Faculty of Modern LanguagesEnglish Studies – Bachelor 50%

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, German
Fees and contributions151.05 € / 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
Part-time optionYes

Course Content

A Bachelor’s degree in English encompasses the scientific investigation of English languages (linguistics), literatures (literary studies) and cultures (cultural studies) as well as fundamental language training. Towards the end of the degree programme, students must select an area of specialisation (either linguistics or literary studies).

Course Structure

In the first orientation semesters, students acquire subject-specific fundamental skills and knowledge in introductory courses on linguistics, literary studies and phonetics. These are followed by more specialised modules in linguistics, literary studies and cultural studies (consisting of lectures and seminars that students can select from a wide range of modules in accordance with their needs and preferences). These in-depth theoretical courses are accompanied by four practical language courses (Tense and Aspect, Essential Skills for Writing, Structure and Idiom, Advanced English in Use). Most students tend to take their study-abroad semester at this stage. 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 final focus seminar in either literary studies or linguistics helps students prepare for their academic final paper (the Bachelor's thesis), which is the concluding element of the degree programme.