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Romance Studies, Department

Fakultät für Philologie at the Uni Bochum

Romanisches Seminar

  • Universitätsstraße 150
  • 48801 Bochum
  • Phone: +49 234 322-2639
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 27
Total number of students 630 *
Number of master degree students 120

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 59.6 %
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 6/9 points
International orientation, master's 7/9 points
Outgoing students 7.0 %


Doctorates per professor

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation
Exams 2.4
Research orientation 2.6
Job market preparation 3.4
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Library 2.2
Overall study situation

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 480
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 yes, please see department website
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About studying Romance Studies in Germany
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    In the Bachelor's phase, Romance students study two subjects and an optional field of study. The Bachelor's degree provides them with an initial qualification to enter a profession, with which they can leave University or enter the Master's course. In the Bachelor's and Master's phase, coursework and examinations in Linguistics and Literary Studies as well as in foreign language training must be completed. In the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree course, additional specialised didactics coursework is required. Coursework from other higher education institutions is recognised.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The Romance Language degree course is internationally oriented. Compulsory stays abroad are an integral part of the degree course. In general, credits earned abroad are recognised in the context of the applicable study and examination regulations and may be assessed according to the ECTS. There are more than 49 cooperation agreements with European higher education institutions under the Erasmus programme. Double degrees have been agreed with the partner universities in Tours (France), Viterbo (Italy) and Oviedo (Spain).
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Madrid, Barcelona, Cordoba, Cadiz, Paris Sorbonne, Tours, Nizza, Turin, Siena, Viterbo
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Materials and rooms as well as the infrastructure of the university (e.g. departmental library, university library, CIP station) are available for implementation of the degree courses. All practical rooms and lecture theatres are equipped with multimedia.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research project of the German Research Foundation (DFG) for epic poetry in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, including Brazil with the title "The Epic in the Romantic Era"; Transformation and reflection of an impossible genre"; "Variation of Italian in
  • Other special features
    In the Ruhr University Alliance (UA Ruhr), the Romance Studies seminars of the Universität Duisburg-Essen and the Ruhr-Universität work closely together. Students enrolled at one of the UA Ruhr universities can take courses at the partner university and credit them to the degree course in Romance Studies. There has also been an additional qualification in "Multilingualism" in the faculty of Philology under this Alliance since 2011". Participation in the Master's degree "Empirical Multilingualism".
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