The University of Lucerne is a young one. Although its roots reach back as far as 1600, it has only been one of Switzerland's twelve universities since 2000.
The University of Lucerne has just three faculties and is distinguished by a streamlined and clearly identifiable profile. The three faculties (theology, law, humanities and social sciences) allow the university to focus on three core areas, thereby grouping together its competence in humanities and training law students. In autumn 2016, a 4th faculty of Economics and Management will open its doors.
Future-oriented system of study
The system of study at the University of Lucerne conforms to a pan-European standard in accordance with the Bologna Process model. Studies are arranged according to a three-step system. The bachelor’s degree is awarded after 6 semesters. Students can then acquire a master’s degree after another 3-4 semesters. Subject to achieving the necessary qualification, students can then take up doctoral studies. This system of study has been implemented in all three faculties.
Interdisciplinary, flexible, personal
The convenient size of the University of Lucerne provides students with a great degree of freedom and permits innovative subject combinations. Study courses are offered in traditional subjects as well as in overlapping integrated subjects. Students can also combine elements from different faculties. The excellent student support system is a special feature of the University of Lucerne.
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