The program is conceived as a full-time course of study. Thus, 35 to 40 hours of student work time per week is assumed (300 hours per module). Usually, 12 hours of presence time (Semesterwochenstunden SWS) are covered by courses each semester. The rest is designated for self-study (240 hours per module). Self-study includes, but is not limited to, reading texts (approximately 100 to 150 pages a week), engagement on online learning platforms, the preparation of presentations and discussions and the writing of smaller written assignments and larger term papers. For those who want or need to work in addition to their studies, there is the possibility to request a part-time university place.