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Information on course of study: Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Dutch Linguistics and Literary Studies (Bachelor)
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Numbers and facts

Course of study name: Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Dutch Linguistics and Literary Studies (Bachelor)
Duration: 6 Semester
Academic degree: Bachelor of Arts
Language: German/Dutch
Type of admission: Application/enrolment possible in the winter semester


Within the scope of the Dual-subject Bachelor, you can take Dutch Linguistics and Literary Studies
  • as a primary or secondary dual subject (60 ECTS) or
  • as a Minor (30 ECTS) combined with a Major
Dutch Linguistics and Literary Studies can be studied either in connection with a non-teaching career goal or as a professional teaching qualification. If you want to become a teacher, you must follow the combinations of subjects for each teaching position.

Orientation and goals

With 23 million speakers in the Netherlands and Flanders, Dutch is one of Europe's mid-sized languages. Students in the bachelor's programme in Dutch Linguistics and Literary Studies at the University of Oldenburg not only study Dutch language and literature, but also delve into elective areas such as history, politics, law and economics.
After successfully completing sic semesters, students are awarded a bachelor's degree, which qualifies them to move directly into the labour market. Alternatively, students may choose to continue their studies with a Master of Arts (M.A.) or a Master of Education (M.Ed.). What is new in these internationally recognised degrees is that they feature a greater degree of structure and continuous assessment, which contributes to continual learning and makes entry into the programmes somewhat easier, especially at the beginning. The bachelor's programme is distinguished by its practical orientation, which includes study abroad, internships, academic English, communication/rhetoric, and instruction in applying for jobs, preparing students in concrete ways for their future careers.

Students should have a broad interest in languages, literature, and cultures. In short, they should enjoy reading! Foreign languages and history are useful in studying Dutch philology, but knowledge of Dutch is not required (but is counted if present). Please see the admission requirements.

Language skills

Students who intend to acquire a Master of Education for teaching in the Haupt- and Realschule and a Master of Education for teaching in the Gymnasium must provide evidence of their skills in one other foreign language by the time they attend the finals (Abschluss) in the master's programme.

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:
  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Application and admission

This is an open admissions degree course, and application is only possible in the winter semester.
The application deadline for the winter semester is 15 October.

If applicable, the application deadline depends on the first subject, if it is admission restricted.

Careers and areas of work

The bachelor's programme in Dutch Linguistics and Literary Studies at the University of Oldenburg is a three year, practically-oriented course of studies that does not lose sight real world applications for course content. Knowledge of literature studies, culture, and history qualifies graduates for careers in publishing (editing, translation, press relations), journalism (newspapers, radio, television), public relations, and commercial continuing education. Furthermore, knowledge of cultural differences (business cultures and intercultural communication) is itself a worthwhile competence, qualifying graduates to work in the area of German-Dutch cooperation or in internationally oriented business consulting. Dutch Linguistics and Literary Studies offers good preparation for work in international organisations, many of which require English and an additional foreign language.

Students who intend to become teachers increase their chances of landing a good job with Dutch, as interest in Dutch as a school subject is on the increase. Students who wish to continue their studies (for example at the doctoral level) benefit from intensive technical and organisational assistance (research projects and stipends).

Your contact persons

  • Gehring, Wolfgang
  • Academic Examinations Office
  • Contact form for students
Fragen zum Studiengang/-fach
  • Reitsma, Foekje
  • Student representatives of Dutch Linguistics and Literary Studies
  • Student representatives of Teaching Degree Programme
Questions about studying
  • Beckmann, Antje
  • Griese, Nicole
  • Study and Career Counselling Service

Documents: Regulations, forms, information

Documents Anerkennung
  • Professionalisierungsbereich Blanko (Anlage) docx
  • Antrag auf Anerkennung von Prüfungsleistungen pdf
  • Prüfungsordnung - allgemeiner Teil 2020 pdf
  • Was bedeutet "Änderung der Prüfungsordnung" für Studierende? pdf
  • Professionalisierungsbereich inkl. Praxismodule - Allgemeine Regelungen 2022 (Anlage 3) pdf
  • Anzeige einer Prüfungsunfähigkeit pdf
  • Anmeldung der Abschlussarbeit pdf
  • Antrag auf Notenverbesserung docx
  • Modulbescheinigung Bachelor docx
  • Antrag auf Zulassung von Fachmodulen im Professionalisierungsbereich (Austauschmodule) docx
  • Vorziehen von Mastermodulen pdf
Examinations and examiners

Postgraduate / combined course of studies

Kombinationsfach (2FB)
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  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Sport Science (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Philosophy / Values and Norms (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Material Culture: Textiles (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Politics-Economics (Bachelor)
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Masterfach-MEd (Kombi)
  • Master of Education Programme (Hauptschule and Realschule) Dutch (Master of Education)
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Dutch (Master of Education)
  • Master of Education Programme (Vocational and Business Education) Dutch (Master of Education)
Master subject
  • Master's Programme Dutch Linguistics and Literary Studies (Master)