English and American Studies (phased out)

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Bachelor programme

Degree Profile

6 semester
Academic degree
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
Faculty of Philosophy
Tuition fee
semester contribution only
Admission restriction
no restricted admission
Dual-subject Bachelor
major and minor subject
School subject
Teacher relevance
Primary schools, Secondary schools, Special schools, Vocational schools

The degree programme "English and American Studies" is being phased out. Students who apply now will be enrolled in the new degree programme "English and American Studies 2021".

Bachelor's programme English and American Studies

Course Details

English and American Studies comprises much more than intensive language study to acquire advanced knowledge in oral and written English. It encourages critical thinking, expands discursive skills in both mother tongue and foreign language and increases intercultural competence.

In addition to an in-depth study of current English, which includes an intensive examination of its structure, varieties and origins, our departments enable students to develop skills in the analysis of and reflection on literature and to acquire a broader knowledge of the cultures, literatures and history of the Anglophone countries.

English and American Studies in Detail

Structure of the study programme

The bachelor's degree programme at the University of Erfurt comprises a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor's degree) as well as the fundamental course of study. It aims to impart specialist content and occupational field orientation as well as interdisciplinary skills. The standard period of study is six semesters.

Orientation Phase (First Year)

  • Fundamentals of English Linguistics
  • Fundamentals of English and American Literature
  • General Language Practice and Cultural Studies

Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)

  • deepen and apply knowledge of the English language, literature and culture

more information about curriculum


The major and minor subjects differ in terms of the content and scope of the course. In the major subject a Bachelor thesis is written.

Examinations regulations major subject English and American Studies 2012

Examinations regulations minor subject English and American Studies 2012

Master Programmes


It is no longer possible to apply for this degree programme. However, you can apply for the new Bachelor's programme:

Enrol now for English and American Studies!

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