Heidelberg University welcomes applications for its two-year Master’s Programme in Transcultural Studies, which is a research-oriented, interdisciplinary programme in the humanities and social sciences with a transregional focus. It offers a wide range of courses within an international research environment and is taught in English. Students are trained in transcultural theories and methods and in the study of cross-cultural exchanges in past and present, specifically between Asia and Europe.
Application deadline for winter semester 2022/23: 15 Jun 2022
The MA in Transcultural Studies is a research-oriented, interdisciplinary programme in the humanities and social sciences with a transregional focus. It offers a wide range of courses within an international research environment and is taught in English. Students are trained in transcultural theories and methods as well as in the study of cross-cultural exchanges in past and present, specifically between Asia and Europe. They specialize in one of three study foci: „Society, Economy, and Governance“; “Visual, Media and Material Culture“; or “Knowledge, Belief, and Religion“. Students will learn to critically evaluate research tools and methodologies from different disciplines in order to build a set of methods and theories framed according to their specific research question and material.
Students are encouraged to spend their third semester abroad on study exchange or conducting a research-oriented internship. They can benefit from partnerships with Kyoto University, Tokyo University, Seoul National University, Jiao Tong University Shanghai and Yale University that also include funding opportunities. A study exchange to other Asian and European countries is also possible.
The MA in Transcultural Studies additionally provides an option to earn a Joint Degree Master’s Certificate with its partner Kyoto University (Graduate School of Letters) in Transcultural Studies. Students can apply for the Joint Degree version (Heidelberg/Kyoto) only after admission to and enrollment in the regular Master’s in Transcultural Studies Programme at the end of the regular MA in Transcultural Studies Programme’s first semester.
Applicants must hold a BA or equivalent (minimum three years of study) in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade. Furthermore, proficiency in English and two more languages is required.
The application deadline for international students for the winter semester 2022/23 is June 15, 2022.
For more information about the programme, the application requirements, and process please visit http://www.transcultural.uni-hd.de/ or contact us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org–heidelberg.de.
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