Faculty of Modern LanguagesEnglish Studies – Bachelor 75%

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 contributions169.25 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with entrance examination procedure
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Part-time optionYes
Can be completed entirely in EnglishYes

Course Content

As a major subject, a Bachelor’s degree in English encompasses the scientific investigation of English languages (linguistics), literatures (literary studies) and cultures (cultural studies) as well as in-depth language training. Traditionally, Britain and North America are of central significance both in teaching and research, but there are also a number of classes on other varieties of the language, other literatures in English and other English-speaking cultures. Towards the end of the degree programme, students can 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 two final focus seminars in literary studies and linguistics, as well as the elective module (worth a total of nine credits) help students prepare for their final scientific thesis (the Bachelor's thesis) which concludes the academic programme.

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