Digital Philology

Bachelor of Arts (as Joint Bachelor of Arts in the Subjects X and Y)


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 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.

If the Bachelor’s Thesis (15 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.

Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule / Degree Programme Guidelines / Study Regulations

Course Catalogue

Institute for Linguistics and Literature

Digital Humanities Darmstadt

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Degree Bachelor of Arts
Duration 6 semesters
Language: German and English.
Internship optional career-oriented internship
  • General university entrance degree, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information;
  • Proof of proficiency in English on C1 (GER) level; required documents.
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 ---

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.

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; 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.

Getting startet at university!

On this website you will find orientation and information about the first steps into the study program, important preliminary courses and the orientation week. Get to know the university, ask your questions and find support and advice.

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 Technical University of 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.

Linguistic and Literary Computing (M.A.)

Applied Linguistics (M.A.)

Data and Discourse Studies (M.A.)

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.