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German Language and Literature, Department

Fachbereich Gesellschafts- und Geschichtswissenschaften at the TU Darmstadt

Institut für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft - Germanistik

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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 18
Total number of students 420 *
Number of master degree students 120

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 34.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's <10 graduades/year in at least one of the years surveyed; source: department survey

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/9 points
International orientation, master's 4/9 points
Outgoing students 0.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.8
Courses offered 3.3
Study organisation
Exams 2.9
Research orientation 2.3
Job market preparation 4.0
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 2.4
Library 2.4
IT-infrastructure 3.1
Overall study situation 3.1

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 300
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification (M.Ed./StEx)
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The department and institute have mentoring programmes, part-time degree courses, a learning centre, a departmental library and a work placement exchange (database). The TU offers a writing centre and the option of writing guidance training. In all German Studies degrees, there is the option of completing a work placement and/or collaborating on a project. The comparatively small institute with a manageable number of students offers an unusually good support ratio for the subject of German Studies. The TU environment makes interdisciplinary work possible.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The department has partnerships with over 40 universities worldwide and the institute also offers numerous study places, primarily in Europe (e.g. Sweden, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Italy, Turkey). The department welcomes and advises students from abroad who would like to study in the department as exchange students or complete a full degree course as international students. The MA in German Linguistics in particular has a high proportion of international students. For information see: https://www.gugw.tu-darmstadt.de/international/index.de.jsp
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Aarhus University/ Dänemark; Abo Akademi/ Finnland; Università degli Studi di Milano/ Italien; Radboud University Nijmegen/ Niederlande; Uniwersytet Im. adama Mickiewicza/ Polen; Göteborgs universitet/ Schweden; Univerza v Ljubljani/ Slowenien; Universidad da Navarra/ Spanien; Uludag Üniveritesi/ Türkei; Pannon Egyetem/ Ungarn
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The department has its own CIP computer room, which is regularly used by the Institute for Linguistics and Literary Studies for classes. The department and institute operate their own servers with corpora and specific software, which are used in teaching and research; the institute also has two digital labs. The institute collaborates closely with Computer Science in research and teaching.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The department is actively involved in research, which is reflected in numerous third-party-funded projects for supporting individuals and collaborations, in long-term projects and in Research Training Groups. The key interdisciplinary research areas rese
  • Other special features
    The Institute for Language and Literary Studies offers prospective students the option of Online Self Assessment (OSA) in the form of an automated online questionnaire in order to be able to test their aptitude for the degree course, and in particular for a German Studies degree course, at an early stage (see https://www.self-assessment.tu-darmstadt.de/germanistik). This is supplemented by information services in the social media (e.g. online consultation hours via WhatsApp).
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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