The Master’s program in Empirical Cultural Studies deals with cultural phenomena in modern societies from a historical and contemporary perspective in a European context. The focus is on forms of everyday life and cultural identity constructions. The course is research-oriented and provides knowledge of ethnological and cultural-scientific theories and hermeneutic-empirical methods for researching socio-cultural phenomena and processes. In addition to acquiring subject-specific knowledge, during your studies you will also acquire competencies in cultural studies working techniques and research strategies that enable you to conduct independent empirical research as well as its communication in cultural work, the media and exhibitions.
In addition to in-depth knowledge in selected sub-areas and research focuses of empirical cultural studies, interdisciplinary skills are also imparted.
Profile modules are freely selectable depending on the main focus (e.g. language courses, modules from sociology, political science, cultural and social anthropology, religious studies).
Due to the varied content of the subject “Empirical Cultural Studies”, graduates of the Master’s course are not trained in a specific professional branch, but have acquired skills that enable them to work in various professional fields of cultural studies. They are suitable for activities, for example, in libraries and documentation centers, in museums of cultural history, in free exhibition and in the professional field of media (including publishing houses) as well as in the field of politics and culture. Quite a few graduates of the subject work in sectors such as journalism, cultural and foreign work, cultural advice, etc. During the study period, the acquisition of professional skills such as IT, language skills and various internships are of great importance. With these additional qualifications, you will acquire an individual profile that can help you find employment in cultural work. The master’s course also prepares you for activities in research and teaching at universities and research institutions in Germany and abroad.
Bachelor's degree in a course with a focus on European ethnology, empirical cultural studies, cultural anthropology, folklore or a comparable domestic or foreign professional university degree. 1
If proof of the first degree is not yet available, a transcript of records with a calculated average grade based on at least 80% of the credit points required for the bachelor's degree can be submitted.
Knowledge of a European foreign language at level B 2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ??must be demonstrated.
Direct admission is granted if the admission requirements are fully met
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