Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes (CREOLE) (Master)

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Khaled Hakami

The joint master's programme in Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes 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: Knowledge of GermanGerman and English

NO entrance examination



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

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 (examples):

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

 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 of this joint master’s programme have a wide range of career opportunities within the EU and its associated states.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates