German (Master)

Germany does not only put our understanding of our own culture into perspective – without German language skills, there would be no deeper understanding of European history, for instance the Nazi regime or The Cold War.

Germany is one of the world’s most important economies, and by far Denmark’s most significant trading partner. Germany plays a pivotal part in the European Union.

German is simply the largest language in the EU and is spoken daily by more than 120 million people. As opposed to popular myth, the number of people worldwide learning German is on the rise, and has been so since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

A Leading German Programme with many Fieldtrips

If you decide to take a Master in German, you get the chance to immerse yourself in a true humanistic discipline while accommodating the growing need for graduates with an intricate knowledge of German language and culture – in the private and public sectors.

German in Odense is recognized as the leading German programme in Denmark. We employ more academic staff than similar departments. We have a strong research environment: as a master student, you work with assignments that are in fact little research projects.

German in Odense is characterised by all lectures being in German.

Due to the geographical position of the University of Southern Denmark, it is possible to organise many fieldtrips to Lübeck, Flensburg, Hamburg or Berlin and the structure of the programme enables to students to easily incorporate a stay abroad.

Career Options

With a Master in German, you are able to teach at institutes of upper secondary education, but it is also possible to work within the media, in advertising or with public authorities.