Degree Programs

Study programs are listed under their official names (usually in German, English in some cases) titles on the left. WS/SS indicates whether the program commences in the winter or summer semester.

Anglistik / Amerikanistik – Bachelor Hauptfach

Faculty Philosophische Fakultät
Target degree Bachelor Hauptfach
Restriction on admission no
Regular duration of study 6 semester
Admission semester winter semester
Degree type undergraduate
Language of instruction English only

Course content

We pride ourselves on offering our students a wide variety of courses and programs ranging from Beowulf (the only complete Germanic epic) and Shakespeare, to contemporary American novels, photography and film. Our 3-year B.A. program will enable students to achieve excellence in academic English, linguistic analysis, cultural studies, as well as the interpretation and evaluation of literary texts. Our program, which commences every winter semester, may be studied as a major or minor subject. It consists of four core areas: Academic English, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, and Literary Studies.

Admission prerequisites

The pre-requisites for studying English and American Studies are: a good command of spoken and written English, a second foreign language, as well as an interest in language, literature, and culture.

Foreign language requirements

See „Zulassungsvoraussetzungen“

Special features

In their first and second years, students will take one basic and one advanced module in each of the areas above. Students with English and American Studies as their minor will complete the program at the end of the advanced modules. In their third year, students majoring in English and American Studies will attend four focus modules and an additional lecture. Furthermore, students will submit their B.A. thesis before completion of the program.

All students of English and American Studies are strongly recommended to spend a period of time in an English-speaking country. This is an invaluable opportunity for students to improve their language skills and to immerse themselves in a different culture and academic environment. We offer our students the opportunity to partake in established exchange programs with universities in the United Kingdom, North America, Ireland, India, and Australia.

Professional fields

Academia, journalism and publishing, public relations, etc.

Postgraduate programs

Graduates of the B.A. program with a good final grade will have the option of pursuing one of the following M.A. programs: American Studies, English Linguistics, English Literatures and Cultures. Subsequently, students with a good M.A. grade may study for a PhD.

PhD options

See above.


Englisches Seminar

Wilhelmstraße 50

72074 Tübingen

Telefon : 07071 29 72959

Telefax : 07071 29 5760

Email : anglistik(at)

Orientation events

Die Einführungsveranstaltungen für die Erstsemester finden Sie auf folgender zentraler Seite

Enrollment procedures

See module handbook (available via the website of the seminar)


Anglistik, Amerikanistik, Englisch

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