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With some 3,500 students and a large variety of courses, the Department of German Studies and Arts is one of the largest departments of Philipps-Universität Marburg. The department provides a broad range of degree programmes in German studies, media studies, musicology, art history and fine arts.

All undergraduate degree programmes qualifying for a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in German Studies – and also the teacher training course Teaching at Secondary Schools – have an interdisciplinary structure. This structure provides the option to combine courses from other subjects and faculties.

Overview of the degree programmes


Bachelor’s degree programmes (BA)


Master’s degree programmes (MA)

Teacher training courses

German Studies

BA German Language and Literature

MA Linguistics: Cognition and Communication

German/Teaching at Secondary Schools

BA Language and Communication

MA German Literature

German as a Foreign Language/Teaching at Secondary Schools (additional examination)


MA Speech Science (speech communication/phonetics)



MA Clinical Linguistics



MA German as a Foreign Language



BA Media Studies

MA Media Studies: History, Aesthetics, Theory


BA Art History

MA Art History


BA Art, Music and Media: Organisation and Communication

MA Musicology: History and Communication



MA Concepts in Fine Arts