Faculty of Modern LanguagesGerman Studies – Bachelor 50%
Prospective Student Information Day at Heidelberg University – 17. November 2021
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
|Degree||Bachelor of Arts|
|Type of programme||Undergraduate|
|Start of programme||Winter and summer semester|
|Standard period of study||6 semesters|
|Language(s) of instruction||German|
|Fees and contributions||171.80 € / Semester|
|Application procedure||Subjects with no admission restrictions|
|Application deadlines||Information about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.|
|Teaching degree option||Yes|
The German Studies degree programme provides students with an entry-level professional qualification and equips them with the necessary skills to independently resolve linguistic, literary, and cultural-history questions and problems. The Bachelor’s teaching degree programme option is normally a prerequisite for admittance to the Master’s degree programme in Education (for Winter Semester 2018/19). It qualifies students for positions as German teachers in upper level German secondary schools (“Gymnasium”).
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 examination must be taken no later than at the end of the second semester. This will take place during the study period and consists of the successful completion of two introductory courses: Introduction to Modern German Literature and Introduction to Medieval Studies (Middle High German). During the Introductory Phase, all subject units will be given equal emphasis. In the Intermediate and Specialisation phases, studies in German Linguistics, Medieval German Philology, Modern German Literature will continue on the basis of the basic module. In addition, in the 1st and 2nd major, students will pursue advanced studies in one of the subject units (specialisation). In addition, students pursuing the degree as a major must enrol in interdisciplinary skills courses during the Introductory and Intermediate phases.
In the Bachelor’s degree programme as a 50% major, Latin language skills are required. Documentation of these must be submitted no later than the end of the fourth semester of study. In addition, documentation of knowledge of two additional modern foreign languages must be submitted.