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Qualification: Master's degree in intercultural Germanic studies (no legal status)

Master's degree in intercultural Germanic studies (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • think in a logical, abstract, analytical and synthetic way,
  • demonstrate intercultural sensitivity, a research-based approach and a focus on problem-solving,
  • identify and resolve problems and conflicts and respond appropriately to new situations,
  • critically evaluate the effectiveness of others and own effectiveness,
  • demonstrate knowledge of various information sources, and independently search for new sources of knowledge from various fields; use sources and literature selectively and critically,
  • use ICT in professional work, including for the needs of own professional development,
  • use new media and technologies in professional communication,
  • develop knowledge acquired in greater depth, integrate it with various fields and transfer it into practice,
  • work with others and in teams, in which the social, cultural and linguistic origin of all participants is respected,
  • plan teamwork and effectively lead working groups and project groups,
  • cooperate with the working and social environment, with various professional and social partners,
  • demonstrate proficiency in the organisation of tasks in intercultural communication and intercultural working environments,
  • demonstrate autonomy and self-criticism and undertake self-reflection and self-evaluation,
  • responsibly direct own professional development in the process of lifelong learning, and in particular enhance foreign-language skills and intercultural knowledge,
  • communicate orally and in writing in German at the C1/C2 level of the CEFR,

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate understanding of the fundamental methods and concepts of intercultural Germanic studies and their importance for the analysis of interlingual and intercultural contacts,
  • consider primary and secondary literature from the selected specialist field in an autonomous, in-depth, systematic and critical manner,
  • demonstrate understanding of the characteristics of language contact and knowledge of language contact between German and Slovene,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the EU's language policy and its realisation in Austria, Slovenia and Germany, and analyse examples of functional multilingualism,
  • demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts of cultural theory and literary theory and their importance in the sense of interculturalism,
  • demonstrate understanding of literary contacts between German- and Slovene-speaking areas and analyse translation activity between German and Slovene,
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the social functioning of literature (events, projects, literature in new media),
  • demonstrate in-depth understanding of literary production and reception in aesthetic, cultural-historical and intercultural contexts,
  • create coherent general communicative and useful texts in German,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the rules of effective oral communication in German,
  • demonstrate knowledge of culturally conditioned differences in professional communication in the German- and Slovene-speaking environments,
  • identify and critically evaluate the culturally specific contents of lexicographical texts,
  • demonstrate knowledge of new technologies and their application in planning and compiling dictionaries and comparable linguistic reference works,
  • communicate orally and in writing in Hungarian at the A1 level of the CEFR,
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of Hungarian history and culture,
  • recognise and demonstrate understanding of the systemic characteristics and functionality of Slovene dialects in written and spoken literary and media texts,
  • analyse and interpret forms of interculturalism in the literary works of contemporary Slovene authors within the wider Slovene literary environment.

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  • A completed first-cycle German study programme or
  • a completed first-cycle study programme in a humanities or social sciences field, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for further study, for a total of 12 credits; or
  • a completed first-cycle study programme in a natural sciences field, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for further study, for a total of 15 credits; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme from the professional field of German adopted before 11 June 2004,
  • a completed professional higher education programme, adopted before 11 June 2004, in a humanities or social sciences field, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for further study consisting of 12 credits; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme, adopted before 11 June 2004, in a natural sciences field, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for further study, for a total of 15 credits; or
  • a completed academic higher education programme in the field of German, adopted before 11 June 2004; as a rule 30 credits are recognised for these candidates on enrolment; or
  • a completed academic higher education, programme, adopted before 11 June 2004, in a humanities or social sciences field; up to 21 credits are recognised for these candidates on enrolment; or
  • a completed academic higher education programme, adopted before 11 June 2004, in a natural sciences field; up to 18 credits are recognised for these candidates on enrolment; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme and a specialisation programme in specialist fields of German; as a rule 30 credits are recognised for these candidates on enrolment; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme and a specialisation programme in specialist fields (humanities, social sciences); up to 21 credits are recognised for these candidates on enrolment; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme and a specialisation programme in specialist natural sciences fields; up to 18 credits are recognised for these candidates on enrolment.

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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Students complete a single-subject study programme when they have completed all course units prescribed by the programme, for a total of at least 120 credits.

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University of Maribor, Faculty of Arts

NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • A completed first-cycle German study programme or
  • a completed first-cycle study programme in a humanities or social sciences field, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for further study, for a total of 12 credits; or
  • a completed first-cycle study programme in a natural sciences field, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for further study, for a total of 15 credits; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme from the professional field of German adopted before 11 June 2004,
  • a completed professional higher education programme, adopted before 11 June 2004, in a humanities or social sciences field, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for further study consisting of 12 credits; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme, adopted before 11 June 2004, in a natural sciences field, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for further study, for a total of 15 credits; or
  • a completed academic higher education programme in the field of German, adopted before 11 June 2004; as a rule 30 credits are recognised for these candidates on enrolment; or
  • a completed academic higher education, programme, adopted before 11 June 2004, in a humanities or social sciences field; up to 21 credits are recognised for these candidates on enrolment; or
  • a completed academic higher education programme, adopted before 11 June 2004, in a natural sciences field; up to 18 credits are recognised for these candidates on enrolment; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme and a specialisation programme in specialist fields of German; as a rule 30 credits are recognised for these candidates on enrolment; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme and a specialisation programme in specialist fields (humanities, social sciences); up to 21 credits are recognised for these candidates on enrolment; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme and a specialisation programme in specialist natural sciences fields; up to 18 credits are recognised for these candidates on enrolment.
Ways to acquire: 

Students complete a single-subject study programme when they have completed all course units prescribed by the programme, for a total of at least 120 credits.