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Romanische Kulturen: Kommunikation, Sprache, Literatur / Romance Cultures: Communication, Language, Literature (Master of Arts)

Program: Romanische Kulturen: Kommunikation, Sprache, Literatur / Romance Cultures: Communication, Language, Literature
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)
Start: winter and summer semester

Have you completed an eight-semester Bachelor's degree in cultural studies, literature or linguistics that includes Romance language content of at least 48 CP and would now like to take a closer look at the diversity of Romance languages and cultures across different cultural regions? You would also like to shape your career path at the same time? Then the M.A. Romance Cultures: Communication, Language, Literature is the right choice!

Major topics

This degree programme leads you to a Master's degree within two semesters. Based on cultural studies and sociolinguistic questions, you will deal with interrelations between Romance cultures, with issues relating to variation, language use and language contact, as well as with linguistic-political aspects and analyses of literary and media products. During this year, you can once again focus specifically on academic subjects and systematically expand your language and cultural skills and put them into practice in various independent project work.


The degree programme trains you to become an expert in Romance-language cultures, opening up a wide range of career opportunities for you in the fields of science and communication, both in the European cultural space and internationally:

  • Research and teaching in the field of Romance linguistics, literature and cultural studies
  • Language and cultural mediation in intercultural institutions
    Editorial professions (publishing houses, electronic media, print media, TV)
  • Professions in administrative services (International Office, universities, DAAD)
  • Work in the Foreign Service (e.g. EU, UN, embassies)
  • free enterprise (e.g. management, public relations or internationally based companies) and politics.

In the degree programme, you have the choice of completing an internship in a non-university professional environment or a teaching or research internship within the university, depending on where your professional path should lead you. Alternatively, you can also acquire further soft skills and learn other Romance languages that will distinguish and enhance your professional profile.

After successfully completing your Master's degree, you also have the opportunity to do a doctorate.