Academic Studies

The University of Potsdam offers a wide range of undergraduate bachelor’s degree programmes and a multi-faceted selection of research- and practical-oriented master’s degree programmes. In addition to the degree program in Law and the First Law Examination, teaching and teacher training are other focal points of study. Those interested in an academic career will also find interesting doctoral opportunities with all faculties and non-university research institutions. Apart from a few select master’s degree courses, advanced studies are free of charge.

Studying in Golm

The Potsdam Science Park is also a dynamically expanding university campus. More than 9,000 young people study here at the University of Potsdam’s Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and at the Department of Humanities. A wide variety of scientific disciplines such as biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, physics and mathematics, as well as pedagogy, psychology and music are all united here in one location. The broad spectrum of scientific disciplines is enriched by close cooperation with the non-university institutions established in the Potsdam Science Park. One of the reasons the Park is so successful is that professors are able to both teach and apply their knowledge in practice.

Studierende vor Humanwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Potsdam im Potsdam Science Park
Studierende vor der Humanwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Potsdam im Potsdam Science Park, Foto: Karla Fritze

Department of Human Sciences

The Department of Human Sciences is split between Golm and the Neuen Palais and is divided into the structural units Cognitive Sciences and Educational Sciences. The focus of Department research is the German Research Foundation (DFG) Collaborative Research Cluster (SFB) “The Limits of Variability in Language”.

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Das goldene Gebäude der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Potsdam
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Potsdam im Potsdam Science Park, Copyright: Thomas Roese

Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

The Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences unites eight institutes and the Botanical Garden. At present, more than 5,000 students are participating in 20 master’s and 14 bachelor’s degree programmes. The department is research-driven and maintains a strong network within the scientific community.

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