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German Language and Literature, Department

Fachbereich 09: Germanistik und Kunstwissenschaften at the Uni Marburg

  • Deutschhausstraße 3
  • 35032 Marburg
  • Phone: +49 6421 28-25913
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department no data
Total number of students 1,030 *
Number of master degree students 340

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 7/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 82.3 %
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 4/9 points
International orientation, master's 3/9 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 3.0
Courses offered
Study organisation
Exams 2.4
Research orientation 2.5
Job market preparation
Support for stays abroad
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 2.1
Overall study situation

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 1,100
Teacher qualification programmes no data
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
    German Language and Literature can be studied at Marburg. Teaching covers a very broad spectrum of Linguistics as well as Germanic Medieval Studies and Modern German Literature. The teaching focuses, among other things, on the literary and cultural history of the 16th-21st centuries, Teaching Literature in the Media, German as a Foreign Language, Speech Science, Clinical Linguistics, Language History, Neurolinguistics, Literature of the Middle Ages, Phonetics, Literature Didactics, Dialectology, Textual Linguistics, Cultural Anthropology, Psycholinguistics and Literary Theory.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    There are numerous international collaborations and research projects in the fields of Linguistics (Universities of Turin, Zurich), New German Literature (Universities of Sorbonne, ENS Paris, Baltic Centre for German Studies, Riga), Medieval Studies (Universities of Oxford, Riga, Daugavpils), Media Science (Universities of Stockholm, Sorbonne Paris) and German as a Foreign Language (Universities of Seville, Nijmegen, Poznan). The department also includes the internationally connected German Linguistic Atlas research centre and the world's largest photo archive for European art and architecture (Bildarchiv Foto Marburg).
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Aarhus Universität, Aarhus Dänemark; Universität d`Alacant, Alicante Spanien; The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, Großbritannien; Universitetet i Oslo, Oslo, Norwegen; Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Niederlande; Universita die Verona, Verona, Italien; Latrijas Universitate, Riga, Lettland; Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Niederlande; University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Großbritanien; University College Cork, Ireland; Universitatea Lucian Blaga din Sibiu, Sibiu, Rumänien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Full WiFi coverage, speech therapy centre, video and computer game lab, lecture theatre with media equipment including projector, six practical rooms (with 30-90 seats) with media equipment (including projector, DVD and video equipment and overhead projector), two PC practical rooms (each with approx. 20 stations). There are also several portable projectors and overhead projectors available. All rooms have been renovated in the past few years and provided with modern media equipment.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    REDE = large project in the field of Linguistic History and Linguistics (regionalsprache.de); Humanities basic research project; duration of 19 years; research into the basic German dialects; Visualisation of Speech Development Processes (German Linguisti
  • Other special features
    The German Studies Department is proven to be markedly strong in research. This is demonstrated by the very high level of third-party funding, numerous doctorates and qualifications to teach at professorial level, external calls for higher education teachers and work by departmental staff in roles within the academic community, for example. If nothing else, the department is distinguished by its practice-related research, teaching and transmission of knowledge. The Linguistics department is the world leader in Areal Linguistics (regional language research) thanks to its German Linguistic Atlas research centre, which attracts significant third-party funding.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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