In the major and minor subject in Literary Studies, you will research several European and American literatures and relate them to each other. In addition, you will look at literature from a media studies perspective and in exchange with various media and artistic practices.
During your studies you will attend courses in media studies as well as film and television. You will explore the theoretical foundations and research subjects of literary studies.
You will acquire basic social and cultural skills as key qualifications for your professional activity. These include creativity, judgement, the ability to grasp structural problems as well as intercultural skills and knowledge of several foreign languages.
Our graduates are active in these professional fields:
The bachelor's degree course 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)
Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)
In the qualification phase, one of the following main subjects is studied:
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 Literary Studies
At the University of Erfurt, you will study a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor) in the bachelor's program. You may have to observe combination rules.
The STUDIMAT supports you in combining the major with the minor subject. Try it out now!
A semester abroad in an English speaking country is strongly recommended. The International Office will be happy to assist you in organizing your stay abroad.
Are you already familiar with the internationalisation program of Erfurt Literary Studies?
The BA 6+1 program offers Erfurt students of Literary Studies and Romance Studies the opportunity to think outside the box and get to know the university culture in another country.
more information about the BA 6+1 program
General information on the admission requirements (study without Abitur):
Until the end of the studies:
Depending on the chosen major field of study, one of the following proofs at level B2 is required:
The Language Centre (Sprachenzentrum) offers around 140 language courses per semester in 16 modern and ancient (foreign) languages. It supports you in acquiring and deepening your language skills.
International applicants whose native language is not German must provide proof of sufficient German language skills (level B1) upon application.
Information on required German language skills and the German language test for university admission (DSH):
At present, no admission limitation (without numerus clausus) is expected.
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Bachelor program English and American Studies
Bachelor program German Studies
Bachelor program Romance Studies
The major and minor subject in Literary Studies is admission-free (without NC).
Application for the two-subject Bachelor's degree:
If you combine Literary Studies with an admission-free program (without NC), you can enrol directly from May 1 to September 15.
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For the combination of Literary Studies with an admissions-restricted subject (with NC), please apply from May 1 to July 15 via the following link.
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