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Romance Studies

Master of Arts (M.A.) Introduction in winter semester 2020/21




The Master's programme Romance Studies will start in the winter semester 2020/21. The programme focusses on the individual philologies (German Studies, English Studies, Romance Studies, Slavic Studies/Russian Studies). By choosing the language of concentration, you will gain a deeper insight into the language, its cultural area and its literature.  

The Master's programme aims to deepen the skills taught in the B.A. Romance Studies. The new practical courses are particularly future-oriented. In addition to project-based seminars, a practical module is firmly integrated into the curriculum. This can be completed both in Germany and abroad. You will acquire optimal linguistic and professional skills and will be prepared your future professional area (e.g. publishing houses, diplomatic service, advertising, media, film, etc.).


Duration of studies

4 semesters - 120 Credits Points

Composition of the Study Programme

Composition of the Study Programme

Duration of Studies

4 Semesters - 120 Credit Points (CP)

Composition of the Study Programme

The Master's programme is composed of
  • a Romance studies major
  • a minor subject
The programme provides qualifications for a wide range of professional fields in business, publishing, public sector employers, the media, etc.


Major subjects

In the Romance Studies major, you will deal with literary and cultural studies and linguistics.
The following main subjects are offered:
  • Hispanic studies / Spanish
  • French studies / French
  • Portuguese studies / Portuguese


Minor subjects

The following minor subjects are offered:

  • Anglophone Studies
  • History
  • Art history
  • Sociology
  • Political Science



Commencement of studies

only in the winter semester

Language requirements

For the main subjects Hispanic Studies/Spanish and French Studies/French, a proof of language proficiency must be submitted before the start of the programme, at the latest when enrolling. Please read the relevant information on the required language skills carefully and, if necessary, contact the Central Student Advisory Service .

Application / Enrolment

The intake capacity of this degree programme is not limited.
The application for the winter semester 2020/21 must be received by the Registrar's Office of the University of Giessen by September 30, 2020. Application portal

Please note that deadline extensions can be decided for degree programmes with no intake limitation. These are published in the application portal.

Different rules may apply to international applicants. More...

Please note:
This year, other application and enrolment deadlines may apply.
Please refer to this page for information on the deadlines.


More information

More Information1

Examination- and study regulations


Courses offered in the course catalogue


Study counseling

Study guidance


  • English Studies
    Contact persons in the department of English
    Philosophikum I, Haus B, Otto-Behaghel-Strasse 10, 35394 Giessen
  • Romance studies
    Contact persons
    in the department of Romance
    Philosophikum II, Haus G
    Karl-Glöckner-Strasse 21
    35394 Giessen
  • Slavic studies
    Contact persons
    in the department of Slavic Studies
    Philosophikum I, Haus D
    Otto-Behaghel-Strasse 10
    35394 Giessen
  • Economics
    Contact persons
    in the department of Economics
    Licher Strasse 62
    35394 Giessen
Central Study Advisory Service
Central Study Service 2

Directions and reception of study service