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Language and Cultural Studies

Study Cultural Studies in Germany

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A cultural studies programme will provide you with sound theoretical knowledge about the “construction” and meaning of culture. You will examine culture from different perspectives, for example by comparing and analysing art, history, literature, or theology. Languages and the learning of foreign languages are also an important part of this interdisciplinary field of study. There are a variety of options for individual specialisations in this subject area.


100 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master

German, English, French, Spanish

2-8 Semesters

What content can I expect

The field of study cultural studies focuses on the meaning of culture and the interaction between culture and other subject areas. The fields of study “media culture” and “culture and technology”, for example, examine the relationship between culture and media/technology. Other areas in this field include:

  • Intercultural studies
  • Cultural history

In your studies, you will acquire professional, methodological, and social skills to analyse and compare culture in different dimensions and from different perspectives. Depending on your specialisation, you will examine relevant subject areas such as art, history, philosophy, ethnology, or archaeology. In doing so, you will acquire intercultural competence, raise your awareness for cultural diversity, and increase your overall cultural sensitivity.

Higher education institutions offer a wide variety of degree programmes in cultural studies with different focal points. Thus, some programmes offer different regional specialisations, while others approach the topic from a historical or an empirical point of view.

Your future field of work will strongly depend on your chosen specialisation in the degree programme. With a degree in this field, you can pursue a career, for example, in a research institution, a museum, an archive, or a library. You may also find work in tourism, marketing, the media, or culture administration.

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