Master of Arts
German-French Studies

German-French Studies

The unique profile of the master's degree program in German-French Studies / Études franco-allemandes at the Universities of Bonn and Paris Sorbonne derives from the program’s bi-national philological orientation. Students in this program primarily study the main subjects of French and German studies in equal parts.

German-French Studies convey in-depth, specialized and theoretical knowledge in the areas of philology and cultural studies on an interdisciplinary and intercultural level. The contrastive orientation of this degree program, in which German and French philology are studied both at a French university (1st year of studies) and at a German university (2nd year of studies), allows students to gain first-hand experience with the methodological differences in the two science nations. A well-grounded education in literature and linguistics is key to an independent, thoughtful and methodologically adequate work method in central topics of the two fields. Establishing an individual profile and research emphasis–in the sense of an academic or occupational qualification–is possible and desirable. Graduates of this degree program receive their master’s degree as a double diploma from both universities.


 Possible lines of work:

Cultural/research management, Franco-German cultural/economic relations, journalism, public relations, media/communications industry (advertising, PR, translation), book industry (publishers, libraries, booksellers), adult education, international organizations/public authorities, tourism, academia (teaching/research at universities, research institutions, etc.)

Open admission
NC values ​​from previous semesters
2022/2023 Wintersemester
free admission
2021/2022 Wintersemester
free admission
Master of Arts
4 Semester
Winter semester

Examination Regulations (German versions are legally binding)

University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline

German language proficiency (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1, as per DSH exam. regulations)

French language proficiency (CEFR level C1)

Specific modules: German literary criticism, cultural studies and linguistics (30 ECTS credits) | Franco-Romance literary criticism, cultural studies and linguistics (30 ECTS credits)

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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