Facts about Contextual Studies



In the 1st semester of your master's programme, you will find out about the electives offered in the Contextual Studies and choose modules totalling 12 ECTS. In this way, you design your individual path through the Contextual Studies. Use the further documents (on the right) in the current download.

Modules are offered for the 2nd and 3rd semester (we recommend booking 6 ECTS per semester).

In addition to modules with 3 or 6 ECTS, we also offer Research Projects with 12 ECTS. With a Research Project, you already cover your entire Contextual Studies. It extends over one academic year, i.e. over two semesters with 6 ECTS credits each.

In our internationally oriented offer you will also find English-language modules and interesting Study Trips to Tallinn and Helsinki as well as to India.

Hybrid information dates on the Study Trips will take place on 6 October (Tallinn and Helsinki) and on 20 October (India) on Fridays from 1 to 2 p.m. in the startupstube (next to room U2 12) and online on MS Teams.

If you still have questions after our information sessions, we offer two virtual meetings to answer them:

Thu, 28.9., 18.30 to approx. 19.00 Click here to join the meeting.

Tue, 3.10., 18.00 to approx. 18.30 Click here to join the meeting.

The offer in the Contextual Studies can be extended by Short Advanced Programmes (SAPs) of the RUN European University (RUN-EU) network, which are offered in the range of 1 to 6 ECTS at short notice.

Time Windows

When the interdisciplinary modules of the Contextual Studies take place in the 2nd and 3rd semester, this happens in special time windows:

  • weekly (Thursday: 6:20 to 9:35 p,m,) and/or
  • in an intensive training week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:50 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday: 8:50 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.).

Slight time deviations are possible in individual cases.

No other courses take place in these reserved time windows in any of the 11 FHV master's degree programmes.