Overview & Profile
The KSM concept has been in operation in Germany and Denmark as a successful, joint-study program since 1997, offering joint degrees at BA, Diploma and MA levels. The program has enabled over 400 EU and international students to complete their first or second degree. In 2005, the Institutes of English, German, Danish and the Arts at Flensburg formed the KSM research group to offer a fresh, interdisciplinary postgraduate program on the new campus (2002) of Flensburg University, Germany.
Two-year, full-time post-graduate study through seminars, lectures, project, presentation and examination (ECTS: 120 credits). The KSM Masters focuses on the study of cultural modernity in Language and Literature as well as Culture, Art, Textiles, Media and Business Studies at the interfaces of the Baltic, North Sea and North Atlantic zones. Credits are gained by research-oriented, postgraduate study of the culture, literature, language and visual media (arts, fashion, film) of German, Scandinavian and English-speaking Atlantic countries. KSM offers the only postgraduate study program in Europe with this research constellation.
Practicals & internships
One practical abroad of min. 12 weeks in the summer break (or two practicals totaling min. 5 weeks each, one of which is to be conducted abroad: subject to KSM Exam Board regulations).
Program Structure & Content
The KSM master's program encompasses the following six disciplines:
- Cultural Studies
- Literary Studies
- Art/Visual Culture
- Media Studies
- Intercultural business studies
Electives and opportunities for further specialization allow students to choose between generalist studies and increasing specialization.
The first three semesters are thematically framed within the six main disciplines of the KSM program, as follows:
Semester: 'Contact and Conflict'
Semester: 'Identity and Alterity'
In the fourth semester, students must prepare and give a presentation, take part in a workshop or colloquium, and write an independent research paper that they will later develop into a master's thesis.
Examination and Study Regulations for the Master of Arts program in the Culture – Language – Media at Europa-Universität Flensburg (2021)
Every degree program has formal rules and regulations that define the study conditions for that program. You can use these regulations, together with the module catalogues for your chosen degree program, to plan out a semester schedule. This way, you’ll know ahead of time what courses you’ll be taking on which semesters. To check the legal framework conditions for this, see the examination regulations. Click below to see the most important formal regulatory documents related to your studies at EUF.
KSM graduates today work in Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Great Britain and Ireland, as well as the USA and Central-Eastern Europe. Job positions are with EU bureaus, other international organizations, governmental and non-governmental institutions and agencies, European and American universities as lecturers and coordinators, international aid organizations, trade unions, in the fields of education, publishing, advertising and project management, as well as in the cultural and service sectors in Germany and Scandinavia.
The master's degree also allows you to pursue a doctorate.
Advice & Contact Information
Please direct your questions to the staff at the institutes for language, literature and media.
- +49 461 805 2177
- Gebäude Oslo
- OSL 169
- Auf dem Campus 1
- Post code / City
- 24943 Flensburg
For more information about this degree program, visit the websites of the Institute of Language, Literature and Media.
For questions about exams please contact the
If you have general questions about your studies at EUF, or ones that cross over into other subjects or disciplines, please contact the
Application & Admission
Thinking about applying? Click below to view the eligibility requirements for this program and find out more about application and admission: