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Agriculture & forestry
The main focus of the field of Agriculture & Forestry is plants, animals and the environments they prosper in. Students learn about forest restoration, crop and livestock science, business and food production, and managing natural resources. Essential skills attained during the courses include learning how to manage forests, establishing and preserving wildlife, creating garden landscapes, managing and maintaining food quality according to industry standards, reducing waste, protecting the environment, all depending on the specific program, as well as a large number of practical hours. As climate change is an important factor nowadays, programs have been modernized and adapted accordingly to environmental changes and a special focus on sustainability can be observed. Agriculture & Forestry degrees give graduates the opportunity to work in Horticulture, Animal Sciences, Aquaculture and Fisheries, and other subfields. There are many career options such as landscape, water management planning, conservation, environmentalism, farming, game keeping, consultancy, food science, agronomy, beekeeping, ecology, plant biology, wildlife management, soil engineering and many more.
Arts, design & music
Arts, Design & Music programs give students the opportunity to develop their talents and turn them into a career. These types of degrees are very practically oriented and focus on helping students produce art and make music using different methods, techniques, design principles and tools, as well as developing projects, plans and concepts, but include theoretical lectures as well. Along with enhancing their expertise and teaching new techniques, courses in art, design and music also prepare students with organizational skills and the ability to practice and critique visual art and music. Degrees in music give students the option to specialize in a specific instrument, voice, or composing and conducting. Graduates are well-suited for the following jobs: orchestral musician, sound designer, recording engineer, music therapist, music teacher and music producer, among others. Arts and design graduates also have many career prospects – fine artist, illustrator, photographer, fashion designer, graphic designer, animator, arts administrator, printmaker, art teacher or lecturer, art director, interior designer, production artist and more.
Business & management
Business & Management is one of the most popular fields of study. Courses can be broad and comprehensive or highly specialized. Subdisciplines include marketing, management, business administration, finance, project management, economy, human resources. During their studies, students are expected to acquire skills that are necessary to run a successful business – how to manage a team, running advertizing campaigns, understanding a company’s resources, ways to make more revenue and more. They are taught how to establish, improve and make businesses more efficient, invest money, hire the best people, lead and motivate employees, come up with the right marketing strategies, analyze markets and manage budgets. The career prospects are various. Graduates can pursue jobs in project management, human resources, marketing management, financial analytics, business analytics, financial consultancy, investment banking, business development, advising, sales executing, customer service, administration, account management and others. A career in business and management is perfect for anyone who likes challenges, innovation, risk taking, leadership and is not afraid of taking responsibility and pushing boundaries.
Computer science & mathematics
Computer Science & Mathematics programs offer students a range of specializations – from programming, video game design, bioinformatics to algebra, geometry, scientific computing and teaching. Information technologies are a very current and forward field and studying them enables innovation and creative thinking, and gives students valuable skills such as problem solving, making assessments and understanding basic principles, as well as technical and analytical skills. The courses incorporate both obtaining skills and knowledge through theory, and applying them practically using modern equipment. Programming languages such as Java and C++ are essential for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in computer science, so they are taught during the courses. Computer Science and Mathematics are closely interrelated, because in order to fully understand programming, you need to have excellent knowledge of mathematics and algorithms. Computer Science is one of the most desired fields of study and graduates can expect good career prospects. Jobs in web design and development, game design, cyber security, software engineering, application development, computer consultancy, programming, technical support, market research, accountancy and finance, academia and research, as well as product design and manufacturing are among the many opportunities students in Computer Science & Mathematics have.
The focus of Economics programs is understanding how companies work and develop, as well as the production and distribution of goods and services. During the course, students are taught subjects such as basic economic principles, micro- and macroeconomics, public finance, mathematics, economic policy and more. Courses have both a theoretical and practical aspect, so students can obtain analytical, critical-thinking, mathematical, writing, research and problem-solving skills, as well as communication skills, and learn handling complex data and drawing conclusions from their findings. Economics programs can usually be combined with minor subjects, like Mathematics, Law, Business Administration, Political Science, Philosophy or Psychology for example. Attending seminars to deepen the knowledge and learn new presentation techniques and perspectives is also encouraged. An Economics degree serves as an excellent stepping stone for various graduate programs either further in Economics, or Business, Law or Public Policy. Employment rates for Economics graduates are very high and they can pursue careers in diverse fields, such as economic consultancy, market research, financial advising, credit analytics, statistics, sales, financial examining, accountancy and business journalism, among many others. Graduates are prepared to analyze and solve various economic issues or researching trends in international organizations and research firms.
Education & pedagogy
Enrolling to study Education & Pedagogy is perfect for anyone who wants to pursue a career in teaching and inspire people through their pedagogical work by giving them knowledge and guiding them through life. Education & Pedagogy programs cover different aspects such as Psychology, Sociology, Counseling and Political Science. During the course, students gain skills they will need to apply in their future careers. They will learn how to motivate and inspire pupils, apply new teaching techniques, keep a class motivated and interested, encourage and understand people, create lesson plans and organize their time. Furthermore, Education & Pedagogy students learn theoretical and practical teaching methods such as how to deliver theory and how to incorporate group activities and games in the learning process, as well as how to apply them to fit students’ needs. Specialization is vital as it determines the field and ages they will be teaching. Because nowadays many are learning German as a second language, potential teachers need to be prepared for a multicultural and multilingual classroom. Education & Pedagogy is a very demanding field, which requires a lot of patience and training, but the career prospects are various – teacher, mentor, counselor, life coach, education consultant, child psychologist, teaching assistant and many more.
Engineering & technology
Engineering & Technology is a field that produces in-demand industry professionals. Germany is a world leader in technology and innovation. Germany’s university degrees are recognized worldwide and it is a top destination not only for the job market, but also the quality of education. Students in Engineering & Technology can choose from a variety of courses like Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Engine Building, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and many others. Programs have a theoretical aspect with a focus on exact sciences – Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry – and learning all the technical know-how, as well as a practical aspect where the knowledge is applied. Students in this field need to develop critical thinking skills and unleash their creativity and innovation in order to solve complex problems. Engineering & Technology programs are very challenging, so the ability to work under pressure is valuable. Graduates are spoilt for career options and can go on to Industrial Design, Civil Engineering, Aerospace, Biomedicine, Construction Engineering Technology etc. and work as mechanical, electrical, aerospace, nuclear or chemical engineers, software developers, computer scientists, engineering technicians, computer research scientists, hardware engineers, solutions architects and many more.
Geosciences are a multidisciplinary field of study. Their main focus is the interaction between people and the environment, as well as evaluating and solving current environmental problems like pollution, global warming, deforestation, water quality and waste disposal. Students are taught how to find effective solutions for the problems, understand environmental changes and physical, chemical and biological processes, and make predictions for the future. Geosciences programs are perfect for people who love to spend time outdoors and are dedicated to protecting and preserving the planet. The main subjects taught include Geology, Meteorology, Conservation, Toxicology, Hydrogeology, Microbiology and others. Graduates usually have the option to specialize in four main subfields: Geology, Oceanography, Meteorology, and Astronomy. As well as theory, classes also include research and practice in the form of field work – collecting soil and water samples and testing them, for example. Another aspect of Geosciences is the very current nature of the environmental problems we are faced with, so there is also focus on making businesses more sustainable and educating others about the dangers of pollution. Career options include environmental scientist, conservation officer, toxicologist, waste management officer, sustainability consultant, environmental journalist, researcher, teacher and many more.
Hospitality, leisure & tourism
With the ever-growing accessibility and popularity of tourism, university programs in Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism are becoming more and more desirable. This large category includes disciplines like Tourism, Hotel Management, Culinary Arts and Event Management. It is a perfect field of study for people who are sociable, communicative and creative, love travelling and want to turn their hobbies into a career. Depending on the specific field of study, the focus can be on organizing and managing events, becoming an excellent chef, catering to the needs of tourists and guests or managing sports teams and businesses. Students learn skills they will need to apply in their future careers like managing people, planning, organizing, creating strategies and ideas, marketing and advertising, communication and cooperation. Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism is one of the fastest developing industries and it provides many opportunities for students to study and work in a multicultural environment. Germany, Switzerland and Austria are among the leading destinations for an excellent education. Graduates have many career options to choose from – hotel management, event management and planning, restaurant and catering management, travel and tour operating, spa and accommodation, sports business management and many more.
Humanities are academic disciplines that focus on studying all the aspects of human societies, conditions and cultures. Students have the opportunity to learn about speech and language, how society functions, how cultures develop, different human interactions and relationships, behavior patterns and historical events, and therefore courses in Humanities vary widely. Some focus on Western cultures, while others on Eastern traditions. During the course, students develop critical thinking, writing and analytic skills, conduct research and learn to draw conclusions and interpret results in their own way. Humanities are perfect for open-minded and curious individuals who want to explore and understand different cultures, think creatively and analyze the world around them. Theoretical and practical subjects are both incorporated in the study programs. Subdisciplines include Anthropology, Modern and Classical languages, History, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Archaeology, as well as Religion. Because Humanities are a broad multidiscipline field, career prospects are just as rich in variety. Graduates can pursue careers in writing, journalism, teaching, counseling, linguistics, art, mass communication, sociology, philosophy, public relations and many more.
Media & communication
Media & Communication programs are diverse, dynamic and growing in popularity. They combine analytical and creative thinking. Their main objective is distributing information through various communication channels. Because of the fast development of the digital sector, students are introduced to both traditional media (newspapers, magazines, radio, television) and digital media (websites, blogs, social media). Media & Communications programs offer both practical preparation for careers in media, and opportunities to research and analyze different media outlets and sources. They range from subdisciplines like Journalism, Public Relations, and Media Management to Translation and Interpreting. During the course of their studies, students develop their writing and communication skills, critical thinking, research and ability to analyze and draw conclusions. Students in Media & Communications need to be able to keep up with the pace of the latest trends and technologies and always be ready to adapt to changes and cover recent news. They need to be able to work in dynamic environments, be ready to learn and grow along with the industry, and have the ability to objectively deliver information. Careers in Media & Communication are various – journalist, writer, copywriter, social media manager, multimedia specialist, content creator, translator, public relations officer, and many more.
Medicine & health
Medicine & Health programs are among the most desirable and most competitive in all fields of study. They offer a broad range of courses – Human Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Nutrition, Biomedicine and Health Management. All courses cover basic information about how the human or animal body functions, and more in-depth knowledge in the specific field of specialization – for example, pediatrics, surgery, psychiatry. Medicine & Health programs are heavy in theory, but the practical aspect is also important. Students often have the chance to observe how professionals in the field work and interact with patients to gain first-hand experience and people skills. As it is one of the most difficult and challenging sectors, Medicine & Health students need to be patient, hardworking, driven, focused, but also empathetic and understanding, due to the nature of their work. As well as treating and curing patients, Medicine & Health students are also expected to warn them about potential health risks and give them accurate information and advice on how to take care of themselves. Career prospects include surgeon, pediatrician, nurse, psychiatrist, dietician, veterinary doctor, dentist, pharmacist and many more.
Law deals with the regulation and implementation of rules enforced by the government to ensure that individuals or society as a whole adhere to them. Law is one of the oldest and most popular disciplines, therefore one of the most competitive. Expectations for graduates are high, but so are the rewards. Subfields include European or International Law, Criminal, Civil, Public, Private Law, Patent Law, and Social Law. Graduates entering the workforce are expected to have a high level of knowledge and competence, a sense of justice and exemplary negotiation and communication skills. Students are taught different aspects of law – contract, tort, property, criminal and human right, depending on the course. As well as gaining knowledge, students have the opportunity to practice what they have learned through legal training. They get to develop their public-speaking and argumentative skills in a real-life environment. Law is a very demanding and challenging field, but graduates can find success through different careers. They can take the path of a solicitor, barrister, judge, detective, mediator, tax advisor, paralegal and more.
Linguistics & cultural studies
Linguistics & Cultural Studies explore the true meaning of globalization, the cooperation and understanding between nations and the role of language in our lives. It is the perfect study area for those who want to understand the creation, use and impact of language. Students need to have a love for reading and self discipline, and be prepared to do a lot of research in groups or individually. They can choose between general and applied linguistics or focus on a specific language. Courses also include subjects such as library science, journalism, anthropology, history and foreign languages. Computer linguistics have also gained popularity in recent years. They explore how texts are processed and the use of speech and search engines on digital devices. Linguistics & Cultural Studies enable creative and analytical thinking, language skills and understanding of different cultures and traditions. Graduates are in demand on the job market because of the skills they have gained, and can pursue careers in advertizing, search engine optimization, speech pathology, teaching, communications, research and more.
Natural Sciences encompass a wide range of subjects, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Pathology, Zoology and more. They focus on understanding the principles and interactions of the natural world in all its aspects. The information that is learned can then be applied in research and laboratory work. Natural Sciences are suitable for people with strong science and mathematics skills. The courses are challenging and combine lectures and practical classes in scientific labs where experiments can be conducted, although each subject has a different approach to teaching and assessment. Carrying out research is a big part of the program and it develops the ability to think analytically, process information and draw conclusions. Students in Natural Sciences are important for the development of the field. They can further their research and make breakthroughs. Natural Sciences graduates possess valuable skills which are sought after by employers. They can use their degree as a stepping stone to a number of careers in such areas as biotechnology, product development, environmental management, chemical science, biology, forensic science, astronomy and more.
Human behavior in society according to established norms and the relationships between individuals are the main focus of Social Sciences. The many branches of Social Sciences include Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Archaeology, Political Science, History, Public Health and Geography. Students can therefore choose from a variety of subjects. Social Sciences teach critical thinking, ways to analyze behavior patterns, how society can be improved and what can be contributed. The field combines both theory and practice in terms of research and problem solving. It is perfect for people who like analyzing, drawing conclusions and understanding the human mind and the way it works. Some of the issues Social Sciences deal with can be very complex. Because it is a very broad field of study, students have the opportunity to choose from various subjects and dictate the way of their future careers. Graduates in many different areas are in demand and the career prospects include psychologist, social worker, consultant, political scientist, anthropologist, archaeologist, sociologist, geographer, historian, survey researcher, charity officer, market research analyst and many more.