Study at CSMC
The Cluster offers attractive study programmes for early career researchers from around the world. This includes the one-year international Master’s programme ‘Manuscript Cultures’, a structured three-year Doctorate Programme as well as Summer and Winter Schools on various topics, taking place both in Hamburg and abroad. The Cluster's programmes provide systematic access to various research methods involved in the study of written artefacts from across the humanities and the natural sciences, while emphasising the need for collaboration between these disciplines for an integrated approach. All courses are taught in English and the Cluster’s programmes are designed for international students; they provide a basis for exciting career opportunities inside and outside of academia, in Germany and abroad.
The Graduate School coordinates the contents of the Cluster’s study programmes and its support measures for early career researchers from Master's degree to postdoc levels. As a part of the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC), it provides access to a large number of long-term research projects, workshops, and lectures, which the Centre has hosted at Universität Hamburg since 2012. Through these opportunities and its established international network of leading scholars working on written artefacts, the Graduate School offers an excellent research environment and exciting opportunities for (post-)graduate students, doctoral students, and postdocs. Further support of early career researchers includes counselling in matters of career development, information about programmes, and career-oriented workshops offered by the university, mentoring programmes, access to relevant internal and external networks from local institutions to international university partnerships, and more.
Kaja Harter-Uibopuu is Head of the Cluster’s Graduate School.
Shervin Farridnejad is Head of the MA programme 'Manuscript Cultures'.