Joint Bachelor of Arts
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.
|Degree||Joint Bachelor of Arts|
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||See the internship regulations and the Praktikumsbörse (internship exchange).|
|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.
|Part-time Studies||possible under specific conditions|
|Programme Start||winter semester|
|Application Deadline||International applicants find their application deadline here.|
Advice for Prospective J.B.A Students
The J.B.A. component Digital Philology is directed at those who are interested in language, literature, history, and culture as well as in digital communication and their technology, in software, the internet, and new media and thus in the young field of science of Digital Humanities. Students analyse and interpret language and communication, literary and non-literary texts of all periods with a focus on German and English, and utilise established hermeneutic procedures in connection with digital techniques of corpus and computer linguistics in this context. They contribute to the research and preservation of cultural heritage by analysing and publishing texts, images, and artefacts at publishing houses, libraries, archives, and museums while taking traditional and digital research methods and publishing media such as books, ebooks, and the world wide web into account.
As one of the leading Technical Universities, the Technical University of Darmstadt offers ideal technical, personal, and infrastructural conditions for Digital Humanities.
Structure Joint Bachelor of Arts
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.
The job market for graduates of the study programme 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 organizations, 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.
Guidelines and Study Regulations
Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.
Related Degree Programmes
German Studies, J.B.A.