Institute of Historical and Cultural Anthropology

Career Opportunities

Graduates’ career perspectives are very good compared to other subjects in the social sciences and humanities, as alumni regularly report in professionally-oriented events. The most important fields are with museums and exhibitions as well as in various media professions. Academia and public cultural work / cultural policy are also possibilities. The broad competence conveyed for understanding and communicating about cultural topics and the social world also open up prospects for employment with NGOs or companies, in consulting, etc.

Occupational Fields

  • Museums, exhibitions
  • (International) cultural institutions, cultural administration
  • Cultural and event management
  • Public relations, market research
  • Educational work
  • Journalism, media, and publishing firms
  • Academia

Practical and Professional Work at the Ludwig Uhland Institute

A dynamic job market requires both academic and practical skills. That is why the Ludwig Uhland Institute for Historical and Cultural Anthropology takes these expectations seriously when educat- ing its students; teaching focuses on museum science, intercultural relations, and regional everyday culture and is specifically oriented on professional fields of activity. In the Bachelor’s program, these skills are deepened with practical seminars and internships. The three-semester long student projects that have been an integral part of the Institute for decades and  are now a part of the Master’s program have strong practical ties and significantly improve career entry prospects.

ILIAS is the password-protected digital learning platform at the University of Tübingen. Here you can also find information, reports, and assistance on topics related to internships and professional orientation, some of which was created by the students themselves.

Each winter semester, the LUI Bachelor’s and Master’s students have a career orientes  colloquium with the topic “culture as a profession.” Here, EKW graduates talk about their professional careers and what daily life is like in their jobs. This gives students insights into potential areas of work in EKW. They can ask the presenters questions and start networking.

Since 2012, students have written newspaper articles on each presentation that summarize the pro- fessional life described with a subjective focus.

A selection of these newspaper articles can be found on ILIAS.

On the page those interested, (future) students, and graduates from our sub- ject and related disciplines can get information and inspiration about the opportunities and profes- sional prospects that they have after studying in the cultural sciences and humanities. Pro- fessional portraits of graduates who work in typical and less typical professional fields as well as comments and reports on internships, application processes, part-time jobs, and more offer authen- tic insights both for those who have not yet made up their minds as well as for those who already know what they want to do.