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Liberal education programs do not prepare graduates for one specific trajectory or career. Rather, LAS is a structured opportunity for students to develop and focus their interests and competencies in a broad range of professional fields. Based on experiences since our 1st LAS graduation in 2016, we can proudly say that UCF graduates are doing meaningful and interesting things! 

LAS Graduates – Master and PhD Programs

Many graduates pursue further academic training in Master and PhD programs. Some choose to continue their studies in Freiburg or at other German universities (e.g. in Berlin, Heidelberg, Munich). Others are at universities around the world, with the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and USA being the most popular destinations. UCF graduates have been admitted to interdisciplinary as well as to specialized graduate programs at very prestigious institutions such as 

  • Johns Hopkins University, Yale University (USA)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Sciences Po Paris, École Normale Supérieure Paris (F)
  • University of Amsterdam, Maastricht University (NL)
  • University of St. Gallen, ETH Zürich (CH)

Major Culture and History – Graduate Studies

  • Betriebswirtschaftslehre, M.A., Alanus Hochschule für Kunst und Gesellschaft
  • City Design and Social Science, M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Comparative Literature, M.A., University of Amsterdam
  • Critical Urbanisms, M.A., University of Basel
  • Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship, M.A., Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Culture, Communication & Globalization, M.A., Aalborg University
  • Gender and Culture, M.A., Swansea University
  • Gender and Media, M.A., University of Sussex
  • Gender Studies, M.A., Central European University Budapest
  • Gender Studies, M.A., Universität Freiburg
  • InterAmerican Studies, M.A., Universität Bielefeld
  • Interdisziplinäre Anthropologie, M.A., Universität Freiburg
  • Management of Public Relations and Communication Agencies, Master, University Autonoma of Barcelona
  • Medical History and Humanities, M.A., University of York
  • Museum Studies, M.A., University of Amsterdam
  • Musikforschung und Musikvermittlung, M.A., Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover
  • Public History, M.A., Freie Universität Berlin
  • Soziologie, M.A., Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • Soziologie, M.A., Universität Freiburg
  • Women's Studies, M.St., University of Oxford
  • Writing, M.A., University of Warwick

Major Earth and Environmental Sciences – Graduate Studies

  • Biorenewable Systems, PhD, Penn State University
  • Environmental Communication and Management, M.Sc., Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Environmental Engineering, M.Sc., Hamburg University of Technology
  • Environmental Governance, M.Sc., Universität Freiburg
  • Environmental Management, Master, Yale University
  • Environmental Sciences – Sustainable Development, M.Sc., Utrecht University 
  • Environmental Sciences – Wildlife and Biodiversity, M.Sc., Universität Freiburg
  • Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, M.Sc., TU Berlin
  • Politikwissenschaft, M.A., Universität Freiburg
  • Umweltwissenschaften / Environmental Sciences, M.Sc., Universität Freiburg

Major Governance – Graduate Studies

  • Border Studies, Master, University of Luxembourg / University of Lorraine / Saarland University / University of Kaiserslautern
  • Comparative and International Studies, M.A., ETH Zürich
  • Comparative Social Policy, M.Sc., PhD, University of Oxford
  • Conflict, Security & Development, M.A., King's College London
  • Cultural and Social Anthropology, M.A., Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam
  • Environmental Governance, M.Sc., Universität Freiburg
  • Environmental Protection & Agricultural Food Production, M.Sc., Universität Hohenheim
  • Environmental Science and Management, Master, University of Luxembourg / University of Liège
  • Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, M.A., Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • Geschlechterforschung und Politikwissenschaft, M.A. Universität Göttingen
  • Global Studies, M.A., Universität Freiburg
  • Human Rights, M.A., University of Vienna
  • Human Rights, M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Humangeographie – Global Studies, M.A., Universität Tübingen
  • International Affairs, M.A., Hertie School of Governance
  • International Criminal Law, LLM, National University of Ireland
  • International Relations, M.A., Freie Universität Berlin / Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / Universität Potsdam (several)
  • Internationale Beziehungen, M.A., Technische Universität Dresden
  • Journalism, Master, Sciences Po – École de Journalisme Paris
  • Journalismus, M.A., Universität Mainz
  • Law, LLM, National University of Ireland
  • Law, LLM, University of Edinburgh
  • Law and Politics of International Security, LLM, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
  • Management, M.Sc., Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Management, Organisation und Kultur, M.A., Universität St. Gallen
  • Migration Studies, M.Sc., University of Oxford
  • Philosophie, M.A., Freie Universität Berlin
  • Philosophy and Economics, M.A., Universität Bayreuth
  • Political Science, Master, University of Salamanca
  • Political Sociology, M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Politikwissenschaft, M.A., Freie Universität Berlin
  • Politikwissenschaft, M.A., LMU München
  • Politikwissenschaft, M.A., Universität Freiburg
  • Public Policy, Master, International Institute of Social Studies, Den Haag / Institut Barcelona d´Estudis Internacionals
  • Public Policy, Master, Sciences Po Paris
  • Rechtswissenschaften, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Bonn
  • Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Freiburg 
  • Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Köln
  • Science and Technology Studies: Economies, Governance, Life, M.A., Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • Social Sciences, M.A., Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • Sozial- und Kommunikationswissenschaften, M.A., Universität Koblenz · Landau
  • Sport Policy, Management & International Development, M.Sc., University of Edinburgh
  • Sustainable Development – Earth System Governance Track, Joint International M.Sc., Universität Leipzig
  • Sustainable Development, M.Sc., Utrecht University
  • Umweltwissenschaften / Environmental Sciences, M.Sc., Universität Freiburg

Major Life Sciences – Graduate Studies

  • Artificial Intelligence, M.Sc., Maastricht University
  • Biologie, M.Sc., Universität Freiburg
  • Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc., University of Applied Sciences Furtwangen
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences, M.Sc., University of Amsterdam
  • Business Administration, MBA, St. Thomas University
  • Chemical Engineering, M.Sc., Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Cognitive Computation, PhD, Universität Freiburg
  • Cognitive Science, M.Sc., University of Vienna
  • Cognitive Sciences – Cogmaster, Master, École Normale Supérieure Paris
  • Computer Science, M.Sc., Universität Freiburg
  • Digital Innovation & Management, M.Sc., IT University of Copenhagen
  • Education Studies, M.Sc., Johns Hopkins University
  • Life Science Economics and Policy, M.Sc., TU München
  • Mind and Brain, M.Sc., Berlin School of Mind and Brain
  • Molecular Medicine, M.Sc., Charité Berlin
  • Neurocognitive Psychology, M.Sc., Universität Oldenburg
  • Neuroscience, M.Sc., Universität Freiburg
  • Philosophie-Neurowissenschaften-Kognition, M.Sc., Universität Magdeburg
  • Public Health, M.Sc., LMU München
  • Quantitative Methods, M.Phil.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
  • Science-Technology-Society, M.A., University of Vienna
  • Translational Medical Research, M.Sc., Universität Heidelberg

Career Perspectives and Work Fields

UCF graduates are prepared for responsibilities and careers that demand fast and efficient adaptation to varying and complex challenges. Some have already completed the graduate studies and are now fully employed, others are engaged in intern- and traineeships. The range of work fields reflects the breadth of the LAS program at UCF and includes

  • International organizations and Thinktanks, e.g. United Nations, Human Rights Watch
  • Governmental institutions, e.g. Bavarian Parliament, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)
  • Cultural and social organizations, e.g. Theater, Charity
  • National and international businesses (e.g. commerce, publishing) and social entrepreneurships
  • Research institutions, e.g. in academia, Fraunhofer

Please also check the LAS Alumni LinkedIn Group.