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English and American Studies: Bachelor Studies

Anglistik/Amerikanistik an der Uni Erfurt
Anglistik/Amerikanistik an der Uni Erfurt
Anglistik/Amerikanistik an der Uni Erfurt

Degree Profile

  • Begin of studies: winter semester 
  • Duration: 6 semester
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
  • Structure: full time or part time
  • Faculty: Faculty of Philosophy 
  • Tuition fees: none (only administrative charges)
  • Admission restrictions: no restricted admission

Course Details

The BA course is subdivided into linguistics, literature, language practice as well as culture and history of Anglophone countries. Linguistics imparts knowledge about the structure and usage of the English language as well as capacities of its analysis. In literary studies, knowledge about Anglophone literatures of the 19th and 20th century is asquired as well as the ability to analyse texts scientifically and to place them within literary history. In practical language classes, a proficient and stylistically adequate use of English at an advanced level is developed, both in the written and spoken medium.

Career Prospects and Employability

One field of activity is teaching at different schools and colleges.

Moreover, many graduates of English and American Studies work in the following industries:

  • Tourisms
  • Translation (interpreting, translating)
  • Publishing (editorial department)
  • Documentation and archiving (libraries)
  • Journalism (print media, news agencies)
  • Radio and television (editing, writing)
  • Public relations (PR agencies, consultancy)
  • Marketing and advertising (copywriter)
  • Diplomacy (NGOs, embassies)
  • Politics (parties, associations)

Possible combinations (German only)

The detailed rules of combining majors and minors can be found on the overview page for each program.

Study Abroad

A semester abroad in an English speaking country is strongly recommended. The International Office assists you in organizing the stay abroad.

Information for teacher education students

Language Requirements and Proficiency Examinations

Before beginning their studies, all students (major or minor subject) need to take the Oxford Placement Test (OPT) during the introductory days. Without a test result, students cannot attend any classes! Only English native speakers are exempt.

In the OPT, students need to reach 66 points. If the result is lower, the test can be re-taken in January.

Entrance requirement

  • general qualification for university entrance

Admission restrictions

  • no restricted admission (nc-free)


Information on application deadlines, procedures, admission and enrolment can be found at:

Appplication Deadline: Applications are accepted from 1 June to 30 September.

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