The teacher-student ratio in our bachelor programme has been derived as follows:
In 2022-2023 we had for the first year the following numbers of students and staff connected to our modules:
So you could argue that for the modules in the first year, a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1 was at least available. Of course, this does not mean that these teachers did nothing else, but during the module, they were available for the students.
Now for the second year:
Due to the increasing student numbers (joint degree, minor, exchange) the ratio goes up in modules 5 and 6. It should go down again due to the fact students choose a module in the second semester (modules 7 and 8). However, the choices made by students lead to an unbalance between module 8a and module 8b. This leads to a still respectable ratio of almost 12.
In the third year we only consider the thesis semester. The other semester is devoted to students’ choices for minor, exchange, internship and is so diverse that a calculation is not feasible.
Half of the thesis semester’s time is spent in a bachelor circle with a maximum of 6 students, so for half of the semester the ratio is 6 to 1 or even better because in the last phase, students tend to also have individual talks with teachers. For the other half, the burden in 2022 of 69 students is shared amongst 6 teachers, leading to a ratio of 11.5.
All in all, it is safe to say that we never have a worse ratio of student to staff than 12.5 on 1. Most of the time it is lower.