Master in Euroculture

University of Göttingen

Program Description

Master in Euroculture

University of Göttingen

Euroculture is a unique inter-university and interdisciplinary project. The focus of the Programme is on cultural, social and political developments in Europe, its heritage and identity as well as values, citizenship and cultural relations. The Euroculture Programme stands out from many other European and Regional Study programmes because of its multidisciplinary approach, in which the citizen - instead of structures and models - is the central point of attention and reflection.

Its core questions amongst others are:

• Whether, to what extent, and in which forms does a common and unique European culture exist and how is it related to other regional or non-European cultures? • How are Europe and its cultural transformations perceived within Europe and from the outside? • What is the impact of political and social processes on European culture(s) and culture(s) in Europe as well as vice versa? Students do not only reflect on those and other questions while studying Euroculture, through studying in a multicultural environment, they also discover different cultures and gain international perspectives. Students spend the first semester at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

In the second semester students study at one of the host universities of the Euroculture consortium:

• Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (the Netherlands) • Universidad de Deusto (Spain) • Uniwersytet Jagiello´nski w Krakowie (Poland) • Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci (the Czech Republic) • Université de Strasbourg (France) • Università degli Studi di Udine (Italy) • Uppsala Universitet (Sweden)

In the third semester student can either choose a professional track (internship) at any organization/institution of their choice as long as the placement is relevant for the Euroculture themes, or a research track at one of Euroculture Consortium universities based on the student’s research and/or professional interests.

Our non-European partner universities for the research track are: • University of Pune (India) • Indiana University (USA) • University of Osaka (Japan) • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Mandatory mobility between two or more consortium universities gives students the possibility of gaining diverse academic and personal experiences, which enrich the student’s level of intercultural competence, establish broad professional networks and increase their options on the global job market.

Euroculture offers students: • Enrollment over two years (4 semesters) in a Masters Course (120 ECTS) which has been recognized by the European Commission as an "Erasmus Mundus Master of Excellence" • A transdisciplinary approach involving the disciplines of European and Cultural Studies, History, Political Science, International Relations, Theology, Philosophy, Anthropology, Ethnology, Philology and Literature • A well-established mobility scheme that enables you to study in international joint-degree programme within a consortium of eight European and four non-European universities • The chance to experience an international environment, learn other languages, engage in intercultural dialogue and become familiar with different cultural practices • The possibility to obtain an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for the whole Programme or in order to fund a research semester at one of the non-European partner universities as well as other grants to partly finance the mobility in the 2nd and internship in the the 3rd semester • The opportunity to access a number of other scholarships and grants, such as Erasmus Mobility (get funds for exchanging semester) and Erasmus Mobility for Placements (get funds for an internship) Euroculture enables students to: • Pursue a professional or a research track in order to deepen their research skills and theoretical knowledge or to acquire relevant professional skills and competences • Participate in an international summer school (Intensive Programme) of up to ten days. The location of the IP alternates between partner universities • Conduct research on the European political, cultural and social Integration process with its different dimensions. Important Keywords would be transculturally, citizenship, identity, mobility, or collective memory • Study Europe’s relations to and the mutual exchanges with the wider world. Due to longstanding special cooperation with the respected non-European universities in the consortium and in Göttingen in particular, the main regional focuses will be on the Near East / India as well as North America • Participate in the Master Thesis colloquium that helps to systematize, organize and streamline the student’s research process

Opportunities and Perspectives: The Programme prepares graduates to work in the European, international or national context where the knowledge of present European and European Union institutions is relevant. It also provides skills and qualifications that enable students to embark on doctoral studies.

The programme qualifies students for careers in the fields of:

• European institutions, non-governmental and non-profit organizations • Education and research institutions, think-tanks • Embassies and consulates • Media, journalism, publishing, libraries • Public relations • Legal and personnel departments in international companies • Political parties, foundations and associations • City and regional planning, local and regional cultural projects • Cultural management • Museums, galleries and exhibitions • Tourism • Religious and church-based institutions • Charity organizations

Language requirements: English is the language of instruction and assessment across the Euroculture Consortium. You must therefore submit proof of English language proficiency before being considered for admission. If your first language is not English, you will be required to submit one of the following acceptable English language proficiency tests:

-TOEFL Paper-based: 580 or TOEFL IBT Internet-based: 92 -IELTS: minimum overall score 6.5, with no part score (listening, reading, writing, speaking) under 5.5 -CAE - Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: C1 or Cambridge Proficiency in English: C1.

Alternatively we accept applicants who have studied in an English-speaking country for at least 1 year, or students who had English as their language of instruction during the whole duration of their BA programme.

Application deadline: The online application form for the 2014-2016 intake in Göttingen, starting on October 6 will be open until September 15, 2014 (September 1 for self-financing non-EU applicants and September 15 for self-financing EU applicants).

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 15, 2016
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