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 courses 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.

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

In addition to courses 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 courses and interesting Study Trips to Tallinn and Helsinki as well as to India.

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 courses 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 pm) and/or
  • in an intensive training week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8.50 am to 4.30 pm and Thursday: 8.50 am to 2.45 pm).

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.