German Literature Bakkalaureat (B.A.)

Study Programme Details
City: Karlsruhe
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


36 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a captivating journey through the rich tapestry of German literature with our Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) program. Over three immersive years, students delve into the depths of literary works from the 8th century to the present, exploring their cultural, historical, and linguistic significance. With a total of 180 credit points to be earned, our program offers a comprehensive understanding of German literary traditions while fostering critical thinking and analytical skills.


Our German Literature program offers a comprehensive exploration of literary and pragmatic texts spanning centuries. From medieval epics to contemporary masterpieces, students analyze works within their cultural, historical, and linguistic contexts. Through methodical interpretation and critical analysis, students gain insights into the evolution of German literature and its intersections with society, media, and culture. With a focus on theoretical knowledge and methodical skills, students develop a nuanced understanding of literary traditions and acquire the tools to engage with complex texts.

Admission Requirements

  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur) or equivalent.
  • Participation in a study orientation test or counseling session.
  • Proof of German language proficiency for non-native speakers.
  • Additional requirements may apply for non-EU applicants, including assessment of foreign qualifications.
  • Basics: Introductory courses in literary studies and linguistics (40 credits)
  • Modern German Literary History (12-26 credits)
  • Medieval Studies (12-26 credits)
  • Literature, Culture, Language, Media (16-30 credits)
  • Interdisciplinary qualifications (at least 6 credits)
  • Focus areas in the third year: Modern German literary history, Media studies, Literature, culture, language, media (LKSM)
  • Compulsory elective area outside of German studies
  • Professional internship lasting at least 6 weeks

Tuition fee per semester:

  • International: 1500 EUR
  • Domestic: No tuition fee

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of our program emerge with a versatile skill set and a deep appreciation for German literature. They pursue diverse career paths in publishing, media, education, cultural institutions, and academia. Whether as literary critics, editors, language professionals, event coordinators, or researchers, our alumni contribute to the preservation and promotion of German literary heritage while shaping the future of literary discourse.

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