French (M.Ed.)

The most important facts at a glance:



Master of Educations (M.Ed.)

Standard period of studies:

4 Semester


winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

open admission


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Summer semester: October 1 - November 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

French (B.Ed.)


Department of Romance Studies


Faculty 05: Philosophy and Philology


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

French remains one of the most important international languages of communication in use today. The colonial expansion of France has given the language a home on every continent on the planet and the francophone region encompasses over 50 countries that maintain a special relationship with the French language.

The study of French focuses on the language and literature of France itself as well as on that of the French-speaking world. The historical development of French and its use as a contemporary language system are explored. This program examines the literature of the French-speaking world and uses a cultural studies approach to specifically provide insights into the historically engendered socio-cultural realities of the francophone world.

Master entrance requirements

Applicants must hold a B.Ed. degree qualifying them to teach at a college preparatory secondary school in the relevant subjects awarded by a university in Rhineland-Palatinate or an equivalent qualification awarded by an institute of higher education in Germany or abroad. The admission requirements can be viewed on the page Application procedure for the Master of Education program.

Applicants holding a qualification that is not fully equivalent to the required Bachelor's degree examination but is equivalent to at least 140 credit points may be admitted to the Master's degree program under the proviso that the missing study and examination qualifications are subsequently acquired before the end of the first program year. Program participants who are unable to demonstrate that they have met the specified requirements by the deadline will not be permitted to continue in the program; their enrollment will be canceled with immediate effect.

To be admitted to the Master’s degree program, applicants must demonstrate that they have advanced proficiency in French; this can usually be evidenced by means of the submission of a Bachelor's degree certificate showing that the holder is qualified to teach French at college preparatory secondary school. In addition, applicants must also hold the 'Latinum' (qualification in Latin) to be admitted to the program. You can find more information on acquirement of the 'Latinum' qualification in our Information sheet.

It is assumed that applicants have sufficient active and passive knowledge of the English language to read specialist literature in English and participate in courses taught in English; however, course participants will not be required to produce English language written papers or sit exams set in the English language.

Applicants who have not acquired their university entrance qualification at a German institute of higher education or hold a qualification from a program that was not taught in German will need to provide proof of proficiency in the German language at the level of the 'German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH)'.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).