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Franco-German dual studies

German studies and law: New courses of study allow for two university degrees

Freiburg, Sep 12, 2018

Franco-German dual studies

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As of the 2018/2019 winter semester, the University of Freiburg and the University of Strasbourg are launching two courses of study that will provide a dual university degree including the bachelor’s degree in “German studies from a Franco-German perspective” and a master’s degree “Franco-German law” through the European campus program.

German language, literature, culture and history – the new degree program “German studies from a Franco-German perspective” will focus mainly on these areas. The subjects will be offered jointly by the Department of German at the University of Freiburg and the “Département d'études allemandes” at the University of Strasbourg. A unique feature of the course: The students focus on the German content from both German and French perspectives. After successfully completing their studies at both universities, they will receive both a “Bachelor of Arts” degree and a French “Licence.” The program starts either in Freiburg or Strasbourg. In their second year the courses take place at the University of Freiburg and in their third year at the partner university in France. In this way, students will also gain experience with two different national education systems and acquire skills that go beyond their studies by dealing with both German and French culture. The course of study always begins during the winter semester. Applications will be accepted until July 2019.

In-depth knowledge of French law, language and specialist terminology: In the course “Franco-German Law,” students can acquire the two titles “Master of Law” and “Master en droit” in addition to the state examination. The ten participants of each of the two universities will initially study for one year in Strasbourg and then one year in Freiburg. In a joint Franco-German seminar and a master's thesis in French, they deepen the comparative law studies. Well-founded knowledge of French legal language is becoming increasingly important, especially in the European context: French is one of the two languages ​​of negotiation before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The master program can either be completed as a first degree parallel to the state examination or as a supplement after completing a first-degree course. The course of study always begins during the winter semester. Applications will be accepted until May 2019.


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About Eucor – The European Campus

The European Consortium for Territorial Cooperation (EVTZ) Eucor – The European Campus arose out of a longstanding cooperation amongst universities in the Upper Rhine region. In December 2015 five member universities – the University of Basel, the University of Freiburg, the University of Haute-Alsace, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Strasbourg – signed the founding documents to give cross-border research and teaching its own legal identity.  The EVTZ combines the skills and potential of 15,000 researchers, 11,000 doctoral students as well as 115,000 students. The university consortium Eucor – The European Campus seeks to mutually build a clearly defined scientific and research epicenter without walls and borders and with an international flair.

Dr. Harald Baßler
Department of German
University of Freiburg
Tel.: 0761/203-3225

Sabine Klostermann
Faculty of Law
University of Freiburg
Tel.: 0761/203-97806