Globalization, Media and Culture (Human Geography) (M.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:

 

Degree:

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard period of studies:

4 Semester

Start:

winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

restricted

Application:

You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Deadlines:

Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Summer semester: October 1 - November 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

Geography (B.Sc.)

Homepage:

Geographisches Institut

Faculty:

Faculty 09: Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Geo Sciences

Accreditation:

The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

The Master’s program “Human Geography: Globalization, Media and Culture” focuses on the renegotiation of spatial references to culture and society during the course of globalization processes. Emphasis is placed on the following questions: How has the connection between culture, space and society that is communicated by the media been transformed in the global age, what challenges have arisen, and how can these problems be dealt with politically?

As part of a general “spatial turn”, media-sensitive cultural geography is a key discipline. Through the miniaturization and mobilization of technical communications equipment, combined with the massive spread of mapping and geo-coded positioning of all areas of life, there is a new “a-whereness”, a completely renewed interest in spaces, regions and places. The geographical media contents of the program are thus devoted to empirical analysis of media-generated geographies and to the socio-technical reorganization of the relationship between space and media in general.

Following on from an initial academic qualification for work in the professional field, students can acquire advanced scientific analytical skills on this Master’s program. Versatile and innovative end-of-module tasks, such as producing short films, podcasts and blogs, ensure that students also acquire practical skills in the creation of media products.

The program will appeal to graduates of all social and cultural disciplines who are interested in geography and who are also interested in receiving a basic education in current cultural and theoretical approaches to the relationship between space and society and are keen to conduct their own research projects on the present phenomena of global society.

Master entrance requirements

Proof of a Bachelor’s degree in Geography or an equivalent final degree from a university in Germany or abroad.

If the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree was not in Geography, they may be granted admission on the condition they provide the additional qualifications of a maximum of 30 credit points from a B. Sc. in Geography. The Examination Committee will determine in which modules the scholastic achievements are to be made; they are not part of the Master’s examination. If this requirement is not met within the period specified by the Examination Committee, admission to the Master’s examination will be rescinded.

It is assumed that students have sufficient active and passive knowledge of the English language to read specialist literature in English and participate in courses taught in English. Proof is not required.

Proof of proficiency in the German language to the level of the “German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH)” is required for applicants, who either did not obtain their university entrance qualification at a German institution or whose degree was not from a degree program taught in German.

Information

The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).