Case Studies: History as Evolutionary Science

Studies on the Culture of Europe (in founding phase, master programmes will start in 2018) uniquely combines German and European humanities traditions with modern evolutionary biology.
Students envision the phenomenon of culture as an evolving hyper-organism, interpreting its natural and cultural characteristics from an integrated perspective.
Students link the theories and features of neuroscience to business practice, realising specific applications for intercultural settings, innovation and neuro-marketing.

The Science of European Culture

The core questions: how has Europe interpreted the world, expressed the meaning of life, embodied understanding through cultural artefacts and identity?
frame our course‘s delivery of depth knowledge and practical skills for success in cultural interpretation.
Studies on the Culture of Europe examines elements and eras of influence in European history: the Italian Renaissance, rhetorical functions of European architecture, philosophy, music, strategic studies, conflict management and politics.

To professionally implement learning outcomes and creatively interact with decisive cultural forces, our master students collaborate with Salzburg’s TRACE laboratory for cultural and neuroscientific research.
In hands-on experimentation with professionals in the fields of communication design, industrial design and architecture, the students build skills in systematic innovation, sustainability and intercultural communication.

Director of Studies

Europe's cultural heritage is the blueprint for economic and political success. We are looking into the history to reinvent the future.

Prof. Dr. habil. Heiner Mühlmann
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What are the tuition fees?

A. Studies on the Culture of Europe (Master of Arts) 6 Trimester: €36.000,- (six-trimester full-time study with integrated practical projects)

Structure of Study

A. The master programme Studies on the Culture of Europe is divided into 14 modules and comprises 93 trimester hours per week (HPW) with an overall performance of 120 credit points (ECTS).

What course types are offered?

The following types of courses are offered:
  •  Lectures (LECT): theoretical-scientific, methodological and technical knowledge are conveyed.
  • Exercises (EXER): deepens acquired knowledge and applies them in theory.
  • Seminar (S): group lessons for joint development of a theoretical, academic and/or methodological and/or practical group themes. The active participation of students, play an essential role in seminars.
  • Project (PROJ): independent realisation of scientific or practical projects.
  • Colloquium (COL): scientific or artistic-practical group discourses with scientific or methodological and artistic will be developed.

Which Degree will I receive?

A. Master of Arts (M.A.)
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