Spanish (M.Ed.)

The most important facts at a glance:

 

Degree:

Master of Educations (M.Ed.)

Standard period of studies:

4 Semester

Start:

winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

open admission

Application:

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

Deadlines:

Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Summer semester: October 1 - November 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

Spanish (B.Ed.)

Homepage:

Department of Romance Studies

Faculty:

Faculty 05: Philosophy and Philology

Accreditation:

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


Subject Matter

Spoken by around 450 million people, Spanish is one of the world languages and the largest of the romance languages. Following the expansion of Spain, the language spread across the world from the 15th century and is now the official language of 21 countries in Europe, America, and Africa. The Spanish course therefore focuses on the Spanish language in relation to its historical development and as a current language system. It also addresses the literature of the Spanish-speaking world and, as part of cultural studies, the cultural conditions in Spanish-speaking countries in their relevant historical and social contexts.

Master entrance requirements

Proof of a B.Ed. degree for college preparatory secondary school teaching in the same subjects from a university in Rhineland-Palatinate or an equivalent final degree from a university in Germany or abroad.

Applicants having a final degree that is not equivalent to but corresponds to at least 140 credit points to the required Bachelor’s examination, may be admitted to the Master’s degree program on the condition that the missing study and examination qualifications are obtained at the latest by the end of the first academic year. If the student does not provide proof within the period specified, they will no longer be allowed to continue studying; their enrollment will be canceled without further notice.

Advanced knowledge of Spanish, which is usually proven by successful completion of a subject-specific Bachelor’s degree program for teacher training in college preparatory secondary schools, is a requirement for admission to the Master’s degree program in Spanish. In addition, the applicant must prove a knowledge of Latin within the scope of the Latinum qualification before being enrolled the degree program.

It is assumed that students have sufficient active and passive knowledge of the English language to read specialist literature in English and participate in courses taught in English; this does not include submitting written course work and writing examinations in the English language. Proof is not required.

Proof of proficiency in the German language to the level of the “German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH)” is required for applicants, who either did not obtain their university entrance qualification at a German institution or whose degree was not from a degree program taught in German.

Information

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).