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Dependency and Slavery Studies

Subjects: Dependency and Slavery Studies,Slavery Studies,History

M.A. | Master of Arts

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

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

Course description

The Dependency and Slavery Studies program is an international and interdisciplinary master’s degree designed for four semesters. Taught entirely in English, it targets students interested in history, material sciences, and social sciences. The program is built on the innovative research concept of “strong asymmetrical dependency,” offering fresh perspectives on slavery and other forms of dependency through an interdisciplinary lens. Students delve into deeply rooted social dependencies like slavery, serfdom, and debt bondage across various epochs, geographies, and cultures. The focus is on historical origins in Asian, American, African, and European societies, rather than the modern world. The program aims to move beyond the simple binary of “slavery versus freedom.” Additionally, the degree provides insights into contemporary forms of extreme asymmetrical dependency, exploring these issues in today's context. Students learn to frame research questions across disciplines and solve complex problems independently, enhancing their methodological and analytical skills. Transcultural comparison is a key aspect of studying slavery and other dependencies. This program fosters an environment of trust, understanding, and inclusivity. It emphasizes clear, concise communication, avoiding confusing language. The goal is to achieve the highest level of topical authority, ensuring students are well-prepared to tackle these complex subjects.

Program Information

Study Location Bonn
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 323 EUR
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English language proficiency (CEFR level C1)

Qualification Requirements

University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline with at least 180 ECTS English language proficiency (CEFR level C1) Minimum grade of 2.5 or local equivalent

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