At a Glance
The Department of Philosophy and Humanities features a breadth of research in the humanities found nowhere else in Germany. Working in eight different institutes, its members study philosophical issues, work in the field of general and comparative literature, and examine cultural and medial transformation processes. In the various fields related to the study of languages and literatures, the Department focuses primarily on Germanic and Romance languages and on Greek and Latin. Research on theatre encompasses dance, film, and music.
Broad Range of Degree Programs
The Department currently offers 23 bachelor's degree programs, some with 60- and 30-credit modules, and eight of which can lead to teacher certification (optional). There are also 15 consecutive master's programs, and three master’s degree programs with a special professional orientation, Applied Literary Studies, Arts and Media Administration, and Editorial Studies. The Department offers doctoral programs taught in German or English within the structure of the Dahlem Research School. Questions about the various degree programs can be addressed to the Office of Academic Affairs (Studienbüro), the Examinations Offices, and the Doctoral Studies Office of the Department.
Excellent Academic Infrastructure
Students and doctoral students in the humanities are provided with an excellent academic infrastructure. The Department's facilities include the Philological Library, designed by Lord Norman Foster, and the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, the only graduate school focusing exclusively on literary studies that was successful in the Excellence Initiative of the German government.