Bachelor of Arts (as Joint Bachelor of Arts in the Subjects X and Y); tuition language: German
Germanistik, B.A. Joint Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts programme in the special form of Joint Bachelor of Arts in Subjects X and Y allows to combine 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 Technical University of 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.
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Study Regulation of Joint Bachelor of Arts in the Subjects X and Y
Semester Course and Examination Schedule
The Bachelor of Arts programme in the special form of Joint Bachelor of Arts in Subjects X and Y 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; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology.
As second subject can be chosen:
Digital Philology; German Studies; History; Computer Science; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology; Sports Science; Economics.
A disciplinary specialisation is only necessary within the framework of the Master of Arts.
Related Teaching Degree Programmes
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.
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.