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Eligibility assessment process - Cultural Data Studies (M.A.)

1. Documents to be submitted

The following documents and evidence are required for participation in the eligibility assessment process:

a) Application for admission (online application submitted via the online admission portal)

b) Curriculum vitae in tabular form on one DIN A4 page

c) A letter of approx. 3 A4 pages in which the applicant explains his/her subject-related eligibility.

d) If applicable, further evidence of personal professional eligibility which relates to the aforementioned letter.

2. Criteria for personal disciplinary suitability

The personal subject-related eligibility is assessed on the basis of the submitted documents using the following criteria A total of up to 101 eligibility points can be achieved.

2.1. Final grade

Up to 51 eligibility points are awarded for the final grade or, if the final grade is not yet available, a submitted, calculated average grade based on at least 70% of the credit points required for the Bachelor's degree according to the following key:

  • Grade points 15.0 to 13.9 (grade 0.7 - 1.0)= 51 points
  • Grade points 13.8 to 12.7 (grade 1.1 - 1.4)= 46 points
  • Grade points 12.6 to 11.9 (grade 1.5 - 1.7)= 41 points
  • Grade points 11.8 to 10.9 (grade 1.8 - 2.0)= 36 points
  • Grade points 10.8 to 10.0 (grade 2.1 - 2.3)= 31 points
  • Grade points 9.9 to 8.9 (grade 2.4 - 2.7)= 26 points
  • Grade points 8.8 to 7.9 (grade 2.8 - 3.0)= 21 points

(Grading scale according to §28 of the general regulations of the Philipps-Universität Marburg)

2.2. Letter of Suitability/Curriculum Vitae

A maximum of 20 eligibility points will be awarded for the letter according to 1. c) and the CV. In the letter with accompanying curriculum vitae, the applicant should state his/her subject-related and personal eligibility.

2.3. Prior specialist knowledge

Up to 20 eligibility points are awarded for, e.g., a relevant Bachelor's thesis or documented relevant practical activities (of at least four weeks each) at institutions from the GLAM sector (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) or at organisations that deal with digitisation and the algorithmisation of society, or successful participation in qualification programmes such as summer schools, trainings or hackathons in the field of digital humanities and social sciences.

2.4. Programming skills

Up to 10 eligibility points are awarded for documented programming skills in an object-oriented programming language (e.g. Python). Based on these criteria, an overall impression of the applicant is determined. Applicants who have achieved at least 50 eligibility points in the eligibility assessment process are considered suitable.

3. Application & Deadline

Application for a master's program

Application deadlines