The Reinwardt Academy’s international master’s programme has been very successful over the last 20 years, attracting students from all over the world. However, the programme has always had to operate without government funding, making it unaffordable for many. Because this goes against the academy’s inclusive ideals, a government-sponsored master’s programme is currently being developed for the academic year 2020-2021. As a result, no master’s programme will be on offer in 2019-2020.
A government-sponsored master’s programme is financially more accessible and therefore more in line with the academy’s aim for inclusive education. Following the national guidelines for subsidization, the study load will be reduced from 90 to 60 EC. Needless to say, this requires amendments to the existing programme.
Theory, practice and ethics
The current master’s programme has received praise from both professionals in the field and colleagues from other universities, its biggest strength being the focus on topical issues. The new programme will be building on that same strength, acting on practical requests from the sector and discussing the larger contemporary issues of society as a whole. Future master’s students will continue to be trained as professionals able to consider theory, practice and ethics from museological and ethnological perspectives.
No master’s programme 2019-2020
In 2019-2020 no master’s programme will be on offer. This gives the academy the time that is needed to thoroughly prepare for the new programme and to give due attention to the current master’s students.