Culture, Media, Art & Music

Kulturwissenschaft

Social/Cultural Anthropology and Cultural Studies

Bachelor

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Cultural Studies encompasses the classical areas of the theatre, music, film, literature, as well as the interaction between our and other cultures, the history of transcultural relations, globalisation, and the role media and communication play in modern processes of change.
Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary endeavor. At German universities it is taught with different specialisations. The two area programmes which comprise Cultural Studies at Bremen University are a unique combination in Germany. The programmes encompass social and cul... more » more »


Basic data

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

admittance limited. A selection procedure takes place.

Subject to selection procedure

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07.

Places to study are awarded through the dialogueorientated service procedure (DoSV).

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Cultural Studies encompasses the classical areas of the theatre, music, film, literature, as well as the interaction between our and other cultures, the history of transcultural relations, globalisation, and the role media and communication play in modern processes of change.
Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary endeavor. At German universities it is taught with different specialisations. The two area programmes which comprise Cultural Studies at Bremen University are a unique combination in Germany. The programmes encompass social and cultural anthropology and communication and media studies. The content of these two programmes constitute an original approach of cultural studies to the subject matter of the respective fields. Culture is the point of departure from which the two individual disciplines interrelate, enhance each other and interact. The program teaches the foundations of each thematic area, preparing for subsequent interdisciplinary research.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The Bachelor programme 'Cultural Studies' prepares students for careers in the broadest sense of cultural practice. This may include, for example, employment in the media, trade associations and enterprises, as well as in public and private cultural institutions. In order to work in these areas, students must acquire a fundamental anayltical understanding of the multiplicity of cultural processes, a differentiated knowledge of current processes of media communication and practical media competence, as well as a grounded practice-based training in respect of the perception and understanding of (foreign) cultural correlations. There is no clearly defined career field for graduates of cultural studies (as it exists for jurists or medical doctors, for instance). It is therefore all the more expedient for students to define their own profile and specialisations in the course of their studies and to undertake internships in their desired areas of future employment. The programme also qualifies students for subsequent post-graduate studies in various Master programmes.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program in the disciplines:

  • Master of Arts Transnational Literary Studies

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Studies comprise the following 12 modules:
Introduction: Social and Cultural Anthropology
Introduction: Communication and Media Studies
Theory of Culture
Economy and Politics
Current Fields of Research
Methods
Regional Studies
Independent Studies
Specialisation Modules
Internship
Bachelor Thesis
When studied as a major, Cultural Studies is supplemented by courses in the area of General Studies, as well as a subsidiary subject.

Major fields

Students are able to pursue their own special interests within the individual area programs by attending specialisation modules, independent studies and by means of carefully chosen internships.

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Practical

Students are requested to take an internship. The career-oriented work experience comprises an external work placement lasting min. 6 continuous weeks at a cultural institution in Germany or abroad. Students submit a report on their work experience. The work they perform is subsequently evaluated.

Study abroad

We advise our students to spend a semester at an university abroad Using the Erasmus program is highly recommended.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for advanced students

without restriction


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

specialty + complementary subject

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 349,12 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Internship regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Dr. des. Jan C. Oberg
Building: SFG, Office: 4240
E-Mail: jcoberg(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67614

Studies centre

Studienzentrum FB 9
Building: SFG, Office: SFG 3300
E-Mail: studienzentrumfb9(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67511

Juliane Schoppe
office hours: Mo 12-14:00 and Thu 10-12:00 (SFG 3300)

Practice office

Wiltrud Hoffmann
Building: SFG, Office: 3090
E-Mail: praxfb9(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67510

Status

03.01.2019
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Cultural Studies encompasses the classical areas of the theatre, music, film, literature, as well as the interaction between our and other cultures, the history of transcultural relations, globalisation, and the role media and communication play in modern processes of change.
Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary endeavor. At German universities it is taught with different specialisations. The two area programmes which comprise Cultural Studies at Bremen University are a unique combination in Germany. The programmes encompass social and cultural anthropology and communication and media studies. The content of these two programmes constitute an original approach of cultural studies to the subject matter of the respective fields. Culture is the point of departure from which the two individual disciplines interrelate, enhance each other and interact. The program teaches the foundations of each thematic area, preparing for subsequent interdisciplinary research.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The Bachelor programme 'Cultural Studies' prepares students for careers in the broadest sense of cultural practice. This may include, for example, employment in the media, trade associations and enterprises, as well as in public and private cultural institutions. In order to work in these areas, students must acquire a fundamental anayltical understanding of the multiplicity of cultural processes, a differentiated knowledge of current processes of media communication and practical media competence, as well as a grounded practice-based training in respect of the perception and understanding of (foreign) cultural correlations. There is no clearly defined career field for graduates of cultural studies (as it exists for jurists or medical doctors, for instance). It is therefore all the more expedient for students to define their own profile and specialisations in the course of their studies and to undertake internships in their desired areas of future employment. The programme also qualifies students for subsequent post-graduate studies in various Master programmes.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program in the disciplines:

  • Master of Arts Transnational Literary Studies

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Studies comprise the following 12 modules:
Introduction: Social and Cultural Anthropology
Introduction: Communication and Media Studies
Theory of Culture
Economy and Politics
Current Fields of Research
Methods
Regional Studies
Independent Studies
Specialisation Modules
Internship
Bachelor Thesis
When studied as a major, Cultural Studies is supplemented by courses in the area of General Studies, as well as a subsidiary subject.

Major fields

Students are able to pursue their own special interests within the individual area programs by attending specialisation modules, independent studies and by means of carefully chosen internships.

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Practical

Students are requested to take an internship. The career-oriented work experience comprises an external work placement lasting min. 6 continuous weeks at a cultural institution in Germany or abroad. Students submit a report on their work experience. The work they perform is subsequently evaluated.

Study abroad

We advise our students to spend a semester at an university abroad Using the Erasmus program is highly recommended.

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for advanced students

without restriction


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

specialty + complementary subject

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 349,12 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Internship regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Dr. des. Jan C. Oberg
Building: SFG, Office: 4240
E-Mail: jcoberg(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67614

Studies centre

Studienzentrum FB 9
Building: SFG, Office: SFG 3300
E-Mail: studienzentrumfb9(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67511

Juliane Schoppe
office hours: Mo 12-14:00 and Thu 10-12:00 (SFG 3300)

Practice office

Wiltrud Hoffmann
Building: SFG, Office: 3090
E-Mail: praxfb9(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67510

Status

03.01.2019