on each other. In order to do a consecutive master’s degree, you must have completed the corresponding bachelor’s degree. Our courses are non-consecutive studies, even if they are often taken following a bachelor's degree.

Extraordinary, non-consecutive studies are regarded as continuing education courses in accordance with § 9 FHStG, as amended. Our master studies are continuing education masters. Correctly, they are also called courses and not studies.

There are several admission requirements. Among others, you can also complete the course with professional experience and university entrance qualification, but without pre-study. Courses serve the practical further training. Therefore, the legislator regulated the admission in such a way. As a rule, continuing education courses are therefore associated with less workload, but offer more practical relevance and are more flexible, compact and service-oriented.

Is it a completely new course?

Yes, based on the findings of developers in Germany and Austria, with a strong focus on market needs. There are similar contents partly also elsewhere, but not the same ones, not in this target-oriented package and not in this form of holding or organization. The studies themselves are therefore new, but not the people behind them, who have many years of experience in this segment in Germany and Austria - both in communication practice and in academic teaching.

When selecting tutors, authors and teachers, we attach great importance to relevant scientific and/or practice oriented as well as didactic qualifications and training. So, you don't learn alone, we are there for you and focus on personal exchange.

How up to date are the contents?

They are very topical. The course is constantly being further developed and provided with new content, including current case videos from practitioners, current tasks of the same in the modules, new scientific findings in the scripts and use cases on the pulse of time as well as current keynotes on the online platform.

Is there an option to purchase the literature, without signing up to the entire study programme?

Unfortunately not. In such a compact study, the contents and their special preparation are a key value. Moreover, the isolated detachment from the context of our learning platform would also reduce the learning success. Since the contents are embedded multimedialy, plus there are self-tests or checkups, online tutorials, etc.