Good Reasons for the Master Programme Cultural Studies of the Middle East

  • internationally cutting-edge range of expertise offered jointly by two Institutes
  • interdisciplinary Master's Programme
  • Small courses ensure an intensive learning atmosphere, therefore students benefit from intimate advising relationships with their professors
  • ideal for those wishing to continue with doctoral studies
  • while students can enjoy a rich university town life in beautifully preserved medieval Bamberg and baroque Erlangen, Munich and Berlin are reachable in only 2.5 hours train ride
  • University of Bamberg Museum of Islamic Art
  • A very active representation of the students at the Institute of Oriental Studies by the Working Group Orient (learning weekends, summer and Christmas parties, career information days, guest lectures)
  • The lecture series Bavarian Oriental Colloquium takes place every semester and alternates between the University of Bamberg and the University of Nuremberg-Erlangen
  • Wide range of language courses (Azerbaijani, Arabic, Hebrew, Indonesian, Kurdish, Persian, Turkish)
  • Remarkably equipped library in the field of Oriental Studies
  • Regular internal evaluation of the master's programme, in close cooperation between lecturers and students
  • International academic and professional networking (e.g. Orient-Institut Istanbul, Orient Institute Beirut, DAVO, DMG, EURAMAL, HIAA,DOG)
  • The opportunity to gain experience in later research and professional fields through internships
  • Numerous activities like workshops and field trips