Literary and Cultural Studies / German Studies MA

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Course Duration / ECTS 4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Department Interdisciplinary course; associated departments: Classical Philology, Comparative Literature, English and American Studies, German Studies, Romance Studies, Slavonic Studies, Schwerpunkt Wissenschaft & Kunst
Mode Full time
Study ID D 066 596
Admission Requirements A BA degree in a related field (i.e. a BA, diploma or BEd in literary and/or cultural studies or a philological course).
Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency


The Master’s course in Literary and Cultural Studies, which was first introduced at the University of Salzburg in the winter semester 2016/2017, aims at taking a closer look on the diversity of regional, national and transnational literary and cultural phenomena from the unified perspective of theories and methods combining all philologies. In the general interdisciplinary module as well as in the specialization module (English and American Studies, German Studies, Classical Philology, Comparative Literature, Romance Studies, Slavonic Studies), cultural processes are analysed and critically evaluated regarding their historical genesis. In addition, texts and text fragments are analysed with a view to literatures of other epochs and their cultures.


The MA degree course in Literary and Cultural Studies with a specialization in German Studies qualifies students to work in public and private educational institutions, in the cultural and media sector and in research and teaching. Graduates are able to work in the following job fields: literary mediation, publishing, press and public relations, online and print media, libraries and archives, theatres and museums, exhibition planning and organisation, art and culture management, research and science in the university and non-university sector, advertising, translation and language mediation, tourism.


The Master’s programme at the Department of German Studies is characterised by an outstanding mentoring situation and offers excellent education. We focus on combining current research and teaching, while striving for a strong practical orientation at the same time, for example, via the cooperation with cultural institutions in Salzburg, a city of world-class cultural history.


German Studies MA

General part (obligatory modules) 24 ECTS
Specialization modules (optional modules) 54 ECTS
Optional subjects 12 ECTS
Master’s thesis 24 ECTS
Master’s examination 6 ECTS
Total 120 ECTS