Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of Cultural History and Theory

MA Cultural History and Theory


German language proficiency on level C1 is required for application to all study programs at the Department for Cultural History and Theory. For all current information on application procedures and deadlines please consult the German site.


General information

On the basis of a completed bachelor degree in cultural history and theory, you can complete a master degree [Kulturwissenschaft im Master] at the Department of Cultural History and Theory. You can find more information on the application process [Informationen zur Bewerbung] on the HU-website.

Information for MA students

The MA study program in cultural history and theory started in the winter term of 2008/2009.

The focus is on:

1.    the history, mediality, aesthetics and materiality of knowledge that is generated and passed on through culture.

2.    the historiography and theory of cultural techniques (i.e. writing, reading, depicting, networking, calculating, measuring, playing, performing, designing, exchanging and remembering);

3.    observing and reconstructing the processes that constitute culture by means of social, media and cultural theories.


The study program offers points of contact to a number of other fields of empirical and historical cultural studies, as well as to the natural sciences. The requirement for admission is a completed first degree in a higher education program relevant to cultural history and theory.


Annotated Catalogue of Courses for all Programs

[Kommentiertes Vorlesungsverzeichnis]

The annotated catalogue of courses  (KVV) of the current semester can be accessed via Agnes.

Overview of downloads

§  new Examination and Study Regulations [Studien- und Prüfungsordnung] (including the descriptions of the modules and study plans), updated in 2014

§  old version of the Examination and Study Regulations  [Studien- und Prüfungsordnung] from 2008 and first changes [Änderung der Studienordnung]

§  Forms [Formulare und Vordrucke] (Lehrveranstaltungsnachweise, Eigenständigkeitserklärung, Anmeldung der Bachelorarbeit etc.)

Forms for attended courses 

The forms for attended courses [Lehrveranstaltungsnachweise] can be downloaded here. For each modul, a form has to be completed that includes the attended courses. It can then be submitted to the examinations office [Prüfungsamt].  

The registration for each module’s final examination [Modulabschlussprüfung] can only be made via Agnes, from January 1st to January 31st during the winter term and from June 1st to June 30th during the summer term.