Study opportunities  

Study opportunities

British Studies


Bachelor of Arts. (B.A.)
Master of Arts (M.A.)


For the bachelor programme: English B2 and another foreign language A2 or knowledge of Latin

For the master programme: bachelor degree required, English C1 and another foreign language A2 or knowledge of Latin


Please note that the information "Course language: English" refers to the master programme only.


English Language and Literature is one of the newer philologies focussing on living languages. The aim of the study programme is to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills and methods to enable them to handle academic work, to critically appraise their findings in their study of English and to act responsibly, with consideration of the requirements and changes in the field of English (linguistics, literature and cultural studies of Great Britain and English-language areas with the exception of the USA). The study programme areas are:

  • linguistics (incl. phonetics, morphology, syntax, variations, text linguistics and history of language)
  • literary studies (methods and theories of literary studies, history of the literature of Great Britain from the beginning to the present, new English-language literature)
  • cultural studies (history of the British Isles and the Empire, cultural history of the British Isles, methods of cultural studies, present culture and society of the British Isles)
  • language practice (spoken and written academic discourse).

graduation admission Studies commencing in study period study guide offer since/at
Bachelor of Arts. (B.A.) Local restrictions on admission W 6 PDF WS 2006/2007
Master of Arts (M.A.) Unrestricted admission with subject-specific admission requirements W & S 4 PDF WS 2006/2007

last update: 20.08.2018 

Academic Advisor

von Prof.Dr.phil. Oliver Knebel Doeberitz (Master)
phone: +49 341 97-37315

Dr. phil. Beate Seidel (Bachelor)
phone: +49 341 97-37319

Dr. phil. Jürgen Ronthaler (Bachelor)
phone: +49 341 97-37321


Faculty of Philology