International Programmes 2023/2024

Cultural Studies: Culture and Organisation (MA) Cultural Studies: Culture and Organisation (MA)

Leuphana University Lüneburg • Lüneburg

Master of Arts
Teaching language
  • English

Courses are held in English.

Programme duration
4 semesters
Winter semester
Application deadline

Online application for students with EU degrees directly at Leuphana University: 1 April–1 June
Online application for students with non-EU degrees via uni-assist: 1 April–1 May

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

Are you interested in the relationship between culture, the arts and organisation? Do you want to get to know organisational and entrepreneurial practises in a variety of fields? Then our Master's programme in Culture and Organisation just might be right for you.

In this programme, you will learn about different aspects of organisations and organisation. You will analyse the organisation of art, culture and their institutions as well as the culturalisation of organisations. The programme will educate you in the history and methodology of cultural studies, the role of digital media in organisations and organisation, cultural entrepreneurship and much more. The theoretical knowledge is balanced with practical elements, such as museum excursions. In addition, elective modules allow you to choose from different specialisations, for example "Capitalist Dynamics and Social Change" or "Management and Change".

Let us prepare you for an exciting career in academia or in fields such as the cultural and creative industry, the media, the arts, the public sector, urban development, or charitable organisations!

Current information

We regularly organise online open days. Please check our website for more information.

Course organisation

There are four components to the Cul­tu­re and Or­ga­nisa­t­i­on pro­gram­me.

In the core area of stu­dy, you will explore key to­pics in the field of or­ga­nisa­t­i­ons and or­ga­ni­sing cul­tu­re and the arts, cul­tu­ral en­tre­pre­neurship, di­gi­tal me­dia and cul­tu­ral so­cio­lo­gy.

There are also three com­ple­men­ta­ry com­po­n­ents: elec­ti­ves, in­te­gra­ti­on modules and Com­ple­men­ta­ry Stu­dies. The elec­tives al­low you to both fo­cus and broa­den your stu­dy of cul­tu­re and or­ga­nisa­t­i­on, e.g. with mo­du­les on or­ga­nisa­t­i­on theo­ry, di­gi­tal cul­tu­res or cri­ti­cal stu­dies. It is also pos­si­ble to choo­se en­tre­pre­neurship or busi­ness stu­dies mo­du­les as electives. The in­te­gra­ti­on modules for cul­tu­ral stu­dies bring together stu­dents from all Master's pro­gram­mes at the Fa­cul­ty of Hu­ma­nities and Soci­al Sci­en­ces, and they will familiarise you with the his­to­ry and me­thods of and cur­rent de­ba­tes in cul­tu­ral stu­dies. Com­ple­men­ta­ry Stu­dies will enable you to take clas­ses bey­ond your im­me­dia­te field of stu­dy in or­der to broa­den your un­der­stan­ding of key con­tem­pora­ry chal­len­ges for cul­tu­re and so­cie­ty.

These four components will prepare you for wri­ting your re­se­arch-ba­sed Master's dis­ser­ta­ti­on and participating in the Master's Fo­rum, the accompanying col­lo­qui­um in which you will pre­sent and dis­cuss your dis­ser­ta­ti­on pro­ject.

A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
  • Specialist literature in other languages
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

You can choose to complete a semester abroad at one of our partner universities in the third or fourth semester of your studies.

You also have the opportunity to complete a double degree programme by spending the second year of your studies at the University of Genoa, Italy.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

You do not have to pay tuition fees. You only have to pay a semester contribution of approx. 330 EUR per semester (subject to change). This will entitle you to receive a semester ticket, which covers public transport in Lüneburg and the surrounding area (e.g., Hamburg, Bremen, Lübeck). The semester contribution also covers almost all regional trains in Lower Saxony as well as participation in a rent-a-bike programme and free entrance to many cultural events in Lüneburg.

Costs of living

Approx. 900 EUR per month to cover personal expenses in Lüneburg:

  • Accommodation: 300 to 450 EUR
  • Food: 200 to 230 EUR
  • Health insurance: 110 EUR (not applicable for EU students)
  • Leisure activities, books, clothing: 80 to 250 EUR
Funding opportunities within the university
Academic admission requirements

For a detailed list of requirements, see:

Language requirements

Language requirements can be found on the application website of the Graduate School.

Application deadline

Online application for students with EU degrees directly at Leuphana University: 1 April–1 June
Online application for students with non-EU degrees via uni-assist: 1 April–1 May

Submit application to

Please start your application on this website:
There you will find all of the requirements that Leuphana University Lüneburg requests.

Possibility of finding part-time employment

International students with a residence permit are allowed to undertake a limited amount of paid employment (a maximum of 120 days per year, or alternatively 240 days part-time – up to four hours a day).


Websites and relevant addresses for finding accommodation in Lüneburg are listed on the International Office website.

Career advisory service

Leuphana University Lüneburg Career Service

Student Counselling Service of Graduate School

Support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Buddy programme
  • Tutors
  • Accompanying programme
  • Specialist counselling
  • Cultural and linguistic preparation
  • Visa matters

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