A Bachelor's degree is an internationally recognised diploma that you receive on completion of a Bachelor's programme. This degree is obtained in higher education: at a University of Applied Sciences or a Research University. At Saxion you will obtain a Bachelor's degree from a University of Applied Sciences. The complete programme takes four years.
What Bachelor's programmes does Saxion offer?
At Saxion we have an international student population of about 3500 students with 74 different nationalities to whom we offer many English Bachelor's programmes. Do you want to learn more about the programmes you can do at Saxion? Check out the overview.
What are the differences between a University of Applied Sciences and a Research University
At a University of Applied Sciences, the teaching style is focused on figuring out the ‘how’ of subjects. The obtained knowledge by this teaching style is concrete and practical. This type of teaching prepares you as a student for a specific profession, learning how at apply your obtained knowledge in a solution-oriented way.
On the other hand, the teaching style at a Research University is based upon answering the ‘why’ of certain fields. This teaching style has a heavily theoretical focus and learns students to analytical and critically analyse certain fields.
The contact between students and lecturers is more intensive at a University of Applied Sciences. There are more compulsory contact hours, including work groups and lecturers.
Students at a Research University mostly rely on their own initiative, operating independently and need to be self-disciplined. There are small-projects and tutorials, as well as large group lectures.
Placements or internships are common at a University of Applied Sciences. Usually, students do multiple placements or internships during their study programme in order to obtain experience in the working field.
A placement or internship at a Research University is less common. However, students do get the opportunity to finish their study programme with a research project or placement.
A study programme at a University of Applied Sciences educates and prepares you as a student for a specific profession within a certain field. Some of our students end up working for the company they completed their placement or internship at, or others discover their future workplace during their study programme such as former Saxion students Steffi and Dorian.
As for students at a Research University, their professions are less clear in advance. These students find jobs in fields where an academic style of thinking is required, such as management, research, administration or policy-making.
It is possible to enrol for a Master degree programme after obtaining your bachelor at Saxion. You can pursue a Master programme at Saxion or you can enrol for a Master’s programme at a research university.
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