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Cultures and Languages of the Mediterranean (M.A.)


Interdisciplinary– practically and professionally orientated

Are you interested in the countries, languages and cultures of the Mediterranean region? Learn more about the history of this important global cultural area as well as its present social, political, economic and cultural development, and become a multilingual expert on Mediterranean countries!

Cultures and Languages of the Mediterranean
Master of Arts (M. A.)
Full-time studies or Part-time studies
Teaching Language:
Standard period of studies:
4 Semester
Start of studies:
summer and winter semester
Restricted (Application to the Faculty of Humanities)

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Lecture series

„Perspectives of the Mediterranean Studies“ (in german)

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The Master of Arts Cultures and Languages of the Mediterranean is an application-oriented, interdisciplinary degree programme. It teaches knowledge of and professional competence in the Mediterranean region, which covers the present era and simultaneously, takes an in-depth look at this region’s history. In this way, Mediterranean experts can be trained who possess advanced language skills as well as subject-related knowledge in the fields of Mediterranean cultures, history, societies, politics and social affairs.

There are 13 institutions of the Faculty of Humanities, which take part in this degree programme (as well as the faculty for Geoscience) and offer a combination of subject-related expertise regarding the Mediterranean region, which is unique in Germany. In this way, there is an impressive network of expertise and study programmes, including ancient and modern languages of the Mediterranean and their accompanying literary- and cultural studies as well as regional studies.

Students benefit from this interdisciplinary cooperation and acquire knowledge on currently vital topics such as migration, border studies, transculturality and transnationality, ethnic diversity, hybridization and more.

The Master’s degree in Cultures and Languages of the Mediterranean qualifies graduates for occupational fields and employers both inside and outside Germany, where advanced language skills and in-depth knowledge on the Mediterranean are required. These include, for example, cultural and welfare institutions, humanitarian agencies, NGOs, companies operating internationally in the Mediterranean region, politics and political consulting, language and cultural teaching, integration work, tourism, press and public relations work, publishing companies, media, museums or archives.

Related and consecutive programmes


The Master’s degree in Cultures and Languages of the Mediterranean is a Single-Honours Master programme (78 C). The core-subject studies are divided into compulsory modules, elective compulsory modules and elective modules. In addition, key competencies must be acquired to the extent of 12 credits. The degree programme concludes with a Master’s thesis module.

Regulations and module directory


Previous studies

  • B.A.-Degree or equivalent
  • at least 150 ETCS at the time of application
  • Eligibility:
    • You apply with a B.A.-Degree in philological or cultural studies, with at least 50 C in Assyriology, Egyptology/Coptology, Studies of Ancient Cultures, Arab Studies or Islamic Studies, Archaeology of the Grecian, Latin or Byzantine World, French Studies, History, Greek Philology, Iranian Studies, Art History, Italian Studies, Cultural Anthropology/European Ethnology, Latin Philology, Latin Philology of the Medieval and Modern Times, Portuguese Studies, Slavic Philology, Spanish Studies, Turkish Studies or in an equivalent field area.

Language requirements

  • If your native language is not German, you must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the German language at level C1.
  • Furthermore, you have knowledge on B1 level (or equivalent) in a language relevant to Mediterranean:
    • Akkadian, Ancient Greek, Old Church Slavonic, Ancient and Middle Egypt, Ancient and Middle Aramaic, Ancient and Middle Hebraic, Arabic (Classic Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic as well as Modern Arabic, especially Arabic Dialects in Western (Maghrebi), Levantine Arabic and Egyptian Arabic), Coptic, Classic and Medieval Latin, Sumerian, Ugaritic, Albanian, Berber Languages, Bosnian, Bulgarian, French, Greek, Italian, Judaeo-Spanish, Catalan, Corsican, Croatian, Kurdish, Maltese, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Modern Hebrew, Occitan, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Sardinian, Serbian, Spanish, Syriac Aramaic, Turkish
    • If the language is certified by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, it is needed to proof at least B1 level. For other languages it is required to proof studies of at least 20 C, for Middle Egyptian, Coptic and Kurdish at least 12 C.
  • The proof can be provided by reports, language certificates or other evidence of accomplishment in one of the languages mentioned above.
  • After enrollment, the proficiency has to be provided to the Faculty of Humanities until the 30th of September. The proficiency is a requirement for enrollment, there is no conditional enrollment.


Study and examination advice Faculty of Humanities

Tina Seufer and Eva Wolff

Humboldtallee 17
DE-37073 Göttingen

Phone: +49 (0)551 39 21888 (Seufer)
Phone: +49 (0)551 39 26713 (Wolff)



Questions on the programme

Lisa Kemper

Philosophische Fakultät
Seminar für Romanische Philologie
Humboldtallee 19
37073 Göttingen
Room: 1.303

Phone: 0551/39-24146



Questions regarding applications

Snezana Weber M.A.

Humboldtallee 17
Room 1.110 (1st floor)
DE-37073 Göttingen

Phone: +49 (0)551 39 26717
Fax: +49 (0)551 39 4010