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3 Fields to study in Germany

What subjects should you study in Germany? Learn why the country is the ideal location for prospective engineering, science and IT students...


Germany is the birthplace of BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, adidas and Mercedes, to name but a few. It's one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world and is also, unsurprisingly, one of the best places in the world to study engineering and science subjects. Aside from the UK, Germany is the highest ranked European country in international rankings such as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the QS Rankings. Read on to find out about some of the best subjects to study in Germany...

1. Civil Engineering

A qualification in civil engineering from a top German university will place you in a strong position when furthering your studies or entering the job market. Where better to study the subject than Technische Universität München (TUM)? It's the top ranked German university for engineering and is the 53rd best university in the world in the Times Higher Rankings. TUM has double degree agreements with more than 20 universities and partnerships with around 170 universities worldwide, so it is incredibly well connected.


2. Physics & Astronomy

Another fantastic field of study in Germany is physics and astronomy, which benefits from funding in research from the German government. Whether you want a career as a research physicist or to become the next expert on black holes and the Universe, the prospect of studying Physics is Germany is very exciting! Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is the top ranked university in the QS subject rankings for this field of study, followed by TUM, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg and KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.


3. Information Technology

Studying IT should be seen as an investment in your future. With technological advancements in every industry, there will always be a huge pool of IT jobs from which to choose from when you graduate and Germany is a great place to get this qualification. Unsurprisingly, TUM performs highly here, it is ranked 32nd in the world for computer science & information systems. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München also rank highly. You should also be sure to check out RWTH Aachen University, the largest university of technology in Germany.


Now that we’ve given you ideas about some of the best subjects to study in Germany, why not check out the specific courses available. If Engineering, Physics and IT aren’t what you’re interested in, why not browse all courses available in Germany?

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Katie Duncan is Editor of Hotcourses Abroad and is an NCTJ-qualified journalist and University of Exeter graduate. Having worked at an English language school in the UK, as an educational consultant in Spain and as a reporter in the international education sector, she is well placed to guide you through your study abroad journey. Katie grew up in Australia, which perhaps explains her unusual reptile collection, comprising of a bearded dragon (Bill) and tortoise (Matilda).