Elite Master's Programme in Bamberg and Erlangen


Offered by the Universities of Bamberg and Erlangen, a new bilingual Elite Master’s Programme in „Kulturwissenschaften des Vorderen Orients/Cultural Studies of the Middle East” has been introduced in the 2017/18 winter semester.  This modularised MA programme focuses on diversity and historical change in the cultures of the Middle East. It is Germany’s first elite course of study in this field. This programme offers a new and challenging approach to talented and highly motivated students – going far beyond common language frontiers and transcending single-discipline perspectives. The variety of specialisations in the field of Oriental Studies makes this programme unique in Germany.  Students will encounter theoretical concepts and conduct research on a highly advanced academic level: They will enhance their language skills, cooperate in interdisciplinary seminars, and organise cross-disciplinary workshops. They will benefit from visiting fellows of international renown. Our graduates will be able to communicate in academic settings and professionally conduct excellent, interdisciplinary research – skills essential for continuing on at the PhD level. This master’s programme is sponsored by the Bavarian Elite Network.


Requirements: B.A. in a relevant academic field (application also possible during the final degree phase) or equivalent foreign degree with good or excellent marks (German equivalent 2.5 or better). German language CEFR B2 and English language C1 proficiency.

Deadline: 15 July for the winter term, 15 January for the summer term

Degree: Master of Arts

Duration: 4 Semesters (8 Semesters part-time)

Languages: German and English

For further information please visit our website www.culturalstudiesmideast.de

Dr. Schayan Gharevi
Coordination Elite Master’s Programme Kulturwissenschaften des Vorderen Orients/
Cultural Studies of the Middle East
University of Bamberg
96045 Bamberg
Tel.: +49 (0)951 863-2214