MA in German Language, Literature and Culture (Deutsche Sprache, Literatur und Kultur)

The goal of the program is to provide students with thorough knowledge and skills in various areas of German Studies.
Head of program: 
Professor Zoltán Szendi
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Master of Arts in German Literature
Duration of training
2 years (4 semesters)
Language of instruction
Deadline of application
Next starting date
Tuition fee: EUR 2,000/sem.
Application fee: EUR 140
Registration fee: -

The goal of the program is to provide students with thorough knowledge and skills in the following areas of German Studies:

  • The present and past of literary studies and linguistics
  • Old German literature (from the beginnings to 1700)
  • The history of German literature from 1700 to the present day
  • The history of the German language
  • Text linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Contact linguistics
  • Cultural and media studies

In addition, students can choose as an elective a linguistics or a literature and culture module in accordance with their main field of interest. The linguistics module includes courses on sociolinguistics, contrastive linguistics, language norms and conventions in the past and the present, varieties of German, etc. The Literature/and culture module offers courses on literary schools, trends, and genres in German literature, contemporary German literature, media studies and intercultural media theory, intercultural and intertextual interpretation of literature, etc.

For a successful application please follow the steps below:


  1. To apply, click on the Apply Now button, and start your application.
  2. Register on our application site, fill the application form, upload the necessary documents and submit your application!
  3. After you have submitted your application, you are going to receive information on the further steps.
  4. If we received your application fee, we are going to start the evaluation of your application.

The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:

  • Copy of the BA degree in German Studies recognised in the EU (including transcript of records)(official translation is needed)
  • for students whose native language is not German a document certifying ECL C2 proficiency in the German language.
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation (introduction, plus field of interest, etc.) in 3000 to 3500 characters.
  • Copy of valid passport (page)or national ID
  • Passport size photo
  • Medical certificate, vaccination card (showing that you are immunized against HEP B) and HIV test  
  • The payment receipt of the application fee
1st semester
Vergangenheit und Gegenwart der Literaturwissenschaft /Vorlesung
Methoden der Literaturwissenschaft /Seminar
Sprachgeschichte /Vorlesung und Seminar
2nd semester
Repräsentative Epochen und Richtungen in der Literaturgeschichte /Vorlesung
Grundfragen der Sprachsoziologie /Vorlesung
Neueste Theorien der Kulturwissenschaft – Überblick /Vorlesung
3rd semester
Schulen, Richtungen und Tendenzen in der Literaturwissenschaft/Seminar
Kontrastive Linguistik /Vorlesung
Medientheorie und Intermedialität /Seminar
4th semester
Interkulturelle und intertextuelle Interpretationen /Seminar
Sprachtypologie /Seminar
Vergleichende Interpretationen literarischer Werke/Seminar

For more information on study matters, please contact:

Dr. Zsuzsa GERNER

Head of the Institute of German Studies

Phone: +36 72 501 574



For further information please contact:


international coordinator

Phone: + 36 72 501 600/64127; +36 30 186 1686


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