The course in Literary Studies: German Studies MA builds on basic knowledge of literary studies. He extends this in terms of literary theory and literary history.
In addition to the expansion of specialist skills, the course offers an insight into practical professional perspectives. The advantages of the Stuttgart location are used for this purpose: a cooperation with the German Literature Archive, but also contacts to other cultural institutions ensure a professional orientation of the course.



  • Degree in a bachelor's degree program lasting at least six semesters (or an equivalent degree)
  • Degree in the respective course or a course with very similar content
  • Depending on the course, there may be additional requirements. The exact admission criteria can be found in the admission regulations

Admission with conditions

In the case of admission with conditions, you will be admitted, but you must catch up on certain examinations from the bachelor's degree before you register for the master's thesis. This can be the case, for example, if you completed your bachelor's degree at another university or a university of applied sciences and did not take seminars or modules there that you need for the master’s degree at the University of Stuttgart. The final decision as to whether your professional aptitude is recognized as sufficient is made by the admissions committee .

Graduated from a university of applied sciences

A degree from a university of applied sciences (formerly a university of applied sciences) or the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University basically entitles you to study for a master’s degree at a university, according to the State University Act.

Admission restriction (NC)

In master’s courses in which the number of study places is limited (Numerus Clausus (NC)), ranking lists are created for the allocation of study places based on the criteria that are a prerequisite for admission to the master’s course. The admission regulations for the relevant master’s degree program regulate further details.

Course-specific features

Apart from the admission with conditions, there are other variants of admission depending on the subject:



The professional field of German students is characterized by diversity. There are specialist professions and those in which you can make good use of your humanities skills. Specialized fields of work can be found in the publishing industry, in archives, museums or libraries, in culture and event management, in theater and opera or in the press and radio. As language and text experts, many graduates also go into public relations or science management. If you study German, you will be a professional in dealing with texts, you will know how mediation work works and you will be familiar with the specifics of oral and written communication. Or do you want to work abroad? No problem, German students are also open to international professional fields, 

With an individual specialization, you can fight against the competition on the job market that is typical in humanities subjects. To do this, complete relevant internships during your studies, study a semester abroad or take advantage of even more offers in the elective module for work experience.

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