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International Degree Programs

International degree programs are study courses taught in English or another foreign language. We also define programs that stipulate a compulsory stay abroad in the study regulations as international. The University of Bremen has also set up double degree programs with a number of partner universities abroad.


Zentrale Studienberatung ZSB
Verwaltungsgebäude VWG
Offene Sprechzeiten:
Mo, Di, Do 9-12 Uhr, Mi 14-16 Uhr
0421 218-61150
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Consulting and Service Office of the International Office:
VWG, room 0580
General office hours for students:
Mon, Tue, Thu
9.00 - 12.00
Wed 14.00 - 16.00
and by arrangement


In order to be able to speak smoothly in our global networked world, it is essential to speak English and, ideally, another language, too. This applies to all students.

The Language Center of the Universities of Bremen (SZHB) offers a wide range of language courses. Take advantage of the offer and start earning your linguistic skills as soon as possible.

Stay Abroad

As a student of the University of Bremen, you have the opportunity to study abroad. All courses have mobility windows. Inquire at the beginning of your studies when the right time for your study or internship abroad.

Information about study and internship abroad

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Double Degree

A double degree program is a study program developed together with a partner university. Students complete part of their studies at the University of Bremen and the other part at the partner university. After successful completion of studies, you will receive a degree from the University of Bremen and a degree from the partner university.

The University of Bremen offers a range of double degree programs and plans to set up more, especially at the Master's level.

Programs with English as language of delivery or another foreign language

Bachelor's program with English as language of delivery or another foreign language
Student advisory service: Jana Wachsmuth

Key concerns within the degree of English-Speaking Cultures/English are the English language and its expansion and diversification in its historical and cultural context. Moreover, reflections on the role and various ways of representation of local literatures and cultures in the context of representation, process and critical engagement with the imperial past and the postcolonial present of transatlantic and global historical spaces in the English-speaking world across various media constitute an important part in the program.
The degree program encompasses the following components: Literary studies, language sciences, cultural studies and language practice. Students training to be teachers also attend courses in didactics of foreign language acquisition.


The international English-language Bachelor's programme Marine Geosciences deals with scientific aspects of the marine environment as part of the Earth system. The programme provides a profound understanding of the structure and processes of the seas and oceans as well as the solid earth and their interactions. Building on sound basic scientific knowledge, the Bachelor's programme in Marine Geosciences teaches and combines central elements of geology, palaeontology, petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, mineralogy and crystallography with a special focus on marine sediments and processes as well as oceanography. Its concept follows the modern understanding of the geosciences: geological processes are understood as components of the overall Earth system and are observed, described, analysed and modelled using scientific methods.  

The degree programme covers a broad spectrum of geosciences with a focus on marine topics. Equipped with a broad methodologically trained basic knowledge and deeper knowledge in three core subjects, graduates of the Bachelor can directly enter the profession or continue their studies in a further degree programme.

Language requirements: Deutsch A1 and Englisch B2

To the website of the study programme
Advice: Academic Advisory Office, Ulrike Wolf-Brozio

Master's program with English as language of delivery or another foreign language

The bilingual master’s program in Applied Geosciences is suitable for students with an undergraduate degree in Geosciences. Its focus of study is on continental geo-sciences with topics such as hydrogeology, engineering geology, glaciology, geohazards, applied sedimentology, petrology or geophysics and renewable energy sources. In this bilingual program (German and English), students choose up to four specializations from a wide range of core subjects. A high level of practical relevance,  advanced field training and the use of relevant specialized software round off the range of competencies. Many cooperating research institutions on site participate in the teaching, such as Fraunhofer IWES, ZMT, MARUM, Senckenberg am Meer in Wilhelmshaven, and the Alfred Wegner Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven.

Language requirements: Englisch B2

To the website of the study programme
Advice: Academic Advisory Office, Ulrike Wolf-Brozio,
Departmental counseling:
Dr. Frank Dietz
Prof. Dr. Sörge Kelm

Biochemistry, biotechnology and the associated fields are rapidly growing industrial activities. An increased demand for scientists in this field is therefore to be expected. The education is aimed to prepare you for such jobs in chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Besides being well prepared for an attractive job with this M.Sc., you can go on to take a Ph.D. at the University of Bremen or at other universities, and continue in fascinating areas of research.

Communication and Information Technology M.Sc. program provides a broad understanding and knowledge in the fields of Communication and Information Technology, e.g. wireless communication systems. It also introduces non-technical subjects dealing with economics, legal and social issues and leads to the required skills for entry into the professions of Information and Communicationn Engineering.

Control, Microsystems, Microelectronics M.Sc. program provides a broad understanding and knowledge in the fields of Control, Microsystems, Microelectronics and Information and Automation Engineering. It also introduces non-technical subjects dealing with economics, legal and social issues and leads to the required skills for entry into the professions of Information, Communication, and Automation Engineering.

Departmental counseling : Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp,

Digitalization is changing the world around us. Datafication – the growing number of data that can be aggregated and processed in automated ways – increasingly becomes characteristic for our societies. As part of these processes, the role of media and communication devices and what we mean by media and communication studies is changing as well. The M.A. Digital Media and Society is situated at the leading edge of these developments. Its aim is to qualify students for media planning and decision-making positions in a datafied society.
Digitalization and datafication require that we critically rethink the role that media and communication devices play in our everyday lives. The in-depth analysis of these developments in different segments of society is a central theme running through the modules of the M.A: Digital Media and Society. In addition to the enhancement of critical and analytical thinking, a second core theme is to provide students with the required skills and knowledge to work in businesses, organizations and institutions dealing with aspects of digitalization and datafication.
The master’s program adopts an integrative approach, as we understand digitalization and datafication in their broadest sense and in their interrelations to society as a whole.

The M.A. in Digital Media and Society is designed as a full major program over 2 years or 4 semesters, whereby students are encouraged to integrate a study semester or an internship (abroad) into their studies.,

The 4-semester, Digital Media master program, taught in English, is a joint program by the University of the Arts Bremen (Hochschule für Künste, or short HfK) and the University of Bremen (Universität Bremen or short UBremen). Students from both universities are required to cross over to the other university respectively and take classes outside of their focus, to combine theory and technology, art and science, design and informatics. Students do not only take classes at both institutions, they also have access to both institutions resources for a truly interdisciplinary experience. The course of study at HfK is called Media Design, it leads to a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree. The course of study at UBremen is called Media Informatics, it leads to a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree.

For information about the application process and requirements go to:,
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The Master of Ecology is multidisciplinary and contains many innovative elements such as a mentoring program, integrated skills courses, supporting online material, scientific projects, and individual research training. The program consists of 4 semesters (two years) including M.Sc.-thesis. Specialization is offered with individual choice of courses, i.e. in Molecular, Behavioral, Population, Vegetation, Field, Cognitive, Marine or Soil Ecology, as well as Conservation Biology, Risk Assessment, or Ecological Modelling. Especially during the 3rd term, students have the possibility to study at one of our partner universities abroad.

Programme directors: Prof. Dr. Marcus Callies, Prof. Dr. Kerstin Knopf
Student advisory service: Jana Wachsmuth,

This M.A. programme is targeted at students with a background in English Studies, North American Studies, Linguistics (with English Linguistics as the main component), Comparative Studies (with a focus on English Linguistics or Literatures and Cultures in English), or related subjects. Courses are offered in English only. Students have the possibility of extending their previous studies within a highly flexible, research-based, and structured curriculum. Students may select their own specialization by concentrating on one of three profile areas:

  1. British, North American and Postcolonial Literatures;
  2. Linguistics: Varieties, Medialities and Applications (ranging over language variation and innovation, contact linguistics, multimodal linguistics, trans-, multi- and intermediality studies, as well as dynamic assessment and language testing); and
  3. British, North American and Postcolonial Cultural History.

In addition, students are given specific training in advanced communication focusing on the use of English in the professional world, ranging over investigation, presentation and negotiation skills.,
Departmental counseling: Dr. Annette Ladstätter-Weissenmayer

The aim of this program is to provide students with knowledge about the manifold processes in and between the subsystems atmosphere, hydrosphere (ocean), cryosphere (ice region), solid earth (soil) and climate. Students will be taught how to use experimental methods relevant to environmental physics at the highest current level, numerical data analysis using supercomputers and data interpretation using sophisticated models.,

The substantive focus of the MA program in International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory, which is offered jointly by the University of Bremen and the Jacobs University Bremen, is the analysis of governance beyond the nation state. This research topic is examined from a political science perspective, and within the context of enduring processes of globalization and increasing cross-border activity. This emphasis on the governance perspective and the explicit integration of general social theoretical questions in the context of social and political change is a unique feature of the M.A. in International Relations.
Students will participate in a small, relatively specialized, and academically rigorous, all English degree program.
Dr. Holger Auel,

The M.Sc. programme Marine Biology is strongly research-orientated. The graduates are trained to develop hypotheses-driven research concepts and to design appropriate experimental approaches in order to answer profound questions related to the large field of marine ecosystem and organism functioning and of potential impacts of local, regional and global environmental change.
The University has very close ties and intense co-operations with several world-class marine research institutions located in the Federal State of Bremen (Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPI) ).,

The internationally oriented postgraduate study programme Master of Science "Marine Geosciences" promotes the latest state of marine geosciences and technology. It enables graduates to create and critically assess scientific results and to plan, carry out and evaluate ship and laboratory projects on their own responsibility. Emphasis is placed on current marine and climate issues, which are under investigation by the federal marine research institutions in Bremen and Bremerhaven.,

’Students will become familiar with the latest approaches and modern scientific methods of marine research in general, with an emphasis on marine microbiology and molecular ecology, as well as biogeochemistry. They will examine the interaction of microorganisms, including their biodiversity, with the global biosphere, especially the oceans.
Theoretically as well as practically they are taught to analyze, describe, and understand the complexity of microbial networking, element cycles, biogeochemistry and the consequences of the fate of our earth.
The study of marine microbiology involves research of fundamental issues such as the evolution of life, the functioning of marine food webs, global climate change, the fate of pollutants, and the biodiversity of the ocean.
Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio,

Materials Chemistry and Mineralogy is an international postgraduate study program covering application related topics ranging from raw materials to industrial products. The curriculum is divided into a general mandatory part and an elective part focusing on either chemistry or mineralogy. The mandatory part (42 CP) includes lectures and exercises in the fields of mineralogy, crystallography, chemistry (solid state and surfaces) and materials science, and a broad education in analytical methods. In the elective part (48 CP) special topics and skills in the field of materials chemistry or mineralogy are covered.
The interdisciplinary study program is offered in cooperation of the Depts. of Geosciences and Chemistry with strong contributions from the Engineering and Physics Depts. and the University of Applied Sciences.

Academic guidance

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Koch

Study center

Dr. Ute Meyer
Corinna Müller-Wiegmann

The neurosciences are among the most fascinating disciplines of modern natural scientific research and are considered an interdisciplinary link between biology, medicine, chemistry, physics, informatics, and psychology. Thus, the methodical spectrum covers molecularbiological, electrophysiological, and neuropharmacological approaches, system-oriented physiology of behaviour and mind, psychophysics, clinical research in neurology and psychiatry, modelling of functions of neuronal networks as well as neuropsychological approaches and MRI techniques to analyse physiological and pathological brain functions. Neuroscientific research is of particular socio-political relevance, because it primarily deals with the functionality of the brain - the organ that governs feeling, thinking, and action. Thus, there is a close linkage of neurosciences to philosophy and anthropology.

Responsible Person for the Master Course: Prof. Dr. Bernd Zolitschka
Student advisory service : Michael Thiele,

The M. Sc. “Physical Geography: Environmental History" focusses on the reconstruction of environmental and climatic history as scientific expertise in this field is paramount today. The programme provides physical-geographical knowledge and skills that will enable you to analyse, interpret and evaluate the complex effects of natural and anthropogenic environmental changes on nature and society. Global environmental changes are one of the biggest social, political and cultural issues of the 21st century. In order to cope with their complexity, innovative and interdisciplinary approaches in teaching and research are developed to qualify you for linking natural and anthropogenic phenomena. Information about the past, obtained from natural, archaeological and historical archives as well as from instrumental data, enables you to understand how global climate and environmental changes affect natural and socioeconomic systems as well as to investigate future environmental development.

Departmental counseling : Prof. Dr. Ing. Lucio Colombi Ciacchi,, Dr. Iva Bačić,, Dr. Hanna Lührs ,

This research-oriented master’s programme is embedded in the MAPEX Center for Material and Processes and is carried out by the five STEM-Faculties of the University of Bremen:

  • Faculty 1: Physics / Electrical Engineering,
  • Faculty 2: Biology / Chemistry,
  • Faculty 3: Mathematics / Computer Science,
  • Faculty 4: Production Engineering - Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering, and
  • Faculty 5: Geosciences.

’Within the foreseen module structure, students will create their individual curriculum from the wide range of courses offered in the existing master programs in the disciplines of MAPEX. Being a highly interdisciplinary study programme, ProMat enables an optimal and focused preparation for a doctoral study and further career steps in science and research.
The personal mentor has a central role in ProMat, guiding the student to design and plan his/her individual curriculum as well as the obligatory research stay abroad.

Departmental counseling: Prof. Dr. Gisela Febel,, Prof. Dr. Carolin Patzelt,,, Prof. Dr. Sabine Schlickers,
Student advisory service: Jana Wachsmuth,

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The two-year International Romance Studies master’s degree programme reflects contemporary developmentin the field of romance languages and literatures, taking a modern approach to the study of literature, media, language and culture. Courses are taught mainly in the corresponding target language (French or Spanish), and the program is distinguished by its international focus and the integration of studies abroad, as well as two new binational options for study in Madrid or Avignon (as of 2019/2020). A special procedure allows students who already hold a Master’s of Education or teaching credential to complete the program in one year.

A variety of international partnerships are ongoing and under development. Currently, the department has research and language programme exchanges or collaborations with thirty-six universities in Spain and Latin America, twenty-five in France and French-speaking countries, three in Portugal and twelve in Italy.

The graduate program Social Policy offers an internationally renowned, two-year curriculum that enables successful candidates to enter into positions in international organizations, government administration, welfare associations or civil society organisations. A number of double degree programs embedded in the MA Social Policy have been developed with carefully chosen and long-standing partner universities.

Double degrees embedded in the MA Social Policy


Dr. Anna Hokema
Phone: 0421 218-58570
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Dr. Ruth Abramowski
Phone: 0421-218-58550
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Academic guidance

Prof. Dr. Claus Braxmaier
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Dr.-Ing. Rodion Groll
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Study center

Thomas Bruns
Gebäude: FZB, Raum: 2200
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Telefon: +49 421 218 64997

The aerospace is of outstanding importance for the public image and perception of the hanseatic city Bremen – the city of aviation and space flight. The University of Bremen with its Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) and the DLR Institute for Space Systems has become a worldwide renowned condensation point for space technology: for systems and subsystems (e.g. payloads and instruments) needed for Earth Observation Science, Telecommunication and Navigation.
The novel master’s program in space engineering plays an important role in the further development of the Campus Bremen. Get trained by experts from the faculties of Product Engineering, Physics & Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics & Computer Sciences at the University of Bremen.

Academic guidance

Dr. Annette Ladstätter-Weissenmayer
Gebäude: NW1, Raum: S2440
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Telefon: 218-62105
Prof. Dr. Steffen Paul
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Telefon: 218-62540

Science and technology for space applications has made significant progress in recent years and many new challenges are ahead of us. This creates excellent new job opportunities for natural scientists and engineers. The international master’s program in Space Sciences and Technologies provides methods and tools to be part of this development. In the program we cover the areas sensing of data, their processing and communication all for satellites.

Programs with compulsory semester abroad

Obligatory year abroad at a partner university,
Daniel Hahn

Obligatory semester

one term abroad obligatory
Studienfachberatung: Jana Wachsmuth


The English-language study program “European Master in Labour Studies and Social Policy”, offered by the University of Bremen and Università degli Studi di Milano, awards students master’s degrees from both universities within a two-year period (one year in Bremen and one year in Milan).
Dr. Anna Hokema
Phone: +49 421 218-58570
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one term abroad obligatory
Study Counseling: Jana Wachsmuth

one term abroad obligatory
Students advisory service: Jana Wachsmuth

One term abroad obligatory

Departmental counseling : Prof. Dr. Gisela Febel,, Prof. Dr. Carolin Patzelt,, Prof. Dr. Sabine Schlickers,
Students advisory service: Jana Wachsmuth,
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A variety of international partnerships are ongoing and under development. Currently, the department has research and language programme exchanges or collaborations with thirty-six universities in Spain and Latin America, twenty-five in France and French-speaking countries, three in Portugal and twelve in Italy.

During study track A the first semester will take place at the law faculty of a university outside of Germany. Study track B does not include a study abroad.,
Daniel Hahn,


The graduate program Social Policy offers an internationally renowned, two-year curriculum that enables successful candidates to enter into positions in international organizations, government administration, welfare associations or civil society organisations. A number of double degree programs embedded in the MA Social Policy have been developed with carefully chosen and long-standing partner universities.

Double degrees embedded in the MA Social Policy


Dr. Anna Hokema
Phone: 0421 218-58570
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Dr. Ruth Abramowski
Phone: 0421-218-58550
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Double and Joint Degree programs

The MSc in Comparative Public Policy and Welfare Studies and the Master Social Policy (University of Bremen, have established a Double Master Degree Program.
Students who take this double degree spend the first semester at SDU (University of Southern Denmark), the second and third semesters at the University of Bremen, before returning to SDU for their last semester.
Students interested in applying for the double degree will be invited to do so AFTER admission to the MSc in Comparative Public Policy and Welfare Studies.

More information at:

Contact University of Bremen:
Dr. Caroline Warfelmann

Phone: +49 421 218-58571,
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The two-year Double Degree "Estudios hispánicos binacionales" consists of the Bremen Master of Romance Studies International and the Máster Universitario en Lengua y Literatura Españolas Actuales of the Madrid University Carlos III, where all students complete their first year of study.

Students enrol in the Master's programmes at both universities and are exempt from tuition fees, but the right of proposal for selection is in Bremen, where students must apply between April 1 and May 1 for the Master's programme in Romance Languages and Literature International, Option Double Degree Estudios hispánicos binacionales.
If they are selected, they must register immediately in Madrid (by 31.5.).

It is possible to support your studies abroad via Erasmus. Please contact our Erasmus representative Henrike Evers.

In the first two semesters, you will attend courses in literature and linguistics; in the second year, you will specialice in one of the two disciplines in which you will write your Master's thesis. With the exception of Bremen Module 10, all seminars are held in Spanish.


Prof. Dr. Sabine Schlickers, Prof. Dr. Carolin Patzelt
Phone: +49 421 218-68056

Students of the bachelor in chemistry can apply for a double degree program in cooperation with the University of Strasbourg. The bachelor's program in the first and second year of study follows the regular curriculum. The third year is completed in a structured stay abroad at the ECPM, the Ecole européenne de Chimie, Polymères et Matériaux at the Université de Strasbourg ( ).

After a total of 6 semesters, the University of Bremen awards students the academic degree "Bachelor of Science". The continuation of the double-degree program in an advanced Master's degree in Bremen and Strasbourg is concluded with the actual double degree, the "Master of Science" in chemistry (University of Bremen) and the "Diplôme d'ingénieur" (University of Strasbourg).

Contact information:

Dr. Enno Lork
NW2 C 2120
Phone : +49 421 218-63155

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) “Education Policies for Global Development” (GLOBED) with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, University of Cyprus and University of Glasgow

The Master in Education Policies for Global Development (GLOBED) is a postgraduate Masters programme (120 ECTS), taught full-time over 2 years and divided in 4 semesters (30 ECTS each).
Students shall start their studies at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, followed by a semester that will contain elective courses offered by the University of Glasgow and the University of Bremen, provided that students will follow these courses at one university or the other. Students will start the third semester with an internship at our Partner Institutions or Associated Members and will do the fieldwork afterwards. Finally, students will write their thesis during the fourth semester, following the Winter School.

Contact University of Bremen:
David Krogmann

Phone: 0421 218-67470,
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This programme gives students the excellent opportunity to gain two Master's Degrees within only two years of study - one year in Bremen and one year in Milan.
Dr. Anna Hokema
Phone: +49 421 218-58570

The International Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC+) is a two year joint international master programme offered by a consortium of 6 European universities and a worldwide network of over 45 associate members.

Students can choose their study pathways to suit their research interests and career aspirations. EMBC + students study at a minimum of two European universities, with the first year undertaken at either Ghent University, Bremen University or the University of Algarve. The third semester can be taken at either Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), University of Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) or the University of Oviedo, with the final thesis being at any partner university or associate member.
Dr. Holger Auel
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Universität Bermen - Ocean University of China


Candidates of the master’s courses "Marine Biology" or "Environmental Physics" at the UB, who studied the first two terms at the OUC, will also be awarded a certificate signed by both universities indicating the completion of the Master of Science Double Degree.

Environmental Physics
Co­or­di­na­tor: PD Dr. An­nette Ladstätter-Weißen­may­er

Phone: +49-421-218 62105
Email: lad@​iup.​physik.​uni-bremen.​de

Marine Biology
Coordinator: Dr. Holger Auel

NW2 A2112
Telefon: +49-421-218-63040

The University of Bremen and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offer the double degree "TransAtlantic Master Social Policy" within the Transatlantic Master's program. Students of the TransAtlantic Master Social Policy spend their first year of studies in Chapel Hill and come to Bremen for their second year.
Dr. Irina Wiegand, Phone: +49 421 218-58508

The binational double degree program “Transcultural communication” offers a joint program between the MA Transcultural Studies at Bremen University and the MA Communication Sciences at Kadir Has University in Istanbul.
The application must be per email submitted till 28th February to Prof. Dr. Dracklé (drackle(at) and the copy to Ms. Stubbemann (stubbemann(at)

Prof. Dr. Dorle Dracklé, drackle(at)
Dr. Oliver Hinkelbein, hinkelbein(at)

MARES is a Joint Doctoral Programme on Marine Ecosystem Health & Conservation funded through Erasmus Mundus. The programme is offered by a consortium of 24 partners originating from 14 different countries. MARES focus on six scientific and applied fields, all dealing with the effects of the impact of humans on the natural marine environment.