Master’s study course

Intercultural Communication and Cooperation

Target group

The interdisciplinary Master’s study course in Intercultural Communication and Co-operation at Munich University of Applied Sciences was specially conceived for the continuing education of working university graduates from Germany and abroad. It caters to German and international university graduates with at least one year of professional experience, in an international context if possible.

The interdisciplinary study programme involves:

  • Improving intercultural skills through a specific qualification for employment in international working environments and intercultural management
  • Developing a deeper understanding of the problems and possibilities surrounding intercultural communication and co-operation (basic knowledge)
  • Acquiring specific skills relevant to methods in the field of international relations (processes, institutions) and important national and regional cultures (application-oriented additional knowledge)
  • Deepening communicative skills for organising intercultural contacts, giving advice and further training

What is the structure of the course?

The course has a modular structure. The five-semester course of study is completed with the submission of a Master’s thesis.

When do the classes take place?

The Master’s study course in Intercultural Communication and Cooperation is designed as a extra-occupational course of study. Classes take place in the late afternoon, in the evening and/or in blocks at the weekend.

When are the exams taken?

The module exams are taken at the end of the semester during the exam period set by the exam committee.

What qualification will I acquire?

Upon successful completion of the course of study, you will acquire the title of Master of Arts (MA).

What options and opportunities will there be upon completing the course of study?

In Germany and abroad, completing the course makes you qualified:

  • For international companies, organisations or associations; for international development co-operation projects and programmes; or
  • For skilled work at establishments/institutions with a multicultural workforce and/or clientèle, such as local authorities and non-governmental organisations, e.g. in a specialist or managerial role in different areas, such as being a human resources trainer for intercultural competence, an advisor or a programme developer.

Which admission requirements must be fulfilled?

Applicants for the Master’s in Intercultural Communication and Cooperation can be admitted if they meet the following criteria:

  • A German Bachelor’s, Magister or Diplom degree passed with honours (average grade “good”)
  • At least one year of professional experience after completing studies
  • Successful completion of the selection interview
  • Sufficient command of the two teaching languages, German and English.
    We expect that students whose mother tongue is not German will have an active command of German, proven by successful completion of the DSH exam (German language university entrance exam for foreign students).
    A good command of English must be proven (e.g. via the TOEFLTest or the successful completion of the entry test for UNIcert English, level III).

When is the deadline for submitting application documents?

It is only possible to begin the course in the winter term. To register in time for the deadline, we ask you to ensure that your complete application documents reach us no later than 15 June.

We ask that you include the following documents with your application:

  • Admission application (from the info & download site)
  • CV
  • Covering letter
  • Officially certified copy of degree certificate (recognised degree in Bavaria)
  • Evidence of employment after completing studies
  • Evidence of a good command of English; for international students, evidence of a good command of German

Please send the required evidence to the following address:

Hochschule München
Fakultät für Studium Generale und Interdisziplinäre Studien
Gerda Walter
Raum T 3.006
Dachauer Str. 100a
80636 München

What fees are to be paid to participate in the Master’s study course?

For participation in the five-semester further education Master’s study course, there is a fee of €2,400 per semester.

Degree course director

Prof. Dr. Katharina von Helmolt
Room: T 5.009

Tel.: 089 1265-4335
Fax: 089 1265-4302

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Administrative Office

Gerda Walter
Room: T 3.006

Tel.: 089 1265-4307
Fax: 089 1265-4302

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Caroline Mauder
Room: T 3.006

Tel.: 089 1265-4308
Fax: 089 1265-4302

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