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Romance Studies, Department

Philosophische Fakultät at the Uni Potsdam

Institut für Romanistik

  • Am Neuen Palais 10
  • 14476 Potsdam
  • Phone: +49 331 977-4250
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 21
Total number of students 460 *
Number of master degree students 330

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 45.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 23.1 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 4/9 points
International orientation, master's 5/9 points
Outgoing students 6.0 %


Doctorates per professor

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 560
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification (B.Ed./M.Ed.)
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
    Bachelor's: Additional courses can be taken if language skills are inadequate at the beginning; Courses can be freely chosen in the advanced modules. Master's: Range of courses on lecturer research topics which give students insight into academic work and the opportunity to participate if possible. Bachelor's and Master's degree courses: Introductory courses on application-related topics (Translation, Communication, etc.).
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Bachelor's and Master's degree courses: Agreements with 65 Erasmus partner universities; Block seminars given by professors from the universities with which the university has Erasmus contracts are integrated into the range of courses. Internationally staffed lecture series and guest lectures by assistant professors from abroad are included in course planning. The students have the opportunity to actively participate in international conferences that are organised in Potsdam. International doctorate funding from third parties (e.g. through the DFH), POINTS – Potsdam International Network for TransArea Studies.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Université Bordeaux Montaigne, Bordeaux, Frankreich; Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, Frankreich; Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III, Montpellier, Frankreich; Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès, Toulouse, Frankreich; Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Rom, Italien; Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lissabon, Portugal; Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spanien; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spanien; Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spanien; Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spanien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    There are projectors and computers in all classrooms. Other video and audio equipment is also available at any time. Students have Internet access via WiFi in all university rooms.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    description, explanation of grammar of the Romance Languages; Theoretical problems of the history of linguistics; The cloud in the literature of the 19th century; Novels by French and German writers around 1800; Island travels in the work of Rabelais; Fir
  • Other special features
    The Institute of Romance Studies works in teaching research and international cooperation on the basis of an overall understanding of Romance languages in the interest of linking francophone, italophone and hispanophone philology in global dimensions.
  • Further information on research activities
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