Master of Arts German Language and Literature

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




About this Study Course

Embark on an enriching academic journey with our Master of Arts program in German Language and Literature. This program offers two distinct focus areas: the study of German-language literature and the exploration of the German language from its early stages to its modern-day form. Embracing a broad-based approach, our program is closely aligned with cultural and media studies, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and offering students a comprehensive understanding of the German-speaking world. Through rigorous academic inquiry and hands-on research opportunities, students gain insight into current trends and future possibilities in the field, preparing them for a variety of career pathways in education, the book industry, culture, media, administration, and academia.


Our Master of Arts program in German Language and Literature provides students with a research-oriented education that is closely aligned with current research questions and ongoing projects in the field. With a wide range of options for individual focus areas, students have the flexibility to tailor their studies to their personal interests and career goals.

Whether specializing in Medieval Studies, Linguistics, or Modern German Literature, students engage in rigorous academic exploration and gain valuable research skills that prepare them for diverse career opportunities. With a focus on academic excellence and professional development, our program equips graduates with the skills and knowledge to succeed in an evolving global landscape.

Admission Requirements

  • University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline
  • German language proficiency (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1)
  • Minimum grade of 3.0 or local equivalent
  • Minimum of 60 ECTS credits in modules of German Language and Literature
  • Specific modules worth a certain number of ECTS credits (depending on choice of specialization)
  • German Language and Literature: Advanced Studies
  • Comparative Literature: Theory and Practice
  • Cultural Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches
  • Linguistics: Language Analysis and Research
  • Literary Criticism: Methods and Applications
  • Media Studies: Contemporary Perspectives
  • Research Seminar: German Language and Literature
  • Thesis Preparation and Writing Workshop

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Future Career Outcomes

Our program prepares graduates for a variety of rewarding career paths in education, the book industry, culture, media, administration, and academia. With a strong foundation in research and academic inquiry, graduates are equipped to excel in roles that require critical thinking, communication skills, and cultural competence. Whether pursuing a career as a university professor, literary critic, language consultant, cultural program director, or research analyst, our alumni are making meaningful contributions to their fields and shaping the future of language and literature.

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