Heidelberg University welcomes applications for its 2-year Master Programme in Transcultural Studies. Across disciplines and national borders, students from around the globe can explore the dynamics of cultural exchanges. The emphasis lies on Asian, predominantly East and South Asian, and European cultures.
The M.A. 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 completely 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”. They will learn to critically evaluate research tools and methodologies from different disciplines in order to arrive at a set of methods and theories, which is framed according to the 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 Tokyo and Kyoto University, the University of Hyderabad and Seoul National University that also include funding programs. A study exchange to other Asian, as well as European countries is also possible. Starting in the winter term of 2017/2018, a new joint master degree with Kyoto University offers another opportunity for MATS students to study abroad. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) recently granted five full scholarships for joint degree students to study 10 months at Kyoto University.
Applicants must hold a B.A. 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 is June 15, 2017.
For more information on the programme as well as the application, requirements and process please visit http://www.transcultural.uni-hd.de/
With best wishes,
Marian Gallenkamp & Takuma Melber, Programme Coordinators MA Transcultural Studies
Anna Echtenacher, PR Manager
The Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" is an interdisciplinary network of researchers at Heidelberg University. About 200 scholars examine in which dynamics the transcultural processes between and within Asia and Europe develop.