The interdisciplinary master’s degree course shall convey in-depth regional knowledge of the Baltic Sea Region and language skills in at least one of the languages of the Baltic Sea Region. Emphasis shall be placed on contents related to the history, culture, literature and languages of the Baltic Sea Region, allowing in particular for comparative aspects. Due to the diverse range of course contents provided by the Departments of Baltic Studies, Finnish Studies, German Philology, Scandinavian Studies, Slavonic Studies and History, students will be able to focus on certain areas and define their own areas of specialisation. Those interested in the degree course can enrol either for the winter or summer semester.
In addition to gaining detailed subject knowledge and language skills, students on the master’s degree course will also improve their international and intercultural competence. In line with the chosen area of specialisation, students will spend a compulsory semester of study abroad at a partner university of their own choice in the Baltic Sea Region. This will provide them with important skills that shall enable their professional success in the Baltic Sea Region, for example, in sectors concerned with culture, the civil society or administration. Furthermore, by successfully completing the master’s degree course, graduates are able to pursue doctorates in the language area that they have specialised in or in historical studies, constituting the foundation for a career path in the academic world.
Master of Arts ‘History and Culture of the Baltic Sea Region’ [de]