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Bachelor programme

Degree Profile

Begin of study
winter semester
6 semester
Academic degree
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
full time and part time
Faculty of Philosophy
Tuition fee
semester contribution only
Admission restriction
no restricted admission
Dual-subject Bachelor
minor subject
Teaching language
German, French, Spanish
School subject
Teacher relevance
Primary schools, Secondary schools, Special schools, Vocational schools

Course Offerings

In the subsidiary course of Romance Studies, you will be trained in French or Spanish and acquire basic knowledge of another Romance language.

The course of study comprises the following four areas:

Literary Studies

  • In the field of literary studies, you will study Romance literature with a view to important cultural, political and socio-economic contexts.


  • In linguistics, you will learn the structures and functions of Romance languages.

Language practice

  • In the language practice section you will consolidate the written and oral use of the language.

Culture and regional studies

  • In Cultural and Regional Studies you will acquire knowledge of geographical, historical, political, social, economic and cultural issues concerning France or Spain and the francophone or hispanophone countries.

Job & Career Perspectives

Our graduates are active in these professional fields:

  • teaching French at primary, secondary and vocational schools (provided that a Master's degree related to teaching profession has been completed),
  • in intercultural communication,
  • in foreign language teaching,
  • in translation activities,
  • in public relations,
  • in publishing and media companies,
  • in tourism.

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Romance Studies in Detail

Structure of the study programme

The bachelor's degree course at the University of Erfurt comprises a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor's degree) as well as the fundamental course of study. It aims to impart specialist content and occupational field orientation as well as interdisciplinary skills. The standard period of study is six semesters.

In the first semester, students choose one of the two specializations: French or Spanish. Students who wish to study to become teachers must choose French.

Orientation Phase (First Year)

  • Basics of the romanic cultures
  • Basics of Romance literary studies
  • Basics of Romance linguistics
  • Lengua y cultura or Langue et culture

Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)

  • Language system and use of language
  • Theory and history of Romance literatures
  • Lengua, cultura y civilización or Langue, culture et civilisation


The major and minor subjects differ in terms of the content and scope of the course. In the major subject a Bachelor thesis is written.

Examinations regulations minor Romance Studies

Possible combinations

At the University of Erfurt, you will study a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor) in the bachelor's program. You may have to observe combination rules.

Combination rule:

  • Romance studies can be combined with all fields of study except Literary studies.

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The STUDIMAT supports you in combining the major with the minor subject. Try it out now!

Study abroad

Study abroad

A study stay of at least three months in a French- or Spanish-speaking country is strongly recommended, but at least a four-week language stay must be proven. The International Office is happy to assist in organizing the stay abroad.

Study abroad

Are you already familiar with the internationalisation programme of Erfurt Literary Studies?

The BA 6+1 programme offers Erfurt students of Literary Studies and Romance Studies the opportunity to think outside the box and get to know the university culture in another country.

more Infomation to the BA 6+1-Programm


Internships during studies

  • Interdisciplinary Internship for Vocational Field
  • Internship abroad in a franco- or hispanophone country possible

Further internships for students with the professional goal of becoming teachers:

  • two school type-related school internships in the Bachelor's program

Study teaching profession

Information about study teaching profession

Teacher training takes place in the Bachelor-Master study system. The degree is equivalent to the 1st state examination. Following the Master's program, you will complete the preparatory service, which concludes with the 2nd state examination.
study teaching at the University of Erfurt

Relevance for teacher training

If you follow a master's degree course in teaching, you will acquire the teaching qualification for the subject French at the following schools:

  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Vocational schools

Studying to become a primary school teacher

  • Combination of the major subject Primary and Elementary Education with the minor subject Romance Studies.

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Studying to become a primary school teacher

Studying to become a secondary school teacher

  • Combination of major (relevant to the teaching profession) with minor subject Romance Studies

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Studying to become a secondary school teacher

Studying to become a teacher for special needs pedagogy

  • Combination of the major Special Education and Inclusive Pedagogy with the minor Romance Studies

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Studying to become a teacher for for special needs pedagogy

Studying to become a teacher for vocational schools

  • Romance Studies as a general subject

Studying to become a teacher for vocational schools

Admissions qualification

Studying with Abitur

  • general qualification for university entrance or the subject-related higher education entrance qualification or a comparable previous education

General information on the admission requirements (study without Abitur):

Language requirements

Language requirements during studies

With the beginning of the studies:

  • German: Upon application, international applicants must prove German language skills at level B1.
  • Knowledge of French or Spanish at level A2 expected

These are determined by a compulsory placement test at the beginning of the winter semester. Students with less previous knowledge are offered intensive language courses.

Until the end of the course:

  • Knowledge at level B2

Language Centre

The Language Centre (Sprachenzentrum) offers around 140 language courses per semester in 16 modern and ancient (foreign) languages. It supports you in acquiring and deepening your language skills.

International applicants

International applicants whose native language is not German must provide proof of sufficient German language skills (level B1) upon application.

Information on required German language skills and the German language test for university admission (DSH):

Language and Admission Requirements 

No admission limitation (without nc)

Without admission limitation (without NC)

At present, no admission limitation (without numerus clausus) is expected.

Master Programmes

Open Day & Discovery Days

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Open Day

Numerous information and advisory services offer you the opportunity to see the study and living conditions in Erfurt for yourself at the open day. Get to know the green campus and the beautiful old town centre on guided tours. Information on the program: Open Day

Discovery Days

The discovery days at the University of Erfurt mean experiencing "studying up close". Within a week (on as many days as you like) you can attend selected courses (lectures or seminars) and get a taste of campus life. Information and program: Discovery Days

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The minor subject in Romance Studies is admission-free (without NC).

Application for the two-subject Bachelor's degree:

If you wish to combine Romance Studies with an admission-free program (without NC), you can enrol directly from May 1 to September 15.

Enrol now for Romance Studies!

If you wish to combine Romance Studies with an admissions-restricted program (with NC), please apply from May 1 to July 15 using the following link.

Apply now for Romance Studies!

+++ Please note: Due to a changeover of the student administration to a new database system, the existing online services in the applicant administration cannot be used from Monday, 3 June at midnight until Monday, 10 June at midnight at the latest. It will also not be possible to process applications in student administration during this time. We ask for your understanding. +++

For international students


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Consulting & Service

Student advice and counselling

Studienfachberaterin Bachelor Romanistik (Französisch oder Spanisch)
(Faculty of Philosophy)
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