Cultural Studies

Organization, Society, and the Arts

When you study Cultural Studies at Leuphana College, you are aiming for more than just a Bachelor's degree. Your goal is to understand different ways of thinking, to adopt new perspectives and to continually question your own point of view. The Leuphana Bachelor with a major in Cultural Studies allows you to incorporate diverse interests and encourages you to actively shape your studies.

Discover the advantages of the Cultural Studies B.A. major:

  • Research the relationship between culture, art and society.
  • Analyse the influence of art and culture on social, media and political changes.
  • Acquire in-depth expertise knowledge in cultural sociology, social theory, art theory as well as organisational sociology and cultural business studies, which are embedded in an interdisciplinary understanding of cultural studies.
  • Open up a wide range of international career prospects in the fields of art, science, education and cultural organisation.

Studying Cultural Studies at Leuphana College: Study Concept

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Study Concept Cultural Studies

On the course content page you can find information on the structure and content of the Cultural Studies study program at Leuphana College.

For example, are you interested in:

  • cultural theory and cultural practices? Combine the Cultural Studies major with the new Museum Studies minor! 
  • the theoretical approach to culture? Combine the Cultural Studies major with the Philosophy minor! 
  • music and society? Combine the Major Cultural Studies with the Minor Popular Music Studies!

At Leuphana College, you will study the Cultural Studies major in combination with a minor. The choice is yours.

Business Administration (GER)
Business Law (GER)
Business Psychology (GER)
Comparative Economic Law (ENG)
Digital Business (GER)
Digital Media / Information Technology & Culture (GER)
Economics (GER / ENG)
Educational Sciences (GER)
Museum Studies (EN)
Philosophy (GER / ENG)
Political Science (GER / ENG)
Popular Music Studies (ENG)
Spatial Sciences (GER / ENG)
Sustainability Science (GER / ENG)

The Leuphana Bachelor's programme allows you to combine different interests by choosing a major and a minor. When choosing a minor, you can move within traditional disciplines or give your Bachelor's degree an individual profile.

Cultural Studies - internationally positioned

Why study Cultural Studies in English in Lüneburg?

The English Cultural Studies programme in Lüneburg focuses on three central pillars: the arts, the institutions and organisations of the cultural sector ("Organisation"), and the theoretical discourses that shape this field ("Society").

  •  The Arts: The study programme enables an in-depth examination of the arts themselves. Students learn not only how art and culture are produced, but also what role they play in the production of a global discourse.
  •  Organisation: The focus on cultural organisation and society enables students to understand the organisational conditions of cultural production. Students acquire knowledge of how cultural institutions function and how they fit into social structures. This area specifically prepares students for a career in cultural organisation.
  •  Society: The study programme in Lüneburg emphasises the role that art and culture play in socio-political debates and socio-political change. The interdisciplinary combination of cultural theory, philosophy and sociology prepares students to understand and actively contribute to social change.

Overall, the Cultural Studies degree programme in English in Lüneburg offers a unique opportunity to deal with the cultural challenges of the present while placing a clear focus on art, cultural production and their theoretical discourses.


At a glance

  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Admission restriction: no
  • Application deadline: Mid-May to 15 July
  • Standard period of study: 6 semesters
  • Start: Beginning of October
  • Study places: 35
  • Teaching and examination language: English
  • Semester abroad: possible and recommended in the 3rd/4th semester

Application and admission

Leuphana College accepts new students each winter term. If you wish to be considered for a Bachelor degree programme, your application must be received by 15 July.

For applicants from EU and EEA countries the University operates a special admissions procedure for the award of places. It considers not only applicants' grades, but also special skills, experience and non-academic achievements such as periods spent studying abroad, and volunteering work.

Online applications

Online applications are possible from mid-May. Find out more about the entry requirements and specific admissions process at Leuphana College. Find out more now

Contact and consultation

Initial Information

Information Office (Infoportal)
Buil­ding 8, ground floor
Universitätsallee 1, 21335 Lüneburg
Phone +49.4131.677-2277
Fax +49.4131.677-1430
Opening hours
Term time & term break:
Mon - Thu 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fr 9 - 12 a.m.

Arrange an appointment

College's Student Counselling Service
Buil­ding 8, ground floor
Uni­ver­sitätsal­lee 1, 21335 Lüne­burg
Open Con­sul­ta­ti­on Hours
Wed  11 – 13 h (on campus)
Thu 16 – 18 h (via Zoom)

  • Prof. Dr. Serhat Karakayali