Graduates from the trinational Master's degree programme "Franco-German Studies: Cross-Border Communication and Cooperation" are specialists with an in-depth understanding of Franco-German relations in the political, cultural and economic sectors. Underlying the programme is a close cooperative collaboration between Saarland University, the University of Metz and the University of Luxembourg. To prepare for professional cross-border employment opportunities, French- and German-speaking students study together in a mixed group.

Students learn to navigate this intercultural landscape with confidence and to communicate effortlessly in a multi-language environment. The trinational M.A. programme is based on cooperation between the Department of Romance Language and Literature and the Department of German Language and Literature at Saarland University, the Department of Information and Communication Sciences at the University of Metz and the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education at the University of Luxembourg.

About ten German-speaking and ten French-speaking applicants join the programme each year. Students spend the first year in Metz and the second in Saarbrücken and also complete a block seminar each year at the University of Luxembourg.

The programme teaches a very broad range of subject matter that includes French and German language courses; the politics, economics, society and culture of France and Germany; Franco-German relations and European integration; intercultural communication and interaction; information and communication sciences; cultural and media analysis. Students also gain practical experience of cross-border cooperation in the following areas: media, culture, public relations and institutions. Specialist external lecturers provide insight into cross-border collaborative activities. A mandatory work placement period (internship) is a further important component of the M.A. programme.

Students can also register for the cotutelle PhD track programme Interculturality in Literature, Media and Organizations. After successfully completing the two-year M.A. programme, applicants can then transfer to the doctoral research stage that lasts three years. (A "cotutelle" PhD programme allows students to carry out doctoral studies at two universities with a thesis supervisor at each institution.)

Course of study Franco-German Studies: Cross-Border Communication and Cooperation
Type of programme Trinational consecutive Master's degree programme
Accreditation Quality assurance system accredited by the Accreditation Council
 
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Franco-German-Luxembourgian Master of Arts (M.A.)
 
Language of instruction German and French
Foreign languages proficiency requirements Good knowledge of German and French
 
Start of programme Winter semester
Application deadline 10.06.2018 for winter semester 2018/19
Where to apply Applications should be sent to the coordination office
 
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
Web page Master's programme web page