Universität Hamburg

African Languages and Cultures

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Language and Literary Studies, Cultural Studies
M.A.
Degree
English
English & German
Language
Summer semester:  15 Jan
Winter semester:  15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Duration
Free
Tuition fees (per semester)
Starting
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Application:
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a major subject from African or Semitic studies or related fields. If you have not received your degree certificate yet, you can submit this by the end of the first semester of your master’s program.

Depending on the selected profile, the following admission requirements must be fulfilled:

  • Profile Language in culture: proof of competences in African linguistics or African Studies with a minimum of 45 ECTS as well as competences in an African language with a minimum of 16 ECTS (language proficiency equivalent to 16 ECTS can be submitted on request until the end of the second semester). The proof of these competencies is usually provided by a transcript of records.
  • Profile Linguistic analysis and language documentation and Applied African linguistics: proof of fundamental knowledge in phonetics/phonology, morphology, and syntax of with a minimum of 45 ECTS as well as competences in an African language with a minimum of 16 ECTS (language proficiency equivalent to 16 ECTS can be submitted on request until the end of the second semester). The proof of these competencies is usually provided by a transcript of records.
  • Profile Ethiopian studies: proof of competence in Semitic, philological, Christian Oriental or African studies with a minimum of 45 ECTS and basic knowledge of Geez (ancient Ethiopic) with a minimum of 8 ECTS (language proficiency equivalent to 8 ECTS can be submitted on request until the end of the second semester). The proof of these competencies is usually provided by a transcript of records.

Language Requirements


The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

languageEnglish
CERF English
min B2
UNIcert
min III
languageGerman
DSH
min DSH 2
TestDaF
min TDN 4
Goethe-Zertifikat
min C1
telc Deutsch
min C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Take into consideration that the language of instruction of the profiles "Language in culture", "Linguistic analysis and language documentation" and "Applied African linguistics" are English and German. The language of instruction of the profile "Ethiopian studies" is English. German language proficiency needs to be provided only if you choose any profile where German is one of the languages of instruction.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines



Applications are open from:
Winter semester:February 15 (German)February 15 (EU)February 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:December 01 (German)December 01 (EU)December 01 (Non EU)

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: There are 2 rounds of application for winter semester: from February 15th till March 31st, and from June 1st till July 15th.
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
None
Application:
directly at University
Application Fee:
none

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website