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Interdisciplinary Master Degree Program: Culture of the Techno-scientific World (KTW)

Formal specification:

  • Degree: Master of Arts
  • Regular program duration: 4 semesters
  • Start of the program: winter term
  • How to apply
  • Degree: Master of Arts
  • Regular program duration: 4 semesters
  • Start of the program: winter term
  • How to apply »

Mediator between Cultures

The Humanities on one side, the Natural Sciences and Technology on the other. There seems to be a gap between these two cultures. With the Master of Arts "Culture of the Techno-scientific World" (KTW) you can bridge that gap - no matter, from which side you are coming from.

Backed with a B.A. in the Humanities, you gain fundamental knowledge of how the natural sciences model and explain the world. As a B.Sc. graduate, you acquire competences in the field of cultural studies. Your employability will increase for all jobs in which knowledge of both "cultures" is required (e.g., in media, government, healthcare, politics, publishing houses, and more).

The master program can be studied either with a profession-oriented profile or with a discipline-oriented profile.

The profession-oriented profile will prepare you for the professional field you aspire to. You can choose between three alternative foci:

  • "Text and media" for those who prepare for an occupation in scientific publishing houses or in the media.
  • "Cultural issues and institutions" for those who specialize within the professional fields of intercultural communication, documentation, archiving, or project planning.
  • "Language and cognition" for those who prepare for working on international technical languages, with technical texts in the industrial sector, or within electronic documentation.

The discipline-oriented profile can be attained within one of the disciplines of the Master program:

The level of the discipline-oriented profile within the KTW meets the standard of the regular master programs but differs from those in its systematic interdisciplinary integration. Graduates with this specialization acquire competitive abilities in different professional fields - media, the industrial sector, marketing, archive management, librarianship, or publishing. With the appropriate disposition and qualification they can also compete for opportunities to earn a doctorate.

You will find out that the theories and methods of the humanities, the natural sciences, and technology are different. But they do not differ more than the basics and methods of disciplines such as literature studies from history or those of mechanical engineering from biology.

The Master degree qualifies you for professional fields such as:

  • Media appearance of technological and scientific projects
  • Publishing and media
  • Documentation and archiving
  • Science management
  • International technical languages and technical texts
  • Intercultural communication.

The Master degree qualifies you to earn a doctorate in the disciplines of English Studies, German Studies, History, and Philosophy (each with an interdisciplinary and cultural studies orientation).

Prerequisite condition:

A Bachelor degree in the humanities or cultural studies (B.A. or equivalent) or in the natural sciences or technology, as well as undergraduate competence in English.