Double Degrees

Numerous double degree programmes offer the opportunity to obtain a degree from a partner university alongside the RUB degree:

Philology

M.A. Double Degree Option “Romance Studies” with Tours, France

With the intention of giving master students of Romance Studies at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Université de Tours the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the language of their respective partner country, to deepen their intercultural competence and to gain an international perspective on various fields of Romance philology, the two partner universities offer a double degree in Romance Studies. Students of Romance Studies French from both universities can spend their last year of study at the respective partner university and receive a master's degree from the Ruhr-Universität and the Université de Tours. The language of instruction in Tours is French.

Contact:
Dr. Judith Kittler


B.A. Double Degree Option “Romance Studies” with Oviedo, Spain

Students of both universities can spend their last academic year at the respective partner university. Students receive a bachelor's degree from the Ruhr-Universität and the Universidad de Oviedo. The language of instruction in Oviedo is Spanish.

Contact:
Dr. Judith Kittler


M.A. Double Degree Programme “German Studies” with Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Double Degree Master Programme “AMBO” offers the opportunity to gain a German and a Dutch Master's degree in German Studies in two years. In addition to international experience gained, students also benefit from the intercultural orientation of the programme and the practical application of study content , since internships form an integral part of the master's programme “German Studies AMBO”. The students spend the first two semesters in Amsterdam and the last two semesters in Bochum. The language of instruction is German in both countries.

Contact:
Prof. Bernd Bastert
Daniel Händel
▶ To the website of the degree programme


M.A. Double Degree Programme “Integrative Sprachdidaktik des Deutschen“ with Uppsala, Sweden

This degree programme combines aspects of German as a first, second and foreign language by relating both scientific, subject-didactic and practical teaching perspectives, thus enabling a well-founded analysis of teaching projects and situations as well as the concept of a strong research didactics of German. The successful completion of the study programme leads to a differentiated knowledge of German teaching from intercultural, scientific and didactic perspectives. The RUBSALA study programme offers students of Ruhr-Universität and Uppsala University (UU) in Sweden a German-Swedish double master's degree in German. As part of a four-semester master's programme, students complete one academic year (two semesters) in Uppsala and one academic year (two semesters) in Bochum and receive a valid M.A. degree from both UU and Ruhr-Universität upon successful completion of their studies. The language of instruction is German.

Contact:
Prof. Dr. Björn Rothstein
Judith Janutta
▶ To the website of the degree programme


M.A. Double Degree Programme “Russian Culture” with Moscow, Russia

This programme was developed by the Slavistik/Lotman Institute in close cooperation with its long-standing Russian partner institute, the Higher School for European Cultures of the Russian State University for the Humanities of Moscow (RGGU) as a new model of networked and integrated German-Russian education and qualification. The programme is offered in Bochum and Moscow with an identical module structure and is open to students from both partner universities. The focus of the training is on the German-Russian language practice and the treatment of cultural and socio-cultural issues. Obtaining a double degree from the Ruhr-Universität and the RGGU requires a stay of at least one semester at the respective partner university.

Contact:
Dr. Maria Brauckhoff
▶ To the website of the degree programme


M.A. Double Degree Programme “Comparative Studies” with Bergamo, Italy

This M.A. study programme with the University of Bergamo aims to enable students to intensify their experience and competencies in the field of intercultural and interdisciplinary exchange. Students will receive an M.A. certificate from each university. The study programme, which is part of the 1-subject M.A.Comparative Studies, integrates two one-year study phases at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Universitá degli Studi Bergamo. The languages of instruction are German and Italian.

Contact:
Prof. Dr. Peter Goßens
▶ To the website of the degree programme


M.A. Joint Degree Programme “Film and Audiovisual Media” with various countries

The degree programme offers a more in-depth study of media studies with a focus on the history, theory, aesthetics and economics of film and audiovisual media. It offers the opportunity to work on scientific issues in an international context and to deepen competences in different languages and cultures. The programme takes place in cooperation with 12 different international universities. Of the cooperation partners, students choose two other universities in addition to their home university. The first and fourth semester take place at the Ruhr-Universität, the 2nd and 3rd semesters are studied at two different foreign partner universities. The languages of instruction are German, English and the languages of the partner countries in which the stays abroad take place.

Contact:
Prof. Dr. Oliver Fahle
Felix Hasebrink
▶ To the website of the degree programme



Social Sciences

M.A. Joint-Degree “Gender Studies” with Graz, Austria

The 1-subject MA Joint Degree “Gender Studies" developed in cooperation with the Karl-Franzens-University Graz conveys various disciplinary perspectives, theories and methods that complement each other in their respective subject matter and can be related to one another under a comprehensive gender perspective. Under an international and in particular European perspective students acquire gender competences that are becoming increasingly relevant and therefore increasingly in demand against the background of current cultural, social, political and economic transformation processes. In order to obtain the M.A. awarded jointly by the Ruhr-Universität and the University of Graz and equally recognized in both countries, part of the study must be undertaken at the University of Graz.

Contact:
Maximiliane Brand
▶ To the website of the degree programme



Law

B.A. and M.A. Double Degree Programme “National and European Economic Law” with Tours, France

The law faculties of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Université François Rabelais de Tours offer a joint legal integrated degree programme designed to prepare a new generation of lawyers for the complex and demanding job market. The students participating in this integrated German-French bachelor's and master's degree programme in national and European commercial law are to be specially prepared for the peculiarities of legal cases and situations with German-French and European connections. Germany and France, as two economically important states in the European Union and internationally, offer a rewarding field of activity for economically oriented lawyers. Available as a double Bachelor and Master. In the bachelor phase students enrolled at Ruhr-Univeristät spend four semesters at Ruhr-Universität and two at the Université de Tours. During the master phase, students spend two semesters in Bochum and two in Tours.

Contact:
Prof. Dr. Adelheid Puttler
▶ To the website of the degree programme



History

B.A. and M.A. Double Degree Programme “History” with Tours, France


This integrated history course of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Université François Rabelais Tours offers students the opportunity to broaden their cultural and intellectual horizons and through its intercultural perspective for the demands of an international job market equips graduates with intercultural competencies and required international perspective. The course plan stipulates that students study at their home university for two semesters and transfer to the partner university for the third and fourth semester. All students spend their fifth semester together in Tours and sixth in Bochum. Master students should plan to spend the first semester in Tours and the second in Bochum. Their third semester is spend at the partner university and their fourth semester at their home university. The language of instruction in Tours is French.

Contact:
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Lubich
Dr. Jens Lieven
▶ To the website of the degree programme



Medicine

M.Sc. Double Degree Programme “Molecular and Development Stem Cell Biology” with Jinan, China



Contact:
Prof. Dr. Beate Brand-Saberi
▶ To the website of the degree programme



Geography

M.Sc. Double Degree Programme “Transformation of Urban Landscapes” with Shanghai, Chinaa



Contact:
Prof. Dr. Harald Zepp
▶ To the website of the degree programme



Economics

M.Sc. Double Degree Option “Economics and Finance” with Shenzhen, China


Contact:
Jan Wüstenfeld
▶ To the website of the degree programme


M.Sc. Double Degree Option “Financial Services” with Shanghai, China



Contact:
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pellens
Dr. Martin Seidler
▶ To the website of the degree programme


M.Sc. Double Degree Option “Management and Economics” with Norwich, UK



Contact:
Jan Wüstenfeld
▶ To the website of the degree programme



Mechanical Engineering

M.Sc. Double Degree Option “Mechanical Engineering” with Shanghai, China



Contact:
Prof. Dr. Ing. Michael Abramovici
▶ To the website of the degree programme



Development Aid

Joint European Master Degree Programme “Humanitarian Action” with various countries



Contact:
Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Heintze
Robin Pass
▶ To the website of the degree programme


Joint European Master Degree Programme “Human Rights and Democratisation” with various countriesenen Partnerländern



Contact:
Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Heintze
▶ To the website of the degree programme


M.A. Double Degree Option “Development Management” with Capetown, South Africa



Contact:
Dr. Tobias Thürer
▶ To the website of the degree programme



Explanation

M.A./M.Sc. Double Degree Option: Provides students the opportunity to acquire a double degree with a partner university alongside their existing study programme.

M.A./M.Sc. Double Degree Programm: An independent degree programme allowing the acquisition of two degrees. One from Ruhr-Universität and one from a partner university.

M.A. Joint-Degree Programm: An independent degree programme allowing the acquisition a joint degrees from Ruhr-Universität and one partner university.

Joint European Master Degree Programm: An independent degree programme allowing the acquisition a joint degree from Ruhr-Universität and one or more partner universities. The programme usually also provides EU scholarships.