Faculty of Modern LanguagesClassical and Modern Literature – Master

Classical and Modern Literary Studies is a unique field of study: In interdisciplinary lectures, seminars and practice classes, the subject illustrates the major trends of Hebrew-Jewish, Greek-Latin as well as modern literary and cultural developments. 

Facts & Formalities

DegreeMaster of Arts
Type of programmeConsecutive
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman and the teaching languages of the special/supplementary field
Fees and contributions171.75 € / Semester
Application procedureConsecutive master’s programmes with access restriction
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Part-time optionYes
May be studied as a minor subjectYes

Course Content

The Master's degree programme in classical and modern literary studies deals with the theoretical and methodological reflection of literary connections between Greek and Roman antiquity, Christian-Jewish culture and the great national literatures of Europe. The aim is for students to have an overview of the major lines of Hebrew-Jewish, Greek-Latin and modern literature and culture development and the ability to confidently present and analyse them. Students acquire the specific skills of a classical-philological as well as of a modern philological education and can productively combine and apply them. In addition, the students are also able to compare and relate the various approaches and methods of the various philological disciplines.

Course Structure

Overview of the Master’s degree programme Classical and Modern Literary Studies (as of WS 2021)

In the following, we present the modules of our Master’s programme:

In order to successfully complete the Master’s programme, students require a total of 120 credits, 90 of which are gained in subject-specific courses in the major subject and 30 are allocated to the Master's thesis. The Master’s programme Classical and Modern Literary Studies can also be studied as a minor subject with 20 credits in combination with a different major.

 

The major comprises the following areas:

Basic module Classical and Modern Literary Studies

Development of literatures I

  • Antiquity
  • Middle Ages / Early Modern Era
  • Modernity

Development of literatures II

  • Theory of literature and culture
  • Poetics / Aesthetics
  • Intertextuality / Intermediality

Elective module

Master’s thesis

 

 

The minor comprises the following areas:

Basic module Classical and Modern Literary Studies

Development of literatures I

  • Antiquity
  • Middle Ages / Early Modern Era or Modernity