Career and continuing education
The right combination of career and continuing education at university
The University of Basel’s part-time Advanced Studies programs for professionals are suitable for people with a university degree or equivalent qualification, who are currently in work and seeking new opportunities. An Advanced Studies degree is linked directly to professional experience and extends the first degree course in an interdisciplinary manner; for example, this may mean that topics of papers or theses are chosen in order to relate directly to the professional activity and are of use to the employer. The opportunity for working students to collaborate with other students who also have professional experience provides a positive stimulus to their learning development. A process of mutual exchange is encouraged by the working methods in Advanced Studies, and provides individuals with access to the experience, motives and problem-solving strategies of other learners. The university’s Advanced Studies programs thus consolidate the interdisciplinary nature of knowledge produced by research and the proven knowledge and abilities of students. Through contact with fellow learners and lecturers, students also expand their professional and personal network. Another aspect of part-time continuing education for professionals at the University of Basel is that study days are organized around students’ professional time constraints.