Examination regulations and legal bases

Here you will find all the legally relevant foundations for your Master’s programme as well as important forms.

The course of study as well as the examination achievements are regulated in the General Bachelor and Master Examination Regulations of the Faculty of Philosophy and Faculty of Theology (ABMPO PhilFak for short). The general examination regulations are supplemented by the subject examination regulations (FPO) “MA Digital Humanities”. For the import modules from the Faculties of Technology and Natural Sciences, the respective ABMPO of the faculties and the associated subject examination regulations apply.


The MA Digital Humanities is subject to the general examination regulations and subject specific examination regulations for all Master’s programmes. The legal foundations of the Master’s programme Digital Humanities are regulated by the Examination regulations .

MA Digital_Humanities FPO 2019 (Status 2019-03-28)

According to § 7 para. 2 sentence 6-8 ABMStPO/Phil the following regulations apply to the examination period:

Exams, with the exception of term papers and oral exams, are generally held within the eight-week examination period. The examination zperiod is divided into a section of two weeks before and two weeks after the end of lectures of a semester in which the first attempts are taken and a section of two weeks before and two weeks after the start of lectures of the following semester in which the repeat examinations take place. For examinations offered by another faculty, other examination periods may apply..


The current lecture and semester periods can be found here on the FAU homepage.

Registration for the exams is via meinCampus. The period for the exam registration will also be announced there.

The portal displays an overview of the modules to be performed and the assigned exams. If you have difficulties with the selection of examination numbers, please contact your lecturers.

  1. First attempts can be postponed (withdrawal/deregistration until three working days before the examination date at the latest = Monday to Friday, without public holidays). You can cancel your registration via the “Mein Campus” portal. Upon withdrawal, the registration expires and you must re-register for the examination in the new semester (cf. § 10, Para. 3, ABMPO). You can only withdraw from a repeat examination if there are valid reasons for doing so, see 2. for more details.
  2. In addition, you can withdraw with valid reasons before each examination (even after the 3-day deadline has passed). This includes, on the one hand, an illness which you can prove by means of a certificate and the corresponding form to the examination office (cf. § 10, Para. 4, Sentence 4, ABMPO). On the other hand, a withdrawal before the examination is also possible in justified exceptional cases: If you are prevented or unable to take the examination on the day of the examination due to reasons for which you are not responsible (e.g. traffic jam, accident or failure of public transport), you must inform the examination office immediately and in a timely manner, otherwise the examination attempt will be assessed as inadequate (cf. § 10, para. 4, sentence 2, ABMPO). The reasons must be communicated to the examination office in a credible manner (in the form of supporting documents etc.). Should you fall ill during an examination, you may terminate the examination attempt prematurely. In this case, you must immediately consult a FAU medical officer (cf. § 10, para. 4, sentence 5, ABMPO). You will find a leaflet and a list of FAU medical officers hier.
    IMPORTANT: If you finish the examination regularly, you confirm that you were healthy and fit for the examination – a retroactive hardship case request (also by certificates etc.) is basically not possible.
This information is without guarantee. The current ABMPO always applies.

Examination matters are regulated by the Exam Office.

Examination Office FAU
Philosophical Faculty and
Department of Theology
Halbmondstr. 6
91054 Erlangen
fax: 09131 85-24828

Recognition for completed courses in the digital humanities

From the summer semester 2020 we will no longer issue certificates for courses offered by us. It is your responsibility to register in time for the correct examinations. If you encounter any problems in doing so, please contact the course coordinator Jacqueline Klusik-Eckert immediately. If you miss your registration or register incorrectly, you must take care of the correction yourself.

Recognition of achievements from previous studies

If you have already studied something else before studying Digital Humanities and have achieved achievements there that coincide in content with courses in our curriculum, you can apply for credit for these achievements. To do so, please send the Antrag auf Anerkennung von Leistungen, together with supporting documents for these achievements (Transcript of Records, copies of issued certificates etc.), to Jacqueline Klusik-Eckert. If you have completed the credits at another university, please attach the corresponding module descriptions from the semester in which you attended the courses.

Elective course

In the elective area you can have all subjects credited that are listed in the UnivIS under “Elective Area: Digital Humanities” in the respective semester. If you have any questions regarding the form of examination, please contact the lecturers. Please note that, depending on the type of examination, there may not be a second attempt.

You may not be able to take an exam due to illness. In this case, you must present a medical certificate and a notice of illness.

Sick Note [23 kB]

References regarding the contentual requirements for a sick note [80 kB]

If you have a chronic illness or disability that limits your ability to study, you may be able to apply for a disadvantage compensation for examinations. Further information can be found on the FAU consultation page.

In computer science, special guidelines apply with regard to special requirements. Information on evaluation guidelines for group, team and individual work (e.g. programming tasks) can be found on the homepage of computer science.

In the humanities and social sciences courses, plagiarism (unproven use of single sentences or complete takeovers) is always understood as intellectual theft/attempt to defraud and entails corresponding consequences. Violations of the rules of good scientific work will be reported to the persons responsible for the study programme and, if necessary, to higher authorities. In any case, however, the work will be assessed as “not passed”.