Heidelberg University

Anthropology

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Sociology, Cultural Studies
M.A.
Degree
English
English only
Language
Winter semester:  15 Jun
Summer semester:  15 Nov
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Duration
Free / €1500
Tuition fees (per semester)
Starting
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Application:
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in ethnology (subject area ethnology at least 50%) or in courses with essentially comparable methodological, thematic and theoretical orientation.

Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.

For the master's degree in ethnology (120 CP), the proportion in the subject of ethnology must generally be at least 50% or 70 ECTS points and in exceptional cases at least 20% or 28 ECTS points. If the subject of ethnology is less than 50% or 70 ECTS points, a selection interview will be carried out to determine whether the applicant has the necessary professional qualifications to study the master's program in ethnology.

Admission can also be applied for if the degree is not available by the end of the application period, it can be expected that the bachelor's degree must be met in time before the start of the lecture period for the master’s degree. In this case, it is sufficient to provide the university with a provisional certificate of the achievements actually made up to that point, with the promise that the bachelor's thesis is already submitted and is expected to be completed by the beginning of the semester for which admission is sought.

GPA Rate 2.50
GPA Comment

Above-average degree.

Language Requirements


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

languageEnglish
CERF English
min B2
TOEFL pBT
min 570
TOEFL CBT
min 230
TOEFL iBT
min 80
IELTS
min 6.5
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
German native speakers or applicants who already have a German university degree must demonstrate English language skills at level B2 of the European Framework of Reference. Alternatively, the proof can also be provided by school certificates (which prove that the foreign language has been learned for at least 6 years until the degree that entitles the holder to enter higher education), proof of teaching at a secondary school where English is the primary language of instruction or other comparable evidence. English native speakers or applicants who already have an English university degree do not need proof of the German language; in this case, another modern language with knowledge of at least 2 years of school tuition is required or EU reference framework A2 or comparable knowledge. If the applicants are not German or English native speakers, sufficient English language skills must be demonstrated by any of the tests on the list.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines


Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
None
Application:
directly at University
Application Fee:
none

Application Documents


The following documents must be attached to the application for admission:

  1. Evidence of the existence of the requirements specified in the previous degree field.
  2. A statement as to whether the applicant at a domestic or foreign university in the master’s degree in ethnology or in courses with essentially the same content has lost the right to take the exam or is in the course of an ongoing examination procedure in these courses.

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website