Academic versus professional

In general, the difference between academic and professional programmes lies in course content, teaching methods, level of autonomy, freedom of choice, course transferability, and graduation perspectives. Similarities can be found in terms of educational philosophy and mindset.

As opposed to a professional bachelor's programme, an academic bachelor's programme will:

  • approach topics and subjects from a wider perspective
  • make you more closely acquainted with existing theories and academic literature
  • give you extensive training in research methods and how to carry out research individually
  • encourage you to develop a critical attitude to theories and perspectives