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Romanische Sprach- und Kulturräume / Romance Language and Cultural Areas (Master of Arts)

Program: Romanische Sprach- und Kulturräume / Romance Language and Cultural Areas 
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)
Start: winter and summer semester

The Master program Romanische Sprach- und Kulturräume / Romance Language and Cultural Areas is particularly characterized by its cross-cultural concept, which focuses on the variety of cultural areas in the Romance language-speaking world, its history and its interconnectedness. In addition to teaching content and methods that qualify students to analyze and compare the variety of cultural, literary and linguistic phenomena, both historically as well as in their current manifestations, particular emphasis is also placed on independent project work.

In addition to traditional formats, the program's teaching and learning forms therefore offer independent research and presentation forms in which practical professional skills are also acquired.  This includes the independent design and execution of projects on topics of linguistic, literary and cultural studies, as well as cultural, social and political events in the Romance language-speaking area.

Major topics

The Master program Romanische Sprach- und Kulturräume / Romance Language and Cultural Areas is interdisciplinary and includes linguistic, literary and cultural studies content in comparative perspectives.

An essential component is the study of at least one Romance language, whereby French, Italian or Spanish can be studied as an area of specialization.

In addition, there is a profile area, in which additional Romance languages – e.g. Catalan, Portuguese and Romanian – can be studied, or offerings chosen from other institutes and subject areas.


Professional fields for Romance studies graduates can be found, for example, in university research or university education and as employees in archives and libraries or museums. However, they can also be employed in commercial enterprises in human resources, in communications with international partners or in marketing. Job opportunities in the field of European and international organizations and institutions are also manifold. For example, with a Romance studies degree as a foundation, one can work as an interpreter, diplomat or in public relations at the Foreign Office. Those who are interested in journalism and the media industry can write as a journalist for a newspaper, work as a foreign correspondent for radio or television, as an editor at a publisher or as a spokesperson at a foundation.

  • Admission requirements

    Required university degree

    Certification of a degree from a discipline-relevant bachelor's program in the field of Romance Culture, Literature or Linguistics, or certification of a comparable domestic or foreign qualifying university degree.

    The qualifying Bachelor degree or comparable university degree must comprise at least 30 CP in the field of Romance studies.

    The examination board can make admission contingent on additional academic performances and/or examination performances of 18 CP at maximum being produced. In this case, the program can be extended accordingly.

    Certifications of program-specific knowledge and skills to be submitted prior to admission German Skills:
    DSH 2

    Other language skills:
    The certification of skills in at least one of the Romance languages of French, Italian or Spanish at Level B2 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages".
    It is strongly recommended that a stay abroad for the duration of at least one semester be completed before beginning the program, during which knowledge of the country and culture of one of the studied languages is acquired in academic or non-academic contexts.  If this stay abroad should not be completed before the program, then it is strongly recommended that a one-semester stay abroad or an at least three-month research stay (e.g. in connection with the Master thesis) be completed afterwards.
    Admission Mode None
  • Who can answer questions?

    Technical questions about your application


    Content-related questions about the program

    Dr. Christiane Rokitzki
    Institute for Romance Philology
    Wilhelm-Röpke-Str. 6
    Room 04D10
    35032 Marburg
    Tel.: +49 6421/28-24789

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    Formal questions about your application

    In case of formal questions about the application, please contact Master's Coordination with your application number (if available) at .

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