The new Digital Transformation & Social Responsibility Master’s degree programme with an international approach offers the appropriate range of subjects and depth to pursue your career. The realistic mix of digitization aspects and associated social challenges will prepare you for taking on responsible tasks, which qualify for future management positions as well.
Studium fundamentale or fundamental studies is the interdisciplinary core curriculum of each degree programme at Witten/Herdecke University: Once per week students of all disciplines meet for seminars on a wide range of topics from arts and culture or engage in creative exercises. Fundamental studies promote new insights, a view beyond boundaries and critical scrutiny of apparently self-evident truths. The course selection is unrestricted.
(a) The field of reflexive competence serves to train systematic thought and discrimination by conveying basic theoretical and methodological knowledge beyond one’s own discipline. In addition, students discuss current national, European and international policy issues.
(b) The field of communicative competence helps practice communicative techniques and strategies being appropriate for specific subjects and speech situations. This training ranges from vocal training to group communication as well as from direct interaction to virtual communication.
(c) The field of artistic competence offers ample opportunity to test and expand artistic potential inherent in fine arts, music, dance and theatre. The arts invite students to explore their cognitive and physical potential in order to view the world from a perspective different from the scientific one.
Students at Witten/Herdecke University organize their financial contributions to the tuition fees by themselves. In 1995 students designed the Reverse Generational Contract in order to enable students to study regardless of their financial background. To date, they design the contract independently within the StudierendenGesellschaft (SG) which, together with UW/H, guarantees that personality and talent are the decisive factors for access to higher education – not the financial background.
As the amount of the financial contributions exclusively depends on the income of our graduates, they reflect the prospective income of students and create a high level of mutual responsibility.
|Start of studies|
|Nominal duration of the programme||120 CP (four semesters)|
|Degree||Master of Arts (M.A.)|
|Form of study||full-time programme; flexible organisation possible|
|Average course size||max. 30 students per semester|
|Application||written application and personal selection procedure|
|Application fee||50 Euro|
|Requirements||Bachelor’s degree with at least 180 CP or equivalent first academic degree conveying a vocational qualification|
|Language skills||Proof of proficiency in English (CEFR: at least B2 level); German language skills are desired|
|Accreditation||The degree programme was accredited by AQAS.|
You may apply for a place to study all year round. However, please pay attention to the application deadlines for the respective semesters:
For those in need of an early response, for instance, because you plan to do an internship or go abroad before starting your studies, you may apply at an early stage. In case we offer you a place to study, you may postpone your start of study for up to two semesters.
Please submit the following documents:
Please transfer the application fee amounting to 50.00 EUR to one of the following accounts
(Reference: “Application Humanities and Arts – KST 17000”):
Deutsche Bank AG Witten
IBAN: DE94 4307 0061 0832 7777 00
IBAN: DE55 4525 0035 0000 0109 00
Please submit a description of your project proposal in the field of Digital Transformation & Social Responsibility together with your written application, or on the occasion of the selection interview at the latest. The idea/outline shall describe an idea/a project which you would like to implement during your studies and which explores or elaborates a digitization subject. As an alternative, you may submit an idea/outline on the preparation of a project you aim to implement after graduating.
If your ideas/outlines have already been agreed with a company, institution or organisation, please let us know! Co-operation is possible in the course of your studies within the provisions stipulated by the curriculum. In case you have not found a partner for implementing your project yet, we are happy to assist you in finding a suitable company. Nevertheless, the successful implementation of your digitization project is not a pre-requisite for your academic success – it is absolutely permissible to fail.
We need a written application from you, with several ways being available for submitting the complete documents. Please choose the way you prefer:
If you apply at UW/H for the first time:
Do you already have an UWE account?
Please combine all your documents into one PDF file and send it as attachment to: bewerber-kulturreflexion(at)uni-wh.de
Please send your application documents (single-sided pages; without folders, staples, clips, etc.) in an envelope to the following address:
Faculty of Humanities and Arts – Studium fundamentale
Applications Office (Bewerberbüro)
It is your personality that counts! After a successful written application we will invite you to a selection seminar at our university. If you have not yet submitted a project idea during the application procedure, then now is the time to do so.
The selection seminar involves individual interviews with professors, research assistants and students. We would like to get to know you better and to offer you the opportunity to get to know us as well. We would also like to talk with you about your motivation for studying at UW/H and the chosen degree programme. Moreover, we are interested in your personal attitudes and experiences, in your ideas and visions of the future, as well as in the projects you are involved in or plan to get involved in. Shortly after the selection date, we will inform you whether we can offer you a place to study.
|Monday - Friday||09:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.|