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English Studies (Bachelor of Arts)

English Studies (Bachelor of Arts)

The degree program in English Studies covers the study of the language, literature and culture of English-speaking countries. Students receive a solid overview of both classical and modern English-language literature and culture and also explore current topics from the areas of structural and applied linguistics.

In terms of content, the program has a geographic focus on the UK, North America and the postcolonial world. Due to its interdisciplinary orientation, the in-depth study of language, literature and culture always includes questions from the areas of history, philosophy, politics, and media studies as well. In addition to knowledge-based courses, the program offers language practice modules to enhance students’ grammar, vocabulary and style.

In year two, students can choose electives and thus prioritize individual focus areas. Students can choose a profile in either English linguistics and communications, North American studies, or British and postcolonial literary and cultural studies.

Possible lines of work:

Cultural management (theater, opera, museum, etc.), international language institutes (adult education), journalism/media industry, communications industry (advertising, public relations, translation), book industry (libraries, booksellers, publishers), international cultural relations, marketing, tourism, international organizations/authorities/governmental or non-governmental organizations, teaching at a public school, academia (research management, teaching/research at universities, research institutions, university administration, etc.)

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