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Romance Studies, Department

Fakultät für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften at the LMU München

Institut für Romanische Philologie ; Institut für Italienische Philologie

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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 52
Total number of students 530 *
Number of master degree students 80

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 89.4 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 91.2 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 5/9 points
International orientation, master's 5/9 points
Outgoing students 4.0 %


Doctorates per professor

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 2.4
Research orientation 2.4
Job market preparation 3.3
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 2.2
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 2.0

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 800
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification (StEx)
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

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Further degree courses of the department yes, please see department website
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Permanent courses for six Romance languages and literature, sometimes more (e.g. Sardinian, Catalan, Occitan); Numerous parallel lectures for virtually no overlap and a broad selection of specialised lectures for students (as dictated by personal interest); Strongly research-oriented teaching, wide variety of theories and methods; Interdisciplinary options through cross-listing between related subjects (e.g. Comparative Literature/Romance Studies).
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Very wide range of partner universities, particularly in Europe as well as in North and South America. Recognition of coursework abroad possible. Guidance centres and work placement portals for work placements abroad. Support for student research projects abroad (e.g. for final theses).
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Sorbonne Université; Universidad de Valencia; Università degli Studi di Bologna 'Alma Mater Studiorum'; Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara; Universidad de Salamanca; Université Aix-Marseille; Université de Neuchâtel; Université de Montréal; Universidade de São Paulo; Universidad Nacional de Colombia/Bogotá
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Media laboratory for Phonetics and Phonology and some research-supported courses in the field of Digital Humanities; Computer workstations in the department library; Film screenings for film seminars; General: lecture theatres with audiovisual technical equipment, online learning platforms for language practice, electronic document and examination administration system; File depositories for the individual courses.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Massive acquisition of third-party funding in different formats and involvement of students through research-related teaching. Key content areas: fashion theory, images of the civil war, gender theory, Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age, Latin American
  • 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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