Italian (M.Ed.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters


Winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


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

Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2

Winter semester: April 1 - September 1

Summer semester: October 1 - March 1

Required Bachelor's degree:

Italian (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

The Italian course trains students in the methodical and theoretical analysis of the Italian language and literature in their media-related and historical contexts. It includes the sub-areas practical language, linguistics, literature, and culture. The aim of the course is to enable students to work independently in the academic field and to develop communicative, cultural, and media competences as key skills for a wide range of professions. The practical language component focuses on developing reading, listening, verbal, and written communication skills, as well as on strategies for language acquisition, use, and teaching. The linguistics component of the course focuses on teaching students the basic principles, theories, and methods of general linguistics, linguistics for the romance languages, and linguistics for Italian in particular. The main focus of the course is on the language system, variations, and history of the Italian language. The literature part of the course covers reading and interpretation of Italian texts from the Middle Ages to the present day, focusing on the historical aspects of literature, as well as on the wide variety of methodical procedures and theoretical approaches. The cultural component introduces students to the social, political, cultural, and historical aspect of Italy (history, geography, cultural identity, stereotypes, administration and education structures, etc.).

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


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

The Academic Advisory 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).