Research Master's degrees

Do you want to become a scientist? If you do, a Research Master's degree is the ideal next step after your Bachelor's degree. The Research Master's degrees offered by the Faculty of Humanities are an excellent way to prepare yourself for an internationally oriented, scientific career. The degrees provide in-depth knowledge of the status quo in international scientific debates and of the ethical values of the international scientific community. This means you will be taught how to make your own, meaningful contributions to the debate in your field at an international level.

During the intensive curriculum you will get to know the theories, methods and techniques of your field, develop your research skills and your talent to pose innovative questions or select research themes. The final goal of the degree is to produce an original research thesis (usually in English), which can become a solid base for an article that could be published in a respected scientific journal. As a part of preparing you for a career in academia, you will also be trained in formulating research questions in English, and in presenting and defending your own research.

Research Master's students are noted for their research skills, their analytical prowess and a broad, interdisciplinary approach. In order to achieve these heights, Research Master's students are closely involved with the research carried out by the teaching staff in their particular field. Students choose a personal tutor, who will help and support them closely in their research for the duration of the degree. A flexible system of fixed programmes and tutorials allows the faculty to offer a curriculum tailor-made for the individual student, which the student can fill in with partial research, research internships, masterclasses at the National Research Schools and a stay at foreign universities or other research institutes. This means Research Master's students can narrowly focus their degree on their chosen area of specialization. The intensive support and guidance offered by the professors in question are part of a system of quality control.