In the Bachelor programme “Teacher Training” students are required to choose two subjects to study. These can either be two teaching subjects or one teaching subject and a specialization including pedagogy. The programme is comprised of the first teaching subject (95 ECTS), the chosen second teaching subject (95 ECTS), the basic didactic skills (bildungswissenschaftlichen Grundlagen) (40 ECTS), the free electives (5 ECTS), and the Bachelor thesis (5 ECTS).
The Bachelor programme consists of various subject-specific and ELT related elements of teacher training. In addition to the general pedagogical classes, the Teacher Training Programme also offers a number of discipline-specific, ELT related and practical classes focusing on English Language, Literature and Culture. The linguistic part of the programme aims to establish a basic understanding of the development, structure and use of the English language. In the literary part of the programme students work with Anglophone literary texts with a particular focus on British and US-American literature. In addition, students learn about Anglophone cultures, media, and arts both in terms of historical and contemporary perspectives.
Entrance examination: Yes, General teacher training admission
Language of instruction: English, German
Bachelor programme English & American Studies
The Bachelor's degree programme English and American Studies provides an academic education and qualification for professional activities, and trains students to become experts in the English language and in Anglophone literature and culture. Through classes in language, linguistics, literature and culture, students acquire a range of theoretical and practical skills, which open the doors to a variety of professions and occupational fields relating to the English language and to Anglophone cultures.
The Master‘s programme in English and American Studies teaches theoretical and practical skills in the English language as well as in a range of specialist and general professionally relevant subjects. Depending on the selected specialisation, students deepen their knowledge in the spheres of Applied Linguistics or in Literary and Culture Studies. Upon completion of their studies, M.A. degree holders are not only endowed with subject-specific knowledge and skills, which serve as a basis for a career as researcher, but they are also equipped with the cultural, methodological, and factual knowledge required to perform responsible activities in economics, politics, in the arts and in the cultural sphere.
The new Master’s degree programme Game Studies and Engineering is an interdisciplinary programme, instructing students on technical as well as analytical and ethical issues regarding video- and other games. Students with a bachelor degree in Computer Sciences or/and Humanities, an interest in the development, analysis, critical reflection of videogames and proficiency in spoken and written English, are encouraged to enroll in this programme. The focus of the curriculum is on the the multifold nature and contextualisation of games with regard to an array of different but interconnected areas of investigation.
The programme provides students with a platform to learn, study, and create games and multimedia applications. Engaged and motivated teachers and bottom-up teaching methods will involve students in game studies and game engineering and production. The practical nature of the program will be underpinned by a project semester as an integral part of the curriculum and international partners – including universities and companies – will connect students beyond campus limits.
Degree: Master of Science (MSc) or Master of Arts (MA)
Supplemental examinations: Yes
Entrance examination: Yes
Language of instruction: English
Doctoral Studies (Ph.D)
If you are interested in pursuing a doctorate in English and American Studies, please approach one of the professors who supervise dissertations in the following research fields. You need to find a supervisor before you enroll in the university’s Doctoral Degree Programme.