Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Research | IRMA

Study your own Research Project

Anna Lesche, Alumna Master IRGP 2003, Foto: privat

"ZU qualified me for interdisciplinary research and collaboration, especially in the field of psychological and economic aspects of human decision-making. The ability to lead complex projects and translate research findings into practical applications was particularly encouraged."

Anna Lesche, Alumna Master IRGP 2003, Foto: privat

Addressing the major societal issues of a rapidly changingfuture in the context of digitalization while studying on an individual basis: this is what the unique master's program “Interdisciplinary Research Master | IRMA” offers.

Within the framework of the interdisciplinary two-year master's program “Interdisciplinary Master | IRMA”, students are largely free to design their own curriculum alongside their own research project, in the spirit of liberal education.

The master program offers an individual and goal-oriented course of study and as it is project-based, it can significantly shorten the time required for a doctorate afterwards.

Individual thematic focus and course structure
of the master's program

The IRMA master's program is designed for students with bachelor degrees in economics, sociology, cultural studies and philosophy, communication studies, and political and administrative sciences. It is particularly aimed at students with an interest in digitalization from a holistic perspective, who would like to work on a project basis and address the challenges of the future by looking at digitalization from a holistic perspective.

The new master's program creates the space to address scientific challenges in depth and to tackle big questions.

It enables students to think things through and implement an innovative research idea between economy, culture, and politics. Students also acquire skills that allow them to achieve scientific goals. The curriculum allows an individual interdisciplinary focus. This focus is always on the prerequisites and individual goal of each student.

Course facts and information

  • Qualification: Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Standard period of study: 4 semesters (2 years)
  • Format: Non-consecutive
  • ECTS points: 120
  • Course language: German and English
  • Language skills: Good knowledge of English and German is necessary (C1)
  • Course begins: Fall semester (September), Spring semester (January)
  • Fees per semester: € 7,300 

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Interested? Please note the language requirements

A range of courses are held in English at ZU. Depending on your individual study project, it is possible to study the Master in Interdisciplinary Research completely in English. If you are interested in an English-only Master in Interdisciplinary Research, please contact the Admissions Team before applying.

Team Admissions

Wallace, Birgit
Wallace, Birgit

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Interdisciplinary and research orientation of master's program

The unique IRMA master's program creates space and time for self-directed studying. Through “explorative learning”, the program facilitates interdisciplinarity and sharpens analytical skills which provide a reflexive understanding of a rapidly changing time.

Tutors decide on interdisciplinary general topics that are close to the individual research project, so that the students have outstanding perspective on a doctoral project or an academic career.

Practical orientation and international employment prospects of the master's program

The new IRMA master's program encourages students to adopt independent and interdisciplinary thinking to prepare them for a variety of work in science, business, administration, politics, and the cultural sector. In a changing world, strengths such as personal responsibility, flexibility, an open mind and creativity are more in demand than ever in the job market. This unique master program enables the development of individuality,interdisciplinarity and personal climate to nurture student’s potential in a way that allows them to best develop their great talents.


Team Admissions

Dierolf Nadine, Hurlebaus Silvia, Wallace Birgit
Dierolf Nadine, Hurlebaus Silvia, Wallace Birgit
Team Admissions
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2000
Room:FAB 3 | 0.31

Executive and Academic Program Director

Horky, Florian
Horky, Florian
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1244
Room:Semi 0.22
Söffner, Jan
Söffner, Jan Prof Dr
Dean of Zeppelin University Bachelor College
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1361
Room:FAB 3 | 1.47
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