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Master African Studies: Critical Perspectives on Society, Politics, Culture

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Career Perspectives

Graduates are well prepared for academic positions in universities and research institutions as well as for non-academic careers. Graduates of the Master's program are trained for doctoral studies in the interdisciplinary field of African Studies, in other interdisciplinary areas, such as Global Studies, International Development or Peace and Conflict Studies, as well as in the disciplines that were the main focus of the Master's program (social and cultural anthropology, history, politics, sociology, or study of religion).

Their experience with international research makes them particularly suited to projects involving international and intercultural cooperation, including positions in public and media relations, in non-governmental or international organizations, or in diplomacy. The degree also offers a range of career opportunities outside of academia, in domestic and international contexts.

The specialized knowledge acquired in the MA, both the analytical potential and the ability to conceive and critically reflect, is in great demand at national and international institutions, which have a growing need for qualified employees with interdisciplinary, social science training.

Other important fields of activity are offered in media, diplomacy, cultural institutions and in intercultural work, in tourism, in education and training, museums and archives, or corporate public relations which are looking for professionally competent and internationally oriented scholars and social scientists who are able to work beyond narrow subject boundaries.

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