Course contents

The objective of the MA CREOLE programme is to provide students with a sound understanding of the interconnectedness of local environments and transnational, global, social and cultural processes. Students are intensely trained in a specialised manner in three topics using theories and practical examples. The three topics are: a) new identities, b) material culture and consumption, and c) visual culture.

The MA CREOLE gives students, amongst other things, expertise in independent scientific work, sound understanding of the social significance of transnational, intercultural interconnectedness or the ability to analyse sociocultural processes that take place in transnational contexts.
Possible professional applications for graduates include institutions for cultural heritage, management of social and cultural diversity, project design and management, and organisational research and consultation. Particular emphasis is given to expanded professional opportunities within the EU and its associated states based on the thematic orientation and intense academic experience at partner universities.

Duration and scope

The workload for the MA CREOLE programme amounts to 120 ECTS credits, which corresponds to a programme duration of four semesters. 1 ECTS credit is synonymous with a workload of 25 hours.


The MA CREOLE programme is structured as follows:

  • General module - Scientific Methods (15 ECTS)
  • General module - CSA Theory History and Methods (15 ECTS)
  • Thematic module 1 (15 ECTS)
  • Thematic module 2 (15 ECTS)
  • Erasmus Module Mobility or Erasmus Module University of Vienna (15 ECTS)
  • Thesis module 1 (15 ECTS)
  • Thesis module 2 (15 ECTS)
  • Master's thesis (20 ECTS)
  • Master's examination (5 ECTS)

The courses for the MA CREOLE are primarily held in English and in the local languages of the participating institutions.