Graduate Study

Graduate Education

Graduate study

Research-driven Master and PhD programs linked to the working world

Graduate education at Constructor University offers an excellent research-driven education experience across disciplines.

Students thereby benefit from the university’s focus on research. They are encouraged to involve in real-life projects from early on, thus being prepared for successful global career paths in industry, politics, society or science.

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.

Constructor 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 Constructor University are trained to investigate and analyze issues from multiple perspectives and without clear-cut disciplinary boundaries.

  • With Computer Science and Software Engineering (MSc), Data Science for Society & Business (MSc), Data Engineering (MSc) and Supply Chain Management (MSc) Constructor University offers four English-language Master programs in fields with excellent global career perspectives.
  • Psychologie (MSc) addresses German-speaking Psychologie Bachelor of Science graduates. It offers a broad continuative education with a specialization in either clinical psychology or business-related fields of human behavior and diversity.
  • International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory (MA) focuses on the analysis of governance beyond the nation-state. This research topic is examined from a political science perspective, and within the context of enduring processes of globalization and increasing cross-border activity. The program is offered jointly by Constructor University Bremen and the University of Bremen.
Computer Science and Software Engineering
Combining a research-driven approach, strong academic culture, and direct connections to the business world, Constructor University offers a hybrid Master's program.
Data Science for Society and Business
Discover the dynamic field of data and digitalization. Join this multidisciplinary program and add highly demanded competences to your background in social, business, engineering or natural sciences.
Data Engineering
Become an expert in Big Data and use the giant potential of this new work field for your career. At Constructor University you will be best prepared for the challenges and opportunities.
Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management
Start your global career in logistics and supply chain design and management. Learn to provide solutions that optimize advanced production and supply chains in global industries.
International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory
Joint program with the University of Bremen | Learn to analyze governance beyond the nation state from a political and global perspective.
The work fields of psychologists in the 21st century are as challenging as diverse. Constructor University Master Psychologie prepares you for your future in therapy or business. (until Fall 2021)
Data Science
Advanced Software Technology
The Master's Program in Advanced Software Technology, set up in collaboration with JetBrains, provides comprehensive training in advanced computational paradigms data-driven analysis and software development.
Constructor University PhD programs

Constructor University has a strong focus on research. This is documented by the annual output of peer-review articles (360 publications for 2018) and the number of third party funded projects from both industry and public funding authorities such as the German Research Foundation.
Among professors and postdoctoral fellows Constructor University’s PhD students, which constitute more the one-quarter of all students at Constructor University, play a vital part in defining Constructor University as a research institution.

There are two different approaches to obtain a PhD degree from Constructor University:

  • Individualized, research-oriented degrees and structured PhD programs such as the Bremen International School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) which is offered in cooperation with the University of Bremen.
  • Furthermore, Constructor University is affiliated with the Max-Planck Institute of Marine Microbiology via the graduate program in Marine Microbiology (MarMic) and the Alfred Wegener Institut (Helmholtz Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung – AWI).

Completion of a PhD degree at Constructor University usually takes 3 - 4 years depending on the field of research. PhD degrees may be obtained in natural sciences, mathematics, engineering disciplines, social sciences and humanities. Admission to PhD studies is highly selective and attracts scholarship holders from many governmental agencies such as the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to DAAD-funded students from all over the world. Prerequisite for admission is a field-related Master's degree (or equivalent).

Each year approximately 80 students complete their PhD degrees.

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PhD collaboration programs

The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) is a joint project by Constructor University and University of Bremen. It integrates excellent areas of graduate education and research into a synergetic inter-university institution build for structured PhD education.

Career preparation

A core emphasis of the programs is placed upon supporting the participants’ personal development in terms of soft skills and language skills.

To account for the diversity in the student body and their tendency to work in Germany, we train students in (German) language proficiency and convey country-specific information to best prepare them for the national as well as the international job market.

Career Perspectives
of our alumni found their first job within one year of graduation
of our graduates received their first job offer in Europe or North-America / 44% in Germany
active Start-Ups founded by our alumni
of our alumni would recommend our university
5 Reasons
5 Reasons to study at Constructor University
  • Top-ranked education
  • Hands-on research and start-up options
  • English-speaking and international
  • Excellent career prospects
  • Career counseling and active alumni network
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