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Graduate Study

Graduate education offered at Jacobs University includes programs from the natural sciences and engineering to the social sciences and economics. We offer research-driven experiences that link theory with practical aspects in a collaborative environment. Completion of these programs leads to a Master of Arts (MA) degree, a Master of Science (MSc) degree or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.
The graduate program portfolio is based on the focus areas of Jacobs University:

Master Programs

At the Master level, students deepen their knowledge, specialize in an area of their choice, and further extend their academic qualifications. At the same time, Master students at Jacobs University are trained to investigate and analyze issues from multiple perspectives and without clear-cut disciplinary boundaries.

Master programs at Jacobs University maintain the highest standards of teaching and comprise diverse learning platforms including lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory trainings and excursions. The student-faculty ratio is low with dedicated mentors who provide academic advising on an individual basis. Moreover, students benefit from the university’s focus on research and can be involved in research from a very early stage, thus getting familiarized with the use of state-of-the-art technologies.


Master Curricular Structure

Master programs at Jacobs University are based on a coherent curricular structure consisting of four to five pillar areas. In the Core area, students become acquainted with the foundational and advanced aspects of their program. In the Research & Discovery area, students engage in scientific and industry projects and write their thesis. The Methods area familiarizes students with advanced concepts, methods and technologies in the subject matter and offers a view towards industrial applications. In the Career pillar, students acquire professional skills and tools for future employment.
Besides academia, Master students take part in a wider intercultural community and campus life, a privilege that extends far beyond the confines of the classroom.