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What to Study

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The University of Potsdam is proud to offer a broad range of Bachelor’s degree programs and a multi faceted selection of Master’s degree programs that are both practically and research oriented. Major focus areas in our commitment to learning and teaching include teacher training as well as Legal Studies with the First Law Examination. And if you are looking for a career in academia or in the sciences, take a look at our outstanding graduate programs in all faculties as well as at extramural research institutions. This high quality in learning and teaching was confirmed in 2012, when the University of Potsdam received the seal of system accreditation for maintaining an excellent quality assurance system, which is backed by a high quality awareness in all sectors of the University.

How do I find the right program for myself?

These pages will provide you with advice and suggestions on what to study at the University of Potsdam.

Study Options from A-Z

Here you will find a list of all areas of study available at the University of Potsdam.

Bachelor’s Degree

Go here to find out more about the layout and structure of single- and double-degree Bachelor’s programs and an overview of all available subjects.

Teaching Degrees

Here you can find information on teaching-oriented Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs as well as a list of available subjects.

Legal Studies

Go here for information on studying law and earning the First Law Examination degree as well as a Bachelor of Law degree.

Master’s Degree

These pages provide information on study options leading to a Master’s degree, excluding teaching-oriented Master’s programs.


Here you will learn about options for pursuing graduate studies at the University of Potsdam and earning your doctoral degree.

Continuing Education

Go here for more information on Master’s degree programs at the University of Potsdam that generally require previous work experience.

English-language Programs of Study

The following pages provide you with a list of all programs at the University of Potsdam that are taught in English.

Junior Studies (for Secondary School Students)

If you are interested in studying at the University prior to the completion of your secondary schooling, please go here for more information.

Auditors & Visiting Students

Please refer to these pages to learn more about auditing classes or studying at the University of Potsdam as a visiting student.

Summer & Winter Schools

Here you will find further information on summer and winter schools at the University of Potsdam.