For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with an emphasis on German philology or German studies. Academic history must consist of at least 60 credit points that include at least 20 credit points in modern German literature and at least 10 credit points in medieval German literature/language.
The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.
The master’s study program in German literature focuses on early literature with an emphasis on methodology and analysis. Themes from contemporary research will be explored that examine German literature from 800 to 1600. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of literary theory, cultural studies, and associated historical issues. The program also offers extensive interdisciplinary study of the forms and functions of early German literature within the context of cultural history. Students are expected to enhance their skills in independent scholarly research.