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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, Master 2 subject


Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

Detailed 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 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