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Romance Literatures

- Master´s programs

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for Romance Languages and Literature
Dr. Philipp Jeserich
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin
(030) 838-451190

For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 60 credit points in Romance languages and literatures or an equivalent degree.

  • Proof of language skills in French, Italian, or Spanish (level B2 CEFR or an equivalent).

  • Proof of English language skills (level B2 CEFR or an equivalent).

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.

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

This research-based master’s program in Romance literatures seeks to deepen the students’ familiarity with at least two Romance languages and literatures and offers training oriented toward current research issues ranging across the spectrum of the Romance languages and cultures. A special emphasis is placed on teaching theories and methods and providing a profound awareness of the central epochs of the Romance literatures. This is acquired through the comprehensive reading of primary and secondary sources and training in the Romance languages.

1st Semester Admissions
Unrestricted admission
Admission for Higher Semesters
Unrestricted admission
Application and Registration Period
Only for 1st semester: April 15 - May 31 (for winter semester) and December 1 - January 15 (for summer semester), only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester) and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)
Enrollment Period
see notice of admission
Program Start
Winter and summer semester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters