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Romance Studies, Department

Philosophische Fakultät at the Uni Göttingen

Seminar für Romanische Philologie

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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 24
Total number of students 570
Number of master degree students 30

Support during the study entry phase

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


Doctorates per professor 0.2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 390
Teacher qualification programmes
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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 entire range of Romance Studies courses with degree courses in French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish; Language courses for other Romance languages; ‘Third teaching subject’ certificate (Fr., It., Sp.); Interdisciplinary links with Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Gender Research, Comparative Literature, General Linguistics; Intensive language training in the BA degree courses; Individual focus in linguistics, literature and regional studies; Professorial representation of specialised didactics in French and Spanish. Certificate in ‘Professional and literary translation’.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Extensive range of Erasmus partner universities; Double degree with the Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour; Cooperation with the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (Abidjan-Cocody), Ivory Coast; Cooperation with Universidad Asutral de Chile (Valdivia); High degree of teaching in the foreign language.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Computer workstations for students in the library; Learning Resources Centre (photocopying, scanning, printing); Modern, well-equipped language classrooms; e-Campus (electronic course catalogue UniVZ, Flexnow examination administration, StudIP teaching platform); Extensive range of specialist databases in the State and University Library of Lower Saxony.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Literary gender studies; "Göttingen Dante Forum"; ‘Cátedra José de Almada Negreiros’; Qualitative empirical foreign language research; Multilingualism and multiculturalism; Publication of Romance bibliography and journal for Romance philology; Ongoing projects with third-party funding: A list of medical-botanical synonyms in Hebrew script from Central Italy (15th century), quantification in Old Italian (DFG GEPRIS)
  • Support for founders
    Offer by the Philosophy Department for start-up consulting
  • Other special features
    Interdisciplinary Master´s degree programme in "Cultures and Languages of the Mediterranean" in cooperation with 13 other institutions of the philosophy faculty; Expertise and knowledge exchange on the Mediterranean region that is unique in Germany. Offer of a certificate in ‘Professional and literary translation’ for French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
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