The English Department offers two different courses of studies, the BA/MA course and the Lehramtstudium (i.e. English as teaching degree). The main difference between the two is that for a teaching degree you have to choose a second subject and complete an additional pedagogical education at the department for educational studies.
NB: All courses and lectures will be held in English only.
BA English and American Studies
A BA in English and American Studies accounts for a total of 180 ECTS; 135 ECTS are gained by doing the compulsory modules at our department and the remaining 45 ECTS need to be done as so-called ECs (Erweiterungscurricula, i.e. minor subjects – you can find all possible curricula here). If studied full-time, the BA can be completed within 6 semesters. To do so you have to pass exams in our four fields of studies (Language Skills, Linguistics, Literature and Cultural and Regional Studies).
English as Teaching Degree
A teaching degree in English consists of 65 hours per term. These hours are split between compulsory subjects and electives as well as 8 hours per term per subject of free electives. Additionally, there are 14 hours per term of theory-based pedagogical education and 12 hours of practical teaching education in schools. All together a teaching degree accounts for 160 hours per term that should be completed within 9 semesters – 4 semesters for the first phase of studies, 5 for the second.
You might also find additional information on the homepage of the Department for Educational Studies.
Diploma Studies (discontinued)
A diploma in English and American Studies consists of 120 hours per term. 72 of these hours are compulsory subjects and electives and the remaining 48 hours are free electives. The diploma will take, if studied full-time, 8 semesters. As well as the teaching degree, the diploma is also separated in two phases, each consisting of 4 semesters.
For further information please visit the homepage of the StudienServiceStelle.