The 'European Cultural Studies' programme is designed to be taken as a subsidiary subject by students on Master's programmes who wish to complement their main subject of study with additional academic modules that focus on selected aspects of European history, literature, languages and culture and that provide them with a fundamental grounding in their chosen specialist field. Students select two of the following three areas of special interest:

  • The specialist area 'European Languages' enables students to acquire greater proficiency in the main European languages, to become acquainted with the cultures of the countries whose languages are being studied and to acquire linguistic insight into the structure and function of the relevant European languages.
  • The specialist area 'Literature and Culture' introduces students to the theories and methodologies employed in literature and cultural studies. Students gain both a general overview and a more selected advanced understanding of the various European cultures and the historical and contemporary texts associated with them.
  • The specialist area 'History and Culture' has been designed to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of European history, to teach them about the fundamental underlying questions and the methods used to address them, and to provide them with the tools and skills necessary to assess different cultural domains based on the historical records.

The subsidiary subject 'European Cultural Studies' is highly interdisciplinary in nature and the very broad range of fields covered allows students to develop and sharpen their personal academic profile. Depending on the choice of specialist areas, students can follow a more practical, applications-based approach or choose to take a more academic and theoretical path, whichever better complements their main subject.

Course of study European Cultural Studies
Can be studied as Subsidiary subject
Possible combinations Subject combinations (in German)
Accreditation Quality assurance system accredited by the Accreditation Council
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Arts (M.A.)
Language of instruction German
German language requirements GER: C1, TestDaF: 4 overall, DSH: 2, Goethe Certificate: C2
Start of programme Winter semester or summer semester
Admission restriction No
Application deadline 28.02.2018 for summer semester 2018
For applicants without proof of German language proficiency: 15.01.2018
Where to apply Online application portal (in German)
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser