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Latin (teaching degree)

What is the degree programme about?

Our cultural heritage is closely linked with Latin – the lingua franca in the days of the Roman Empire – which still plays an important role today, especially in medicine, theology and biology.

If you are interested in studying and analysing the Latin-speaking ancient world under academic aspects, then Latin philology is for you.

If you want to pass on your knowledge of Latin to school children you can study Latin as a teaching degree for secondary schools (Lehramt Gymnasien).

Degree programme structure

The Bachelor's degree programme consists of three phases, the teaching degree programme consists of four phases. In the first two semesters, you receive broad basic training in language practice, linguistics, literary studies and cultural studies of Antiquity. In the second phase, you refine your specialist and methodical skills. In the third phase you specialise in an area of your choice. Teaching degree students can choose specialisation modules in prose or poetry after the sixth subject semester.

You study Latin philology as a first or second subject in combination with another subject. For more information on which other subjects you can choose, please contact the Student Advice and Career Centre (IBZ).

The teaching degree (Lehramt) in Latin is largely identical with the Bachelor's degree programme Latin philology. However, as a future teacher you also study teaching methodology and education theory.

What can I do with this degree?

You will be equipped with skills for a broad range of careers in media, journalism, libraries, publishing, adult education and other areas of language teaching or at the intersection of business and culture.

When you study Latin as a teaching degree (Lehramt) and you have completed the first State Examination (Staatsprüfung) you can become a teacher at a secondary school after two years of teacher training (Referendariat) and the second State Examination.

Degree programme start date and application deadlines

The FAU website provides an overview of the current application deadlines as well as information on the selection process and how to apply.

Start date of degree programme: Winter Term

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Please note: Despite careful checks, we cannot rule out errors or omissions. For this reason, all prospective students are advised to seek detailed information from FAU's Student Advice and Career Service (IBZ) before commencing their studies.

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Degree type: State Examination
Type of study: Teaching Degree
Location: Erlangen
Standard duration of study: 9 Semester
Start date of degree programme: Winter Term
Language: German
Admission: No Admissions Restrictions
Early entrance programme: no
Part-time study: no