Euroculture in Göttingen comprises four semesters with eleven affiliated universities who cooperate within the Euroculture consortium. Students will spend the first semester in Göttingen (the "home" university) and the second semester at another European partner university (the "host" university). At the end of the second semester, all students and staff members come together for a ten-day intensive programme to present and discuss independent research projects. During the third semester, students either pursue an internship (professional track) or attend additional courses (research track). The internship can be done at various institutions and organisations. The research track can be followed at one of the eight European universities, or in the case of European students, at one of the four non-European partner universities of the consortium. In the fourth semester, the students return either to their home or their host university.
Study abroad unit(s)
The second Euroculture semester must be spent at one of the Euroculture partner universities. The third semester (research track) can be spent either at a European partner university or, in the case of European students, at a non-European partner university. Alternatively, students can do an internship during the third semester at an organisation or institution relevant to Euroculture (professional track).
Students may choose to do a 18-24 week internship or professional track during the third semester. Due to the transdisciplinary nature of the Euroculture programme, students tend to have varying interests and therefore undertake internships in many different sectors. On our website, you will be provided with a sample list of places where Euroculture students have completed their internships. Depending on the particular emphasis of their studies, students choose either to do an internship or to participate in the research track during the third semester. The research track is offered by the University of Göttingen or the European partner universities (open to all students) as well as by international partner universities in India, Japan, Mexico and the United States (this track is open to our EU students only).
Forms of assessment
A variety of tasks and assessments is used, including papers, presentations, independent research tasks and group projects. Results will be given in the local grading systems of the universities and converted into ECTS. Students are required to earn 30 ECTS credits per semester, which is the equivalent of a study workload of 900 hours per semester.
The Master's programme meets the changing standards of the European job market. It opens up the possibility to prepare for occupational areas which evolve from the intensifying economic and political process of integration. Euroculture provides those wishing to work in a European or international field after completing their studies with ideal qualifications for this area of work. The programme qualifies students for fields of work in which political, historical, intercultural knowledge is necessary.
Because of the ongoing process of European unification, there is a growing need for graduates from universities who stand out due to oral fluency, intercultural competence and interdisciplinary know-how. The Euroculture programme supports and provides these key qualifications by offering an interdisciplinary and international education.
Euroculture graduates are qualified to look for employment in the following areas/organisations:
- European institutions, non-government organisations and non-profit groups
- national and international institutions/organisations and projects
- embassies all over the world
- institutions of education, research and further education
- media, journalism, publishing and libraries
- political parties, foundations and associations
- design of cities and regions, local and regional cultural institutions
- cultural management, event management
- museums and exhibition organisations
- religious institutes
- guidance for migrants and foreigners
- public relations, legal departments and human resources management in international companies