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Basic data

Title on graduation

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Other languages of delivery

French, Spanish

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07.

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

 

General Information

The two-year International Romance Studies master’s degree programme reflects contemporary developments in the field of romance languages and literatures, taking a modern approach to the study of literature, media, language and culture. Courses are taught mainly in the corresponding target language (French or Spanish), and the program is distinguished by its international focus and the integration of studies abroad, as well as a new binational option for study in Madrid (as of 2019/2020). A special procedure allows students who already hold a Master’s of Education or teaching credential to complete the program in one year.

 

The two-year Double Degree "Estudios hispánicos binacionales" consists of the Bremen Master of Romance Studies International and the Máster Universitario en Lengua y Literatura Españolas Actuales of the Madrid University Carlos III, where all students complete their first year of study. Students enrol in the Master's programmes at both universities and are exempt from tuition fees, but the right of proposal for selection is in Bremen, where students must apply between April 1 and May 1 for the Master's programme in Romance Languages and Literature International, Option Double Degree Estudios hispánicos binacionales. If they are selected, they must register immediately in Madrid (by 31.5.). It is possible to support your studies abroad via Erasmus. Please contact our Erasmus representative Henrike Evers in good time and bear in mind that your studies in Madrid will begin in mid-September and that you will have to find accommodation in good time. In the first two semesters, you will attend courses in literature and linguistics; in the second year, you will specialice in one of the two disciplines in which you will write your Master's thesis. With the exception of Bremen Module 10, all seminars are held in Spanish.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

 

Professional Fields

Academia and scholarship (Romance Languages and Literatures, Hispanic Studies or French Studies, as well as Comparative Literature or Linguistics, Culture Studies, Media Studies, or Film Studies with a focus on Romance languages)

·     Media and publishing (literary, textbook, science, or dictionary publishers; online publishing; newspapers; digital media; literary agencies)

 

·     Literary, business, or academic translation

·     Theatre and film

·     Professional development and adult education, private and public educational institutions

·     National and international agencies for language policy and language planning

·     Intercultural training

·     European and international organisations (NGOs, etc.)

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

 

Study Program

The International Romance Studies master’s degree programme prepares young scholars for careers in fields that require cultural mediation and a profound knowledge of and perspective on romance languages and literatures that reaches across Europe and beyond. The programme combines Francophone and Hispanophone studies with literary, film, cultural, and linguistic studies, and it incorporates inquiry-based modules and a mandatory stay abroad.

 

The full diversity and global importance of romance literatures is revealed by the combined study of literary theory, narratology, film and media studies, contemporary and modern cultural history, Spanish and Latin American literature, French literature from the Mediterranean and postcolonial literature. The sources and effects of variation and change in contemporary Romance languages—systematic linguistic, as well as cultural and social factors such as migration and interaction—comprise one of the focal points of linguistic study. To this end, linguistic research and study in Bremen place an emphasis on applied linguistics and authentic language data.    

 

The master’s programme cooperates with the research institutes in faculty 10—the Institute for Postcolonial and Transcultural studies (INPUTS), Bremen Institute for Canada and Quebec studies (BIKQA); Ibero-America-Institute (IIA) and Bremen Institute for Transmedial Textuality Research (BltT)—to insure the integration of study and research.

 

A variety of international partnerships are ongoing and under development. Currently, the department has research and language programme exchanges or collaborations with thirty-six universities in Spain and Latin America, twenty-five in France and French-speaking countries, three in Portugal and twelve in Italy.


APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

ADMISSION

Admission requires a university degree in (Romance) philology, film, or media studies or comparable fields, as well as language proficiency in French or Spanish at the C1 level. You should love to read and communicate in the foreign language and have a deep-seated interest in Romance countries and cultures. 

 

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

without restriction


for advanced students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

Particularities admission

"Double Degree "Estudios hispánicos binacionales"

The two-year Double Degree "Estudios hispánicos binacionales" consists of the Bremen Master of Romance Studies International and the Máster Universitario en Lengua y Literatura Españolas Actuales of the Madrid University Carlos III, where all students complete their first year of study.

Students enrol in the Master's programmes at both universities and are exempt from tuition fees, but the right of proposal for selection is in Bremen, where students must apply between April 1 and May 1 for the Master's programme in Romance Languages and Literature International, Option Double Degree Estudios hispánicos binacionales. If they are selected, they must register immediately in Madrid (by 31.5.)

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Other languages of delivery

  • French
  • Spanish

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

RESEARCH

This is a research-based master’s programme. It includes research modules in literature, culture and linguistic studies across romance languages, as well as international academic experience and training in scholarly practices such as research and teaching.  

 

The Double Degree programme is research-oriented. We therefore offer research modules in literature, film and linguistics, international university experience and other Romance languages.

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Gisela Febel
E-Mail: febel(at)uni-bremen.de
Carolin Patzelt
E-Mail: cpatzelt(at)uni-bremen.de
Sabine Schlickers
E-Mail: schlicke(at)uni-bremen.de

Studies centre

Jana Wachsmuth
Building: GW2, Office: B 3260
E-Mail: jana.wachsmuth(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218-68039

Sprechzeiten: Di. und Do. 12.00 bis 14.00 Uhr

Practice office

Dr. Ute Siewerts
Building: GW2, Office: A3830
E-Mail: siewerts(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-68284

Montag, 15 bis 17 Uhr

Faculty secretariat

Prof. Dr. Andreas Grünewald
E-Mail: gruenewald(at)uni-bremen.de
Gisela Febel
E-Mail: febel(at)uni-bremen.de
Carolin Patzelt
E-Mail: cpatzelt(at)uni-bremen.de
Sabine Schlickers
E-Mail: schlicke(at)uni-bremen.de

Department secretariat

Prof. Dr. Thomas Althaus
Building: GW2
E-Mail: talthaus(at)uni-bremen.de

Examination’s Board secretariat

Sabine Schlickers
E-Mail: schlicke(at)uni-bremen.de

Status

17.09.2019
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

 

General Information

The two-year International Romance Studies master’s degree programme reflects contemporary developments in the field of romance languages and literatures, taking a modern approach to the study of literature, media, language and culture. Courses are taught mainly in the corresponding target language (French or Spanish), and the program is distinguished by its international focus and the integration of studies abroad, as well as a new binational option for study in Madrid (as of 2019/2020). A special procedure allows students who already hold a Master’s of Education or teaching credential to complete the program in one year.

 

The two-year Double Degree "Estudios hispánicos binacionales" consists of the Bremen Master of Romance Studies International and the Máster Universitario en Lengua y Literatura Españolas Actuales of the Madrid University Carlos III, where all students complete their first year of study. Students enrol in the Master's programmes at both universities and are exempt from tuition fees, but the right of proposal for selection is in Bremen, where students must apply between April 1 and May 1 for the Master's programme in Romance Languages and Literature International, Option Double Degree Estudios hispánicos binacionales. If they are selected, they must register immediately in Madrid (by 31.5.). It is possible to support your studies abroad via Erasmus. Please contact our Erasmus representative Henrike Evers in good time and bear in mind that your studies in Madrid will begin in mid-September and that you will have to find accommodation in good time. In the first two semesters, you will attend courses in literature and linguistics; in the second year, you will specialice in one of the two disciplines in which you will write your Master's thesis. With the exception of Bremen Module 10, all seminars are held in Spanish.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

 

Professional Fields

Academia and scholarship (Romance Languages and Literatures, Hispanic Studies or French Studies, as well as Comparative Literature or Linguistics, Culture Studies, Media Studies, or Film Studies with a focus on Romance languages)

·     Media and publishing (literary, textbook, science, or dictionary publishers; online publishing; newspapers; digital media; literary agencies)

 

·     Literary, business, or academic translation

·     Theatre and film

·     Professional development and adult education, private and public educational institutions

·     National and international agencies for language policy and language planning

·     Intercultural training

·     European and international organisations (NGOs, etc.)

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

 

Study Program

The International Romance Studies master’s degree programme prepares young scholars for careers in fields that require cultural mediation and a profound knowledge of and perspective on romance languages and literatures that reaches across Europe and beyond. The programme combines Francophone and Hispanophone studies with literary, film, cultural, and linguistic studies, and it incorporates inquiry-based modules and a mandatory stay abroad.

 

The full diversity and global importance of romance literatures is revealed by the combined study of literary theory, narratology, film and media studies, contemporary and modern cultural history, Spanish and Latin American literature, French literature from the Mediterranean and postcolonial literature. The sources and effects of variation and change in contemporary Romance languages—systematic linguistic, as well as cultural and social factors such as migration and interaction—comprise one of the focal points of linguistic study. To this end, linguistic research and study in Bremen place an emphasis on applied linguistics and authentic language data.    

 

The master’s programme cooperates with the research institutes in faculty 10—the Institute for Postcolonial and Transcultural studies (INPUTS), Bremen Institute for Canada and Quebec studies (BIKQA); Ibero-America-Institute (IIA) and Bremen Institute for Transmedial Textuality Research (BltT)—to insure the integration of study and research.

 

A variety of international partnerships are ongoing and under development. Currently, the department has research and language programme exchanges or collaborations with thirty-six universities in Spain and Latin America, twenty-five in France and French-speaking countries, three in Portugal and twelve in Italy.


Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

ADMISSION

Admission requires a university degree in (Romance) philology, film, or media studies or comparable fields, as well as language proficiency in French or Spanish at the C1 level. You should love to read and communicate in the foreign language and have a deep-seated interest in Romance countries and cultures. 

 

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

without restriction


for advanced students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

Particularities admission

"Double Degree "Estudios hispánicos binacionales"

The two-year Double Degree "Estudios hispánicos binacionales" consists of the Bremen Master of Romance Studies International and the Máster Universitario en Lengua y Literatura Españolas Actuales of the Madrid University Carlos III, where all students complete their first year of study.

Students enrol in the Master's programmes at both universities and are exempt from tuition fees, but the right of proposal for selection is in Bremen, where students must apply between April 1 and May 1 for the Master's programme in Romance Languages and Literature International, Option Double Degree Estudios hispánicos binacionales. If they are selected, they must register immediately in Madrid (by 31.5.)

Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Other languages of delivery

  • French
  • Spanish

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

RESEARCH

This is a research-based master’s programme. It includes research modules in literature, culture and linguistic studies across romance languages, as well as international academic experience and training in scholarly practices such as research and teaching.  

 

The Double Degree programme is research-oriented. We therefore offer research modules in literature, film and linguistics, international university experience and other Romance languages.

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Gisela Febel
E-Mail: febel(at)uni-bremen.de
Carolin Patzelt
E-Mail: cpatzelt(at)uni-bremen.de
Sabine Schlickers
E-Mail: schlicke(at)uni-bremen.de

Studies centre

Jana Wachsmuth
Building: GW2, Office: B 3260
E-Mail: jana.wachsmuth(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218-68039

Sprechzeiten: Di. und Do. 12.00 bis 14.00 Uhr

Practice office

Dr. Ute Siewerts
Building: GW2, Office: A3830
E-Mail: siewerts(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-68284

Montag, 15 bis 17 Uhr

Faculty secretariat

Prof. Dr. Andreas Grünewald
E-Mail: gruenewald(at)uni-bremen.de
Gisela Febel
E-Mail: febel(at)uni-bremen.de
Carolin Patzelt
E-Mail: cpatzelt(at)uni-bremen.de
Sabine Schlickers
E-Mail: schlicke(at)uni-bremen.de

Department secretariat

Prof. Dr. Thomas Althaus
Building: GW2
E-Mail: talthaus(at)uni-bremen.de

Examination’s Board secretariat

Sabine Schlickers
E-Mail: schlicke(at)uni-bremen.de

Status

17.09.2019