Studying Romance language and literature in a part of Germany with close geographical and cultural associations with France is itself a distinctive and attractive feature of this Master's programme. But when the Department of Romance Studies at Saarland University is also one of the top addresses in Germany for the subject, prospective students can be sure that they have found the right place to study for an M.A. According to the ranking tables compiled by the German Centre for Higher-Education Development (CHE) as part of its "Diversity and Excellence 2011" study, the Department of Romance Studies at Saarland University is one of the top six departments in Germany. The department scored particularly highly in terms of international focus and student assessment. Students on the M.A. programme "Romance languages and literature" at Saarland University certainly benefit from the very broad network of study-abroad options with universities around the world and the excellent preparation and re-integration that exchange students enjoy.

The research work carried out in the department is also very highly regarded. There are good reasons why Saarland University has been dubbed "the Mecca of historical lexicography". The university is home to the major research project "Lessico Etimologico Italiano" (LEI) – a flagship of modern dictionary research. The "Dictionnaire Étymologique Roman" that documents the vocabularies of all Romance languages is another project being undertaken by scholars at Saarland University. The university's Department of Romance Studies is also home to the editorial board of the respected journal "Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie".

The department provides an exciting environment for Master's students to acquire knowledge and proficiency in the history of Romance cultures and in the theory and analysis of Romance languages, literatures, cultures and media. Graduates from the M.A. programme are ideally prepared for careers in academia and research, for administrative and management positions in the cultural and arts sectors, for careers in the media and in publishing, as well as in educational institutions and academic and scientific organizations.

Course of study Romance languages and literature (French/Italian/​Spanish)
Type of programme Consecutive Master's degree programme
Accreditation Quality assurance system accredited by the Accreditation Council
Can be studied as Main or subsidiary subject in a dual-subject programme
Possible combinations Subject combinations (in German)
Language of instruction German, French, Spanish, Italian
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Arts (M.A.)
Start of programme Winter semester or summer semester
Restricted entry No
Application deadline 29.02.2020 for summer semester 2020
For applicants without proof of German language proficiency: 15.01.2020
Where to apply Online application portal (in German)
Tuition fees Not applicable
Semester fee See current fee structure
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
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