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  • Duration: 4 semesters
  • Degree Award: Master of Arts
  • Language: German
  • admission limited
  • Special admission requirements

Museum and Exhibition - Master's Programme

Orientation and Goals

This master's programme in Museum and Exhibition focusses on application as well as theory and prepares students for museum related careers. The study programme includes individualised specialisation options in the areas of material culture, history, and art, and comprehensive interdisciplinary approaches. Additionally, students can hone their practical skills through participating in exhibition projects in affiliation with numerous cooperating museums in the region.

Study Design and Contents

This course of studies lasts 4 semesters.
You will complete 120 credit points in the following areas:
  • basic curriculum for museum and exhibition
  • learning in a museum
  • exhibition project
Elective areas:
  • material culture in museum and exhibition
  • art in museum and exhibition
  • history in museum and exhibition
  • disciplinary consolidation
  • free module
  • practical training
Master's thesis module

Teaching and Learning

Introductory block seminar, seminars with tutorials, lectures, 35-40 weekly accompanying practical days in a cooperating museum, colloquia, workshops, practice sessions, excursions, project work, practical training, graduate conference.

Reasons for Studying

Foreign Language Skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:
  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

This master's programme prepares students for a wide array of museum and exhibition related scientific or scholarly careers. These include, in addition to the usual activities of museums, further areas such as museum management and exhibition review. Students in this programme gain valuable knowledge in the form of methodology and analytical skills, as well as historical, theoretical, and practical skills that can be very useful for a later career (depending on choice of subject and specialisation) in a research institution, in education, or in the media sector. Finally, this course of studies can also serve as an excellent basis for a museum-related doctorate or an academic traineeship.

Find out more about the professional field of History and the professional field of Cultural Studies (in German).

Target Group/Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in a field relating to History, Culture, Art or Media Studies, including e.g. Material Culture, Archaeology, (European) Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology, and Gender Studies or in a closely related field worth at least 60 credit points.
  • In case of a degree in the field of humanities, social or in rare cases natural science professional qualification can be approved in individual cases. Prerequisite in these cases is sufficient museum und exhibition and relevant content can be proved.
  • Evidence of relevant professional experience or internships

Application/Admission Procedures

This course of studies accepts a limited number of applicants, and application is only possible in the winter semester.
The application deadline for the winter semester is 15 July.

Further Information

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