European cultures in theory and practice

The master’s degree programme teaches specialised knowledge on historical and contemporary everyday culture. A focus is placed on social practices and cultural lifestyles that constitute our living environment and analysing these with historical and/or empirical methods.

Your studies will be interdisciplinary and based around research and practice. In this way, you’ll learn the necessary tools that you can put into use in an individual and independent master’s thesis.

The European Ethnology programme at a glance
Final ExaminationMaster’s Examination (throughout the programme)
TitleMaster of Arts
ECTS Points120
Standard Programme Duration4 semesters
Programme StartWinter or summer semester
Type of StudiesFull-time and part-time possible
AdmissionsAdmission with mark of 2.5 or better
from the fields of the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies

Programme objectives

You consolidate both subject-specific and wider cultural studies skills by

  • independently engaging with current discourses in European ethnology
  • independently applying the disciplinary approaches of cultural anthropology
  • critically engaging with the relevant literature – even from other disciplines
  • drawing on diverse sources for analysis and research purposes
  • writing your own systematic and methodologically reflective paper, supported by theory.