Reasons for Studying European Ethnology as a Minor Subject

Studying in the World Heritage city of Bamberg

Bamberg contains numerous research objects, both historical and modern, that you can study and discover in the context of the World Heritage Site. It is the perfect environment in which to carry out the practical course components right in the city centre: whether you’re conducting fieldwork on smartphone use in the Inselstadt area, carrying out a spatial exploration of the Bergstadt or working directly with Bamberg’s historical documents, you have a wide range of possibilities with European Ethnology. You also have the opportunity to engage with (in)tangible cultural heritage in classes and specialist lectures.

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Excellent academic environment

  • Due to how it has developed as a discipline, European Ethnology already has a strong interdisciplinary focus. Thanks to close links with other neighbouring disciplines, you’ll become familiar with further perspectives and approaches that complement your main studies. This allows you to develop and explore your own specialised areas of interest in greater depth.
  • You can expect practice-oriented studies with in-depth insights into professional fields related to cultural studies. In classes, we address current developments in research related to European ethnology or folklore.
  • Studying in small seminars allows intensive support from teaching staff and close contact with your fellow students.

Improve your chances on the labour market

Through networking and cooperation with external partners, you also benefit from valuable contacts in the professional world (i.e. for an internship). With an internship in a field related to cultural studies, you gain valuable experience relevant to your future job and make it easier to start your career. You can also get to know other potential employers (e.g. in museums, associations, social organisations) at various events. We are happy to advise you regarding voluntary internships in the field of cultural studies with our cooperation partners. >>>Take a look at contacts for potential internships (in german)