Master of Arts
The MA programme ‘Manuscript Cultures’ aims to convey within a one-year course (60 CP) central topics in the field of general manuscript research combined with specific skills. The course of studies promotes the independent, analytical handling of manuscripts, the cultural-scientific examination of the texts, images, notes and diagrams contained therein, the scientific material analysis of the manuscripts and the development of creative approaches for solving complex scientific and scholarly questions. The study programme covers a broad spectrum of manuscript cultures, especially in Asia, Africa and Europe.
Next application period: 15 February – 31 March 2023
Duration: 2 semesters
Degree: Master of Arts Manuscript Cultures
Admission requirements and application: Info document (PDF) (updated in February 2023)
Short description: Study plan (PDF)
Full Description: Subject-Specific Provisions (PDF)
Parallel to the application period for the Master of Arts ‘Manuscript Cultures’ from 15 February – 31 March 2023, the Cluster of Excellence ‘Understanding Written Artefacts’ allocates one-year fellowships of 934€ per month for students applying to the Master. Candidates must apply to the Master of Arts ‘Manuscript Cultures’ following all ordinary rules and submit all required documents to the application office as required. In addition, those who would like to apply for the fellowship, should submit a concise and clear letter of motivation (1/2 to 1 page), explaining the essentials of the applicant’s educational background and the crucial relevance of the Master’s degree ‘Manuscript Cultures’ for their future career. Please send this additional letter referring to the application to the fellowship in English as PDF to Merryl Rebello. The deadline of submission is 31 March 2023.
Head of the MA programme
Coordinator Graduate School
Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures
20354 Hamburg, Germany