International Programmes 2020/2021

Human Geography: Globalisation, Media, and Culture Human Geography: Globalisation, Media, and Culture

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz • Mainz

Degree
Master of Arts in Human Geography
Teaching language
  • English
Languages

The programme is entirely taught in English. 

Programme duration
4 semesters
Beginning
Winter semester
Application deadline

1 September (for the winter semester)

If you have obtained your school leaving certificate or a study degree abroad, you will need to request a recognition of your foreign certificates in order to apply for admission to a Master's programme at JGU. Please not that the recognition process may take up to six weeks.

Information on the recognition process during the corona pandemic can be found here.

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
No
Joint degree / double degree programme
No
Description/content

The Master's programme in "Human Geography: Globalisation, Media and Culture" focuses on renegotiating geographical relations between culture and society in the course of globalisation processes. Following an interdisciplinary approach, emphasis is placed on "global topics" and issues regarding social and cultural challenges of our time, including the following: How has the connection between culture, space, and society been transformed in the global age? What challenges have arisen? How can these problems be dealt with politically and geo-ethically? What impact and significance do media and media transformations of our world have on this?

We offer you the opportunity to discover with us exciting phenomena of an entangled globalised world in an international academic context.

A key feature of our study programme is the combination of theoretically grounded and practice-oriented teaching elements. We offer our students not only an in-depth exploration of scientific concepts and issues, but also a wide range of practice-oriented courses – from empirical research projects to media workshops (e.g., camera and editing techniques, blogging, and digital geography).

Course organisation

The Master's degree programme is a modular course of studies. A total of 120 credit points are allocated in the eight modules of the programme. A detailed explanation of the programme can be found here.

Our research-led teaching solely in the English language focuses on international topics. International experts lecture on their current research as part of our weekly lecture series, and international scientists regularly complement the courses as visiting scholars at the Institute of Geography.

If you have detailed questions about the structure of the programme, please send an e-mail to the programme's academic adviser.

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International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Specialist literature in other languages
  • Study trips
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
  • Content-related regional focus
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

We encourage our students to go abroad to gain international study and research experience inside and outside of the university context. Our study programme consists of two modules that will enable you to spend time abroad: First, we offer a research workshop (second semester) that takes you to regions all over the world and provides the opportunity to participate in exciting research projects. Second, you have the chance to spend your third semester abroad (e.g., with the European Erasmus programme or you can organise a semester abroad on your own). We can support you with contacts to many universities worldwide with whom we cooperate – e.g., NUS Singapore, University of Arizona/Tucson & University of Texas/Austin (USA), American University of Beirut (Lebanon), GUtech Muscat (Oman), Kuwait University (Kuwait), Université Cadi Ayyad Marrakech (Morocco), etc.

Integrated internships

As part of the "Raising Levels of Professional Qualifications" module in the third semester, you can choose whether you would like to complete a semester abroad or do an internship.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
No
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
The course of study can be taken entirely online
No
Digital learning and teaching modules
  • Virtual classrooms
  • Blogs
  • Chats with lecturers
Description of e-learning elements

Depending on the course content, we integrate digital elements into our teaching and learning activities – from online courses and collaborative work on scientific blogs to virtual seminar rooms.

Participation in the e-learning course elements is compulsory
No
Can ECTS points be acquired by taking the online programmes?
No
Can the e-learning elements be taken without signing up for the course of study?
No
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Semester contribution
The semester contribution amounts to approx. 330 EUR. The fee includes a semester ticket that covers public transport in the Rhine-Main metropolitan area and a discount at the university's cafeterias.

Additionally, there will be one-off charges for the research workshop (approx. 1,500 EUR).
Funding opportunities within the university
Yes
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university
JGU Mainz offers support in finding a suitable scholarship: https://www.studium.uni-mainz.de/stipendien/
Academic admission requirements

Join us in Mainz for your Master's studies if you are interested in an interdisciplinary, critically-reflected culture- and media-geographic education! All you need is a Bachelor's degree in a social or cultural science discipline and a great curiosity to explore the world through the lenses of Human, Cultural and Media Geography.

 

Language requirements

Applicants need proof of the required English skills (e.g., TOEFL with at least 213 points, IELTS with a band score of at least 5.5, TELC English B2 or a comparable certificate).

Application deadline

1 September (for the winter semester)

If you have obtained your school leaving certificate or a study degree abroad, you will need to request a recognition of your foreign certificates in order to apply for admission to a Master's programme at JGU. Please not that the recognition process may take up to six weeks.

Information on the recognition process during the corona pandemic can be found here.

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The application for the course of studies has to be submitted online (Jogustine portal).

Information on the application process during the corona pandemic can be found here.

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

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