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Euroculture (M.A.)

Subject: Erasmus Mundus MA Programme Euroculture (joint degree)
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Standard period of study: 4 semesters
Start of programme: winter semester only
Admission: admission restricted (application with the faculty)
Terms of admission: B.A. in Political Sciences, History, Theology, Law or philological subjects, or in another profile that qualifies for the Master's programme in Euroculture
Language requirements: excellent knowledge of English (see below)
Application: Application
Application deadline: May 1st
Special fee: see Homepage of the programme

Course description
The goals of this Master's programme with respect to specialised knowledge and methodological and social competence are:
- to show to the students the ways of thinking and working for the specific subjects involved;
- to impart to the students the ability to work in a problem- and project-oriented way even beyond the usual subject-specific limitations, and to present the results in an adequate manner;
- to familiarise the students with the methodology of interdisciplinary research;
- to impart in-depth understanding of processes relevant to society as a whole in Europe, from a legal, politological, theological, historical, or cultural-scientific point of view;
- to improve the ability to communicate interculturally by means of a compulsory semester abroad;
- to enable the students to improve their knowledge of English and to learn at least one additional foreign language;
- to teach the students how to conduct scientific work independently.

The students gain the ability
- to analyse the European integration process in an independent, interdisciplinary and problem-oriented way;
- to judge the effects that regional, national and supranational cooperations and conflicts of the past have on current developments and the dynamics in Europe;
- to show the capability of acting and willingness to take responsibility and leadership in groups consisting of members from different national and cultural backgrounds.

The Euroculture programme gives students a chance to prepare themselves to enter new professions that come into being due to the intensifying process of economic and political integration in Europe.
Euroculture serves to qualify graduates to take up professions that require sound knowledge of European culture, current transnational developments in European society and politics in a global context, and the European integration process. Some of the possible professions are work with European institutions and organisations, with institutions of teaching, research and further education, the media and journalism, librarianship, foundations and associations, culture management, museums and collections, tourism, foreigner and migrant counselling, public relations, and human resource management (especially in international companies).

Subject-specific admission procedure
University places are allocated to applicants who are particularly suitable. Particular suitability is measured by the following criteria:
- fulfilment of the formal admission requirements,
- demonstration of the ability to critically reflect on the contents and goals of the Euroculture programme from a subject-related and from an interdisciplinary point of view (letter of motivation),
- quality of academic achievements, and
- proof of language skills in an interview.

Programme with special fees
The programme Euroculture has special fees. Please check the homepage of the programme carefully.

Language requirements
Students of the Euroculture programme must have a very good knowledge of English in accordance with international regulations of the Euroculture network (according to the international admission regulations), because they will take their examinations at universities abroad in English or the national language. The intensive course will be held in English as well.