Curriculum / Modules

Standard Curriculum

Standard Curriculum Transformation Studies, M.A. (Appendix 3, PStO)

Complex or ModuleCredit Points (CP)
per Semester
Total CP
Core Modules
13922 - Introduction to Transformation Studies6    
13923 - Transformation Theories 6   
13924 - Transformation: Design and Methodologies  6  
41514 - Study Project  12  
Subject-specific Modules from the chosen field of study36  
Methods Modules12  
Elective Modules from other fields of study 6  
Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)6  
14078 – Master’s Thesis   30 
Catalogue of Core Modules

Catalogue of Core Modules Transformation Studies, M.A. (Appendix 1, PStO)

Module No.Complexe and ModulesStatusRatingCredit Points
 Core Modules  30
13922Introduction to Transformation StudiesCEx6
13923Transformation TheoriesCEx6
13924Transformation: Design and MethodologiesCEx6
41514Study ProjectCEx12
 Subject-specific Modules of the field of study „Sociocultural Transformation“136
 Subject-specific Modules of the field of study „Socioeconomic & Institutional Transformation“236
 Subject-specific Modules of the field of study „Sociotechnical Transformation“336
 Methods Modules412
 Elective Module from another field of study from the elective area of the IDS offer6
 Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) Module56
14078Master’s ThesisCEx30
 Total  120

Ex = Examination (graded), C = Core Module; CP = Credit Points

1 Cf. § 6 para. 3 Select modules worth 36 CP from Table 2A

2 Cf. § 6 para. 3 Select modules worth 36 CP from Table 2B

3 Cf. § 6 para. 3 Select modules worth 36 CP from Table 2C

4 Cf. § 6 para. 3 Select modules worth 12 CP from Table 2D

5 Cf. § 6 para. 3 Select modules worth 6 CP from the IDS Module Catalogue of the BTU

Catalogue of Elective Modules

Catalogue of Elective Modules Transformation Studies, M.A. (Appendix 2, PStO) The catalogue of elective modules can be adapted in accordance with Section 6 (6).

Table 2A: Subject-specific Modules of the field of study „Sociocultural Transformation“

Module No.Module TitleRatingCP
13945Europe in TransformationEx6
13655Un/disciplining Knowledge: Technology, Science, and Society in TransformationEx6
13706Justice and Diversity in Environmental ChangeEx6
13705Sociology of Sustainable DevelopmentEx6
37404Culture and GlobalisationEx6
37106Social Change and ContinuityEx6
13927Concepts of Social Criticism and Social TransformationEx6
13946Mobility and DigitalisationEx6
13739Anthropos in the AnthropoceneEx6

Table 2B:Subject-specific Modules of the field of study „Socioeconomic & Institutional Transformation“

Module No.Module TitleRatingCP
13957Behavioural EconomicsEx6
13958Economics of InnovationEx6
13953Economic Perspectives on Climate NeutralityEx6
13811Behavioral Resource Management: Thinking and Decision-Making under Risk and AmbiguityEx6
13925Alternative EconomiesEx6
13960Transformation: Law, Governance, Ethical FoundationsEx6
13959Law and Economics Ex6
13907Anthropocene and LawEx6
13356Global Change and Legal ResponsesEx6

Table 2C: Subject-specific Modules of the field of study „Sociotechnical Transformation“

Module No.Module TitleRatingCP
13656What Material Culture? Transformative Processes in Technology and ArtEx6
13796Just Energy TransitionEx6
13659Sustainability and DigitalisationEx6
13109Philosophy of Technology and NatureEx6
13795Market Integration of Renewable Energies and Sector CouplingEx6
13717De-carbonization of Industrial ProcessesEx6

Table 2D: Methods Modules

Module No.Module TitleRatingCP
13711Colloquium Transdisciplinary Sustainability ResearchEx6
13714Research Methods in Business Administration and EconomicsEx6
37101Intercultural CompetenceEx6
13715Causal Data Science in Business and EconomicsEx6
13710B-TU for Future - Transdisciplinary Module for climate protection and sustainable developmentEx6
Supplementary Modules

Supplementary Modules

Elective modules of up to 30 CP can be replaced in individual cases by supplementary modules in terms of Section 26 of the FrameworkO. This does not apply to modules from PhD programmes and language courses offered by the Language Center of the University. Supplementary modules must be approved by the Examination Board before they are taken.

IDS Module Catalogue

IDS Module Catalogue

In the winter semester 2023/2024, the modules listed in the module catalogue are permitted for interdisciplinary studies in degree programmes at the BTU. Other modules may not be taken in the interdisciplinary studies.

Please note the negative lists of the study programmes in the module catalogue, which have been determined by the programme directors. Not all modules are permitted in every degree programme.

FÜS module catalog for the winter semester 2023/2024

The Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) serve to impart interdisciplinary knowledge that goes beyond the subject curricula. In doing so, the IDS does not take the place of the integrated teaching of competencies that is necessary from the perspective of the individual course of study, but supplements it with aspects that are independent of the subject.

Guideline for interdisciplinary studies

For the modules of the interdisciplinary studies, the examination registration is to be carried out online in modularized study programmes.