Why Intercultural Encounters?
Intercultural encounters remain in the news year after year. There is an ongoing need for multidisciplinary approaches for understanding.
The Master's Programme in Intercultural Encounters (ICE) provides:
- multifaceted understanding of intercultural encounters
- training in intercultural competence
- the ability to apply scholarly knowledge and conduct scientific research
- the eligibility for postgraduate research
Upon completing the ICE programme, you will be able to act and grow in multidisciplinary and multicultural groups. In addition, you will be prepared to navigate issues of intercultural interaction, diversity, internationalisation, media and power.
Consisting of four major fields of study, the Master’s Programme in Intercultural Encounters offers a truly multidisciplinary approach to intercultural issues. This generates an apprecation of the multifaceted nature of intercultural contact and the teaching in the programme is planned to support this by using various different pedagogical approaches to learn interculturalism. The ICE Programme offers courses founded on the latest academic research, which enables students to apply their theoretical grasp to practical situations.
Structure and content
The Master’s Programme in Intercultural Encounters (ICE) is 120 ECTS credits in scope.
The degree shall be completed in two academic years.
The programme is conducted in English, but you can complete up to 25% (30 credits) of the studies in another language.
At the beginning of your studies, you will be assisted by your supervisor to draw a personal study plan and design your own individual study track.
Depending on your choices, the ICE programme will lead to a Master of Arts (Humanities) degree or a Master of Theology degree. You choose your target degree when applying to the programme.
If you choose to complete the Master of Arts degree, you will specialise in two thematic modules. If you choose to complete the Master of Theology degree, you will specialise in the thematic module Religion, Conflict and Dialogue. In the optional studies all ICE students may choose one additional module.
The thematic modules are:
- Religion, Conflict and Dialogue
- Knowledge, Decolonisation and Change
- Communication and Media
- Transnational Interactions and Globalisation