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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 for a broad range of professional fields. Based on experiences since our 1st graduation in 2016, we can proudly say that UCF graduates are doing meaningful and interesting things! 

LAS Graduates – Master and PhD Programs

About 80% of our graduates pursue further academic training in interdisciplinary as well as specialized programs (mostly Master, but also PhD and German State Examination) in a broad range of academic fields (a complete list per LAS Major is provided below):

Academic Fields


About 50% continue their studies in Germany. The other 50% are at universities around the world, with the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and USA being the most popular destinations.

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

Complete List of Graduate Studies

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
  • Cognitive Science, M.Sc., Universität Osnabrück
  • 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
  • English Language and Culture – Communication and Education, M.A., Utrecht 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
  • Global History, M.A. Freie Universität Berlin / Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 
  • Global Studies, M.A. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • InterAmerican Studies, M.A., Universität Bielefeld
  • Interdisziplinäre Anthropologie, M.A., Universität Freiburg
  • Management of Public Relations and Communication Agencies, Master, University Autònoma of Barcelona
  • Medical History and Humanities, M.A., University of York
  • Museum Studies, M.A., PhD, 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 Geography, M.Sc., University of Amsterdam
  • Environmental Governance, M.Sc., Universität Freiburg
  • Environmental Management, Master, Yale University
  • Environmental Science, MESc, Yale University
  • Environmental Sciences, Master, Universität Wien
  • Environmental Sciences, M.Sc., Wageningen University & Research
  • 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
  • Sustainable Development, M.Sc., Universität Leipzig
  • Sustainable Development, M.Sc., Uppsala University
  • Transformationsstudien, M.A., Europa-Universität Flensburg
  • Umweltwissenschaften / Environmental Sciences, M.Sc., Universität Freiburg
  • Volcanology, M.Sc., University of Bristol

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 Studies and Human Rights, M.A., Utrecht University
  • Conflict, Security & Development, M.A., King's College London
  • Cultural and Social Anthropology, M.A., Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam
  • Development Studies, Master, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva
  • Economics, M.Sc., University of Copenhagen
  • 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
  • European Studies, M.A., Universität Leipzig
  • Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, M.A., Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • Geographische Entwicklungsforschung, M.Sc., Freie Universität Berlin
  • 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
  • Human Rights and Democratisation, EMA (European Master), Global Campus of Human Rights
  • Humangeographie – Global Studies, M.A., Universität Tübingen
  • International Affairs, M.A., Hertie School of Governance
  • International Criminal Law, LL.M., National University of Ireland
  • International Relations, M.A., Freie Universität Berlin / Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / Universität Potsdam
  • Internationale Beziehungen, M.A., Technische Universität Dresden
  • Journalism, Master, Sciences Po – École de Journalisme Paris
  • Journalismus, M.A., Universität Mainz
  • Law, LL.M., National University of Ireland
  • Law, LL.M., University of Edinburgh
  • Law and Politics of International Security, LL.M., Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
  • Management, M.Sc., Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Management of International Systems and Digital Innovation, M.Sc., London School of Economics
  • Management, Organisation und Kultur, M.A., Universität St. Gallen
  • Mediation und Konfliktmanagment, M.A./LL.M., Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
  • Medienmanagement, M.A., Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • Migration Studies, M.Sc., University of Oxford
  • Peace and Security Studies, M.A., University of Hamburg
  • Philosophie, M.A., Freie Universität Berlin
  • Philosophy, M.A., King's College London
  • Philosophy and Economics, M.A., Universität Bayreuth
  • Political Economy (Political Science), M.Sc., University of Amsterdam
  • Political Science, Master, University of Salamanca
  • Political Sciences, M.Sc., Uppsala University
  • Political Sociology, M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Politik- und Verwaltungswissenschaft, M.A., Universität Konstanz
  • Politikwissenschaft, M.A., Freie Universität Berlin
  • Politikwissenschaft, M.A., LMU München
  • Politikwissenschaft, M.A., Universität Freiburg
  • Public Health, Master, Imperial College London
  • Public Policy, M.A., Hertie School of Governance 
  • 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
  • Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy, M.Sc., PhD, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
  • Sozial- und Kommunikationswissenschaften, M.A., Universität Koblenz · Landau
  • Soziologie, M.A., Universität Freiburg
  • 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

  • Applied Cognitive Psychology, M.Sc. Utrecht University
  • Artificial Intelligence, M.Sc., Maastricht University
  • Biologie, M.Sc., Universität Freiburg
  • Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc., University of Applied Sciences Furtwangen
  • Biomedicine, Master, Karolinska Institut Stockholm
  • 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
  • Global Health, M.Sc., Maastricht University
  • Global Urban Health, M.Sc., Universität Freiburg
  • Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, M.Sc., Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • Life Science Economics and Policy, M.Sc., TU München
  • Medical Master (SUMMA), Utrecht University
  • 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
  • Psychologie, M.Sc., Université de Lausanne
  • Public Health, Master, Imperial College London
  • Public Health, M.Sc., LMU München
  • Quantitative Methods, M.Phil.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
  • Science-Technology-Society, M.A., University of Vienna
  • Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, M.Sc., Freie Universität Berlin
  • Statistical Sciences, MSS, Duke University
  • 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 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:

  • 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, museums
  • 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 and our After LAS Stories:

After LAS Stories