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German Studies

... looks into questions such as ...

  • How does the German language evolve and change?
  • How can medieval German language and literature be analysed and described within their specific cultural and medial context?
  • How does one communicate findings in a manner adequate for a specific target group, especially in view of a future teaching career?
  • How does one develop and conduct individual projects within the framework of research-focused studies?
  • I was pleasantly surprised about the degree programme being subdivided into Germanic linguistic, Medieval studies, and modern German literary studies.

    Malte Gerhardt, Bachelor's degree read more ...

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German Studies, Master 1 subject

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

Bochum provides the full range of German degree courses; specialisation in one subject is mandatory in the Master of Arts course; and because it is possible to study under the tutelage of renowned academics.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • German Linguistics
  • German Medieval Studies
  • Contemporary German Literature Studies

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
comprehensive training in all three subjects that constitute the German studies course
... enjoy:
linguistics, literature and culture
... struggle through:
complex texts of all types

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • German Studies, B.A.
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in the cultural sector
  • in academia
  • in the press trade
  • in administration
  • in commerce

And else?

An internship ...

is recommended. It is done during the degree course.
Duration: whenever possible

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Berndt Volkmann
Building, Room: GB 4/37
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-28563
Email:
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Germanistik
Building, Room: GB 3/136
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25098
Email:
Website Fachschaft

Profile

Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

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