Faculty of Modern LanguagesGerman Studies – Bachelor 25%

Students in the German Studies degree programme will focus on German language and literature from their inception through the current day, examining their social and cultural relationships as well as their theoretical bases.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Arts
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman
Fees and contributions151.05 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with no admission restrictions
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Part-time optionYes

Course Content

The German Studies degree programme provides students with an entry-level professional qualification and equips them with the necessary skills to be able to independently resolve linguistic, literary, and cultural-history questions and problems.

Course Structure

The degree programme is divided into  

  • an Introductory Phase (1st and 2nd semesters) 
  • an Intermediary Phase (3rd and 4th semesters)  
  • a Specialisation Phase (5th and 6th semesters)  

An orientation proof must be provided no later than at the end of the second semester. This will take place during the study period. When the degree programme is pursued as a minor, the orientation examination will consist of successful completion of the Introduction to Medieval Studies (Middle High German) course. The minor in German Studies (25%) requires a specialisation in one of three subjects: German Linguistics, Old German Philology, or Modern German Literature. A final oral examination is not required.

Knowledge of Latin is not required for the BA minor (25% option). Instead, students must have knowledge of two foreign languages (level B1). Latin may be one of the two required foreign languages.