The trinational Master's programme "Literary, Cultural and Language History of German-Speaking Regions", which is jointly organized and run by Saarland University, the University of Metz and the University of Luxembourg, offers students the unique opportunity to study German language, literature and culture in the dynamic intercultural environment of the SaarLorLux region that links Saarland, Luxembourg and the Lorraine region of France. The close geographical proximity of the three universities means that students can complete this international Master's programme in the standard period of four semesters.

The modules offered cover German language and literature from their beginnings to the present day, with students choosing either to take a more research-driven approach or to focus on more applied areas of the subject. Depending on the areas of specialization chosen, the M.A. programme prepares graduates for careers in academia, publishing, media and communications, cultural institutions, library and archiving work and the adult education sector.

The trinational Master's programme offers an innovative framework within which students become familiarized with the different learning and research cultures in the three countries. Students become acquainted with three different research traditions while acquiring a strong intercultural skills base, giving them a significant advantage in the careers market.

By selecting modules of personal interest and relevance, students can adapt the content of the programme to accommodate their career goals. The M.A. programme offers the following ten areas of specialization: Literature and culture of the 19th to 21st centuries; Synchronic linguistics; Older German literature and language history; Literature and culture of the early modern period (16th to 18th centuries); Civilization and the history of ideas of the 19th to 21st centuries (both courses taught in French); Literature and culture of Austria; Culture, literature and language of the SaarLorLux region; Translation (taught in French); German as a foreign language; Speech science and speech training.

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 Literary, Cultural and Language History of German-Speaking Regions
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 International Master of Arts (M.A.) awarded by two or three countries depending on specialist areas chosen
Language of instruction German and French
German language requirements CEFR: C1
Start of programme Winter semester
Admission restriction Yes
Application deadline 15.07.2018 for winter semester 2018/19
Where to apply Online application portal (in German)
In addition, please send your application to:
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
Web page Master's programme web page and Department's web page