3 May 2022
Facts & Fables about the preparation of Liberal Arts education for master’s education

Liberal Arts education equally good basis for specialization in master's education as a regular bachelor

Too broad, too vague, too little disciplinary depth – these arguments are often used by critics when talking about Liberal Arts Education (LAE). Especially the question to what extent the broadly educated LAE bachelor students are sufficiently prepared for specialisation in master’s education is a recurring topic of discussion. Research by PhD candidate Milan Kovačević of University College Maastricht (UCM) shows that there is no evidence of such academic shortcomings among LAE students. On the contrary, LAE students are just as well prepared for specialised master's programmes as students with a regular bachelor's background.