The master's degree "Romansh language and cultural areas" is characterized in particular by its cross-cultural conception, in which the focus is on dealing with the diversity of the cultural regions of the Romance-speaking world, their history and their networking. In addition to conveying content and methods that enable students to analyze and compare the multiple cultural, literary and linguistic phenomena both historically and in their current forms, special emphasis is placed on independent project work.
In addition to the traditional formats, the teaching and learning forms of the degree program therefore offer independent research and presentation forms in which practical professional skills are also acquired. This includes the independent conception and implementation of projects on topics of linguistic, literary and cultural studies as well as on cultural, social and political events in Romansh-speaking areas.
The master's degree in “Romance Language and Culture Areas” is interdisciplinary and includes linguistic, literary and cultural studies from a comparative perspective.
An essential component is the study of at least one Romance language, whereby French, Italian or Spanish can be studied as a focus.
There is also a profile area in which other Romance languages ??- e.g. Catalan, Portuguese and Romanian - can be studied, but also offers from other institutes and departments can be selected.
Areas of activity for Romance scholars are, for example, university research or university education, as employees in archives and libraries or museums. However, they can also be used in commercial enterprises in human resources, in communication with international partners or in marketing. Their activities in the field of European and international organizations and institutions are just as diverse. With a Romance studies degree as a basis, you can work as an interpreter, diplomat or in public relations at the Foreign Office. Those who are attracted by journalism and the media industry can write for a newspaper as a journalist, work as a foreign correspondent for radio or television,
proof of the completion of a relevant bachelor's degree in the field of Romance culture, literature or linguistics or proof of a comparable domestic or foreign professional university degree.
If proof of the first degree is not yet available, a transcript of records with a calculated average grade based on at least 80% of the credit points required for the bachelor's degree can be submitted.
The professional bachelor's degree or comparable university degree must have at least 30 credit points in the field of Romance studies.
The examination board can combine the admission with the condition that additional study achievements and / or examinations of a maximum of 18 credit points are achieved. In this case, the course can be extended accordingly.
Proof of knowledge of at least one of the Romance languages ??French, Italian or Spanish at level B2 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" Knowledge of the country or the culture of one of the languages ??studied has been acquired in an academic or non-academic context. If this stay has not been completed prior to studying, it is strongly recommended that this be done through a one-semester stay abroad or a research stay of at least three months (e . in connection with the master's thesis).
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