German Studies, Master 2 subject

  • 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?


Master of Arts
Winter- and summer semester
4 semesters
Classroom language
Not restricted, application at the faculty required
Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Application information for international applicants

Application information for international applicants

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,
  • comprehensive training in all three subjects that constitute the German studies course


  • 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
  • Archives, museums, libraries
  • dramaturgy & assistant director
  • journalism
  • cultural industry
  • communication training & consulting
  • New Media
  • press and public relations work;
  • Advertising communication
  • publishing
  • knowledge transfer
And else?
An internship ...

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

Studying abroad ... can be covered voluntarily.
Where do I find help?
Academic advisory office

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

Contact students

Fachschaft Germanistik
Building, Room: GB 5/150
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25098
Website Fachschaft

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