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Full time September MA 2 years

About the course

About the course

The Master in Border Studies is a two-year joint international study programme addressing the complex economic, political, social and cultural issues of borders and of border regions in Europe and beyond.

The multilingual courses are taught in German, French and English in three countries at four different universities:

• University of Luxembourg;
• University of Lorraine (France);
• Saarland University (Germany);
• University of Kaiserslautern (Germany).

With a focus on the complex economic, political, social and cultural topics of border regions, the programme enable students to get a deeper understanding of borders, (de-, re-) bordering processes in Europe as well as in other border regions in the world. The study programme allows students with different disciplinary backgrounds to receive a broader approach of territorial, social, cultural and political borders and border processes.

Students acquire the needed skills to play a crucial part in the increasing discussions on national and European identities, worldwide mobilities, migration, cultural diversity, citizenship and cross-border cooperation – especially in the Greater Region.

Students may specialise in one of the two tracks:

• spatial track including geography and spatial planning;
• language and cultural track including cultural studies, literature, linguistics, intercultural communication.

Course modules

• Border studies in geography
• Sustainable development of border regions
• Cross-border Governance
• Migration research
• Language and societies


The Master in Border Studies prepares for a career in cross-border and intercultural working settings, especially in border regions in Europe (such as the Greater Region) and beyond. More specific career perspectives included: the economic sector (e.g. trade companies…); cultural agencies or institutions; the media; public administrations (e.g. cross-border regional and spatial planning, economic, cross-border public services); planning and promotion, cross-border cultural management, cross-border regional marketing.
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Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the field of cultural studies, linguistics, literature, intercultural communication, social or spatial sciences.The programme is limited to 20 students. Selection is based on the application documents which should include a motivation letter, a Curriculum Vitae, certificates and diplomas of previous studies and a proof of written and oral language skills German, French and English.Courses are taught in German, French and English. Candidates should provide evidence of language proficiency for all three languages at B2 level (following the Council of Europe Reference Levels).


200 € / semester

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