What’s it like to study a Masters in Munich?
Munich is well known as the original home of the famous Oktoberfest food and drink festival, incorporating a range of specialist beers and local foods (as well as the world’s largest funfair).
However, the city is also one of Germany’s most important financial centres and can boast one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe (quite how this fits with being one of the world’s most famous drinking cities may be a question worthy of some postgraduate study).
As a postgraduate student in Munich you’ll be able to tap into this unique local culture, combining relaxed festivity with serious intellectual commitment and attainment.
The city also features numerous historic buildings and other attractions, including the Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, a 16th-century taproom where you can drink locally brewed beer by the litre. The idyllic Englischer Garten is one of the biggest city parks in Europe, while BMW Welt pays tribute to Munich’s proud tradition of automotive production. The Schloss Nymphenburg is the grandiose former residence of the Bavarian royal family, a decadent palace and gardens in the west of Munich.
Universities in Munich
Munich’s many universities include the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), which dates its origin to 1472. LMU is one of the oldest universities in Germany and is usually ranked as a global top 100 institution.
Established in 1868, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) specialises in scientific subjects and has a well-earned reputation for entrepreneurialism – its students are responsible for many start-ups and patents each year.
There are also several other prestigious universities offering Masters programmes in Munich, along with a range of specialist research centres including a number of institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science.