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Course Duration / ECTS4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degreeMaster of Arts (MA)
Admission Requirements
and Curriculum
· In order to be admitted to the Master’s degree program,
students must hold a Bachelor’s degree, diploma,
or teaching degree in cultural sciences, humanities, law, or theology.
· Curriculum
Language of instruction GermanProof of language proficiency
Dates and Deadlines· The dates and deadlines change every semester.
· The current deadlines and dates can be found here.
InformationCentre for Jewish Cultural History (ZJK)

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What will I learn?
The MA program in Jewish Cultural History is a diverse, interdisciplinary program, which deals with Jewish culture, history, and religion from antiquity to the present. The main fields are Jewish traditional literature, Yiddish and German-Jewish literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, research on antisemitism and the Holocaust, and language courses in Modern Hebrew and Yiddish that must be taken over a span of three semesters each. The aim of the program is the acquisition of knowledge and analytical competences in Jewish culture and identities in various societal contexts, eras, and regions. The master’s program enables students to understand Jewish cultural history as a component of European culture and identity.

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What makes Salzburg so special as a place to study?
The specific approach of the Master’s program in Jewish Cultural History at the University of Salzburg lies in its interdisciplinary networking of Jewish Studies with other research fields of cultural studies. A combination with the MA program in Religious Studies is possible. Partial scholarships for language courses abroad in Hebrew and Yiddish can be awarded. Participating in various summer courses (for example, at the European Summer University for Jewish Studies in Hohenems) is also possible.

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Which career opportunities do I have?
Due to the interdisciplinarity of the course, which deals with Jewish culture in all its facets (religion, history, literary and languages), graduates can choose from a number of occupations: an academic career at universities and research institutes, pedagogical work in the fields of youth and adult education, exhibitions and documentations in memorial places, museum and library work, publishing and archives, PR, politics and culture management.


Photo: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Plietzsch

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Plietzsch
Head of the Centre for Jewish Cultural History

Residenzplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8044-2962

Photographs: © Luigi Caputo (1&3) I © Kay Müller (2) I © Susanne Plietzsch (4)