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ECTS and grading scale, Mfamily

Erasmus Mundus in Social Work with Families and Children, ECTS and grading scale.

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European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the European Union and other collaborating European countries.   

ECTS credits indicate the workload required to complete a course. 60 credits represent the workload of one year of study (two semesters), whereas 30 credits represent one semester.

Grading scale

GradeDescriptionEvaluation criteria

An excellent performance, clearly outstanding. The candidate demonstrates excellent judgement and a high degree of independent thinking.

BVery good

A very good performance. The candidate demonstrates sound judgement and a very good degree of independent thinking.


A good performance in most areas. The candidate demonstrates a reasonable degree of judgement and independent thinking in the most important areas.


A satisfactory performance, but with significant shortcomings. The candidate demonstrates a limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.


A performance that meets the minimum criteria, but no more. The candidate demonstrates a very limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.


A performance that does not meet the minimum academic criteria. The candidate demonstrates an absence of both judgement and independent thinking.