Second education without exams

How is the learning going?
In general, the program of the second higher education does not differ from the basic one, according to which all other students of the university are engaged. The main difference is that it is compressed in time, since the students already have university studies behind them. Some of the general disciplines are not taught. That is why the full course of the second education is shorter than the first.

There are two options for organizing the educational process. In the first case, the university recruits separate groups where students study according to a single program of the second higher education. In the second case, applicants who already have a university diploma are enrolled in specialty groups together with school graduates. An individual curriculum is drawn up for them, and the previously passed disciplines are re-read, so that the training period is reduced.

An obligatory component of the program is optional disciplines, practical classes, master classes and seminars. As practice shows, among students of this level, all kinds of additional courses are more popular than among those who are studying at a university for the first time. The reporting forms are the same as for the first higher education: credits, exams, term papers and theses.

How does a second higher education differ from a master’s degree?
The second higher education is not a higher educational level in relation to the first – it does not provide an advanced training, but a new specialty. Master’s degree is the final stage of higher education, designed for applicants with a basic bachelor’s or specialist’s diploma. Within the framework of the programs, a deep study of the chosen topic or specialization is carried out. Most of the graduate students continue to study in the direction chosen in the undergraduate program, although a change in specialty is possible within the framework of the master’s program.

Up to what age can you get a second higher education?
There are no age restrictions for applicants for second higher education programs. Anyone can enter the university and receive a second diploma.

How long does the training last?
The term of study at the university depends on the form of study. As a rule, students who study in full-time and part-time departments receive a second diploma in two to three years, and in part-time and distance learning departments – in three years.

What is a second higher education in general?

The second higher is a separate education, which implies the acquisition of a new specialty.

How long does a second higher education take?
It all depends on the educational program. On average, students master the program of the second higher education in 3-4.5 years.

Is it possible to get a second higher education at the same time as the first?
Yes, this is called “parallel learning”. You can study at your university at another faculty or at another university. However, keep in mind that you will receive the second higher education in absentia or remotely, because the bachelor’s degree is usually full-time.

How to get a second higher education at the same time as the first?
If you want to receive two higher education in parallel, then it is better to enter the second on the 2nd or 3rd year of the bachelor’s degree.

You can also enroll in your first year, but then you will have to retake general exams at both universities. And if you enter the second university later, then some of the courses will be re-read to you. Due to this, the period of study for the second higher education program will also be reduced – you will study for 2-3 years.

What documents are needed to get a second degree at the same time as the first?
If you are planning to study at your university, then it is enough to inform the educational office or the dean’s office about it, and you will be prompted what documents are needed.

For admission to another university you will need:

copy of the certificate;
copy of the passport;
certificate stating that you are a student;
Are there any age restrictions?
According to the law “On Education in the Russian Federation”, there are no age restrictions for those who receive a second higher education. However, the university may well put an internal restriction – you need to clarify the information directly at the selection committee.

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