The compulsory fundamental subjects in core studies establish the specialist academic skills and support your professional competences.
In the chosen field of specialisation, you will enhance and specialise – depending on the degree programme – your professional access based on your interests and career goals.
In a selection of more than 20 modules, you cross the boundaries between:
Your degree programme takes you through all three basic elements. This process allows you to deepen and broaden your skills while letting you incorporate your personal interests in your programme of study.
Contextual Studies are a module offer, from which the master students and the alumni of the FH Vorarlberg can choose.
The Contextual Studies at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) provide customized courses as part of our master’s degree programmes. It offers students diverse opportunities to pursue personal areas of interest, to do independent work and to push the limits of their knowledge and abilities in research, intercultural contexts and numerous disciplines.
Be active and incorporate your own questions and thoughts into your learning and understanding: In the Contextual Studies you can adopt new points of view and unconventional perspectives, discover and reconfigure relationships.
Crossing boundaries and tread new ground: The Contextual Studies allow you to work on current interdisciplinary issues and questions. The topics cover challenges of our working world as well as sustainability issues, but also societal coexistence and social economics, cultural change and value orientations, security and many others.
FH Vorarlberg offers you plenty of scope for being involved in the design of your degree programme. Depending on your motivation and ambition, the Contextual Studies provides you:
Innovation Classes give you the opportunity to develop your own product ideas at the University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg – in a small team and with access to the laboratories of the university.
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|Format||In the 1st semester you orientate yourself and choose your individual path through the Contextual Studies. |
Modules are offered in the 2nd and 3rd semesters (6 ECTS per semester). Each module is completed in the same semester.
You will also find English-language modules and field trips in an international offer.
All master students of the 19th and earlier years who still need modules from the Contextual Studies, please contact the administration.
Application for modules of the format "SERIOUS-thinking" from Research & Development and for the modules of the format "LATERAL-thinking" is accomplished by personal contact with the person responsible for the module. Contact details are provided in the description of the modules in the digital booklet, which you will receive by e-mail in calendar week 38 resp. 39. The deadline for application is 26 October 2020; selection interviews will follow depending on the module. The application process for these two module formats is completed by 8 November 2020. If you have decided on one of these modules, you will be informed in calendar week 46 at the latest by the person responsible for the module whether you have received a place.
Application for modules of the format "FRESH-thinking" is accomplished personalized via FH Vorarlberg`s administration system A5. As a Master’s student in the first semester, the modules of the format "FRESH-thinking" are available for you to choose from on your A5 portal from 13 to 20 November 2020. Here you have the possibility to register for modules of the format "LATERAL-thinking" afterwards, whereby it is then also necessary to contact the person responsible for the module.
If a course does not take place due to too few participants, there is the possibility for those affected to change their booking.
On 14 December 2020 the application process for your Contextual Studies is completed. The courses you have chosen are fixed and available on your A5 portal under "My Study > Courses".
As a rule, the current alumni year is informed by a newsletter containing all relevant information.
Interested alumni can contact email@example.com directly.
For alumni, registration for the individual modules takes place exclusively via the administration of Contextual Studies.