The Master's degree programme "Historically Oriented Cultural Studies" offers students an approach to cultural studies that is primarily informed by cultural theory and the methodology of scholarly research. The programme aims to teach theory as a model of reality that provides students with an exciting and indispensable tool for academic analysis. With its focus on cultural theory, the M.A. programme teaches students important historical and cultural relationships and encourages critical reflection on the different theoretical perspectives. Students will sharpen their interdisciplinary analytical skills and will learn to apply theoretical concepts to concrete historical and cultural artefacts.

Students on the Master's programme "Historically Oriented Cultural Studies" can 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 in 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. With a very broad spectrum of academic subjects on offer, students can shape their study programme to their own particular areas of academic interest. Interdisciplinary modules in such fields as cultural theory and the methodology of cultural studies also train students to compare and contrast the different subject-specific standpoints and to examine issues and questions that transcend conventional subject boundaries.

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Course of study Historically Oriented 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 15.01.2018 for summer semester 2018
Where to apply Online application portal (in German)
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
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