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Industrial culture

Study concept

The term industrial culture stands for the study and examination of the cultural history of the industrial age as well as the present and the development trends of today's industrial society. The study of industrial culture makes it possible to understand the working and living conditions of today's industrial society from the perspective of its historical development and to critically analyse it with a view to meaningful development. The study of industrial culture is particularly concerned with the cultural and historical categorisation of the material legacies of the cultural history of the industrial age. It uses the methods of industrial archaeology for recording, researching and interpreting as well as for preservation and subsequent use.

The Master's degree programme in Industrial Culture provides comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of the economic, technological and scientific-historical foundations of industrial culture on the one hand and the content and methods of industrial archaeological and industrial cultural work and research on the other. At the same time, the practice-oriented Master's programme is designed to enable students to familiarise themselves with new topics and methods in the field of industrial heritage work at any time. The Master's programme in Industrial Culture in Freiberg, which is unique in Germany, offers a transdisciplinary and practice-oriented education at the interface between monument preservation, museum studies, history of technology and cultural management. The programme is primarily aimed at graduates with a Bachelor's degree in the fields of history, art and cultural history, archaeology, architecture, museum studies or monument preservation. With its great industrial history tradition as well as its numerous industrial monuments and technical museums, Saxony offers an ideal environment for industrial culture teaching and research.


Faculty of Business Administration (Faculty 6)
Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Standard period of study
4 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Summer semester
Admission requirement
  • A first professionally qualifying university degree of at least six semesters
  • Proof of the required professional aptitude in a qualification assessment procedure

Language requirement

Course language
Professional advice
Prof. Dr. Gari Walkowitz
Schlossplatz 1, Room 2.207
Gari.Walkowitz [at]
Central Student Advisory Service
Central Student Counselling Service
Prüferstr. 2, 3rd floor, room 3.405
studienberatung [at]
Student Council
Student Representatives Faculty 6
Schlossplatz 1, ground floor 202
fsr6 [at]

Introduction to the degree program

Presentation of the Industrial Archaeology (Bachelor) and Industrial Culture (Master) degree programmes at TU Bergakademie Freiberg on Online Campus Day 2021.