The cultural studies on Latin America / Estudios culturales de América Latina are a cultural studies-oriented, internationally oriented study program with three languages ??of instruction (Spanish, German, English). The course is aimed at students who want to expand their knowledge of Latin America in the field of current cultural-scientific debates and research in parallel with a linguistic deepening of Spanish.

The course content is aimed at the interdisciplinary literary, linguistic and media studies as well as historical-ethnological study of contemporary cultural processes in Latin America. On the basis of literary and cultural anthropological studies, the students deal with current transformation processes and learn to analyze them in their social contexts as well as in their theoretical meaning.

The course is offered jointly by Romance Studies and Ancient American Studies. This gives the students the opportunity to grasp cultural processes in their historical depth.

Entry Requirement


  • Examination regulations (legally binding information)
  • University degree (domestic or foreign) in a relevant subject
  • German language skills (language level GeR B2)
  • English skills (language level GeR B2)
  • Knowledge of Spanish (language level GeR C1)
  • Specific modules: Hispanic or Latin or Old American modules totaling at least 36 ECTS

Career Prospects

Science (teaching / research at universities, research institutions, etc.), science / cultural management, media and publishing, international organizations / companies with a focus on Latin America (foundations, authorities, non-governmental organizations, tourism sector, etc.), development cooperation, public relations, adult education


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