Degree ProgrammesOur department offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees: a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Anthropology (Ethnologie), a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology (Ethnologie), a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Linguistics with a specialisation in African Languages and Linguistics (Linguistik – Schwerpunkt Afrikanistik), and a Ph.D. (Promotion, Dr. Phil.) in Anthropology (Ethnologie) as well as in African Languages and Linguistics (Afrikanistik).
The courses are designed to provide undergraduates with instruction in anthropology, provide undergraduate majors in Anthropology with a program of work leading to the bachelor's degree and prepare graduate candidates for advanced degrees in Anthropology.
The focus of the curriculum and research programme rests on contemporary Africa. Teaching and research are going hand in hand, and advanced students are actively involved in research projects. In all these endeavours, the cooperation with African universities and the collaboration with African colleagues play a central role.