With the study option WHS Online, the prestigious WHS study programme opens its doors to applicants who due to visa, money, work or family issues may not be able or willing to come to Cottbus/Germany for full-time studies on campus. The study option WHS Online is conducted entirely online. Its modules are taught primarily in an asynchronous way that allows students to study more independently, on their own schedule.
The WHS Online curriculum includes:
- 3 mandatory modules totalling 18 ECTS (Introduction/Coaching, World Heritage Studies - Body of Knowledge, World Heritage in Germany);
- 8 compulsory-elective modules totalling 48 ECTS;
- 2 Study Projects totalling 24 ECTS;
- the Master's Thesis totalling 30 ECTS.
In order to successfully complete the Master's programme, students must achieve 120 ECTS. Graduates are conferred a Master of Arts in World Heritage Studies.
WHS Online will be offered for the first time in the winter semester 2021/22.
The development of the new study option WHS Online has been made possible with funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The executive funding agency is the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), in the funding line "International Programmes Digital (IP Digital)" (2021 - 2022).
Please note that admission to the study option WHS Online does not qualify applicants to receive a visa for the purpose of studying in Germany. Enrolment in WHS Online will not qualify students for a residence permit for the purpose of studying in Germany. German law stipulates that visas/residence permits for the purpose of studying are only issued to students enrolled in full-time, on-campus study programmes. WHS Online - being taught entirely online and not requiring students' presence in Cottbus/Germany - will not make students eligible for a visa or a residence permit for the purpose of studying in Germany.
If you wish to apply for a visa/residence permit for the purpose of studying in Germany, please consider the study option WHS On-Campus.