Master of Arts Transcultural Studies / Cultural Anthropology

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available



English, German

About this Study Course

The Master of Arts in Transcultural Studies / Cultural Anthropology offers a deep dive into the dynamic cultural processes spanning Europe, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. This program equips students with the skills to analyze both historical and contemporary cultural phenomena through the lens of ethnography and cultural theory.

By focusing on the everyday life within globalized societies, students learn to navigate complex local systems and cultural diversities. They develop the ability to conduct independent research that connects local experiences with broader transnational and global contexts. This program not only fosters analytical and interdisciplinary thinking but also emphasizes the importance of communicating research findings effectively to a wider audience, preparing students for the evolving demands of a culturally interconnected world.


The MA in Transcultural Studies / Cultural Anthropology at Bonn University stands out for its practical approach, emphasizing hands-on experiences through close collaboration with regional museums and student-led research projects. Students enjoy the flexibility to tailor their studies according to their interests, developing specialized profiles that enhance their academic and professional trajectories.

The program prepares graduates for diverse careers in exhibitions, museum curation, cultural heritage preservation, international organizations, development collaboration, public relations, and academia. With a strong foundation in cultural analysis and ethnographic methods, students are equipped to address contemporary cultural challenges and contribute meaningfully to various professional fields.

Admission Requirements

  • University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline
  • German language proficiency (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1, as per DSH exam regulations)
  • English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)
  • Modules in the area of cultural studies worth a minimum of 24 ECTS credits
  • Transcultural Theory and Methodology
  • Ethnographic Research Techniques
  • Historical Perspectives on Cultural Anthropology
  • Regional Studies: Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia
  • Globalization and Cultural Change
  • Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices
  • Public Anthropology and Community Engagement
  • Thesis Research and Writing

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Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the MA in Transcultural Studies / Cultural Anthropology have made significant impacts in various sectors. For example, alumni have curated groundbreaking exhibitions in renowned museums, contributing to the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage. Others have excelled as international development consultants, advising on projects that foster cross-cultural understanding and collaboration. The program’s emphasis on practical skills and interdisciplinary approaches ensures that graduates are well-prepared to meet the demands of the job market. Whether in public relations, cultural management, or academia, the skills acquired through this program enable graduates to navigate and shape the complexities of our globalized world.

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