Faculty of Modern LanguagesEnglish Studies - bachelor vocational teaching profession

English studies is dedicated to the investigation of the English language, literature and culture in their various present-day forms and in their historical development.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Arts
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language(s) of instructionEnglish
Fees and contributions171.80 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with entrance examination procedure
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Teaching degree optionYes
Can be completed entirely in EnglishYes

Course Content

The undergraduate Bachelor’s programme in the general education minor English (33%, only in combination with the subject “Gerontology, Health and Care”) comprises the scientific study of the English language (linguistics) and literature (literary studies), a cultural studies lecture, fundamental language training as well as a specialised didactics course.

The specialised curriculum is divided equally between English literature and linguistics.  On the basis of relevant theory and methodology, a range of pertinent research-related academic topics and current research questions will be studied and discussed, both orally and in writing.  

The instruction in subject-specific didactics establishes and expands upon the basic fundamentals of bilingual learning and teaching, intercultural learning, language work, the use of media in the classroom, and the basics of school organisation.   

Course Structure

In the two initial orientation semesters, introductory courses in linguistics, literary studies and phonetics provide students with subject-specific fundamental skills and knowledge.  These are followed by more specialised modules in linguistics, literature, and cultural studies, consisting of seminars or a lecture that may be selected by students in accordance with their needs and preferences from a wide range of modules. These in-depth theoretical courses are accompanied by three practical language courses (Tense and Aspect, Essential Skills for Writing, Structure and Idiom). At this point in their studies, it is recommended that students participate in a study abroad programme. After completion of these courses, students have a broad overview of the scientific sub-disciplines of English studies and are familiar with various methodological approaches. The focus seminar in linguistics and literary studies constitutes the research component. We recommend that students take the specialised didactics seminar in the final study phase. The Bachelor’s thesis as well as one final oral examination are omitted in the general education minor.