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Willkommen auf der Seite des Instituts für Germanistik!
Welcome to the Department of German!

German matters - why?

With more than 100 million native speakers, German is the most widely spoken language in the EU, one of its three working languages and an official language in six countries of Europe: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. The German-speaking countries are a major, multi-facetted cultural hub in the middle of Europe. As Europe’s largest economy and most populous country of the European Union, Germany is one of the largest trading partners of Malta and German companies are all over the island. Furthermore Germans make up a significant share of the tourists in Malta and the scientific, political and cultural exchange between Malta and Germany is increasing. German matters more and more – in Malta and world-wide.

Why should one study German?

Graduates of German Studies will be able to tap a wide range of working opportunities. They can either pursue a career in teaching (with a Master in Teaching and Learning), or as translator, in the civil service in Malta or with the European institutions. Moreover they can also find employment in tourism or they can opt for joining the staff of one of the many German companies in Malta or of Maltese companies operating in Germany. But besides these job opportunities there are plenty of other reasons for learning German. Every language is a ‘world’ of its own, and being able to understand German opens up the world of many writers, philosophers, scientists, of different national and local cultures, and of several countries with impressive scenery as well as vibrant metropolises. More reasons for learning German can be found here.

Why should you study German?

We are a highly committed team of lecturers, whose research and teaching interests span a broad range of areas in German Studies, where you can also find your own special focus. We are passionate about teaching, and a communicative and interactive approach in our classes supports students in improving their language skills efficiently, and it also encourages debate and critical thought. Beside the special knowledge about German language and literature and the German-speaking countries, we thus aim at developing general communication skills, critical and analytic abilities as well as creative thinking - all of which are transferable skills, highly important in modern job markets.

Furthermore, the Department of German supports students via study-related and occupational activities as well as excursions to German companies in Malta, an advisory service for scholarships and language exchange programmes. Additionally, the DAAD language assistant at the Department of German informs about possibilities of studying in Germany. More information about the scholarship programmes of the DAAD can be found here.

How can you study German at the UoM?

The Department of German offers a B.A. and an M.A. Programme with a wide variety of study-units ranging from German Literature, History and Cultural Studies to Linguistics; the course also has a strong focus on practical language use. Additionally, the Department offers Certificate and Diploma programmes for all students and staff as well as evening courses for members of the general public.

More information on the B.A. General/B.A.(Hons.) in German can be found here.

Click here for more information on the part-time evening course Certificate/Diploma in German. This course focuses on general and business communication as well as more specialized topics, tailored to the students’ needs, such as German language use in technology, the health sector, and law.

Click here for the Certificate/Diploma in Language Proficiency (German) held during the day, which can be followed concurrently with the main area of studies and is open to students of all faculties as well as administrative and academic staff at the University of Malta.

What about international students?

The Department of German welcomes students from abroad, visiting students as well as students who would like to study in Malta for a degree in German. For further information please contact the secretary of the Department here.


Photo writing competition 'Mee(h)r sehen'

Take part in this year's photo writing competition by the Department of German!

Writing competition 'InselWelt(en)'
Take part in the writing competition by the Department of German with your text on the topic "InselWelt(en)"!

NEW: DAAD Scholarships 2017-2018

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) offers a wide range of funding opportunities for students, graduates and academics located in Malta.

NEW: DAAD scholarships 2016-2017
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) offers a wide range of funding opportunities for students, graduates and academics located in Malta.

Call for Papers ICLA 2016
Call for Papers: Island Fictions and Metaphors in Contemporary Literature (ICLA Vienna 2016).

Acceptance of Certificate B2 (CEFR)
Certificate B2 (CEFR) now accepted as entry requirement for a B.A. in German.

Department of German on Facebook
The Department of German is now also on facebook!

Call for applications
Job opportunity: Resident Academic Full Time Post in German.


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