Romance Studies (Master)

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The master’s programme in Romance Studies prepares students for a career as cultural and linguistic mediator in the Romance cultural regions. Therefore, the programme equips students with competences in a first Romance language, corresponding to native-speaker level, as well as profound knowledge of a second Romance language. In addition, it imparts a wide range of job-related knowledge and competences in the area of linguistics, literature, media studies and regional studies. 

Offered Languages

Languages: French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish

The language options you can choose from depend on the language skills proven by your preious studies.

Recommended level of language proficiency in the first Romance language when enrolling on the degree programme: C1; intended target level: C2

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 149 XXX

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German & language(s) according to offered languages

NO entrance examination


Facts & Figures

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Data updated on: 5.8.2021

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The master’s programme consists of the compulsory modules Linguistics and Literature, First Romance Language Acquisition, Second Romance Language, as well as alternative groups of compulsory modules for Academic Emphasis. To successfully complete the master’s programme, students have to complete the Final Module, the Master’s Thesis and the Master’s Examination.

Module overview

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Linguistics
  • Literary studies
  • Media studies
  • Regional studies
  • Cultural studies

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

The master’s programme in Romance Studies prepares students for a career as cultural and linguistic mediator in the Romance cultural regions.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.3 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.1 (appropriate)

→ These results are based on feedback from 25 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the master's programme in Romance Studies graduation survey (in German).