Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes (CREOLE) (Master)

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© Universität Wien / Barbara Mair

The joint master's programme in Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes (CREOLE) aims at equipping students with a profound understanding of the connections between local life-worlds and transnational, as well as global, social and cultural processes. On the basis of theories and practical examples, students receive an intensive and specialised education in the three subject areas of a) new identities, b) material culture and consumption, and c) visual culture. These topic areas are covered with regard to transnational processes, cultural diversity/difference and new community constructions.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 656

4 semester / 120 ECTS credits

Language: English

NO entrance examination


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Study Programme

The degree programme consists of compulsory modules covering the following subject areas: academic methods, history of theory and methods in cultural and social anthropology, and two thematic CREOLE modules. In addition, students have to complete an ERASMUS module, which they can complete either at the University of Vienna or at a university abroad. This is followed by two modules preparing them for their master’s thesis. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Visual culture
  • Consumption
  • New identities
  • Diversity
  • Transnational processes

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Possible fields of activity for graduates are:

  • institutions preserving cultural heritage
  • management of social and cultural diversity
  • project design and management
  • lifelong learning
  • organisational research and consulting
  • international organisations.

Due to the degree programme’s thematic orientation and the opportunity to benefit from studying at partner universities abroad, graduates have a wide range of career opportunities within the EU and its associated states.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.4 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.1 (passend)

→ These results are based on feedback from 12 graduates.

*You can find further assessments of the degree programme from its graduates’ perspective in the graduate survey of the master's programme in CREOLE (in German).