Goethe University Frankfurt

Introduction

Goethe University Frankfurt

Goethe University Frankfurt, positioned among the top international research universities, offers a wide variety of academic programmes, a diverse group of research institutes, and a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex problems. The university is named after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Frankfurt-born polymath renowned for his exceptional contributions to literature, science, and philosophy.

Founded in 1914 with private funding and inspired by the legacy of the European Enlightenment, Goethe University stands out as a pioneering “citizens’ university”—and the history of the university is one of openness and public participation.

Today, Goethe University is one of the only universities in Germany that enjoys significant public funding alongside administrative autonomy and the ability to create a private endowment. As a university with an endowment, a funding model rare in Germany’s system of higher education, GU enjoys considerable freedom from state control when it comes to the details of how a modern university should be run, including the appointing of professors. The endowment that is being built up will be invested specifically in promoting an excellent atmosphere in which to research, study, think, and create.

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now

A very good example for this support from the citizens of Frankfurt is the “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme. Thanks to the support of Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all its consecutive master programmes with special emphasis on research (check drop down menu on your right). The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground¬breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes some of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). If your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community!

Key Figures at Goethe University (2016)

• More than 47,000 students enrolled

• About 7,000 international students

An international profile: Many newly appointed professors from abroad as for us it is quality that counts not nationality

• Third party funding

• In a large student survey, about 80% of students recommended studying at Goethe University.

The city

Situated in Germany’s most cosmopolitan and international city, the university attracts a diverse body of students and researchers from around the world. Students at Goethe benefit from studying and living in Frankfurt, the largest financial and trading centre in Europe—with plenty of opportunities to learn and practice speaking German. Today, Frankfurt is rated among the top 10 most livable cities in the world (according to Mercer Human Resource Consulting).

Goethe University was founded in 1914

Goethe University was founded in 1914 as a unique “citizens’ university,” financed by wealthy citizens in Frankfurt, Germany. Named in 1932 after one of the city’s most famous natives, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, today the university has over 47,000 students. Looking at the timeline of Goethe University’s history, it is clear that the last decade has produced significant changes for the university—and that there is a clear forward momentum.

Once considered a liberal or left-leaning institution, Goethe University is perhaps best known as the birthplace of the influential Frankfurt School, part of the Institute for Social Research—which spawned some of Europe’s leading thinkers of the 20thcentury (including, for example, Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Jürgen Habermas, Herbert Marcuse, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Martin Buber, and Paul Tillich).

Because of racial and political tensions during the Nazi era, close to one-third of the university’s academic staff were dismissed during this period—more than at any other German university. Goethe University also played a major role in the student protests of 1968 that led to widespread educational reforms in Germany and across Europe.

Goethe University has maintained its reputation in the social sciences

In recent years, Goethe University has maintained its reputation in the social sciences, but added important new facilities and research institutes in the natural sciences as well as law, history, languages, humanities, the arts, and economics. Its “clusters of excellence”, interdisciplinary research centres, have helped to sharpen the university’s academic profile, achieving outstanding results in diverse areas ranging from natural sciences (“Macromolecular Complexes”) to medicine (“Cardio-Pulmonary System”, a cluster of excellence in collaboration with the University of Giessen and the Max-Planck-Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim, which conducts cutting-edge research for novel therapy of heart and lung diseases) and humanities and social sciences (“The Formation of Normative Orders”).

Strongly committed to supporting young researchers

Goethe University is strongly committed to supporting young researchers by offering outstanding opportunities to earn a doctoral degree. At many universities, researchers have to choose between earning a PhD the “traditional” way in Germany, or as part of a “structured” PhD programme. At Goethe University, all doctoral candidates are eligible to apply to become members of the Goethe Graduate Academy (GRADE) and access unique training and networking opportunities that are the hallmark of more structured programmes.

Finally, one should mention the university’s ambitious “think tanks”: the newly founded Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, which sees itself as a laboratory for innovative knowledge in society.

The university was also a forerunner in the “Bologna Process” that helped to ease student mobility in and out of over 40 European countries by standardising degree structures.

The university was also a forerunner in the “Bologna Process” that helped to ease student mobility in and out of over 40 European countries by standardising degree structures. Starting in 2005, Goethe University began offering the first master’s programmes and the switch from the traditional German Diplom or Magister to the bachelor’s and master’s system is completed.

Today, Goethe University offers many M.Sc. and M.A. programmes and individual courses at the Bachelor’s level in English, another major shift. Some programmes are bilingual (German and English). Doctoral studies in a wide variety of fields can also often be undertaken in English.

Many master’s programmes in the natural sciences can also be studied without a comprehensive knowledge of the German language, and doctoral studies in a wide variety of fields can also often be undertaken in English.

First major university in Germany to become a foundation university

In 2008, the university was the first major university in Germany to become a foundation university, meaning that the state of Hessen would still provide funding to cover most of the annual budget but the university would be able to establish a private endowment and enjoy full administrative autonomy in matters such as faculty appointments. Goethe University now has a robust alumni association and has raised €145.5 million (feste Zusagen mit eingerechnet) and created more than 50 new endowed and visiting professorships—an important re-affirmation of the university’s identity as a “citizens’ university”.

The state of Hessen is investing a total of €1.2 billion to help create a true campus environment in Frankfurt with three distinct locations: Campus Westend for the humanities and social sciences, Campus Riedberg for natural sciences, and Campus Niederrad for medicine. The former main campus Bockenheim, which dates from the founding days of the university, will no longer be in use once the new building is complete.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

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Programmes

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MA

Master Of Arts In Aesthetics

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

In the name of a delimitation of the arts that has been diagnosed in many places and a progressive aestheticization of the lifeworld, the question of art and aesthetic experience is confronted with a new urgency that calls for answers that are cross-subject and interdisciplinary. Far beyond the narrower field of philosophical aesthetics, which historically covers all areas of art theory, art-theoretical and aesthetic problem-situations appear across the various fields of artistic production and the disciplines of the humanities connected to them through a respective subject-relation. [+]

In the name of a delimitation of the arts that has been diagnosed in many places and a progressive aestheticization of the lifeworld, the question of art and aesthetic experience is confronted with a new urgency that calls for answers that are cross-subject and interdisciplinary. Far beyond the narrower field of philosophical aesthetics, which historically covers all areas of art theory, art-theoretical and aesthetic problem-situations appear across the various fields of artistic production and the disciplines of the humanities connected to them through a respective subject-relation.

The two-year master's program Aesthetics takes this challenge into account by addressing the problem area of ​​aesthetics across disciplines, including philosophy, literary studies, theater, film and media studies, art history and musicology, as well as historical, empirical-psychological and ethnographic ones and ethnological perspectives. Another feature of the course is the connection to the current artistic practice in the context of cooperation with the cultural institutions of the city and the Greater Frankfurt (with the Städelschule, the Academy of Design Offenbach and the University of Music and Performing Arts within the Hessian Theater Academy and the Hessian Film and Media Academy).... [-]


Master of Arts in African Studies

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The aim of the African Studies/African Linguistics programme is to teach and develop expert knowledge in the area of African studies as well as knowledge of related themes. [+]

The aim of the African Studies/African Linguistics programme is to teach and develop expert knowledge in the area of African studies as well as knowledge of related themes. The programme’s focus is, on the one hand, on training young academics for linguistic research carried out in Africa, and on the other hand, on African linguistics with an interdisciplinary approach including social as well as communication and literary content.The research-oriented programme aims to teach (i) comprehensive theoretical and methodical skills in different linguistic areas, and (ii) a thorough basic knowledge of Africa. Graduates of the Master’s programme in African Studies should, on the one hand, be able to conduct African studies research on their own and, on the other hand, be able to work on linguistic issues again in relation to research themes.... [-]


Master of Arts in American Studies

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The two-year master‘s program in American Studies offers a comprehensive range of courses on US-American literature, history, and cultural and media studies. [+]

The two-year master‘s program in American Studies offers a comprehensive range of courses on US-American literature, history, and cultural and media studies. Conceptually, the program combines current research and teaching as well as diverse forms of self-study and academic training.

The program aims at fostering the skills relevant to both academic and professional life.

The program offers three complementary areas of study and research. “American Literature and Literary Criticism” covers American literature in the broadest sense and the practice of critical analysis. It deals with the reading and being read of the United States through diverse types of text. “American Culture and Cultural Studies” examines media such as films or images in terms of their cultural significance.... [-]


Master of Arts in Anglophone Literatures, Cultures and Media

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Deepen and accentuate your knowledge in literary and cultural studies after your Bachelor’s degree, transfer theories and methods to compelling classics and contemporary texts, explore and discuss medial characteristics, cultural contexts and transcultural dimensions of literary text production, and as you do so develop and sharpen your own scientific profile. [+]

Deepen and accentuate your knowledge in literary and cultural studies after your Bachelor’s degree, transfer theories and methods to compelling classics and contemporary texts, explore and discuss medial characteristics, cultural contexts and transcultural dimensions of literary text production, and as you do so develop and sharpen your own scientific profile: That’s what the Master’s course Anglophone Literatures, Cultures and Media has to offer.

The three major fields Literature and Media Culture, Literature and Cultural History, and Transcultural Anglophone Studies are dedicated to historical, political, philosophical and artistic developments in Anglophone literatures and cultures – with an eye for detail as well as the big picture. The two years Master’s course ALCM, taught entirely in English, focuses on literary, cultural and media studies and specialises in literary studies in its historical context, cultural communication, cultural memory, intermediality and key concepts in media studies and other central themes in Anglophone literatures and cultures in close contact with the newest research.The studies help you to learn the ability of abstraction, articulateness, logical and deductive reasoning and discussion skills in several languages as well as the handling of media and presentation methods and of course enthusiasm for the subject.Dedicated and curious students also benefit from the extensive range of guest lectures, conferences and workshops and the committed environment at Goethe University and can participate and actively shape university life.... [-]


Master of Arts in Archaeology and History of the Roman Provinces

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The ‘Archaeology and History of the Roman Provinces’ MA-program encompasses the Roman provinces in general, with a particular focus on the Western provinces of the Roman Empire. [+]

The ‘Archaeology and History of the Roman Provinces’ MA-program encompasses the Roman provinces in general, with a particular focus on the Western provinces of the Roman Empire.

The provinces are examined from their establishment until the fall of the Western Roman Empire (c. 250 BC-AD 500). In focusing on this theme the program examines the entire legacy that comes down to us from these centuries, i.e. material remains, culture, and religion, as well as information concerning the surrounding landscape.

The aim of the program is to make students aware of the manifold existing sources by presenting a coherent and well-structured sample. The material evidence is documented to a large extent through archaeological excavations and is augmented by every new excavation, as well as every available form of textual evidence. The latter includes the literary corpus of ancient authors, stone or bronze inscriptions, and the cursive inscriptions which survive on various materials (papyri, writing tablets, painted inscriptions, graffiti, etc).... [-]


Master of Arts in Archaeology of Coinage, Money and the Economy in the Ancient World

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The MA-program ‘Archaeology of coinage, money and the economy in the ancient world’ concentrates on two important institutions that came to play a decisive role in the Graeco-Roman world and its border zones, and whose available technical and analytical possibilities have a very high knowledge potential. [+]

The MA-program ‘Archaeology of coinage, money and the economy in the ancient world’ concentrates on two important institutions that came to play a decisive role in the Graeco-Roman world and its border zones, and whose available technical and analytical possibilities have a very high knowledge potential. The economy is understood as the sum of the goods and services which were created in answer to the needs of people, affecting the basis of life and co-existence in every community. Within this money was embedded.

This could take the form of a great variety of goods, which functioned as a standard of value, a medium of exchange, a medium of payment and a medium which could be hoarded. The time period of the program is bounded by the adoption of coinage in c. 600 BC and the end of the western Roman Empire shortly before AD 500. The sources examined in the program are archaeological features and material cultures like coins, ceramics, and objects of metal and stone, as well as literary evidence.... [-]


Master Of Arts In Archeology And Cultural History Of The Near East

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The one-year master's program in Archeology and Cultural History of the Middle East at the Institute of Archaeological Sciences of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is followed by a four-year bachelor program. The degree program includes five modules - four compulsory and one elective module - in which special scientific and practical training elements are in the foreground. [+]

The one-year master's program in Archeology and Cultural History of the Middle East at the Institute of Archaeological Sciences of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is followed by a four-year bachelor program. The degree program includes five modules - four compulsory and one elective module - in which special scientific and practical training elements are in the foreground.

The study program provides in-depth knowledge of the subject and methods and serves to practice good scientific practice. The students are instructed to make their own scientific contributions in written and oral form and to present them in the university public. It should, if necessary, Even with the involvement of our own work and the research on the extensive written tradition of the ancient Near Eastern cultures, a holistic picture appropriate to the respective question should be developed. The aim of the degree program is to sharpen a research and science profile, which has already been applied in the Bachelor's degree, and which is not only relevant for further work in teaching and research.... [-]


Master of Arts in Art History

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Frankfurt Master’s degree programme in the History of Art offers a multiplicity of options for individual scientific specialisation. The study course encompasses the whole European history of art and architecture. [+]

The Frankfurt Master’s degree programme in the History of Art offers a multiplicity of options for individual scientific specialisation. The study course encompasses the whole European history of art and architecture.

The Art-historical Institute of Goethe University excels due to its methodical advanced research profile. Special areas of focus lie in the area of theory and media as well as methodology and the history of the subject. Research and teaching profit from the firmly established cooperations of the institute with the internationally renowned Frankfurt museums.

The research-oriented Master’s degree programme promotes individual research interests which can lead to a scientific career in the university and in museums. Excellent students will be encouraged to strive to obtain a doctorate.... [-]


Master of Arts in Arts - Media - Cultural Studies

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master's programme Arts - Media - Cultural Studies trains and qualifies students for scientific, artistic and cultural-educational professions. [+]

The Master's programme Arts - Media - Cultural Studies trains and qualifies students for scientific, artistic and cultural-educational professions.

The programme understands artistic education as the basis for character formation and emphasizes a communication rooted in aesthetic and social competence. At the same time, well-founded technical and didactic academic training, as well as the university's diverse range of studies, allow students to adapt skills that facilitate occupations in the arts or eclectic cross-cultural areas. Art pedagogy and a scientific research focus, exchange programs and cooperations, as well as research projects foster an interdisciplinary and international approach.... [-]


Master of Arts in Audiovisual and Cinema Studies

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The “International Master Audiovisual and Cinema Studies” programme of study offers a research-oriented in-depth study and serves to provide scientific further qualifications for graduates of film and media studies, philological, art and musicological and philosophical degree programmes in or outside of Germany. [+]

The “International Master Audiovisual and Cinema Studies” programme of study offers a research-oriented in-depth study and serves to provide scientific further qualifications for graduates of film and media studies, philological, art and musicological and philosophical degree programmes in or outside of Germany. The study course provides the student with profound knowledge about the history and theory of films and audiovisual media as well as competency to reflect upon current aesthetic questions, for competent analysis of texts and formats of audiovisual media, and for undertaking independent research (doctoral studies).In close cooperation with the University of Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle, University Paris 10-La Défense, Universität Liège, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Mailand, Udine University, Birkbeck College – University of London, Ruhr-University Bochum, University Pompeu Fabra-Barcelona, Université Charles de Gaulle Lille 3, Université de Montréal, Università degli Studi Roma 3 and the University of Amsterdam, the Master's degree is awarded on the basis of a continuous two year (four semester) period of study as well as passing of the examinations designed according to the provisions of the study and examination regulations of the universities mentioned and these regulations.... [-]


Master Of Arts In Classical Archeology

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The one-year master's program in Classical Archeology at the Institute of Archaeological Sciences of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is followed by a four-year bachelor program. The degree program includes five modules that serve as professional scientists for training as a professional scientist. [+]

The one-year master's program in Classical Archeology at the Institute of Archaeological Sciences of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is followed by a four-year bachelor program. The degree program includes five modules that serve as professional scientists for training as a professional scientist.

The courses and performance requirements aim at the extension of subject-specific knowledge and methodology as well as the practice of good scientific practice, the main focus is on the ability to autonomous and self-responsible work: On the one hand, the students are motivated and instructed, expert observations and considerations to document archaeological objects and convey them to a smaller public. At the same time, the leap from the material level to the complex ancient world of life and the mind should become a natural and strictly reflected exercise for them.... [-]


Master of Arts in Comparative Dramaturgy and Performance Research

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master’s programme Comparative Dramaturgy and Performance Research is organised by five European universities and aims at students with a high interest in cross-cultural work and international networks, such as festivals, co-productions, exchange programmes and co-operations. [+]

The Master’s programme Comparative Dramaturgy and Performance Research is organised by five European universities and aims at students with a high interest in cross-cultural work and international networks, such as festivals, co-productions, exchange programmes and co-operations.

Students conduct an internship and two semesters abroad at one of the partner universities in Brussels, Paris or Helsinki and graduate with a double degree.

The semesters abroad allow an in depth examination of theatre practices and studies in diverse cultural settings. The internship provides an acute and valuable insight into a variety of production methods and production processes in different countries.... [-]


Master of Arts in Comparative Literature

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master program Comparative Literature offers a two-year interdisciplinary, research-oriented course of study organized by the Department of Comparative Literature in cooperation with the Department of German Studies, the Department of English and American Studies, the Department of Romance Studies, and the Department of Drama, Film and Media Studies. [+]

The Master program Comparative Literature offers a two-year interdisciplinary, research-oriented course of study organized by the Department of Comparative Literature in cooperation with the Department of German Studies, the Department of English and American Studies, the Department of Romance Studies, and the Department of Drama, Film and Media Studies.

The consecutive program focuses on developing theoretical and methodical competence with respect to the study of literature, literary criticism, and cultural literary history. Special emphasis is given to the investigation of comparative and interdisciplinary literary studies. The program provides students with the skill to contextualize literary transfers within the entire cultural spectrum, including the relationship of literature to other arts and media. It provides general disciplinary expertise as well as specialized proficiencies concerning critical intra- and interdisciplinary textual analysis.... [-]


Master of Arts in Curatorial Studies - Theory - History - Criticism

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The focus of the Master’s programme is academic reflection on curating and art criticism as an intellectual and aesthetic challenge with a practice-oriented perspective. The aim of the programme is to bestow skills that link an object-related approach to theoretical knowledge and expertise. [+]

The focus of the Master’s programme is academic reflection on curating and art criticism as an intellectual and aesthetic challenge with a practice-oriented perspective. The aim of the programme is to bestow skills that link an object-related approach to theoretical knowledge and expertise. One of the major interests of the programme is to open up discussions on curating and art criticism that have so far been closely connected to contemporary art to previous eras and other cultural-science disciplines.

The exhibition and museum business of the 21sth century faces new tasks and challenges. The presentation of works of art and objects of cultural and historical significance has become a complex challenge in a global art world, but also as a result of developments within contemporary art, and it therefore needs to take art history as well as cultural, social, political and philosophical aspects into account. Museums and other art institutions have to reformulate their concept of the public sphere. Museums are increasingly having to model public discourses.... [-]


Master of Arts in Dramaturgy

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

With the class of 2012 the Masters Program in Dramaturgy – a cooperation between various tertiary institutions, integrating theory and practice within the framework of the Hessian Theatre Academy – begins its second decade under new academic and artistic direction. Founded by Hans-Thies Lehmann in 2002, the concept of the program was an answer to major upheavals in the theatre in the decade before. [+]

Historically, the dramaturge is the person in the theatre who views the production with critical distance. A part of it, but also removed, the dramaturge continuously questions the production as a whole.

He reflects on its needs, necessities, and obstinacy but also on its practical constraints, regulated processes and automatisms. In a best-case scenario, he relates the production back to the contexts in which it stands. In this way, he embodies the demands of history, society and politics within the artistic process and, on the other hands, represents these to the outside world. In order to achieve this, he needs – aside from specialist knowledge – above all the basic virtues of every researcher: he should be able to read, see, think, listen, write and have the courage to avail himself of his own intellect.... [-]


Master of Arts in Economic Sociology and Sociology of Finance

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The consecutive Master’s degree programme builds on a Bachelor course of studies in Sociology and offers a research-oriented education in the sociological analysis of the modern economy in its social and historical contexts. [+]

The consecutive Master’s degree programme builds on a Bachelor course of studies in Sociology and offers a research-oriented education in the sociological analysis of the modern economy in its social and historical contexts.

From a social sciences perspective, the social, cultural, institutional and political foundations and references to economic activity and economic processes are investigated. Central topic areas are markets, work, culture of the economy as well as the institutional embedding of transnational economic processes. Particular emphasis is given to the investigation of actors and processes on global financial markets. Frankfurt am Main, as one of the most important European locations for the global finance industry, and the Rhine-Main Region as a metropolitan region and logistics hub, are ideal starting points for analysis of socio-economic questions.... [-]


Master of Arts in Educational Science

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master’s degree program in Educational Science is conceived as a research-oriented single-subject course of study. It builds on the Bachelor’s degree in Educational Science, deepening and broadening its contents but also adding new elements. [+]

The Master’s degree program in Educational Science is conceived as a research-oriented single-subject course of study. It builds on the Bachelor’s degree in Educational Science, deepening and broadening its contents but also adding new elements.The Master’s program consists of

a framework in Pedagogy which includes both further modules from the core curriculum recommended by the German Association of Pedagogy (DGfE) and an elective area, and an area of concentration, ‚Empirical pedagogical research‘, which gives the program its shape, and which is, once again, sub-divided into an obligatory field, ‚Research methods,‘ and ‚Research-related studies‘, with three possible focal points: ‚science‘, ‚profession‘ and ‚organization‘. The related modules are a combination of seminars and research workshops which may also lead directly to the Master’s thesis. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Empirical Linguistics

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The focus of the Master’s degree in Empirical Linguistics is on the in-depth expertise and methods that are necessary to explore and analyse natural human languages with empirical procedures. [+]

The focus of the Master’s degree in Empirical Linguistics is on the in-depth expertise and methods that are necessary to explore and analyse natural human languages with empirical procedures.

It covers both modern and ancient human languages and aims to describe aspects that are specific to these languages as well as general aspects of language and speech, to classify these aspects on the basis of typology and historical genetics and to explain them.

Research into these languages covers their usage as “spoken languages” in everyday communication processes on the one hand, but on the other all written forms of natural languages used, thereby taking into account and focusing particularly on the literary traditions linked to these languages, their socio-historical conditions of use or other phenomena linked to their usage.... [-]


Master of Arts in Filmculture: Archiving, Programming, Presentation

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

This is a program of study in Film Culture which is unique in this form in Germany: Archiving, programming, presentation educates highly qualified scientific personnel for institutions of film and media culture with the main area of focus in the fields of archiving, preparation and mediation of AV media format. [+]

This is a program of study in Film Culture which is unique in this form in Germany: Archiving, programming, presentation educates highly qualified scientific personnel for institutions of film and media culture with the main area of focus in the fields of archiving, preparation and mediation of AV media format.

Building on the deepened knowledge about film history and film theory, the program of study provides basic knowledge of the technical, systematic knowledge, administrative, economic and legal aspects of archiving, programming and presentation of commonly used film and AV media formats. Special attention is given to the challenges of digitalization of analog stocks, care, and upkeep of digital archiving media and publication and circulation of digital files.... [-]


Master of Arts in Geographies of Globalization - Markets und Metropolises

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

In our global age, people face a multiplicity of challenges across different spatial scale levels ─ from the local to the global. Understanding and dealing with these challenges is at the centre of our research-orientated Master's programme Geographies of Globalisation. [+]

In our global age, people face a multiplicity of challenges across different spatial scale levels ─ from the local to the global. Understanding and dealing with these challenges is at the centre of our research-orientated Master's programme Geographies of Globalisation.

What are the driving forces of globalisation processes? How do global markets function and what are the strategies that transnational enterprises pursue? Why and how is globalisation linked to spatial disparities? What significance does globalisation have for cities and regions ─ what socio-economic disruptions does it cause and how can we deal with them?

The Master's programme builds on the strengths of the Department of Human Geography in Frankfurt and offers two profiles: Urban Studies and Economic Geography.... [-]


Master of Arts in German-French Perspectives in Ethnology

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The M.A. programme trains students in the reflexive application of key theories and concepts in cultural analysis that are central to the critical interpretation of the diversity of socio-cultural institutions and practices. [+]

The research focus at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Frankfurt is the comparative empirical study of non-European societies by documenting and analysing cultural commonalities and differences between different societies. Research and the teaching curriculum thus concentrate on the study and analysis of socio-cultural phenomena at the local level as well as in a comparative global context.

The M.A. programme trains students in the reflexive application of key theories and concepts in cultural analysis that are central to the critical interpretation of the diversity of socio-cultural institutions and practices.

The M.A. in social and cultural anthropology is a 4-semester-long degree programme that is designed to follow a B.A. in anthropology or a related discipline. The focus to teach students to critically engage with the discipline’s state of the art as well as the scholarly debates that have been formative to it and to develop further research questions from such engagements. Further, students are taught to conceptualise and execute their own research projects in which they investigate independently developed research questions. Finally, students learn to reflect on their research results in the context of scholarly debates and draw relevant conclusions.... [-]


Master of Arts in German-Portuguese Studies

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Master of Arts (Double Degree Goethe Universität Frankfurt und Universidade do Minho Braga) [+]

Master of Arts (Double Degree Goethe Universität Frankfurt und Universidade do Minho Braga)

Admission requirements

Bachelor’s degree or comparable degree in a similar or related subject Proof of English language skills by certificates or another equivalent form of proof recognised by the examination office (level B1) Proof of Portuguese language skills by certificates or another equivalent form of proof recognised by the examination office (level B1) Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skillsaccording to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance. ... [-]

Master of Arts in German Literature

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The MA German Literature comprises four semesters of study and coursework. It augments and intensifies knowledge acquired in the BA Germanistik (or any comparable course of study resulting in a BA-degree). [+]

The MA German Literature comprises four semesters of study and coursework. It augments and intensifies knowledge acquired in the BA Germanistik (or any comparable course of study resulting in a BA-degree).

The curriculum aims to stimulate critical reflection regarding literature and culture and to strengthen analytical and argumentative skills. It covers the entire spectrum of German literature from its beginnings to the present. In accordance with the organization of German literary studies into Older Literature and Newer Literature, the curriculum builds on the shared emphases on history, theory, and aesthetics and offers studies on an advanced scholarly and academic level. It also hones the skills necessary to adequately understand and analyze the practical and discursive conditions of epochal transformations.Students enrolled in the MA German Literature profit from co-operation with partners both on and off-campus, such as the Research Center for Historical Sciences, the Research Institute for Humanities at nearby Bad Homburg, the Cornelia Goethe Center for Women and Gender Studies, as well as publishers in Frankfurt, Radio Hessen, the Jewish Museum, the Fritz Bauer Institute, the Freie Deutsche Hochstift at the Goethehaus, the Literaturhaus Frankfurt and numerous others.The MA degree in German Literature provides an excellent foundation for pursuing graduate studies in a variety of doctoral programs. At the same time, expertise gained in critical analysis and argumentative skills prepares graduates for high-level positions in areas such as media, culture, publishing and communication.... [-]


Master of Arts in Greek Philology

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Master of Arts in Greek Philology [+]

The study programme starts at the beginning of the winter and summer semester.

The standard length of study for the Master of Arts is 2 semesters.

Provisional admission

If the university entrance qualification for the consecutive Master’s programme (namely the Bachelor’s degree) has not yet been completed, you can apply for the programme with a transcript of records on the basis of at least 80% of the required for the bachelor's degree CP (144 credit points). This provisional certificate must be issued by an office authorised to award grades or issue certificates. If a student is admitted, this will be on a provisional basis

Mode of admission

Admission is not restricted. Students will be directly admitted if the admission requirements are met in full.... [-]


Master of Arts in History

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

A one year Master’s study course at the History Seminar of Goethe University in Frankfurt follows on from a four year Bachelor degree program and enables the student, as part of the second qualification stage, to meet the challenges of the modern knowledge society. [+]

A one year Master’s study course at the History Seminar of Goethe University in Frankfurt follows on from a four year Bachelor degree program and enables the student, as part of the second qualification stage, to meet the challenges of the modern knowledge society.

The program of study is conceived as spanning vast time periods so that profound insights can be developed of the history of pre-Greek cultures through to contemporary history. During the research-oriented Master’s study course the student acquires the ability to research a complex historical topic, to explain it and to present it in various forms. Core competencies for scientific work are deepened in a program of events and are subsequently used to undertake a concrete research project. The main area of focus of the program of study is upon enabling self-sufficient and personally responsible work with a wide variety of bodies of knowledge in order to undertake extensive research work and to process, understand and classify a multiplicity of information.... [-]


Master of Arts in International Studies / Peace and Conflict Studies

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The research-oriented Master’s program in International Studies/Peace and Conflict Studies is offered jointly by Goethe Universität Frankfurt and Technische Universität Darmstadt in co-operation with the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. [+]

The research-oriented Master’s program in International Studies/Peace and Conflict Studies is offered jointly by Goethe Universität Frankfurt and Technische Universität Darmstadt in co-operation with the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. The study program takes a socio-scientific approach and offers theoretical and normative knowledge at the junction between peace and conflict research, international relations, political theory and philosophy, and applies this knowledge to the current problems of regional and global order.Students are made familiar with theoretically based and normatively founded perspectives on national, trans-national and global socialization processes and acquire the ability to undertake a differentiated analysis of conflicts within and between states, as well as a considered development of strategies to settle conflicts and promote peace. Students take part in a research placement where they will carry out the research themselves. They can learn to apply their theoretical and methodological skills to an analysis of real ”cases”.... [-]


Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master’s degree programme in Islamic Studies sees itself as an Islam-related discipline which connects Islamic theology with general humanities, cultural and social sciences disciplines. [+]

The Master’s degree programme in Islamic Studies sees itself as an Islam-related discipline which connects Islamic theology with general humanities, cultural and social sciences disciplines.

The goal of the research-oriented Master’s degree programme in Islamic Studies is to enable the student to undertake independent, self-sufficient research at an advanced level. The Master’s degree programme provides deepened scientific knowledge in the field of Islamic Studies in all of its variety and complexity as well the abilities to work self-sufficiently according to basic scientific principles and to use scientific methods and insights as well as to rationally reflect upon the beliefs. It provides, in detail, deeper insights into the paradigmatic, theoretical and methodical bases of the subject and exemplary problems in the areas of Koran exegesis (tafsīr), systematic theology (kalām), the culture, society and history of Islam (tarīḫ alislām) as well as a history of ideas (falsafa: philosophy, tasṣawwuf: mysticism, piety, aḫlāq:ethics).There is furthermore the opportunity given for specialised concentration on certain topic areas and for gathering of and systematic reflection on practical experiences as well for deepening the language basics of the subject.The graduates acquire expanded competencies for later activities in academic, socio-political, cultural and religious areas.Apart from scientific young talents in university teaching and research, the Master’s degree programme in Islamic Studies also educates theologians as well as scientific specialists in the Islamic religion. The Master’s degree programme also serves as preparation for subsequent doctoral studies.Within the second year of study, a semester can be spent at a cooperating foreign... [-]


Master of Arts in Italian Studies

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The masters program “Italian Studies” is a binational four-term degree course supported by the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt and the Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, at the end of which a double degree (Master of Arts/Laurea Magistrale) will be obtained. [+]

The masters program “Italian Studies” is a binational four-term degree course supported by the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt and the Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, at the end of which a double degree (Master of Arts/Laurea Magistrale) will be obtained.

The double degree and the firmly integrated one-year-long stay abroad at the leading university of Venice make this masters programme a unique academic offer within Germany. Frankfurt/Main with its international institutions, corporations, publishing companies and cultural organizations as well as Venice with its cultural heritage and important cultural organizations (Deutsches Studienzentrum in Venedig, Fondazione Nono, Findazione Cini) offer multiple possibilities of practice-based projects and work-orientated internships. ... [-]


Master of Arts in Japan in the World: Global Challenges and Cultural Perspectives

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The research and teaching focus of Department 09 of Universität Frankfurt – Japanese Studies – focuses on pre-modern and modern/contemporary Japan. The department’s teaching is based on a solid repertoire of philology, literature, cultural history and the history of ideas, all of which emphasises the linguistic components and forms the foundation for thorough research into Japan. T [+]

The research and teaching focus of Department 09 of Universität Frankfurt – Japanese Studies – focuses on pre-modern and modern/contemporary Japan. The department’s teaching is based on a solid repertoire of philology, literature, cultural history and the history of ideas, all of which emphasises the linguistic components and forms the foundation for thorough research into Japan.

The canon of classical research into philology, literature and the history of ideas is complemented by the contemporary spectrum of cultural sciences. Reflections on the temporal aspects of research approaches and precise reasons for the establishment of a new theoretical analysis toolbox for each of the relevant themes form part of the basic training in Japanese studies in Frankfurt.... [-]


Master of Arts in Jewish Studies

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Jewish Studies covers the entire cultural development of the Jewish world from the beginnings to the present day: its manifold historical appearances, its continuities and changes (including its interrelations with other cultures) in different ages and geographical locations in more than 1,000 years of development. [+]

Jewish Studies covers the entire cultural development of the Jewish world from the beginnings to the present day: its manifold historical appearances, its continuities and changes (including its interrelations with other cultures) in different ages and geographical locations in more than 1,000 years of development. Because of the Jewish world’s many linguistic, geographical, historical, religious and social relations, the programme comprises various disciplines – such as history, literature, philosophy and legal history – as is expressed in the Hebrew title “Jewish Studies” (Hebrew University Jerusalem). This explains why the subject is an interdisciplinary subject.

The appropriate scope of the subject ranges from the languages of the Jews – literatures in the various languages, religious history and philosophy as well as history, archaeology, art history, music and film, ethnology and sociology. ... [-]


Master of Arts in Latin Philology

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Master of Arts in Latin Philology [+]

Master of Arts in Latin Philology

The standard length of study for the Master of Arts is two semesters.

The study programme starts at the beginning of the winter and summer semester.

Provisional admission

If the university entrance qualification for the consecutive Master’s programme (namely the Bachelor’s degree) has not yet been completed, you can apply for the programme with a transcript of records on the basis of at least 80% of the required for the bachelor's degree CP (144 credit points). This provisional certificate must be issued by an office authorised to award grades or issue certificates. If a student is admitted, this will be on a provisional basis.

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Master of Arts in Linguistics

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The MA-programme linguistics offered by the institute for linguistics at the Goethe-University, is a programme in theoretical linguistics that is taught in English. It is neither a programme in English language nor in English linguistics. [+]

The MA-programme linguistics offered by the institute for linguistics at the Goethe-University, is a programme in theoretical linguistics that is taught in English. It is neither a programme in English language nor in English linguistics. Therefore a BA in theoretical linguistics or equivalent qualification is required to join the programme. A BA in English language and literature, in English teaching, or English translation will not be sufficient to ensure successful application.

The Master of Arts in Linguistics can be completed as a full time course (four semesters). The entry requirement is a BA in linguistics or equivalent qualification. Correspondingly, the Master course is designed to substantially extend the students' knowledge base that they have acquired at the bachelor level.... [-]


Master of Arts in Modern East Asian Studies

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The departments for economics, law, social sciences and cultural studies of Goethe University have joined their forces to create a new interdisciplinary M.A. program in Modern East Asian Studies (MEAS). In a truly interdisciplinary sense, the biennial M.A. program accommodates both students with a B.A. degree in Asia related cultural studies, and students with a B.A. degree in economics, law, or social sciences. [+]

The departments for economics, law, social sciences and cultural studies of Goethe University have joined their forces to create a new interdisciplinary M.A. program in Modern East Asian Studies (MEAS). In a truly interdisciplinary sense, the biennial M.A. program accommodates both students with a B.A. degree in Asia related cultural studies, and students with a B.A. degree in economics, law, or social sciences.

In the basic course program, students with a background in cultural studies will be introduced into the methodologies and concepts of economics, law and social sciences, whereas students with a background in economics, law, or social sciences concentrate on the adoption of one Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Indonesian).... [-]


Master of Arts in Moving Cultures - Transcultural Encounters

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The four semester Master’s degree programme Moving Cultures – Transcultural Encounters / Cultures en mouvement – rencontres transculturelles / Culturas en movimiento – encuentros transculturales (Moving Cultures) is a four language programme of study which deepens the culture and literary-science core competences acquired in an English, Romance language or comparable Bachelor degree programme and connects these with an interdisciplinary perspective on phenomena of cultural contact within the anglophone, francophone and Spanish-speaking world. [+]

The four semester Master’s degree programme Moving Cultures – Transcultural Encounters / Cultures en mouvement – rencontres transculturelles / Culturas en movimiento – encuentros transculturales (Moving Cultures) is a four language programme of study which deepens the culture and literary-science core competencies acquired in an English, Romance language or comparable Bachelor degree programme and connects these with an interdisciplinary perspective on phenomena of cultural contact within the anglophone, francophone and Spanish-speaking world.

The Master’s degree programme Moving Cultures operates on the assumption that languages, literatures, media and cultures are not constituted in ethnically self-contained, language-wise homogeneous and territorially delimited regions but rather through cross-border interconnections which arise from migration and contact.... [-]


Master of Arts in Musicology

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Master of Arts in Musicology [+]

The standard length of study for the Master of Arts is 4 semesters.

The study programme starts at the beginning of the winter- and summer semester.

Admission requirements Proof of English language skills by certificates or another equivalent form of proof recognised by the examination office (Niveau at least B2)Proof of a second foreign language by certificates or another equivalent form of proof recognised by the examination office (Niveau at least B1) Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skillsaccording to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance. Mode of admission ... [-]

Master of Arts in Philosophy

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master’s in Philosophy is research-oriented. The Master’s degree programme in Philosophy aims to deepen the insights of students in the systematic and historic multiplicity of philosophical problems, to complete mastery of learned techniques for scientific work and to enable students to engage in independent philosophical work. [+]

The Master’s in Philosophy is research-oriented. The Master’s degree programme in Philosophy aims to deepen the insights of students in the systematic and historic multiplicity of philosophical problems, to complete mastery of learned techniques for scientific work and to enable students to engage in independent philosophical work.

On the one hand the degree programme provides for a scientific confrontation with philosophy in its systematic breadth and allows students to acquire scientific knowledge and competences in dealing with both historic and current philosophical problems. On the other hand the Master’s degree programme provides for creation of individual major fields of study in which the student acquires deepened knowledge and understanding and learns to develop his own position and to defend it. By the end of the degree programme the student should have acquired the ability to make formal and contextually correct contributions to philosophical specialist discussions.... [-]


Master of Arts in Philosophy of Religion

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master’s Program in Philosophy of Religion is open to students holding a bachelor degree (or an equivalent), who intend to specialize in the area of Philosophy of Religion. Focused on research, the program grants a broad academic discussion of questions that are essential to the Philosophy of Religion, thereby proceeding primarily from a systematic, but also from an historic point of view. [+]

The Master’s Program in Philosophy of Religion is open to students holding a bachelor degree (or an equivalent), who intend to specialize in the area of Philosophy of Religion. Focused on research, the program grants a broad academic discussion of questions that are essential to the Philosophy of Religion, thereby proceeding primarily from a systematic, but also from an historic point of view. Phenomena and traditions occurring in the context of religion are reflected upon in terms of philosophical standards of rationality.

On the one hand, this process is based on the discussion of central problems of theoretical and practical philosophy. On the other hand, it grounds on an exemplary investigation of topics crucial to theology and religious studies respectively. Thus, the Master’s program shows an interdisciplinary design. Furthermore, it is characterized by its claim to consider continental approaches as well as analytic approaches that dominate the philosophical landscape in the Anglo-American world. In course of its first phase, the Master’s program trains the skill of precise analysis, reconstruction and discussion of concepts and arguments brought forward in the Philosophy of Religion. The second phase of the program highlights the capacity to elaborate and defend a self-contained philosophical position. By teaching these key competencies, the Master’s Program prepares its graduates for a broad area of qualified jobs. They fulfill the requirements of professions in university and higher education.... [-]


Master of Arts in Political Science

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The research-oriented Master’s programme in Political Science is offered at the Institute for Political Science at Goethe Universität Frankfurt. It follows on from the Bachelor’s programme and teaches in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of political science. [+]

The research-oriented Master’s programme in Political Science is offered at the Institute for Political Science at Goethe Universität Frankfurt. It follows on from the Bachelor’s programme and teaches in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of political science.

The Institute for Political Science is one of the largest in Germany and offers a wide range of courses. In the tradition of the internationally renowned Frankfurt Social Sciences department, students on the Master’s programme in Political Science learn how to work independently on the basis of scientific principles and to apply scientific methods and insights as well as to reflect critically on societal connections. The programme in particular allows for an in-depth study of the paradigmatic, theoretical and methodological basics of the subjects as well as key questions of political theory, comparative political science and international relations. A research work placement (project studies) and an obligatory work placement in a professional field of activity allow students to gather experiences that will help them in a future profession and reflect on them systematically. ... [-]


Master of Arts in Political Theory

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master’s program in Political Theory, created by Goethe Universität Frankfurt and Technische Universität Darmstadt, is the first degree of its kind in Germany. Students attend lectures at and are tutored by, both universities, which also jointly award the academic degree. [+]

The Master’s program in Political Theory, created by Goethe Universität Frankfurt and Technische Universität Darmstadt, is the first degree of its kind in Germany. Students attend lectures at and are tutored by both universities, which also jointly award the academic degree.

The Master’s program in Political Theory teaches the theoretical knowledge and academic skills necessary for a comprehensive analysis of the current political situation and its dynamics. Thus ideas of justice, democracy and power are confronted by the world’s current problems, which are becoming increasingly complex. The course includes:

a historical perspective, i.e. a historical, conceptual and critical reconstruction of systematically relevant theoretical approaches, a philosophical perspective, i.e. an analysis of terms and normative discussion of current political questions, a theoretical perspective of institutions, i.e. an empirically-based reflection about how legitimate political relations can be developed in complex societies, ... [-]

Master of Arts in Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology investigates the remains of cultural expressions of pre-literate, non-literate and mostly non-literate (proto-historic) eras of human history which are accessible via archaeological methodology. The main focus in research and teaching of the Goethe University’s Department of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology lies on European and African Pre- and Protohistory and Archaeobotany. [+]

Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology investigates the remains of cultural expressions of pre-literate, non-literate and mostly non-literate (proto-historic) eras of human history which are accessible via archaeological methodology. The main focus in research and teaching of the Goethe University’s Department of Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology lies on European and African Pre- and Protohistory and Archaeobotany.

The heavily research-oriented master's programme aims to empower students for independent research in the area of Pre-and Protohistoric Archaeology. For this purpose, the knowledge and skills acquired through the bachelor’s programme are expanded, deepened and professionalized with scientific objectives.... [-]


Master of Arts in Religious Studies

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The world of religions is both local and trans-national and has an extremely varied history. Religions influence cultures, identities and lifestyles and often have a say in politics. [+]

The world of religions is both local and trans-national and has an extremely varied history. Religions influence cultures, identities and lifestyles and often have a say in politics. Religious Studies is a key way of exploring such correlations. It is a discipline that takes an inter-cultural approach to understand the religious phenomena in history and today in a methodologically precise and coherent way.

The programme aims to understand general historical and cultural correlations and approaches that enable us to perceive the idiosyncratic nature of religious phenomena. The focus in Frankfurt is on the various methods of empirical cultural studies as well as on working with a hermeneutic approach to religious phenomenology that explores subjective, internal perspectives of religion.... [-]


Master of Arts in Romance Literature and Culture Science

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Master of Arts in Romance Literature and Culture Sciences [+]

The standard length of study for the Master of Arts is 4 semesters.

The study programme starts at the beginning of the winter semester.

Admission Requirements

Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skills according to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance.

Provisional admission

Provisional admission is possible on the basis of a current transcript of records; at least 80% of the credit points in the B.A. must have been obtained; the Bachelor’s thesis must be finished or almost finished. Provisional admission is valid for 6 months.... [-]


Master of Arts in Scandinavian Studies

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The MA in Scandinavian Studies is aimed at graduates of the BA courses in Scandinavian Studies (major) or Empirical Linguistics with a focus on Scandinavian Languages at the Goethe-Universität as well as graduates of comparable courses as long as they fulfil the linguistic requirements (see below). [+]

The MA in Scandinavian Studies is aimed at graduates of the BA courses in Scandinavian Studies (major) or Empirical Linguistics with a focus on Scandinavian Languages at the Goethe-Universität as well as graduates of comparable courses as long as they fulfil the linguistic requirements (see below).

The MA enhances the subject knowledge in Old Norse Studies and Modern Scandinavian Studies acquired in the BA course. It is conceived on the basis of philological and literary studies and incorporates problems and methods of cultural studies. The object of the course are the modern Northern Germanic languages Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic and their earlier historical stages as well as texts written in these languages, their historical and cultural contexts, the history of their reception, and the history of Scandinavian Studies as a discipline. Students can choose between three core strands:... [-]


Master of Arts in Science and Technology Studies: Economies, Governance, Life

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

This English-language MA program offers students foundational knowledge in the international research program called “Science and Technology Studies”, an interdisciplinary endeavor addressing scientific expertise, technologies and economic developments as factors shaping contemporary societies. [+]

Concept

This English-language MA program offers students foundational knowledge in the international research program called “Science and Technology Studies”, an interdisciplinary endeavor addressing scientific expertise, technologies and economic developments as factors shaping contemporary societies. Designed to give students the opportunity to understand science and technology as social practice and as powerful economic, political, and cultural forces, the MA program draws connections across disciplinary boundaries, linking cultural anthropology with sociology and human geography. Exemplary fields of that students can specialize in will be global economies, the development of digital technologies, infrastructures and governance, and the ways in which advancements in the biosciences change human-environment relations and the notions of what is considered human.... [-]


Master of Arts in Sinology

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master’s program is largely research-oriented and prepares students for professional research activities relating to China, for teaching activities, and for any other activities relating to China that require an academic qualification. The program also develops students’ Chinese specialist knowledge and language skills. [+]

The Master of Arts in Sinology will deepen and expand the knowledge obtained in a Bachelor’s program in Sinology, Chinese Studies or East Asian Studies. The Master’s program is largely research-oriented and prepares students for professional research activities relating to China, for teaching activities, and for any other activities relating to China that require an academic qualification. The program also develops students’ Chinese specialist knowledge and language skills.The specialist knowledge, methods and skills included in the program are:

advanced skills in the standard modern Chinese language good knowledge of the traditional written Chinese language profound knowledge of the historical and cultural foundations of Chinese civilisation and the social structures of China considered handling of China-related data, sources, texts and methods, familiarity with research methods in sinology including empirical research into China, familiarity with the Chinese academic world, proficient oral and written communication skills with Chinese people ... [-]

Master of Arts in Social and Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master’s programme imparts profound knowledge of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology and offers specialist knowledge in focus areas within this subject. [+]

The research focus at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Frankfurt is the comparative empirical study of non-European societies by documenting and analysing cultural commonalities and differences between different societies. Research and the teaching curriculum thus concentrate on the study and analysis of socio-cultural phenomena at the local level as well as in a comparative global context.

The M.A. programme trains students in the reflexive application of key theories and concepts in cultural analysis that are central to the critical interpretation of the diversity of socio-cultural institutions and practices.

The M.A. in social and cultural anthropology is a 4-semester-long degree programme that is designed to follow a B.A. in anthropology or a related discipline. The focus to teach students to critically engage with the discipline’s state of the art as well as the scholarly debates that have been formative to it and to develop further research questions from such engagements. Further, students are taught to conceptualise and execute their own research projects in which they investigate independently developed research questions. Finally students learn to reflect on their research results in the context of scholarly debates and draw relevant conclusions.... [-]


Master of Arts in Social Sciences in Sports

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The programme of study focusses on the social and educational-scientific aspects of sports, which are mediated both theoretically and in a practice-oriented manner. This orientation makes this a unique programme of study for sports studies in German-speaking countries. The studies profile encompasses four core areas. [+]

Contents and areas of focus:

The programme of study focusses on the social and educational-scientific aspects of sports, which are mediated both theoretically and in a practice-oriented manner. This orientation makes this a unique programme of study for sports studies in German-speaking countries. The studies profile encompasses four core areas.

Science-orientation:

The central emphasis here is on provision of deeper knowledge about both quantitative and qualitative methods for empirical social research. These are supplemented which sports studies relevant reflective knowledge concerning the cultural history, ethics and aesthetics of sports.

Vocational field orientation:

The programme of study offers the option of vocational field specific deepening, either in the field of sport education or sport sociology. Experiences in possible areas of activity are gathered as part of a 300 hours long vocational practical programme.... [-]


Master of Arts in Sociology

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The research-oriented Master’s programme in Sociology follows on from the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and is offered by both sociological institutes in the 03 Social Sciences department at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. [+]

The research-oriented Master’s programme in Sociology follows on from the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and is offered by both sociological institutes in the 03 Social Sciences department at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. Following the tradition of the Frankfurt Social Sciences department, students on the Master’s course will acquire the necessary skills to be able to work independently in accordance with scientific principles, to apply scientific methods and knowledge, and to contemplate social contexts with a critical mind.

The Master’s in Sociology expands knowledge of sociological theories and methods, and gives students a range of skills that enable them to use research results and methods independently, and in accordance with the principles of good scientific work, in order to develop their own questions and pursue them with practical research.... [-]


Master of Arts in Southeast Asian Studies

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master's in Southeast Asian Studies offers prospective students, who have a good working knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia or Bahasa Malaysia and who are acquainted with the region, the opportunity to pursue advanced studies on the languages, cultures and societies of Southeast Asia with a special focus on the Malay World (Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore and East Timor). [+]

The Master's in Southeast Asian Studies offers prospective students, who have a good working knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia or Bahasa Malaysia and who are acquainted with the region, the opportunity to pursue advanced studies on the languages, cultures and societies of Southeast Asia with a special focus on the Malay World (Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore and East Timor).

A philological cultural studies approach to area studies is combined with individual freedom to draw on the various excellent resources of different departments present at Goethe University of Frankfurt in order to encourage interdisciplinary and innovative research for the Master's thesis in Southeast Asian Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts in Theater, Film and Media-Science

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The research-oriented Master’s degree programme Theatre, Film and Media Studies deals with presentation formats in the area of theatre, film and the media. Its objects are their aesthetic phenomena, theory, history, social and institutional prerequisites, technical conditions and modes of action. [+]

The research-oriented Master’s degree programme Theatre, Film and Media Studies deals with presentation formats in the area of theatre, film and the media. Its objects are their aesthetic phenomena, theory, history, social and institutional prerequisites, technical conditions and modes of action. It integrates philosophical, art and cultural theory, historical, sociological and cultural economic questions in the subject-specific discussion. The programme of study pursues a critical-theoretical confrontation with artistic and media phenomena and is characterised by a decidedly international orientation.

The central point of the study programme is education to develop the ability to undertake independent problem-oriented reflection about current presentation formats in the area of theatre, film and the media. This capability is developed in an archeological and genealogical perspective and requires knowledge of the history, structure and systematics of the current forms of theatre, the performance, the dance, the film as an artistic and scientific-technical practice as well as technical and digital media. The study programme provides a humanities and theoretical and not a practical art education and sharpens the sensitivity for artistic procedures and strategies.... [-]


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Master of Science in Biochemistry

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master’s degree course in biochemistry at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt is based on a long-standing tradition in biomolecular research and education. The course aims at providing scientific knowledge and occupational skills to candidates that they may become independent researchers. [+]

The Master’s degree course in biochemistry at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt is based on a long-standing tradition in biomolecular research and education. The course aims at providing scientific knowledge and occupational skills to candidates that they may become independent researchers.

The Master’s programme includes Cellular Biochemistry, Structural Biology and Biophysics/Biophysical Chemistry and allows setting focal points depending on the students interests. Training is arranged in close cooperation with the local research environment and includes the departments of Physics, Molecular Biology, Medicine, Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysics, Paul-Ehrlich-Institute and Georg-Speyer-Haus. The programme especially accommodates membrane proteins and structural biology, areas in which Frankfurt has a strong research tradition. Graduates will be able to make decisions that are based on rational case analysis and reflect an established scientific tradition, while keeping ethic and social conditions in mind. The Natural- and Life sciences are developing very fast. Therefore it is important that the students continue to educate themselves and to integrate new knowledge throughout their subsequent careers. Our graduates are qualified to continue with a PhD or to get a job in industry, business management or in marketing, publishing companies or business consultancies.... [-]


Master of Science in Bioinformatics

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master program is the second part of the consecutive Bachelor/Master study in Bioinformatics. It is based on a Bachelor program in Bioinformatics and covers advanced topics from a research and application-oriented perspective. [+]

The Master program is the second part of the consecutive Bachelor/Master study in Bioinformatics. It is based on a Bachelor program in Bioinformatics and covers advanced topics from a research and application-oriented perspective.

The following four topics are obligatory:

Sequence Analysis/Data Mining, Network Analysis/Systems Biology, Structure Analysis/Molecular Modeling, and Neuroprocesses/Computational Neurobiology.

Additionally, there is the possibility to choose from more than 50 elective modules from computer science, biology, mathematics, chemistry, medicine, and biophysics, in order to specialize in one or two research directions or to learn more about the various application disciplines of Bioinformatics.Study abroad is explicitly supported. Moreover, soft-skills, for example, teaching a tutorial, advising students in a mentoring program and writing a research grant proposal will be acquired. The study finishes with a Master thesis.... [-]


Master of Science in Biophysics

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The goal of the Master’s study course is deepening of knowledge and specialisation in the subject Biophysics. The courses are no longer strictly oriented within the classical subject boundaries and institute but are now more topic oriented and are offered interdisciplinarily in five areas of focus. [+]

The goal of the Master’s study course is deepening of knowledge and specialisation in the subject Biophysics. The courses are no longer strictly oriented within the classical subject boundaries and institute but are now more topic oriented and are offered interdisciplinarily in five areas of focus:

Spectroscopy, imaging and structural analysis Membranes, electrophysiology, bioenergetics and cell biophysics Theory, simulations and molecular dynamics Bio-analytical methods Nucleic acids

These areas of focus reflect the areas of focus of research conducted by the university lecturers on campus who represent the biophysical subject areas and attractive and future-oriented fields of research. The necessary breadth of the education is achieved in that the student must select modules from all of the areas of focus as optional compulsory subjects.... [-]


Master of Science in Business Administration

Campus Full time 4 - 8  October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master of Science in Business Administration is directed especially towards performance-oriented graduates of bachelor programs in economics, as well as young professionals with an economics-related bachelor's degree who would like to pursue a career path that leads to a management position in the business world by way of an academic detour shortly after having obtained practical experience. [+]

The Master of Science in Business Administration is directed especially towards performance-oriented graduates of bachelor programs in economics, as well as young professionals with an economics-related bachelor's degree who would like to pursue a career path that leads to a management position in the business world by way of an academic detour shortly after having obtained practical experience.

This is a full-time consecutive studies program and thus requires an extensive prior knowledge of economics. Moreover, the orientation of the program presupposes a high degree of knowledge of quantitative-statistical methods. The program is a German/English degree course. Therefore, both German and English proficiency is mandatory.... [-]


Master of Science in Business and Economic Education

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main has been offering the Master of Science degree in Business and Economic Education since the winter semester 2008/09. The programme is flexible and polyvalent. The Master of Science is the second-level professional and academic degree. [+]

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main has been offering the Master of Science degree in Business and Economic Education since the winter semester 2008/09. The programme is flexible and polyvalent.

The Master of Science is the second-level professional and academic degree. The Business Education programme is structured as consecutive Master’s programme.

One of two fields of study can be selected in the programme:Business Education Field I, which expands knowledge of business administration and its content is close to the MBA;Business Education Field II, which includes business administration studies plus the content of a “general” subject.... [-]


Master of Science in Business Informatics

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master program Business Informatics („Wirtschaftsinformatik“) is designed as a consecutive master program for students who have achieved a Bachelor’s degree either in Computer Science (with Economics as application focus) or Economics (with an IT-oriented focus). In a build-up phase, basic knowledge in Computer Science or Economics is provided to guarantee sufficient knowledge in both areas. [+]

The Master program Business Informatics („Wirtschaftsinformatik“) is designed as a consecutive master program for students who have achieved a Bachelor’s degree either in Computer Science (with Economics as application focus) or Economics (with an IT-oriented focus). In a build-up phase, basic knowledge in Computer Science or Economics is provided to guarantee sufficient knowledge in both areas.Advanced courses in Business Informatics, Computer science or Management are chosen in the second phase of the program. Specialization areas include Information Systems, Simulation, Artificial Intelligence, E-Business, Process and Supply Chain Management, E-Finance. It is obligatory for students to take part in a project seminar (or a seminar and a practical course) within the program. The last component of the program is a Master Thesis.... [-]


Master of Science in Chemistry

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master’s programme not only offers the option of focusing on a specialist area but students will also acquire the necessary skills for this and they will learn to think independently and act responsibly. [+]

The target of the study programme is to provide students with a further education in chemistry. The Master’s programme not only offers the option of focusing on a specialist area but students will also acquire the necessary skills for this and they will learn to think independently and act responsibly.

Graduates should be able to assess the characters of chemical compounds and to apply the necessary methods for solving challenging chemical problems. Methods, procedures, research and industrial fields of activity are constantly changing, so it is the aim of the chemistry programme to teach students the necessary knowledge in a way that enables them to familiarise themselves quickly with new developments, to be introduced to new areas and to make independent contributions to further developments of research and technology in their specialised area once they have finished their programme.The Master’s examination is the second professional chemistry degree. During the four semesters of the Master’s programme, which follow on from the six semesters of the Bachelor’s programme, students will acquire the profound, specialised knowledge necessary for the transition to professional practice. The broad spectrum of the academic programme will ensure that students acquire the skills necessary for demanding fields of activity in industry, economy and administration.... [-]


Master of Science in Computer Science

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master of Science programme in Computer Science is aimed at graduates of Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and related programmes [+]

The Master of Science programme in Computer Science is aimed at graduates of Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and related programmes.

The Master’s in Computer Science is the second professional degree following the Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and develops and expands knowledge of the subject in order to enable students to work independently in this field of science. One of the key goals of the programme is to stimulate students to work independently in research and development work on the basis of the methods, system expertise and different scientific views taught in the programme.

The Master’s programme enables graduates to embark on a long and successful career in administration, business, industry and research, as the course is not limited to the latest content but instead focuses on fundamentals and teaches the theoretical foundations of basic concepts and methods that will outlast current trends.... [-]


Master of Science in Ecology and Evolution

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master of Science in Ecology and Evolution offers in-depth instruction in aspects of taxonomy and the evolution and ecology of animal and vegetable (including fungal) organisms. The range of methods spans open land studies of ecological questions, morphological and physiological research methods and molecular taxonomy. [+]

The Master of Science in Ecology and Evolution offers in-depth instruction in aspects of taxonomy and the evolution and ecology of animal and vegetable (including fungal) organisms. The range of methods spans open land studies of ecological questions, morphological and physiological research methods and molecular taxonomy.

Admission requirements BSc or comparable degree in a bio-scientific subject proof of sufficient English language skills (level B2), proven by:- TOEFL test (score at least 87 points), or- IELTS test (score at least 5.0), or - a successfully completed Bachelor thesis written in English, or - proof of at least six years English as school subject. Letter of Motivation (1-2 pages)The motivation letter is evaluated as follows:very good (1 point) to poor (5 points)Decision on the recommendation for approval is done on the basis of the marks of the first professional degree (60 %) and letter of motivation (40 %). The resulting overall rating must be at least 3.0 points. Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skillsaccording to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance. Provisional admission ... [-]

Master of Science in Environmental Science

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The overall objective of the programme is a more in-depth education in the areas of environmental sciences. The Master´s programme teaches students the necessary knowledge and skills that encourage them to think independently and act responsibly. [+]

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an admission freeze application for the summer semester 2018 is not possible unfortunately. You are welcome to apply again for the winter semester 2018/19 (applications start is expected in April 2018).

The overall objective of the programme is a more in-depth education in the areas of environmental sciences. The Master´s programme teaches students the necessary knowledge and skills that encourage them to think independently and act responsibly.

As the fields of activity in environmental sciences are constantly changing, the programme aims to teach students to make themselves familiar with new developments and to learn the ropes of new areas quickly, and to contribute to new research and technology developments in their field of expertise.... [-]


Master of Science in Geosciences

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Geoscience examines temporal and spatial changes in Earth’s system, changes that are linked to the features and material composition of geo matter by observing, measuring and modelling. The dimensions range from the smallest temporal and spatial units (e.g. atmospheric discharges or crystalline structures) up to the age of Earth, the global continental drift and mantle convection. The diverse interactions require intensive co-operation among very different disciplines. [+]

Geoscience examines temporal and spatial changes in Earth’s system, changes that are linked to the features and material composition of geo matter by observing, measuring and modelling.

The dimensions range from the smallest temporal and spatial units (e.g. atmospheric discharges or crystalline structures) up to the age of Earth, the global continental drift and mantle convection. The diverse interactions require intensive co-operation among very different disciplines.

At the Department of Geoscience/Geography at Goethe Universität Frankfurt, these disciplines are meteorology, physical geography, geology, palaeontology, mineralogy and geophysics. There are also close links with the Senckenberg Museum and the Institute of Applied Geosciences at TU Darmstadt. Lectures given by members of both institutions are included in the programme. The Master’s programme in Geoscience is based on traditional earth sciences and students receive instruction in geology, palaeontology, geophysics and mineralogy. The Master’s programme can follow a Bachelor’s degree. Students on the study programme can specialise in geology, geophysics, mineralogy or palaeontology.... [-]


Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Neuroscience spans many disciplines. Its repertoire stretches from molecular biology and proteome research to systems neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, and clinical research. Successful research in neuroscience rests on a combination of differential concepts and methodical approaches. [+]

Neuroscience spans many disciplines. Its repertoire stretches from molecular biology and proteome research to systems neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, and clinical research. Successful research in neuroscience rests on a combination of differential concepts and methodical approaches.The major objective of the program is to offer to talented students a highly research-oriented training that will provide them with a broad overview of the most relevant fields of neuroscience, including basic neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and computational neuroscience. This also includes relevant practical skills.

The program will confront students with various levels of complexity of neural functions from molecular biology to systems neuroscience. A major characteristic comprises the optional training in clinical neuroscience that will familiarise students with neuropathology and aspects of neurology and will provide them with hands-on information on current technical approaches applied in clinical research.You do not require previous intensive training in neuroscience. However, solid background knowledge in the field of neuroscience is essential for following the courses. This includes the principal education in laboratory techniques, particularly in cell biological bench work. As the program is an interdisciplinary one, we invite applications from students from various fields.... [-]


Master of Science in International Economics and Economic Policy

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

This study programme, which is taught in English, focuses on process structures of economic policy in the international integration of markets. The programme prepares students for challenging careers in administration and politics, as well as in national and international organisations. [+]

This study programme, which is taught in English, focuses on process structures of economic policy in the international integration of markets. The programme prepares students for challenging careers in administration and politics, as well as in national and international organisations. In addition to applied econometrics and micro and macroeconomics, the programme provides in-depth knowledge of international economic policy and globalisation.The focus is on economic, micro and macroeconomic topics with a strong international correlation (international relations in trade and development, monetary and fiscal policy).The aim of the programme is to provide students with analytical, economic and quantitative skills and knowledge for challenging careers in the field of economic analysis, e.g. as is required for leading positions in ministries, associations, international organisations and enterprises, but also in development co-operation.... [-]


Master of Science in International Management

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Goethe University's Master of Science in International Management is catering to ambitious bachelor’s graduates striving for an international career. We have designed a program that will ensure a unique learning experience and ideal job market opportunities. [+]

Goethe University's Master of Science in International Management is catering to ambitious bachelor’s graduates striving for an international career. We have designed a program that will ensure a unique learning experience and ideal job market opportunities. Our faculty is committed to establishing the Master in International Management as a premier management program in Europe that shall attain top positions in international rankings.

Take the opportunity to study a demanding degree program taught by committed and research-driven professors and high-profile practitioners. Our lecturers apply state-of-the-art teaching methods and encourage you to examine challenging real-world problems. Students can freely choose modules from the five areas:... [-]


Master of Science in Mathematics

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Mathematics is a major cultural science with a history dating back to ancient times. However, it is also the driving force behind many modern technologies and has become a key technology in the Information Era. [+]

Mathematics is a major cultural science with a history dating back to ancient times. However, it is also the driving force behind many modern technologies and has become a key technology in the Information Era. This fact contradicts the public image of mathematics, which is often seen as a closed world of theorems and arithmetic formulae. However, there are mathematical methods and processes behind issues and problems such as data compression and data safety, traffic control, the optimisation of financial instruments and non-destructive medical techniques. These processes give rise to a vivid science with many unsolved problems and an enormous impact on applications.

Studying mathematics is highly appealing and a great intellectual challenge. It can help you prepare for a career as a mathematician in business and industry and as a mathematics teacher.Students on the Master of Science course build on the skills learned in the Bachelor’s programme by acquiring the following:• knowledge of the main mathematical disciplines, their methodological approaches and their interrelations, • an insight into up-to-date research results and the significance of these, • the ability to deal with a comprehensive mathematical task independently in a Master thesis, • the skills needed to work as a mathematical assistant or employee in an academic institution, • the basis for a PhD.... [-]


Master of Science in Meteorology

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

discipline deeply rooted in physics, investigating atmospheric processes by experimental-empirical and theoretical methods. Besides to physics and mathematics it also has connections to chemistry, oceanography, hydrology, and geography. [+]

Meteorology is the science of weather and climate and much more! It is a geosciences discipline deeply rooted in physics, investigating atmospheric processes by experimental-empirical and theoretical methods. Besides to physics and mathematics it also has connections to chemistry, oceanography, hydrology, and geography.

Other than in the bachelor programme in meteorology, where the scientific foundations are laid, here students have extensive freedoms to structure their curriculum according to their personal preferences. From the first semester on, staff from the various research groups systematically prepares them to research which they will do for their master’s thesis. Possible directions are... [-]


Master of Science in Molecular Biosciences

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The M.Sc. in Molecular Biosciences provides in-depth knowledge of molecular aspects in genetics, biochemistry, developmental biology, physiology and cell biology via intensive training in several methodical and conceptual areas. [+]

The M.Sc. in Molecular Biosciences provides in-depth knowledge of molecular aspects in genetics, biochemistry, developmental biology, physiology and cell biology via intensive training in several methodical and conceptual areas.

Admission requirements Bachelor of Science or an equivalent bio-scientific programme proof of sufficient English language skills (level B1), proven by:- completed language courses totalling a duration of at least 120h, or- documentary proof of academic studies abroad, or- proof of at least five years English as a school subject, or- TOEFL test (score at least 87 points), or- IELTS test (score at least 5.0), or Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skillsaccording to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance. Provisional admission ... [-]

Master of Science in Molecular Biotechnology

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The M.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology is a research-based study programme focused on White Biotechnology. Theoretical knowledge of chemical and biological processes (from molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry and analytics) will be put into practise on a molecular level and a technological basis will be established for the targeted production of biologically active molecules and production/synthesis processes that create scientific and economic added value. [+]

The M.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology is a research-based study programme focused on White Biotechnology. Theoretical knowledge of chemical and biological processes (from molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry and analytics) will be put into practise on a molecular level and a technological basis will be established for the targeted production of biologically active molecules and production/synthesis processes that create scientific and economic added value.

Detailed insights into the function of biological macromolecules enable the development of innovative products and processes including tailor-made enzymes as well as new biomolecule-based methods of analysis, or drugs.... [-]


Master of Science in Money and Finance

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The study programme, which is taught in English, is an innovative combination of the subjects of money and macroeconomics on the one hand and finance on the other, and therefore links economic policy with the financial sector. It prepares for challenging careers in the banking and insurance sector as well as with financial service providers. [+]

The study programme, which is taught in English, is an innovative combination of the subjects of money and macroeconomics on the one hand and finance on the other and therefore links economic policy with the financial sector. It prepares for challenging careers in the banking and insurance sector as well as with financial service providers.

The course is held in the House of Finance and this, as well as the Frankfurt’s unique status as one of the world’s leading financial centres, offers an ideal link to business in practice. The study programme aims to teach the analytical and quantitative skills and knowledge necessary for challenging managerial careers in business enterprises. It also prepares students for a PhD degree on the path to a potential academic career. The content is taught at a high academic level and includes innovative concepts and methods. The teaching concept links intensive student support with independent academic work and on-going possibilities for contact with business in practice.... [-]


Master of Science in Physical Biology of Cells and Cell Interactions

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Since the winter semester 2011/12 the Faculty of Biology has offered the Master of Science in "Cell Biology and Physiology". In the winter semester 2015/16, this was reissued as new Master of Science in "Physical Biology of Cells and Cell Interactions". [+]

Since the winter semester 2011/12 the Faculty of Biology has offered the Master of Science in "Cell Biology and Physiology". In the winter semester 2015/16, this was reissued as new Master of Science in "Physical Biology of Cells and Cell Interactions".

The two-year Master's program Physical Biology of Cells and Cell Interactions is research-oriented and educates students in modern concepts and methods of cell biology and physical biology. Scientific questions in the fields of cell biology and physical biology will be combined with developmental biology, cellular structure biology, bioinformatics, biochemistry, immunology, neuro-and plant physiology.

The Master's program provides students with an understanding of fundamental life processes from cell growth, cell-cell communication and differentiation to hormonal, inflammatory, angiogenic signaling and aging. These processes are studied in context of cells, individual tissues and model organisms. The experimental and conceptual approaches of the program include modern cell biological, molecular, biochemical, bioinformatical, immunological and genetic methods, combined with various microscopical techniques and applications, molecular imaging, data analysis as well as morphological and physiological technologies.... [-]


Master of Science in Physical Geography

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Institute of Physical Geography at Universität Frankfurt with its several working groups (active both nationally and internationally) covers a wide range of content and methods in the field of physical geography. [+]

The Institute of Physical Geography at Universität Frankfurt with its several working groups (active both nationally and internationally) covers a wide range of content and methods in the field of physical geography.

The research-based Master’s programme in Physical Geography, which focuses on the relationship between man and the environment in the past, present and future, benefits from this broad approach, and the complex networks and regional, national and global challenges that emerge shape the contents during the four semesters of the programme.The flexible structure of the programme and individual tutoring allows students to develop their own profiles. The programme focuses on learning and researching and therefore qualifies students for specific activities in both research and industry.... [-]


Master of Science in Physics

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Physics is the science of the structure, characteristics, conditions and motion of matter and energy, as well as the underlying interactions and forces and the resulting dimensions. [+]

Physics is the science of the structure, characteristics, conditions and motion of matter and energy, as well as the underlying interactions and forces and the resulting dimensions. As such, it is the material basis of all natural sciences and all technical disciplines. It is a science that is based on activity, as it requires experimental and theoretical implementation, utilisation and further development of its content and methods.

It is also a quantitative science, as the aim of physics is the quantitatively reproducible description of processes in nature and the production of quantitative correlations between different phenomena and classes of phenomena. In order to achieve these targets, physics relies to a large extent on mathematical methods.The wide range of tasks means that physics students must learn to be able to become acquainted with very different special subjects quickly in professional life, even if it was not part of their study programme. This skill relies on a profound understanding and clear command of the widest range of basic scientific information and methods possible, and this is the main focus of the study programme.... [-]


Master of Science in Psychology

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The contents of this MSc programme offers broad deepening in the subjects psychological methods and diagnoses as well opportunities to select from four research and application-oriented subjects mainly focused on up to two main areas (one major or one major and one minor or two minor areas of focus). [+]

The contents of this MSc programme offers broad deepening in the subjects psychological methods and diagnoses as well opportunities to select from four research and application-oriented subjects mainly focused on up to two main areas (one major or one major and one minor or two minor areas of focus). The four subjects mainly focused on offered are:

Cognitive and neurosciences Clinical psychology Work and organisational psychology Educational Psychology (Life-long learning and development)

The goal of the programme of study is to provide the student during the MSc degree programme with specialist knowledge as well as skills which will enable him/her to take up professional work as an MSc Psychologist.... [-]


Master of Science in Quantitative Economics

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The study programme Quantitative Economics (MSQE), which is taught in English, offers analytical and quantitative training that is closely linked to the Ph.D. programmes offered by the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management. [+]

The study programme Quantitative Economics (MSQE), which is taught in English, offers analytical and quantitative training that is closely linked to the Ph.D. programmes offered by the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management. Students can choose from four study areas:

Quantitative Economics Quantitative Finance Quantitative Management Quantitative Marketing

In each of the study areas, students learn how to examine major economic questions and achieve scientifically based results using the concepts and methods they have acquired. Graduates of the MSQE programme can either continue their research with a dissertation in one of the Ph.D. programmes of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management or start a challenging career in the field of economic policy, or the financial or marketing sector.... [-]


Master of Science in Quantitative Finance

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The study programme Quantitative Finance (MSQF), which is taught in English, offers analytical and quantitative training that is closely linked to the Ph.D. programmes offered by the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management. [+]

The study programme Quantitative Finance (MSQF), which is taught in English, offers analytical and quantitative training that is closely linked to the Ph.D. programmes offered by the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management. Students can choose from four study areas:

Quantitative Economics Quantitative Finance Quantitative Management Quantitative Marketing

In each of the study areas, students learn how to examine major economic questions and achieve scientifically based results using the concepts and methods they have acquired. Graduates of the MSQE programme can either continue their research with a dissertation in one of the Ph.D. programmes of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management or start a challenging career in the field of economic policy, or the financial or marketing sector.... [-]


Master of Science in Quantitative Management

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The study programme Quantitative Management, which is taught in English, offers analytical and quantitative training that is closely linked to the Ph.D. programmes offered by the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management. [+]

The study programme Quantitative Management, which is taught in English, offers analytical and quantitative training that is closely linked to the Ph.D. programmes offered by the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management. Students can choose from four study areas:

Quantitative Economics Quantitative Finance Quantitative Management Quantitative Marketing

In each of the study areas, students learn how to examine major economic questions and achieve scientifically based results using the concepts and methods they have acquired. Graduates of the MSQE programme can either continue their research with a dissertation in one of the Ph.D. programmes of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management or start a challenging career in the field of economic policy, or the financial or marketing sector.... [-]


Master of Science in Quantitative Marketing

Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The study programme Quantitative Marketing, which is taught in English, offers analytical and quantitative training that is closely linked to the Ph.D. programmes offered by the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management. [+]

The study programme Quantitative Marketing, which is taught in English, offers analytical and quantitative training that is closely linked to the Ph.D. programmes offered by the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management. Students can choose from four study areas:

Quantitative Economics Quantitative Finance Quantitative Management Quantitative Marketing

In each of the study areas, students learn how to examine major economic questions and achieve scientifically based results using the concepts and methods they have acquired. Graduates of the MSQE programme can either continue their research with a dissertation in one of the Ph.D. programmes of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management or start a challenging career in the field of economic policy, or the financial or marketing sector.... [-]


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