Literary Studies (phased out)

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Bachelor programme

Degree Profile

Begin of study
winter semester
6 semester
Academic degree
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
full time and part time
Faculty of Philosophy
Tuition fee
semester contribution only
Admission restriction
no restricted admission
Dual-subject Bachelor
major and minor subject
Teaching language

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

Bachelor's programme Literary Studies

Course Details

In the subject 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.

Literary Studies in Detail

Structure of the study programme

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)

  • Introduction to Literary Studies
  • Orientations in the history of literature in one or more literatures
  • Topics and questions of general literary studies

Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)

  • Intercultural competence
  • Parameters of text analysis and literary theory
  • Parameters of contextualization

In the qualification phase, one of the following main subjects is studied:

  • General and comparative literature,
  • English and American Studies,
  • Modern German literary studies,
  • Romance literary studies (Romance languages and literature, Spanish studies),
  • Slavic literary studies.


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

Examinations regulations minor Literary Studies

Master Programmes

After the Bachelor at the University of Erfurt

Master programme Literary Studies


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

Enrol for Literary Studies now!

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