We offer four different degree programs: one undergraduate degree program (B.A.), two Master's degree programs (M.A.), (a one-subject M.A. and a two-subject M.A.), and a Master of Education (M.Ed.).
The B.A. program provides students with a thorough grounding in linguistics, literary studies, cultural studies and, optionally, ESP studies (English for Special Purposes); it allows a moderate degree of specialization. Please note that in addition to English/American Studies you need a further subject of study (two-subject B.A.).
The two M.A. degree programs, by comparison, allow a high degree of specialization in the fields of Anglophone literature, culture and linguistics. The M.Ed. is a degree that qualifies for the teaching of English in German secondary schools.
All of our degree programs are open to international students, i.e. students whose university entrance qualifications were obtained outside the German educational system. However, applicants should be aware of the following conditions:
|International English Language Testing Service
|Test of English as a Foreign Language
|Overall Min score: 7.5 (Min. Subscore Writing 7.0)
|Min score: 110
For any further information, including a step-by-step description of the application process, please consult the pages of the International Office.
All courses offered by the English Department are taught in English. In addition, there is an International Course Catalogue, which is designed for international students, staff, and all those
wishing to attend courses taught in English by other departments at RUB. It contains descriptions of each course with the number of credit points available, it helps international students organise their semester timetables and provides useful contact information for the various faculties at the university. All courses are open to exchange students and students of related subjects. You may register for your desired courses on eCampus. If you have missed the registration deadline, you can always contact the lecturers, who will add your name to the course lists once eCampus registration has terminated.
The Bereich DaF (German as a foreign language) offers German courses during the semester, which are free of charge for exchange students. There is a large array of different courses tailored to students’ specific language needs. A varying number or credits can be earned depending on the workload for each course.
The ZFA (University Language Centre) currently offers courses in 15 different languages. All courses are credited and free of charge for RUB students, including exchange students. However, except for beginners’ courses, a placement test is obligatory prior to registration.
Our International Office organises an International Welcome, which is free for all international students, at the beginning of each term to help students get started with their studies, meeting fellow international students, and navigating their way around campus. The webpage of the International Office has a number of services available and may assist you in all matters concerning your stay abroad.