Student Mobility: Information for Incomings

Would you like to study one or two semesters in Zürich? Please contact us, we are pleased about your interest! Please note that the subject Popular Culture Studies is usually taught in German. Please contact the Mobility Advisor of Popular Culture Studies for the specific study planning before your stay.

New Study programmes (Fall 2019)

Please notice the revised study programmes the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences implements in Fall semester 2019:

Bachelor

  • Major Popular Culture Studies 120 ECTS
  • Minor Popular Culture Studies 60 ECTS

Master

  • Major Cultural Studies 90 ECTS
  • Minor Cultural Studies 30 ECTS

The new module catalogue will be published soon (as of February 2019).

Bookable modules (until Spring semester 2019)

In principle, you can book almost all the modules offered within a study program, depending on your interests and the progress of your studies. However, there are a few points to consider:

Not suitable modules for incoming students:

  • Bachelor: Bachelor's Graduation Training, Bachelor’s thesis
  • Master: Colloquium

Only suitable for incoming students studying two semesters in Zürich:

  • Bachelor: Research-Based Learning (Vertiefungsmodul forschendes Lernen)
  • Master: Project seminar

Two-semester modules without course in the second semester:

  • Bachelor: Seminar (Vertiefungsmodul)
  • Master: Advanced module (Master-Aufbaumodul), Field Trip, Research seminar

The second semester in these modules is only used to work on a written paper and takes place without courses. Mobility students can agree a premature deadline with the lecturers and, thus, complete the module within one semester.

It is important that all modules are completed within the semesters during which you are registered in Zürich. No more modules can be assessed and credited after your stay.

Bookable Modules (starting Fall semester 2019)

In principle, you can book almost all the modules offered within a study program, depending on your interests and the progress of your studies. However, there are a few points to consider:

Not suitable modules for incoming students:

  • Bachelor: Bachelor's Graduation Training, Bachelor’s thesis
  • Master: Colloquium

Only suitable for incoming students studying two semesters in Zürich:

  • Master: Project seminar (Studienprojekt: forschen und Vermitteln)

Two-semester modules without course in the second semester:

  • Bachelor: Seminar
  • Master: Seminar

The second semester in these modules is only used to work on a written paper and takes place without courses. Mobility students can agree a premature deadline with the lecturers and, thus, complete the module within one semester.

It is important that all modules are completed within the semesters during which you are registered in Zürich. No more modules can be assessed and credited after your stay.

Switzerland for Incomings (Fall Semester 19)

The module "Switzerland for Incomings" is targeted at exchange students. The course opens up especially anthropological vistas on Switzerland. We combine web-based learning with learning extra muros (outdoor), explorative learning and the application of ethnographic methods. In class, we read and discuss texts. Additionally, students participate i.e. in systematic observations at selected sites. We impart knowldege of different ethnographic methods. The module is conducted interdisciplinary (popular culture studies and social anthropology) and multilingual (english/ german). It is a thematic module granted with 6 ECTS and graded.

Please book this module directly via Mischa Gallati at: gallati@isek.uzh.ch.

The module is creditable only for exchange students (incomings), both at bachelor's and master's level.

Further Information for Bachelor-Students
Further Information für Master-Students

Incoming students from Switzerland

There are various possibilities for students at other Swiss universities to take several modules in Zürich, to study one or two full semesters here or to study the minor subject at the UZH. Further information can be found on the website of the University of Zurich.

Incoming students from Europe

Currently Switzerland is not a member of the Erasmus+ program. Nevertheless, it is still possible for students from Europe to make an exchange at a Swiss university on the same terms. The ISEK – Popular Culture Studies maintains mobility agreements with partner institutions in Germany, Austria, Denmark an Poland through the Swiss European Mobility Program (SEMP). Furthermore, some university-wide agreements allow students from even more partner universities to stay at the University of Zurich for up to two semesters. Check with your home university whether there is an agreement with Zurich.

Worldwide Agreements

Popular Cultures Studies are involved in a student exchange agreement with Toyo University, Japan.  Through university-wide agreements, exchanges are also possible with other universities. Check with your home university whether there is an agreement with Zurich.