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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?

Degree programmes


German Studies, Bachelor 2 subject


Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German

2-Subject Bachelor Programme: This degree programme requires a second subject.
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Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

in Bochum, students can and have to immerse themselves fully into all aspects of German philology

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,


  • a good grasp of spelling, punctuation and grammar


  • linguistics, literature and culture

struggle through:

  • complex texts of all types
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in the cultural sector
  • in commerce
  • in the press trade
  • in administration
  • in the teaching profession

And else?

An internship ...

is optional. It is done during the degree course/as part of the optional module.
Duration: whenever possible

Studying abroad ...

can be done 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