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Romance Languages and Literatures
Bachelor of Arts (Major subject)

Short description

Short description

This undergraduate programme offers a diversified introduction to the study of Romance languages (languages of instruction: German, French, Italian, Spanish).  Courses in literary studies, linguistics, cultural studies combined with advanced language courses provide a solid basis in philological knowledge.

Combination options

For this study programme you need a minor subject

Ancient Culture (expiring degree program)
Art History
Communication and Media Studies
English and American Studies
German Languages and Literatures
Historical Studies
Japanese Studies
Jewish Studies
Political Science
Romance Languages and Literatures
Yiddish Culture, Language and Literature

Entry/Admission requirements

Important! Please be aware that all our study programmes require good previous language skills in one Romance language (level B1 for the Bachelor degree's programme, Level C1 for the Master's degree programmes). In addition, we strongly recommend a near native speaker proficiency of German. 

Programme content

Multilingual communication – French, Italian, Spanish

Building bridges with languages – in order to achieve this goal you need a sound language training. Language knowledge and skills that students develop in the courses of the department of Romance Studies in Düsseldorf will increase their individual range of communication to a considerable extent: more than 510 million people all over the planet speak French, Italian or Spanish. In the Bachelor’s program Romance Studies the students acquire in-depth knowledge, skills, and expertise in one of the Romance languages and cultures (Spanish, French, Italian) offered.

It is possible to combine two Romance languages as major subject (e.g. Spanish) and a minor subject (e.g. French). In addition, one more Romance language at beginner's level can be selected as part of the option modules.

Programme objectives/Career prospects

The degree programmes in Romance studies prepare for careers in the following areas:

  • Multilingual information-, knowledge- and cultural management
  • New Media (digital media technology, communication technology)
  • Journalism and publishing
  • European and international organizations, enterprises and educational institutions
  • Composing texts in foreign languages, international public relations agencies
  • Culturally specific education and training for enterprises, the „new language industries“ (e.g. web portals, development of digitial dictionaries and encyclopaedias, creation of educational software)
  • Foreign language teaching at schools or in adult education
  • Adademic research and teaching
Programme start:
Winter semester
Programme duration:
6 semesters
Language of instruction:
German (partially: French or Italian or Spanish)
Application procedure:
Open admission
Closing date for enrolment:
16/07/2024 - 04/10/2024
Closing date for re-registration:
01/07/2024 - 15/08/2024
Relevant documents:

Examination regulations

Module guide

Both available in German only.

Study programme contact:

Dr. Sieglinde Borvitz

PD Dr. Martina Nicklaus


Study programme/Department
SSC contact:

Student Services Center (SSC)
Building: 21.02 / SSC
Phone +49 211 81‐12345


For questions regarding the course of studies and for examination issues:

Student and Examination Administration
Contact Examination Administration

Student Services Center (SSC)

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