German Studies (Bachelor)

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Translating Middle High German texts, reinterpreting classics of literary history, or analyzing digital messages in social media from a linguistic perspective - in the German Studies program at the University of Kassel, all of this is part of the curriculum.

The broad spectrum of the bachelor's program scores points for its practical relevance and, in a first step, imparts basic knowledge in linguistics, literature and media studies as well as key competencies in communication and scientific methodology. Later, an elective area is added, which enables specializations related to the professional field.

The BA program in German Studies is suitable for students who, in addition to perseverance, have a love of reading and communication as well as a special interest in language. Language use and analysis are fundamental learning contents in addition to the promotion of individual expressive skills. Furthermore, Germanists like to think outside the box and also work with the findings of neighboring disciplines - from philosophy and history to psychology and pedagogy to neuroscience or gender research.

At a glance

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Start: Winter semester

Duration/Scope: 6 semesters

Language of instruction: German

Combination Bachelor

Admission restriction (NC): No

Special Features:
8 weeks internship at home or abroad or 8 weeks study abroad.

Proof of language skills at level B1 (CEFR) in a second foreign language up to the in-depth modules

Access requirement

For this degree program you need one of the following degrees:

A good overview of the various degrees and their differences can be found on the website "Zugangsvoraussetzungen" of the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art.

Combination Bachelor

This degree program is a "combination bachelor": you take "German Studies" as your major subject and also study another minor subject.

Possible minors:

English and American Studies
Protestant Religion
French (language certificate)
History and History
Catholic Religion
Art History
Sustainability Studies
Political Science
Spanish (language certificate)

Language certificate

For this degree program, you must have language skills at the B1 level in

  • Latin,
  • Ancient Greek or
  • a modern foreign language
must be proven. Without proof, admission to the study program is not possible.

Information on the language requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

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Application and enrollment procedure for the winter semester

Application with German certificates

Application deadline

annually 01.06. - 01.09.

You apply for this degree program via our online application portal "eCampus".

How do I apply for this study program?

Application with foreign certificates

Application deadline

with foreign certificates:
annually 01.03. - 15.07.

With a  school-leaving certificate acquiredabroad, you must apply via the central assessment office in Berlin, uni-assist.

How do I apply for this study program?

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