Intercultural Communication and European Studies (MA)
At a glance
- Study programme
- Intercultural Communication and European Studies (MA)
- Social and Cultural Sciences
Master of Arts (M.A.)
- Type of programme
- Campus-based programme
- Standard Duration
- 4 semesters
- Admission Capacity
- Start of study programme
- Winter semester
- Admission Restriction
- Restricted entry based on numerus clausus (NC) system
- Admission Requirements
- First degree in social sciences, cultural sciences, the humanities or law
- Language of instructions
Some courses in English (around 50 percent)
- Language Requirements
- Very good German language skills and good English language skills, or vice versa, are required. The exact requirements are specified on the programme website under "Applications". Click on the link in the section "More about the subject".
- Application Deadline
- 15 July for applicants from non-EU countries; 20 August for applicants from EU countries
- External Partners
- During field trips to Brussels and Strasbourg and an integrated work placement, students come into contact with various areas of professional practice.
- Specific Features
- The student intake is international, around fifteen nationalities are often represented in one cohort.
What Is This Programme About?
The aim of the international Master's degree programme is to prepare graduates for work in supranational organisations or in areas of national organisations with strong international links, especially in Europe, as well as for activities in businesses with operations abroad. The programme develops your ability to communicate effectively across cultures and languages. In addition, we provide you with an in-depth knowledge of organisational structures and an understanding of the background, structure, and opportunities of European integration. It is the aim of the programme to prepare you to deal with the various challenges presented by the further expansion of European integration.
Why Choose This Programme?
The MA degree in Intercultural Communication and European Studies (ICEUS) is ideally suited to anyone with a first degree in social sciences, political science, law, philology or similar subjects who is interested in continuing their studies and acquiring the skills needed to work in an international environment. They may already have international work or study experience, possess foreign language skills, and have a special interest in other cultures. Approximately half the student intake is from Germany and half from abroad.
How is the programme structured?
The Master's programme extends over four semesters. All students attend classes on Intercultural Communication, European Studies, Globalisation and International Organisations. After the second semester, students complete a work placement in an area of activity that is related to the study programme with an organisation or company outside their home country, for example with a European institution, a non-governmental organisation, a research institute or think-tank, the media or in an international field of activity of a company. After the work placement, students attend advanced classes and in the fourth semester they prepare their Master's thesis. The subject of the thesis can be based on subjects covered by the study programme or relating to the work placement.
Where does it lead?
As an graduate of the ICEUS programme, you are able to communicate effectively with speakers of other languages and from different cultural backgrounds borders and therefore have the sound skills needed to mediate between different cultures and societies. These skills are enhanced by an in-depth knowledge of organisational structures and an understanding of the background, structures and opportunities of European integration.
A wide range of career opportunities is open to you after graduation, including positions in the areas of communication, education, research, politics, commerce or international relations. Potential employers are non-governmental organisations, associations, teaching and research institutions, international companies and public administration.