Master's Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in Lower Saxony in Germany

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Humanities and Social Sciences

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Humanities and social sciences is the perfect area of study for students who are looking to learn a huge variety of skills which might prepare them for unparalleled freedom when it comes to choosing which industry they’d like to work in.

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states, and its capital and largest city is Berlin.

Lower Saxony is a state in Germany. It is the 4th most populated state in the country with over 8 million people. The state is divided in to 38 districts. It is home to some of the most renowned universities, colleges, and academies of higher learning.

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Master Public Economics, Law & Politics

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Lüneburg

The effectiveness and legitimacy of modern states is largely determined by the complex interaction of politics, law, and business and economics. Lately, in particular, these interactions have been affected. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Lower Saxony in Germany. The effectiveness and legitimacy of modern states is largely determined by the complex interaction of politics, law, and business and economics. Lately, in particular, these interactions have been affected by dynamic transformation processes resulting from globalization and internationalization trends. This has led to the formation of modified statehood forms and new patterns of relationships between state, society and the economy. The Master's degree in Political Science – Public Economics, Law and Politics applies a theoretical and methodological, as well as problem-oriented and integrated, political analysis of these dynamic interactions. CONTENT AND RATIONALE Studies in political science at Leuphana Graduate School combine disciplines, which traditionally deal with the relationship of state, society, and business and economics. Questions, issues and approaches to solutions resulting from these intricately interwoven relationships are analyzed and treated from the joined perspectives of political science, economics and law. The focus is placed on the causes, background, as well as social and economic effects and consequences, of government action. Thus, the course aims at achieving a comprehensive reflection on the relationship between politics, law and economics by applying the tools provided by political science as a discipline, reinforced by interdisciplinary observations. This course of study is part of the scholarship program Public Policy and Good Governance of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Every year, DAAD selects around ten scholarship holders from Central and South American, African and Asian countries to come and study at Leuphana Graduate School. They enhance the experience of studying on this program by lending it an international perspective. [-]

European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR)

University of Oldenburg
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Oldenburg

EMMIR is the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations. It is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. [+]

EMMIR is the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations. It is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. The first cohort set out to study in September 2011; since 2013 the programme is fully accredited by the national agencies as part of the European pilot project JOQAR. EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. Various associate organsiations on the regional, national and international level provide significant assistance for student internships and graduate's employment. The quality of the programme is constantly evaluated by an international board of experts. EMMIR is a unique study programme focusing on migration through an intercultural approach. It provides profound theoretical skills in migration studies combined with field work in Europe and Africa. It is designed as a multidisciplinary programme that addresses important contemporary issues in an emerging field of study. EMMIR includes study periods in both Europe and Africa. Students' mobility is understood as a key to mutual understanding of different views and cultures of migration and movement and will sharpen intercultural sensitivity. EMMIR students become acquainted with different cultures and academic traditions and gain knowledge about migration issues in internships. They will gain profound skills and specialise in of the four programme foci, this will provide them with excellent chances for employment in national and international governmental and private sector organisations or in academia. Graduates will be awarded a joint degree by the EMMIR partner universities. Background In the 21st century, migration processes - multidirectional in their spatial as well as social and cultural structure - increasingly contribute to the shaping of societies. Consequently, the presence of migrants adds emphasis to intercultural relations and intercultural communication, which are of key concern for social cohesion. Arguably, migration and globalisation may be considered twin processes. They contest concepts of the nation state, including territoriality and citizenship, and direct attention to questions of social justice and human rights, peace and conflict. They also lead to the emergence of new concepts of identity and transnational social spaces. Answers to policy questions linked to phenomena as diverse as voluntary and forced migration, internal displacement and transcontinental flows, movement of unskilled labourers and brain drainers need differentiated investigation and evaluation as well as complex negotiation. Content EMMIR responds to this rising importance by providing state of the art education in theoretical concepts, empirical methods and transdisciplinary approaches to migration studies. Teaching and research in EMMIR will address issues that currently rank highly on the global agenda - and need expertise on transnational, transcultural and transdisciplinary level. Migration and mobility, flight, displacement and refuge - globally and (supra)nationally discussed primarily on a policy level - touch decisive dimensions in economic and social development, demography, international relations, political theory and cultural cooperation, to name some, not all of the key areas. Sustainable answers bridging the interests of nation states (incl. their welfare systems and labour markets) with human rights, democratic values and globality have yet to be found. Research on intercultural relations and intercultural communication is closely linked to these questions and frequently key to the understanding of problems and conflict. The curriculum takes into account all forms of migration and displacement. Related issues to be addressed are intercultural conflict resolution mechanisms, multi cultural governance issues and global/regional integration. Foci The two key terms of reference for this study programme are migration and intercultural relations. Migration is understood here as encompassing all forms of international migration, voluntary as well as forced movements. Internal displacement, prominent especially in African contexts, will also be addressed. Intercultural relations include not only communication and other forms of interaction between the majority and resident minorities/diasporic communities within nation states but also interethnic relations in the (inter-)national arena and beyond nation states - including multinational settings and concepts such as multiculturalism or cosmopolitanism. There are four programme foci: - Gender - Development - Representation - Education The foci serve as the foundation students use to develop their individual specialisation and profile, e.g. by combining them with a geographic focus involving one or more of the countries in the partnership, potentially also linked to individual language skills. Qualification EMMIR, combining the expertise of European and African universities, strongly encourages students to critically evaluate the existing body of knowledge and to conduct their own research projects. Students will have the benefits and challenge of an international learner group where participants' different backgrounds will in itself offer valuable intercultural perspectives for the study of migration. EMMIR aims at training young academics that contribute to improved information about the dynamics of migration and will become new professionals, consciously combining their specific national/regional/ institutional situatedness and tasks with transnational perspectives, in the specific context of this programme primarily in Europe and Africa. In order to train for a labour market demanding flexibility, self-motivation and problem-solving skills, the didactics of EMMIR are built around the idea that young professionals need state of the art, in-depth-knowledge in their field plus the tools to present and negotiate, to apply and to conceptualise, to cooperate, administrate and to manage. In cooperation with numerous actors and institutions in the field (associates and others) students will be exposed to specific labour market segments, they gather experience that can be actively linked to the study programme and their specialisation. The cross-cutting aim is to promote problem solving skills and the ability of knowledge transfer. Graduates will be qualified to pursue doctoral studies or employment in national and international governmental and non-governmental institutions dealing with migration, intercultural competence and education, in particular intersecting with development issues and/or gender issues. Language The language of instruction is English, but students will be encouraged to enhance bi- or multilingual language skills. EMMIR builds on and supports multilinguality by offering language courses and by its mobility path. Students are encouraged and supported to expose themselves to different cultural and economic settings in Europe and Africa. Mobility and Specialisation EMMIR combines the mobility of the full cohort with individual research mobility and specialisation. The mobility path serves two purposes. On the one hand it exposes students to different migration policies, various approaches to intercultural relations, several academic institutions and economic, social and cultural settings that are shaping migration processes as well as migrants’ experiences. On the other hand it allows students to develop individual research foci - drawing on the expertise of all involved partners and their specialisation in a decentralised way. EMMIR mobility path enhances: - to focus on ‘major’ nations in global migration e.g. Germany or Sudan (as the largest African nation with major forced migration and internal displacement), - to focus on intercultural relations/migration issues in small nations and young nation states (Europe, Africa); - to specialize in comparative research on two or more of the involved countries, and/or drawing on the expertise and access to selected partner networks, - to specialize in overarching questions, e.g. research on global migration - drawing on EMMIR as a network of networks. Degree The Consortium will award graduates a joint degree by all seven universities in accordance with Bologna criteria. Student graduation ceremonies will take place in Oldenburg annually in September. EMMIR is based at the the School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies. A variety of research centered Master programs are offered by the institutes in the same faculty, which secures the high quality of both curriculum and scholars in English and German. [-]

Master in Modern Indian Studies

University of Göttingen
Campus or Online Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen

This English-language Master's degree programme unites perspectives from the humanities, the social sciences and economics. [+]

Master in Modern Indian Studies (M.A.)For prospective India specialists: This English-language Master's degree programme unites perspectives from the humanities, the social sciences and economics. In addition to academic knowledge specific to India, you will acquire well-founded essential knowledge from Regional and Cultural Studies. This will be consolidated by a visit to India, integrated into the degree programme. Topics taught include social, cultural and economic phenomena of modern India. The programme is supported by the interdisciplinary Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS).The English-language master's degree programme in Modern Indian Studies provides in-depth specialized knowledge of the subject, the ability to work independently on subject specific and interdisciplinary research and to apply gained insights. The degree programme qualifies students for a successful career by provision of expertise, methodological and analytical skills and forms the basis for further studies in doctoral degree programs.... [-]


Master in Intercultural Theology

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen

M.A. programme Intercultural Theology offers a unique combination of theory and practical experiences. Teaching language is English. [+]

M.A. programme Intercultural Theology offers a unique combination of theory and practical experiences. Teaching language is English. The study course lasts for four terms and is offered by Göttingen University in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology Hermannsburg (Fachhochschule). It imparts basic knowledge about intercultural theology, which is to be applied in a project abroad or in Germany. The Master degree qualifies for various jobs in the churches, in Non-Governmental-Organizations, media, institutions of adult education or scientific institutes. Programme: Intercultural Theology M.A. Degree: Master of Arts Standard period of study: Four semesters Start: Winter semester Admission requirements: See below Application: To the Faculty Application deadline: May 1st Language requirement: English (verification required, see below) Programme description The M.A.programme Intercultural Theology aims at equipping graduates to foster intercultural, interreligious and interdenominational communication and cooperation. The programme enables students to conduct in-depth scientific work in regards to theologically responsible practice within intercultural and interreligious communication and education processes. The programme therefore conveys knowledge on structural elements, forms and transformation processes of the Christian message in different cultural contexts. It enables students to anaylse and understand the trans- and intercultural characters and diversity of the cultural form of Christianity. Students will learn to responsibly contextually communicate the Gospel and to reflect the interaction of Christians with people of other religions, as well as analyse the theological, social, political and economical conditions of (inter)cultural transformation processes. The international mixture of students as well as a mandatory stay abroad at a partner university emphasize the intercultural educational process, promoting communication and cognitive abilities within the context. Students will work on a concrete project during their stay abroad in which will emphasize the application of scientific findings. In addition to intercultural and contextual theology and project work, students obtain fundamental skills in intercultural communication and are supposed to learn basic German, and get the opportunity to learn relevant languages of the Christian tradition (e.g. Hebrew, Greek). The programme is offered in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology Hermannsburg (Fachhochschule) and with partner universities in India, Ethiopia, Korea, Japan, Ghana, Lebanon, Armenia, Estonia, Indonesia, Tanzania, China and Belarus. Occupational fields The degree qualifies graduates for fields of occupations in works and institutions of missions and ecumenisms, of churches in Germany and abroad, church communions (World Council of Churches, Luther World Federation) as well as for work in non-governmental organisations, media, institutions of adult education or scientific institutions. Admission requirements Completed course of study in Theology (Bachelor, church examination, exam, “Diplom”, 1st state examination/M.Ed. or equivalent) in Germany or abroad, or Completed course of study of a relevant subject (e.g. Cultural Anthropology, Religious Science, Indology, African Studies, Development Studies, Sociology, Political Science etc). Students must go through the selection procedure of the Faculty. Number of study places available: 20 per semester. Language requirements All course are taught in English. Applicants whose native language is not English must verify their knowledge of English: We accept TOEFL and IELTS (Academic). Applicants have to meet the minimum score of 80 TOEFL ißT, resp. 6.0 IELTS; CambridgeCert at least a „C“ (pass.); UNIcert at least level 3. [-]

Master in Euroculture

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Göttingen

The Euroculture programme gives students a chance to prepare themselves to enter new professions that come into being due to the intensifying process of economic and political integration in Europe. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Lower Saxony in Germany. Euroculture (M.A.) Subject: Erasmus Mundus MA Programme Euroculture (joint degree) Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.) Standard period of study: 4 semesters Start of programme: winter semester only Admission: admission restricted (application with the faculty) Terms of admission: B.A. in Political Sciences, History, Theology, Law or philological subjects, or in another profile that qualifies for the Master's programme in Euroculture Language requirements: excellent knowledge of English (see below) Application deadline: May 1st Special fee: see Homepage of the programme Course description The goals of this Master's programme with respect to specialised knowledge and methodological and social competence are: to show to the students the ways of thinking and working for the specific subjects involved; to impart to the students the ability to work in a problem- and project-oriented way even beyond the usual subject-specific limitations, and to present the results in an adequate manner; to familiarise the students with the methodology of interdisciplinary research; to impart in-depth understanding of processes relevant to society as a whole in Europe, from a legal, politological, theological, historical, or cultural-scientific point of view; to improve the ability to communicate interculturally by means of a compulsory semester abroad; to enable the students to improve their knowledge of English and to learn at least one additional foreign language; to teach the students how to conduct scientific work independently. The students gain the ability to analyse the European integration process in an independent, interdisciplinary and problem-oriented way; to judge the effects that regional, national and supranational cooperations and conflicts of the past have on current developments and the dynamics in Europe; to show the capability of acting and willingness to take responsibility and leadership in groups consisting of members from different national and cultural backgrounds. The Euroculture programme gives students a chance to prepare themselves to enter new professions that come into being due to the intensifying process of economic and political integration in Europe. Euroculture serves to qualify graduates to take up professions that require sound knowledge of European culture, current transnational developments in European society and politics in a global context, and the European integration process. Some of the possible professions are work with European institutions and organisations, with institutions of teaching, research and further education, the media and journalism, librarianship, foundations and associations, culture management, museums and collections, tourism, foreigner and migrant counselling, public relations, and human resource management (especially in international companies). Subject-specific admission procedure University places are allocated to applicants who are particularly suitable. Particular suitability is measured by the following criteria: fulfilment of the formal admission requirements, demonstration of the ability to critically reflect on the contents and goals of the Euroculture programme from a subject-related and from an interdisciplinary point of view (letter of motivation), quality of academic achievements, and proof of language skills in an interview. Programme with special fees The programme Euroculture has special fees. Please check the homepage of the programme carefully. Language requirements Students of the Euroculture programme must have a very good knowledge of English in accordance with international regulations of the Euroculture network (according to the international admission regulations), because they will take their examinations at universities abroad in English or the national language. The intensive course will be held in English as well. [-]

Master in Media Studies

Braunschweig University of Art (HBK)
Campus Full time Part time October 2017 Germany Braunschweig

The master's degree in Media Studies was conceived as a cultural studies programme, which would relate design issues with academic research. [+]

Master in Media Studies

The master's degree in Media Studies at the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK) was conceived as a cultural studies programme, which would relate design issues with academic research.

The intense interdisciplinary nature of this Media Studies programme is made possible by cross-institutional course structuring. Complementing the HBK's specialisation in the fields of aesthetics, art history, and design, the degree also includes courses on systems engineering, architecture, English studies, and media technology at the Technical University Braunschweig. The Master of Arts qualifies graduates of the programme for employment in numerous vocational fields, as well as for possible doctoral studies.... [-]


Master in Aesthetics and Art History

Braunschweig University of Art (HBK)
Campus Full time Part time October 2017 Germany Braunschweig

The university course Aesthetics and Art History at the HBK distinguishes itself by being fully integrated into the overall concept of an art university... [+]

Master in Aesthetics and Art History

You can study Aesthetics and Art History as a bachelor or master student or a doctoral candidate at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (HBK) / Braunschweig University of Art:

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The university course Aesthetics and Art History at the HBK distinguishes itself by being fully integrated into the overall concept of an art university: Aesthetic phenomena and the theory of Art Science are critically reflected and viewed in relation to contemporary art and present design practice. The reference to contemporary art is always central to the course but is based on solid knowledge of art history and on the historic-systematic requirements for the subject.... [-]