The mono-Bachelor German-French Literature and Culture Studies is an undergraduate course, which consists of the philological core area 'French Philology with Germanic Components' and the supplementary areas 'German-French Studies' and 'Law'. This is a cooperation between the Institute for Romance Philology at the Free University of Berlin and the Département d'Études Germaniques of the Université Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle, which enables a double degree.

The course is divided into three study phases: the first year the participants from both sides study at their home university, in the second year the students complete a program together at the Free University and in the third they complete their studies at the Université Paris 3 with a bachelor thesis.

In philology, students receive basic academic training in the fields of literature and linguistics. In addition to lectures and seminars on French literature and language, the students also attend events on German literature (the French fellow students focus on German studies). In terms of language practice, students are taught at the highest level by French native speakers. The practical language lessons train skills that are oriented towards the professional and university requirements in France. Innovative course formats such as language work in a German-French tandem promote the development of intercultural skills and excellent editorial skills. During their studies abroad at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, students expand their knowledge of German and French linguistics and literary studies and attend other language courses, especially in the field of translation. At the end of their studies, graduates of the degree program have a command of French or German at level C 2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ??(GER).

The supplementary area 'Franco-German Studies' (30 CP) offers students a well-founded insight into the culture, politics and history of France and Germany from a decidedly comparative perspective. During the first two years of study, two project seminars take place (in spring in Paris, in autumn in Berlin), in which the students develop similarities and differences in the educational and institutional systems of the two countries and get to know the different academic traditions and specialist histories. The supplementary area 'Franco-German Studies' is accentuated by the special course offerings at the Université Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle in the third year of study. In terms of content, the students focus on Franco-German relations in

The supplementary area 'Jurisprudence' (30 CP) initially offers a fundamental methodological introduction to jurisprudence. The students mainly study together with prospective fully qualified lawyers and can thus provide evidence of well-founded technical knowledge. The subject of the legal studies is initially the legal systems of both countries and Europe and specific legal issues in the field of cultural work.

Program Structure

At the end of the course, the exemplary deepening and differentiation of a field of study takes place through the independent scientific development of a self-selected problem (Bachelor thesis).

The structure and process of the course are regulated by the course regulations *. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the module examinations. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

Mono Bachelor

Study phase I and II in the core area (1st-4th semester)

Language practice modules

"Advanced Module I for French Studies"

"Advanced Module II for French Studies"

"Advanced Module III for Franco-German Literature and Culture Studies" (consisting of two exercises)

Module literature and linguistics

Basic module 1a "Basic concepts and methods in French literary studies" (basic course and thematic introductory seminar)

Basic module 1a "Introduction to the description levels of the French language system" (two-semester basic course)

Basic module 2d: "History of literature and language" (overview lecture in linguistics, overview lecture in literary studies)

Basic module 2d "Methodology and practice of literary text analysis" (thematic introductory seminar and thematic advanced seminar)

Advanced module: "Literary and cultural theory" (lecture and thematic advanced seminar)

Study phase III in the core area (5th-6th semester at Université Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Language practice modules

LVE ou Renforcement allemand pour francophones ou expression française pour germanophones

Traduction vers la langue maternelle

Traduction vers la langue étrangère

Module literature and linguistics


Littérature française ou Littérature générale et comparée (enseignement au choix)

Etudes germaniques (enseignement au choix)

Mémoire de license et initiation à la research

Study phase I and II of the supplementary areas 'Franco-German Studies' and 'Law'

German-French Studies module

Basic module: "The German and French education and science systems in comparison (project seminars in Paris and Berlin)




"Introduction to Public Law"

"Roman Law and European Legal History"

Introduction to the Federal Republic of Germany's legal system  

Study phase III of the supplementary areas (5th-6th semester at Université Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle)

German-French Studies modules

Relations politiques franco-allemandes I et II

Relations culturelles franco-allemandes I et II

Gestion de projet collectif

Approche pluridisciplinaire au choix (par exemple: Critique des médias; Structuration du secteur culturel en France et en Allemagne)

Les métiers du domaine franco-allemand

Law modules

Droit de la culture

Cultures juridiques en Europe et dans le monde ou Introduction au droit public

Institutions et actualité de l'Union européenne

* The announcement of the modules is subject to the adoption and publication of the study and examination regulations.

Mémoire de license et initiation à la research

Additional entry requirements
French test (level B2 GER)

Career Prospects

Bachelor graduates have scientific knowledge and practical skills that qualify them for a job or a postgraduate course.

The bachelor's degree enables you to work in various professional fields, such as science, library and publishing, press and other media, adult education, cultural management and mediation as well as other foreign language-related activities, organizational and communication management, public relations or the tourism industry. The qualifications of the graduates enable them in particular for positions or fields of activity in intermediary functions, for example in the field of cultural mediation or scientific organization. The degree opens up the possibility of deepening the knowledge acquired during the course of studies in a research-oriented or application-related master’s degree from a philological or interdisciplinary perspective.

Since not all graduates find a place on the narrow, specialist job market, the acquisition of additional qualifications, as they are already imparted in the area of ??general vocational preparation (ABV), as well as early orientation with regard to broader employment opportunities and the personal application strategy of of great importance for a successful career start.

A master’s degree and, if applicable, a doctorate are prerequisites for management positions or employment in research and teaching.

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