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Germanistische Mediävistik / German Medieval Studies (minor subject in a combined bachelor’s degree)

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Program: Germanistische Mediävistik / German Medieval Studies
Degree: depends on the major chosen
Program option: minor subject in a combined bachelor's degree
Study model: combined bachelor's degree
Program length: 6/8 semesters / 3/4 years (180/ 210 ECTS points) (depending on the combination)
Start: Winter and Summer semesters


This minor subject will give you a basic academic education in the German language and literature of the Middle Ages. You will learn to handle medieval literary sources and to develop an understanding of language change.


The minor subject “German Medieval Studies” will enable you to continue to study on a compatible master’s programme at Marburg University and will qualify you for professional fields that require you to deal with the historical stages of German language, literature and culture in a particularly proficient way.

A minor subject will help you to extend your professional qualifications profile, which is decisively shaped by the choice of your major subject. In conjunction with your major subject, your relevant work experience (e.g. internships, part-time jobs, voluntary work) and your personal skills, it will enable you to refine your profile and carve out your own individual array of career options.