Study Organization

Students choose one of the following fields of study to begin their studies:

  • Sociocultural Transformation
  • Socioeconomic and Institutional Transformation
  • Sociotechnical Transformation

A later change is possible, taking into account the examinations and coursework completed and still to be completed, if this does not significantly extend the overall duration of studies. The change must be approved by the examination board.

The language of instruction and examination is English.

The curriculum of the Master's degree programme in Transformation Studies comprises the complexes and modules listed in Appendix 1 with a total of 120 CP.

The curriculum includes (Appendix 1)

  • three core modules with a focus on transformation theories and methodologies amounting to 18 CP
  • elective modules amounting to 60 CP, 36 CP of which must come from one of the three fields of study, 12 CP from the area of method modules, 6 CP from the other fields of study and 6 CP from the IDS programme of the BTU
  • a study project in the applied field of transformation research amounting to 12 CP
  • the Master's thesis counting for 30 CP

The course of study can be found in the recommended study plan (Appendix 3).The third semester is recommended for a stay abroad or a period of study at other universities (mobility window).

In regular intervals, the catalogue of elective modules (Appendix 2) can be adapted and published at any time by the head of the Degree programme with the approval of the Examination Board. The ability to study within the standard period of study must be guaranteed in any case. The head of the Degree programme must submit a binding notification to the administration (Campus Management System) one month before the start of the semester.

Students are strongly recommended to draw up an individual study plan, particularly with regard to adequate preparation for the Master's thesis. Students are supported in this planning by a mentor from among the teaching staff of the Programme.