Which Master’s degree is suitable after the Bachelor?


Often the two decisions – “master yes or no?” And “which further studies?” – go hand in hand. At the latest when the decision to continue studying after the bachelor’s degree is determined, the choice must be made.

First, of course, should be considered whether the master is worthwhile. For this you will find support in our articles:

  • Is the master worth it?
  • Master or not? and

Master program – Useful for leadership positions.

In addition, certain requirements may have to be fulfilled in the bachelor’s program before you can start a master’s program (admission for the master).

Once the decision has been made to pursue a degree course, there is a wide range of options available. In 2017, 8,540 Master’s programs were offered in Germany alone. Compared to 2014, this represents an increase of 17 percent.

In addition to the increasing number of courses, there are also more and more different names. Often it is not clear to the student at first glance what is hidden behind the individual degree program.

Collect informations

It is fundamental that you first find out exactly which Master’s degree programs are suitable for your Bachelor’s degree. After your research, you should be able to answer the question of what lies behind the various names of the courses of study that are relevant to you.

Preferences and career requirements

For the decision, it is important that you take into account the experiences that you have gained in the bachelor’s program. Which focus are you particularly interested in? What is easy for you and what is your challenge? Your individual personality plays an important role here. Do you like to get into details and want to specialize more closely? Or are you more of a generalist?

In doing so, you should also incorporate your expectations in your decision-making process into your future career. Your master studies should be as closely as possible adapted to the resulting requirements.

An important decision support can be internships. Here you have the opportunity to get to know the later requirements of your dream job more closely and to talk to people who have already gained experience in their field – and perhaps also faced the same decision as you are now.

If you are looking for support in your decision or in your studies, you are welcome to contact us with confidence. We are also happy to assist you with targeted coaching to develop your own strengths and preferences even more precisely, to define your goals more clearly and to recognize suitable steps to the goal. Just get in touch with us.

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