The focus of German studies is the research of German-language literature, which is examined in its literary, cultural-historical and media dimensions from its beginnings to the present, as well as the examination of the German language from its early language levels to today's contemporary language. German studies in Bonn sees itself as a broadly based subject that is oriented towards cultural studies and media studies and also works in an interdisciplinary manner with other subjects.

The master’s degree in German Studies provides a primarily research-oriented education: Current research questions are integrated into the courses, and the students are also involved in ongoing research projects and thus familiarized with scientific forms of organization and presentation. The course offers a wide range of options: Students choose a profile as a personal focus for their studies and can thus pursue their individual interests and inclinations. You can choose from the profiles Medieval Studies, Linguistics and Modern German Literature Studies.

Entry Requirement


  • Examination regulations (legally binding information)
  • University degree (domestic or foreign) in a relevant subject
  • German language skills (language level GeR C1)
  • Minimum grade 3.0 or country-specific equivalent
  • Modules from the subject of German studies amounting to at least 60 ECTS Specific modules with a certain amount of ECTS (depending on the profile choice, see examination regulations)

Career Prospects

Education (adult education, language courses, educational works, etc.), books (publishing / library / translation / editing), culture (cultural institutions, cultural management, embassies, Goethe-Instituts, cultural institutes, exhibitions, etc.), media (press, radio, Television, online media, journalism, editing, public relations), administration (international relations, e.g. diplomatic service, institutions of the European Union, international organizations), science (science management, teaching / research at universities, research institutions, etc.)

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