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Semitic Studies, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #117 (WUR) Berlin, Germany
This consecutive master’s degree program in Semitic Studies at Freie Universität Berlin deepens the knowledge of languages, culture and history of societies in the Middle East acquired in the bachelor program.

Overview

The master program in Semitic Studies at Freie Universität Berlin is characterized by a range of studies on modern Semitic languages and its relation to religious minorities. It conveys knowledge on the current state of research in Semitic Studies and qualifies graduates to carry out a variety of professions related to the Middle East.

Welcome to the new website of the Department of History and Cultural Studies. Here, you will find a portrait of the department with information on the profile, an organigram and a summary of the disciplines and institutes as well as a summary of the administration and services of the department, such as the Dean’s office, department administration, and committees and boards.

Programme Structure

  • The research undertaken by the highly specialized disciplines in the Department of History and Cultural Studies is supported by different units. Deserving mention here are two Focus Areas of Freie Universität: the Dahlem Humanities Center (DHC) and the Center for Area Studies (CAS). 
  • DHC is the central hub of the many departments and activities in humanities research at Freie Universität, while CAS links together the area-specific expertise in the humanities and social sciences that is present at Freie Universität.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in the history and culture of the Middle East from Freie Universität Berlin or an equivalent degree that corresponds in terms of structure and content.
  • Proof of written Arabic language skills (level B2 CEFR) and oral Arabic language skills (level B1 CEFR).
  • Proof of written and oral English language skills (level B2 CEFR).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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