Courses leading to the degree of Magister are no longer offered since the introduction of the new Bachelor and Masters programmes. Only students in the higher semesters can still be admitted to these courses. Magister degree programmes focusing on Africa are offered in Faculties IV (Linguistics and Literary Studies) and V (Cultural Studies) in the following subjects: African Linguistics, Anthropology, Arabic Studies, History, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies and Sociology.
The degree courses in "Swahili Studies" have been replaced by the new courses "African Languages, Literature and Art" (BA) and "African Language Studies" (MA).
Only students in the higher semesters can still be admitted to the discontinued BA/MA courses in "Swahili Studies". These courses are practice-oriented and provide good career prospects. In the foreground is intensive language practice in Swahili and Arabic. Other interdisciplinary elements include: soft skills (argumentation, methodological reflection, writing and presentation skills, English as technical and business language), and career and job-related study of the literature and culture of East African countries.