Dutch Studies (Master)

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The master’s programme in Dutch Studies aims at equipping students with knowledge and research competences in their chosen specialisation (either Dutch Literature Studies or Dutch Linguistics). It provides an in-depth insight into current research topics. At the same time, the master's programme in Dutch Studies imparts interdisciplinary knowledge of the regional, linguistic and literary variety in the Dutch speaking regions, and of the role of Dutch language and literature in an international context. Students also acquire practical competences in the areas of language teaching and cultural communication. Accordingly, in the project phase and final phase, students have the opportunity to choose either a research-oriented focus, or a practical focus that is oriented towards communication and teaching.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 860

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination


Decree on the Discontunuation of the Programme (in German)


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The master's programme in Dutch Studies consists of three modules: Group of compulsory modules I - Basics (Current Issues and Theories; Extension of Competences I; Language Competence I or Practical / Professional Competence I); Group of compulsory modules II –  Language, Literature, Culture in Context (Global Contexts; Extension of Competences II; Language Competence II, Extension of Competences II; Emphasis (Emphasis: Literary Studies; Emphasis: Linguistics)); Group of compulsory modules III – Project Phase and Final Phase (Project, Final Module); Master’s Thesis and Public Defence.

Five Concepts

mit denen Sie sich im Studium auseinandersetzen (Beispiele):

  • Globalisation
  • Linguistics
  • Diversity
  • Literary studies
  • Interdisciplinary

     Overview of the programme structure & topics

    Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

    After Graduation

    Graduates are qualified to pursue a career in national, European and international fields governed by public law, as well as in commercial fields (for example diplomatic service, international organisations, the cultural sector, adult education, archives, museums, libraries, media, publishers, education and science policy, etc.).

    Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

    Graduate Survey

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    Career Tracking of Graduates

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