Master of Arts Dependency and Slavery Studies

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

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative academic journey with our Master of Arts in Dependency and Slavery Studies. This international, interdisciplinary program spans four semesters, immersing students in a profound exploration of historical and contemporary forms of asymmetrical dependency. Delivered entirely in English, this program caters to individuals with a passion for history, material sciences, and social sciences. At the heart of our curriculum lies the innovative concept of “strong asymmetrical dependency,” offering fresh insights into the complexities of slavery and related phenomena from a multidisciplinary standpoint.


Dive into the depths of societal dynamics with our Master of Arts in Dependency and Slavery Studies. Beyond mere historical inquiry, our program delves into the origins of social dependency across diverse cultures and epochs, transcending the simplistic dichotomy of “slavery versus freedom.” Through rigorous academic inquiry, students are equipped to tackle present-day manifestations of extreme dependency, enriching their understanding of contemporary global challenges. With a focus on transcultural comparison, our curriculum empowers students to navigate complex research questions and develop robust analytical skills essential for addressing the multifaceted nature of dependency.

Admission 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
  • Historical Foundations of Dependency
  • Societal Dynamics of Slavery
  • Contemporary Perspectives on Asymmetrical Dependency

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Future Career Outcomes

Join a thriving community of alumni who have translated their expertise into impactful careers across various sectors. From leading NGOs to shaping policy agendas, our graduates are at the forefront of effecting positive change in society. Our program equips students with versatile skills in research management, teaching, and advocacy, ensuring their readiness to meet the evolving demands of the job market.

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