Master of Arts
German-Italian Studies

German-Italian Studies

The international degree program German-Italian Studies / Studi Italo-Tedeschi at the Universities of Bonn and Florence (Università degli Studi di Firenze) follows up on the international bachelor's degree program of the same name. The research-oriented master's degree program particularly deepens the students’ subject-specific knowledge, supplements it with interdisciplinary aspects and expands their competencies in theory and methodology.

The degree program has a bi-national cultural studies focus on Germany and Italy with the main subjects of Italian and German studies, each of which contains elements of linguistics, literature, cultural studies and media studies. The program addresses both the cultural and literary histories of Germany and Italy up to the present and investigates the historical development and current structures of the two languages. In addition, students choose modules from the area of either Political Science/Sociology or Art History. This master's degree program includes at least one semester of study at the Università degli Studi di Firenzi and offers the possibility to simultaneously obtain the Master of Arts and the Italian Laurea magistrale.


Possible lines of work:

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

Open admission
Master of Arts
4 Semester
Winter semester
Summer 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)

Italian language proficiency (CEFR level C1)

Specific modules: German studies modules | Italian studies modules | Language practice, Italian and German (30 ECTS credits total)

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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