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German Language and Literature Bachelor's programme

Course outline, qualifications and competences

The bachelor’s programme German Language and Literature provides students with basic subject knowledge as well as methodical and practical skills in all areas of the discipline. It provides sound basic education in written and oral German texts from the Middle Ages to the present as well as in the theories and methods of German language and literature. Students are in a position to use these methods and theories to answer communicative, linguistic, textual, literary and general cultural questions. The programme also provides students with the skills needed for academic work within this specific discipline. This includes the ability to trace the relevant sources and literature, the correct use of specialist terminology, critical judgement and the ability to present results and knowledge in a linguistically appropriate manner. In addition to subject knowledge, students also acquire key qualifications and soft skills for their career, such as excellent linguistic competences (rhetoric, writing skills), the ability to use different presentation techniques as well as proficiency in communication and team work. This range of optional and required elective subjects combined with experience gained outside of university gives students the opportunity to individualise their qualification profile - a vital asset in today’s professional world. 

Expected results

Undergraduates will have acquired basic knowledge in all scientific sub-areas of German Language and Literature and will be able to build on their skills using a high level of self-initiative. They will have acquired substantial linguistic competences, the ability to solve problems using the appropriate methods and theories, intellectual versatility and the ability to recognise complex contexts and to explain them in an understandable way.


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University degree
Bachelor of Arts „BA”
6 semesters / 180 ECTS-CP
(CP = credit points)
Teaching language
Index number
UB 033 617
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
type of study programme
Qualification level
Bachelor (1st study cycle)
General university entrance qualification
Supplementary examination (after admission)


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