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Eberhard Karls University Tubingen


Literary and Cultural Theory

Subjects: Literary and Cultural Theory,Literary

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
English, German
💶  Application Fee non-EU
No information

💶  Cost per Semester
166 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
1,500 EUR
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
No information

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

The Master's degree in Literary and Cultural Theory is both versatile and interdisciplinary. You can pursue it with a variety of bachelor's degrees. This program offers individual study profiles, allowing you to set your own priorities. The main focus areas are literature, knowledge, media, and culture. What sets this course apart is its theory-oriented perspective. The core of the program consists of four basic modules, which you can take in any order: - Text theory, aesthetics, literary theory - History of ideas and knowledge - Media aesthetics and media history - Cultural theory and interculturality You can choose to focus on one of these areas, which will be further developed in the specialization module and the focus module. This structure provides a tailored educational experience, enabling you to delve deeply into your chosen field.

Program Information

Study Location Tübingen
Start Semester Summer, Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English, German
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester 1,500 EUR
Cost per Semester 166 EUR
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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Language Requirements

IELTS No information
Cambridge (CAE) No information
TOEFL IBT No information

Proof of good knowledge (three years of school lessons or level B1 according to CEFR) in two foreign languages ​​is required, one of which must be English or French.

Qualification Requirements

Quality of the degree: The undergraduate degree must have been completed with an overall grade of 2.5 or better. • Relevance/affinity of the degree: - The undergraduate degree must generally be in a modern philological subject and with a focus on literary studies, as the main subject. If only the minor subject is relevant, you can also be admitted if the content studied in the field of literary studies is sufficient. - In principle, the undergraduate degree can also be in a suitable 'related' subject (such as philosophy, cultural studies, classical philology, art history, etc.). In this case, too, it may be possible to be admitted: subjects with basic philological training in the BA degree (e.g. Latin studies or Greek studies) can be recognized as a prerequisite without any further requirements. For other subjects, requirements are imposed on a case-by-case basis (additional seminars from the literary studies parts of a corresponding BA subject), which must be fulfilled by the end of the second semester.

Document Requirements

German applicants with foreign qualifications (e.g. foreign Abitur, International Baccalaureate Diploma) must submit a copy of a certificate within the application deadline , which shows that the qualifications are equivalent or have the same status as a German school-leaving certificate. Exception: Applicants with the “European Baccalaureate” certificate do not have to submit this certificate additionally. The certificate can be applied for at the Stuttgart regional council or another responsible office from another federal state. The federal state in which the applicant resides is responsible for the assessment. If you are a German citizen and want to apply to study in Baden-Württemberg with proof from abroad, the Stuttgart Regional Council is also responsible for you. The certificate must contain the date of acquisition of the university entrance qualification as well as the general and/or special average grade corresponding to a German school leaving certificate.

Application Process

Acceptance Interview No
Acceptance local admission restrictions Not restricted
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