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Cultures of the Global South

University of Tübingen

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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In this Cultures of the Global South program from University of Tübingen, you will investigate contemporary cultures of the Global South with a focus on social and political dynamics and from the vantage point of comparative transregional studies. 

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The Cultures of the Global South program from University of Tübingen is international, interdisciplinary and intercultural in orientation, with a strong emphasis on research as well as on building bridges between theory and professional practice.

The program deals with thematic complexes such as colonialism and postcolonialism, migration and mobility, transculturalism and globalization. Among the disciplines involved in teaching the program are Literary, Cultural and Media Studies, along with Cultural Anthropology, Education, and other related Social Sciences.

Research focus

In the course of your MA degree program you will become acquainted with the significant cutting-edge research approaches within the literatures and cultures of the Global South and develop the skills necessary for undertaking your own independent research. The degree program also offers the possibility of a fast-track route to doctoral research, so that the MA thesis becomes an integral element in the subsequent PhD thesis.

Programme Structure

Students may specialize via a particular regional focus. In addition to a comprehensive comparative profile, we provide specialization in the following areas:
  • Latin American Studies
  • African Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The minimum admission requirement for the MA Cultures of the Global South is a BA in literary or cultural studies or social sciences with the final grade of 2.5 /2nd class honours / B or better. Additionally, applicants must provide evidence of language proficiency in English, and French or Spanish in one of following combinations:

  • EU CEFR C1 in English at the time of application
  • PLUS EU CEFR B2 in Spanish or French after 2 semesters
  • EU CEFR C1 in Spanish or French at the time of application
  • PLUS EU CEFR B2 in English after 2 semesters

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Tübingen

630 - 1000 EUR /month
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