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German Language and Literature, Department

Fachbereich 09 - Philologie at the Uni Münster

Germanistisches Institut und Institut für Niederländische Philologie

  • Schlossplatz 34
  • 48143 Münster
  • Phone: +49 251 832-4639
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 54
Total number of students 4,740
Number of master degree students 230

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 73.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 63.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 2.2
Exams 2.4
Digital teaching elements 2.5
Teaching foreign language skills 3.1
Research orientation 2.2
Rooms 2.1
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 2.2

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 4,200
Teacher qualification programmes
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 acquisition of additional qualifications is possible through the DaF certificate (German as a Foreign Language), the oral certificate and the written certificate. The Centre for Speech, Communication and Theatre Practice, the co[n]TEXT writing guidance office and the Writing and Reading Centre provide training in key qualifications.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Collaborations on a range of different levels with universities in the USA (Princeton, Seattle), Great Britain (Sheffield), China (Xi’an, Shanghai), Africa (Libreville, Gabon) and Uzbekistan (Taschkent). Approx 30 ERASMUS partnerships, special guidance programmes for foreign students, work placement positions for students of the WWU at foreign German Studies departments, Humboldt scholarship holders (including from Brazil and China), exchange between doctoral candidates in the form of international doctoral candidate colloquiums.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Media room (CIP computer room) with equipment for film editing including audio databases and media archive.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The research projects are so numerous and varied that the individual teaching and research areas must be referred to at this point. Overall, the research activities at the German Studies Institute can be organised into three areas: "Literature, Culture, Media"; "Reading, Writing, Speaking" and "Language Variation, Interaction, Multilingualism".
  • Further information on research activities
  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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