Digital Philology (J.B.A.)


Digital Philology (Joint Bachelor of Arts)

(Digital Philology, J.B.A.)


General Information

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Duration: 6 semesters
Language: German and English.
For English, proof of language skills at the B2 level (CEF) is required. Proof may be submitted in the form of report cards or equivalents.
Internship: Completing an internship or even several internships throughout the programme is recommended particularly regarding professional orientation. With a duration of four weeks or more, full-time internships in the optional area of the programme can be recognised; internship regulations.
Requirements for Admission:
1. general university entrance degree, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information;
2. English language skills at B2 level (CEF). Proof may be submitted in the form of report cards or equivalents.
Admission Procedure: unrestricted
Part-time Degree: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start winter semester
Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application Online application
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Degree Programme Structure (please click to read on)


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Semester Course Schedule (print version) – click to enlarge

The Joint Bachelor of Arts consists of the studies of two different subjects/components.

The component Digital Philology offers a combination of competencies from the established philological branches linguistics and literary studies on the one hand and theories and methods of digitally processing texts on the other.

Proof of language skills in English at the B2 level (CEF) is required for admission.

If the Bachelor’s Thesis (12 CP) is written in the J.B.A. component Digital Philology, it may be composed in German or English without prior application. The Thesis may be written in the areas of focus Corpus Linguisitics or Computer Philology.

More information:

Module handboook

Vorlesungsverzeichnis (Course Catalogue)

Institut für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft (Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies)

Digital Humanities Darmstadt


Start smart

Use these tools for a smart start into the programme:

Online Self-Assessment

Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.

Advice for Prospective J.B.A Students

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