In this still young field of study, a broad and personal interest oriented scientific education should be carried out.
The study field at a glance
While today's German universities are mostly disciplinary, Liberal Education is the training of accomplished generalists based on the Anglo-Saxon model.
The study is interdisciplinary and includes the courses offered by several faculties. It allows extensive individual design options. The main topics are science, engineering, politics and society, environment, law, economics and culture.
The bachelor's program is aimed at students who find a study program too narrow a horizon. In the context of the study, interdisciplinary thinking should be learned based on real problems. The acquired problem-solving strategies are applied and practiced to complex questions from science and practice.
The Bachelor's degree program is currently only offered to a few universities. The study title is for example Liberal Arts and Sciences or Studium Individuale. There is currently no Master's program.
Contents of the course
The bachelor's program Liberal Arts teaches broad-based interdisciplinary basic scientific knowledge. Content focuses can e.g. in the fields of society, economics, culture or science. The degree programs are internationally oriented and are partly conducted in foreign languages. Possible study modules include anthropology and experience, contexts of knowledge, culture and communication, dealing with numbers, statistics and models.
Possible careers after graduation
Graduates offer different fields of activity in the private sector and in institutions, such as Press and public relations, adult education, art or cultural management, journalism or editing.