Master's Programme European Ethnology
Master of Arts
4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Mode of Study
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7
0314 Sociology and Cultural Studies
UC 066 823
The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the Master European Ethnology gives you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this Master's degree.
The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria must be fulfilled for enrolment in the Master European Ethnology, how long the programme lasts, which modules must be completed and much more.
The 2009W curriculum is currently valid for the Master European Ethnology.
Information on the Curriculum (2009W)
The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.
In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies
available at: https://lfuonline.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
Section: Current Curriculum version.
- English version of the Curriculum (from October 1 2019)
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin June 28 2019, Issue 69, No. 610 (modification of the curriculum)
- English version of the Curriculum (from October 1 2015)
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin October 21 2015, 2. Stück, Nr. 44 (equivalence list)
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin June 18 2015, Issue 69, No. 497 (modification of the curriculum)
- English version of the Curriculum
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin April 8 2009, Issue 62, No. 240
Relevant study programmes:
- Cultural anthropology
- European ethnology
- Empirical cultural studies
- Popular cultures
Relevant study programmes at the University of Innsbruck:
- Bachelor's Programme European Ethnology
- Bachelor's Programme History
- Diploma Programme European Cultural Anthropology
Proof of general university entrance qualification:
The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's programme.
The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.
In the course of the proof of the general university entrance qualification, the completion of the following core areas within the framework of the completed bachelor's degree programme shall be examined in any case:
- 10 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Methods of European Ethnology
- 10 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Research Fields and Positions in European Ethnology
Recommended Course Sequence
The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.
The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VO European Ethnology as Cultural Studies
5.0 ECTS-Credits: SE European Ethnology as Cultural Studies
5.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Reading Course: Gender – Power - Difference
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Memory, Recollection and Narration
5.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Memory, Recollection and Narration
2.5 ECTS-Credits: EX European Cultural Anthropology I
2.5 ECTS-Credits: EX European Cultural Anthropology II
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Modernisation and Mediality
5.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Modernisation and Mediality
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Cultural Dynamics and Pluralisation
5.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Cultural Dynamics and Pluralisation
10.0 ECTS-Credits: EX Large-scale Excursion in European Cultural Anthropology
5.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Ethnographic Research Practices
5.0 ECTS-Credits: UE Ethnographic Research Practices
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Culture and Historicity
5.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Culture and Historicity
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module 1 or Elective Module 2
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Preparation of the Master’s Thesis
20.0 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis Defence
Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 45 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information: https://www.uibk.ac.at/studium/angebot/es-entrepreneurship/
Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading
The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.
The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.
|Austrian grading scheme
|EXCELLENT: Outstanding performance
|GOOD: Generally good, but with some errors
|SATISFACTORY: Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
|SUFFICIENT: Performance meets the minimum criteria
|INSUFFICIENT: Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
Overall classification of the qualification
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).
Forms (in German only)
- Examination Records
- Application for the Master's Thesis
- Assessment of the compulsory module: Preparation of the Master’s Thesis
- Cover Sheet for the Master's Thesis
- Declaration of Academic Honesty
- Submission of the Master's Thesis
- Cover Sheet for the Master's Thesis (Recommendation)
- To block the Master's Thesis
- Recognition of examsANDSupplementary Sheet
- Application for Admission to the third and fourth repetition of a course examination
Contact and Information
Standort Innrain 52d
Associate Dean of Studies
Ass.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Konrad Kuhn
Dean of Studies
Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Brigitte Truschnegg