German Studies

Joint Bachelor of Arts

Germanistik, J.B.A.

Description

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

The component German Studies addresses the capacity and effects of the German language and literature in German as regards its historical development, its aesthetic particularity, and its social conditions on a scientific level.

At TU Darmstadt, the studies of German within the J.B.A. is composed of the three German Studies subsections Modern German Literary Studies, German Linguistics, and German Language and Literature of the Middle Ages (Medieval Studies). In the course of their studies, students can choose either Literary Studies or Linguistics as their focus.

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Institute for Linguistics and Literature

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Degree Joint Bachelor of Arts
Duration 6 semesters
Language: German
Internship See the internship regulations and the Praktikumsbörse (internship exchange).
Admission General university entrance degree, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; certified skills in German and English must be proven; further information
Procedure unrestricted
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Programme Start winter semester
Application Deadline International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application Online application
Special Features ---

An excellent command of the German written and spoken language is a central requirement for a successful course of study of German. Good English language skills are furthermore required. Skills in another foreign language are recommended.

The German language and literature from the subject matter of the Joint Bachelor of Arts programme German Studies. An interest in both areas as well as the willingness to scientifically analyse them are essential. A passion for reading novels may be quite useful but does not suffice as motivation for choosing this course of study.

For support, the TU Darmstadt offers Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study: www.osa.tu-darmstadt.de.

The Joint Bachelor of Arts programme combines two different programmes, of which at least one must be chosen from the subject spectrum of the Department of History and Social Sciences.

As first subject can be chosen:

Digital Philology; German Studies; History; Musical Culture; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology.

As second subject can be chosen:

Digital Philology; German Studies; History; Computer Science; Musical Culture; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology; Sports Science; Economics…

A disciplinary specialisation is only necessary within the framework of the Master of Arts.

General Information: With the Joint Bachelor of Arts, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Arts is considered the standard qualification at the TU Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.

Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. For further questions and in cases of doubt, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.

German Linguistics (M.A.)

Linguistic and Literary Computing (M.A.)

The job market for graduates of German Studies is generally broad and varied. Graduates are especially sought for positions at universities, in literary and linguistic teaching and research as well as in language teaching in the private school system. Other career opportunities can be found in schoolbook and textbook editing, in publishing houses (e.g. in editing), in radio, TV and newspaper editorial teams, in PR and advertisement agencies, in libraries and archives, in international organisations, at Goethe Institutes, as well as in the cultural sector (e.g. as dramaturge at theaters). With additional business qualifications, they can find employment in business enterprises (e.g. in marketing and distribution or in human resources).

For this reason it is important to start gaining practical work experience in relevant organisations early in the degree programme. In this way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.

Degree Programme Guidelines / Study Regulations

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

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