English and American Studies (Bachelor)

 The bachelor's programmes at the Department of English

The bachelor’s programme in English and American Studies equips students with qualifications in the following areas: language proficiency (target level C2), cultural studies, literature studies, linguistics, as well as academic research, problem solving and teaching.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 612

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 45 ECTS credits als extension curricula)

Language: English (language of instruction) & German (admission requirement)

Entrance exam procedure


For more information see the departement's website

Facts & Figures

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Data updated on: 20.07.2023

Information about presentation & calculation

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


Language of Instruction

Please note that the languages of instruction of this programme are English as well as German (in some modules). To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme in English and American Studies consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), groups of compulsory modules in the field of language competence, linguistics, and literature and cultural studies (135 ECTS credits), as well as extension curricula of a student’s own choice (45 ECTS credits). To successfully complete the programme, students have to write two bachelor’s theses.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Cultural theories
  • Language analysis
  • History of English
  • Critical readings
  • Language in use

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Depending on their additional qualifications and the current situation on the labour market, graduates of the bachelor’s programme are qualified to work in the education, cultural, media or communication sector.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.3 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 4.0 (high)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 129 graduates.

*You can find further assessments of the degree programme from its graduates’ perspective in the graduate survey of the bachelor’s programme in English and American Studies graduation survey (in German).

Graduates ...

  • find employment within 2 months after graduation on average.

*You can find further information on career entry and career paths in the tracking of graduates "BA English and American Studies".