Master Visual Anthropology


Admission Requirements

 Applicants for the Master Program must have:

  • A relevant undergraduate or first degree (at least 180 ECTS credit points, e.g., Bachelor and Master)
  • At least one year of work experience in media production and/or the social sciences or cultural studies subsequent to your first university degree
  • English level B2 pursuant to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)  
  • Not failed the examination to the Master’s programme “Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices” for a final time and can provide an appropriate explanation.

The following are recognised as a relevant undergraduate or first degree:

  • Bachelor in a course of study at a University with at least 180 credits (e.g. in humanities, social science, cultural science/studies, media science/studies, communication science/studies or in a different subject which is similar to these subjects).
  • Diploma, Master, Magister or an equivalent University degree with at least 180 credits.

Comparable qualifications from an international University can also be accepted.

English level B2 can be proved by

a) a certificate in English (IELTS, TOEFL etc.)

b) a bachelor or master program conducted in English

Applicants without a certificate or a bachelor/master degree in English have the possibility to pass an English test that will be offered by the WWU Weiterbildung via telephone or skype.


Coronavirus: deadline for applications extended until 31 May 2020!

Because of the difficulties experienced by applicants due to the coronavirus outbreak, the deadline for the submission of applications for the master course starting in November 2020 has been extended until 31 May 2020!

In these days we receive a lot of questions from students all over the world if the master course will start as scheduled on 23 November 2020. Based on the information available today, we expect that our master program in "Visual Anthropology" will start as planned. We continue to follow the developments on the coronavirus and will keep you updated on our website. The first module in November 2020 can also be attended online in case students should have difficulties in receiving a visa in time!


Please find the application form here

German Version of the application form

Applicants require the following documents to apply:

  • Completed application form (please don't forget to sign the application form)
  • CV (please list your work experience as detailed as possible, also internships, film projects etc.)
  • Certified copy of your university degree
  • Certificate in English (at least level B2, IELTS, TOEFL etc.) or written statement by your university that your bachelor/master program was conducted in English
  • Personal statement (letter of motivation, ca. 250 words)

Please send all documents via  e-mail to the student coordinator Ms. Ann-Christin Albrecht. Please read our FAQsfor
more information on how to apply!