Master of Arts German-French Studies

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
City: Bonn
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available



french, German

About this Study Course

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of language, culture, and history with our pioneering master’s degree program in German-French Studies / Études franco-allemandes, offered jointly by the Universities of Bonn and Paris Sorbonne. This bi-national philological journey is meticulously designed to equip students with a profound understanding of both French and German studies, seamlessly blending theory with practice.

Embark on a transformative academic adventure where you’ll delve into the intricacies of French and German philology, exploring literature, linguistics, and cultural studies from two distinct perspectives. Our innovative curriculum offers a contrastive orientation, providing you with the unique opportunity to spend one year at a French university and another at a German university. This immersive experience not only deepens your linguistic proficiency but also exposes you to the methodological nuances inherent in each “science nation.”


Throughout your academic odyssey, you’ll cultivate critical thinking, methodological rigor, and interdisciplinary expertise, laying the groundwork for independent research and scholarly inquiry. Tailor your educational journey to align with your passions and aspirations, carving out a personalized profile that reflects your academic and professional ambitions. Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll proudly receive a double diploma from both prestigious institutions, a testament to your academic prowess and cross-cultural fluency.

Our master’s program in German-French Studies offers a dynamic blend of theoretical inquiry and practical application, fostering a deep understanding of philology and cultural studies within a vibrant bi-national context. Delve into the intricacies of language and literature as you navigate the rich tapestry of Franco-German relations, exploring themes of identity, communication, and exchange.

As you embark on this academic journey, you’ll be guided by renowned scholars and experts who are passionate about nurturing intellectual curiosity and fostering cross-cultural dialogue. Engage in lively discussions, collaborative projects, and hands-on research opportunities that will expand your horizons and deepen your understanding of the Franco-German cultural landscape.

Beyond the classroom, our program opens doors to a myriad of exciting career opportunities in fields such as cultural management, journalism, public relations, and academia. Whether you aspire to shape public discourse, bridge cultural divides, or pursue further academic research, our comprehensive curriculum and personalized guidance will empower you to achieve your goals.

Admission Requirements

  • University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline
  • German language proficiency (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1, as per DSH exam. regulations)
  • French language proficiency (CEFR level C1)
  • Specific modules: German and Franco-Romance literary criticism, cultural studies, and linguistics (60 ECTS credits)
  • German Literature and Linguistics
  • French Literature and Linguistics
  • Cultural Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Translation Studies
  • Research Seminar
  • Master’s Thesis

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Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of our program emerge as versatile and sought-after professionals, equipped with the skills, knowledge, and cultural fluency to thrive in today’s globalized world. From cultural management to journalism, our alumni have pursued diverse career paths, making meaningful contributions to their respective fields.

Take, for example, Marie, who graduated with a double diploma in German-French Studies and now serves as a cultural liaison for a multinational corporation, facilitating cross-cultural communication and collaboration. Or François, who leveraged his expertise in Franco-German relations to become a diplomatic correspondent, reporting on key political developments and fostering dialogue between nations.

In an increasingly interconnected world, the demand for individuals with expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration continues to grow. Our program equips you with the skills and insights needed to excel in a variety of fields, ensuring that you’re prepared to make a meaningful impact wherever your career takes you.

Visa Requirements:

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