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University of Bayreuth


European Interdisciplinary Master African Studies

Subjects: European Interdisciplinary Master African Studies,African Studies,Interdisciplinary

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
148 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

Building on their outstanding and internationally recognized strengths in African Studies, the Universität Bayreuth (UBT) in Germany, the Université Bordeaux Montaigne (UBM) in France, and the Universidade do Porto (UP) in Portugal have developed a Joint Master Programme under the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) framework. The “European Interdisciplinary Master African Studies” (EIMAS) will lead the way in innovative teaching methods for African Studies. This program offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide range of subjects. Students will delve into African history, politics, culture, and languages. They will also explore contemporary issues such as development, migration, and environmental challenges. The EIMAS program aims to equip students with a deep understanding of the African continent through an interdisciplinary approach. The collaboration between UBT, UBM, and UP ensures that students benefit from diverse academic perspectives and expertise. This joint effort fosters an inclusive and supportive learning environment, encouraging students to engage critically with the material and with each other. By participating in the EIMAS program, students will gain valuable insights and skills that are essential for careers in academia, international organizations, and beyond. The program's innovative approach to teaching African

Program Information

Study Location Bayreuth
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 148 EUR
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Language Requirements

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Cambridge (CAE) C2

Language proficiency: A very good command of English (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): C1. All applicants (except native speakers and students coming from or having an (under)graduate degree from one of the listed countries (PDF-file)) have to submit an IELTS (7.0), TOEFL (95) or Cambridge (C2 Proficiency) certificate.

Qualification Requirements

A very good (B) overall grade for the Bachelor programme from a recognised university in the field of Social Sciences or Humanities (African Languages and Cultures, History, Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, Geography, Development Studies, Political Science, Public Administration or other studies related to the Social Sciences) or convincing application of other academic disciplines

Document Requirements

uni-assist for an application for Universität Bayreuth Preliminary review documentation Deadline for submitting the VPD in the online application in CAMPUSonline: 15 July Please request your VPD via the uni-assist web portal as early as possible - but at the latest 6-8 weeks before the respective application deadline at the University of Bayreuth. find out more Curriculum vitae you can download and fill out this template Language certificate ENGLISH level B2 find out more Language certificate GERMAN level A1 can be obtained during the first year of the programme find out more Passport please provide an electronic copy of your valid passport. If you do not have a German identification card, you may submit a copy of your temporary identification or your international passport. Secondary school leaving certificate including subjects and grades (e.g. Abitur, High School Diploma, A-Levels, or equivalent) original language + certified translation in German or English (only required if the document was not issued in German or English) Transcript of records BACHELOR (or for comparable degree) including subjects and grades- at least 150 ECTS points with a final grade corresponding to "2,5" or better on the German grading system Grade conversion original language + certified translation in German or English (only required if the document was not issued in German or English) Written presentation of course-specific competences (letter of motivation)

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Acceptance local admission restrictions Not restricted
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