Master of Arts
Transnational European and East Asian Culture and History - TEACH

Transnational European and East Asian Culture and History - TEACH

The aim of the master’s degree program Transnational European and East Asian Culture and History (TEACH) is to provide students with solid cultural knowledge as well as language and methodological skills for comparative cultural research and work on both international and transnational level in Europe and East Asia. Upon graduation, students are awarded a master’s degree from the University of Bonn and a second master’s degree from the Japanese or Korean partner university. Students must therefore spend one semester each in Japan and Korea as part of this degree program.

The master’s degree program builds on language and methodological knowledge and skills acquired in a Japan- or Korea-related bachelor’s degree program. These competences are applied to a second country—Korea for students of Japanese studies, Japan for students of Koran studies—and complemented by a European perspective.


Possible lines of work:

Intercultural communication, intercultural management, international development cooperation, peace and conflict research, international educational work (adult education, language courses, etc.), politics (policy consulting), culture (conservation/maintenance/management of global cultural heritage, cultural institutions, culture management, museums, etc.), tourism (long-distance, educational and cultural tourism), journalism, academia (teaching/research at universities, research institutions, etc.)

Open admission
Master of Arts
Other languages
4 Semester
Winter semester

Examination Regulations (German versions are legally binding)

University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline

German language proficiency (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1, as per DSH exam. regulations)

English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)

Minimum grade of 2.5 or local equivalent

Knowledge in Japanese or Korean language worth a minimum of 60 ECTS credits.

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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