Master's Programme "Urban Culture, Society and Space", M.A.

Modular Structure

In the master's programme "Urban Culture, Society and Space", seven courses (5 ECTS credits each) from the fields of urban planning, cultural studies as well as social and educational sciences provide training (among other areas) in urban geography, urban sociology and urban history, urban cultural studies, urban cultural management, and strategic urban development. In these fields, students are offered a broad range of courses to choose from; they are individually coached in making these choices based on their previous qualifications, their professional goals and development perspectives.

These courses are complemented by integrative modules studied together with students from the complementary master's programme "Sustainable Urban Technologies", namely the foundational module (15 ECTS credits) in the first semester and the joint research training project in the second semester (10 ECTS credits). Moreover, in their third semester students complete an individual internship of at least three monthts in a company, an international organization, a municipal body or another institution centrally involved in urban management or urban research (20 ECTS credits).

Finally, in the course of the programme students complete two modules (5 ECTS credits each) from the complementary field of studies in "Sustainable Urban Technologies", for instance in the fields of urban planning, logistics, energy systems, technology management, urban ecology or urban climatology.

The overarching aim - notwithstanding the need for interdisciplinary qualifications - is an in-depth education in a specific disciplinary culture, which allows students to make productive contributions in demanding work environments. The topics for the Masters thesis to be written in the fourth and final term (30 credits including the oral thesis defence) are also agreed upon individually depending on students' specific qualifications, experience and professional development goals. In a programme generally aiming at a broad interdisciplinary education rooted in disciplinary competencies, a broad range of courses to choose from allows students to develop their own unique profile in the course of their studies by focusing on specific areas of competence.


The Modular Construction of the master’s programme “Urban Culture, Society and Space”:


Master's Degree

The standard duration of study is four semesters and students will finish the master's programme “Urban Culture, Society and Space” with a Master of Arts (M.A.).


Language of Instruction 

The languages of instruction in the master's programme "Urban Culture, Society and Space" are German and English.

Winter semester 2023/2024

Summer Semester 2023

Winter semester 2022/2023

Summer semester 2022

Winter semester 2021/2022

Summer semester 2021

​Winter semester 2020/2021

Summer semester 2020

Winter semester 2019/2020

Summer semester 2019

Winter semester 2018/2019

Summer semester 2018

Winter semester 2017/2018

Summer semester 2017

Winter semester 2016/2017

Summer semester 2016

Winter semester 2015/2016

Summer semester 2015

Winter semester 2014/2015

Summer semester 2014

Winter semester 2013/2014

Summer semester 2013

Winter semester 2012/2013