One of the defining characteristics of Saarland University's Master's degree programme "Applied Cultural Studies" is the way in which it links academic and theoretical subject matter with practical career-related content. Students have the opportunity to establish and develop skills of relevance to careers in the cultural sector. Career-related courses help students to make informed decisions about future areas of employment. A work experience phase is an integral part of the programme. As students on the M.A. programme also receive tuition from professionals drawn from the arts and cultural sector they can build up a network of contacts early on. Students can also customize their course content to reflect their own personal academic interests and the professional field in which they would later like to work.

The specific modules on offer cover a total of 22 subjects taken from the following disciplines: ancient civilization studies, European cultural and social anthropology, historical anthropology, history, geography, art history, musicology, philosophy, language and literature studies, theology and religious studies. Students select three subject areas in which they wish to pursue their studies. The interdisciplinary nature of the M.A. programme encourages students to acquire skills that go beyond single-subject boundaries. The Master's degree programme "Applied Cultural Studies" at Saarland University provides students with excellent preparation for careers in print media, radio and television broadcasting, in public and private bodies involved in policy making, administration and the dissemination of culture and the arts, as well as in event and leisure management and cultural tourism.

Course of study Applied Cultural Studies
Type of programme Consecutive Master's degree programme
Can be studied as Single-subject programme
Accreditation Quality assurance system accredited by the Accreditation Council
Language of instruction German
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Arts (M.A.)
Start of programme Generally in winter semester
Admission restriction Yes
Application deadline 31.07.2018 for winter semester 2018/19
Where to apply Online application portal (in German)
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
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