Program Structure and Content

Modules and Courses

The Master of Arts in English Literatures and Literary Theory is is made up of modules. Each module can consist of a variety of course types, including seminars, lectures and tutorials – all focusing on a specific theme. The modules include both required and elective seminars.

The course of study includes the following modules:

  • Theories and Methods of Literary and Cultural Studies
  • English Literatures
  • Core Texts
  • Research Methods and Teaching Experience

Program Regulations

View the program requirements and regulations (Prüfungsordnung) (PDF in German only).


Program Sequence

View the official program sequence (Studienverlaufsplan) (PDF in German only).


ECTS Credits

You receive ECTS credits for the courses taken in this master’s program. The ECTS system quantifies workload in terms of the amount of time per course students will have to spend attending lectures, doing readings, completing assignments and writing exams.

One ECTS credit equals twenty-five hours’ worth of coursework; the average full course load for one semester is equal to 750 hours, or 30 ECTS credits. The ECTS system helps outline the general structure of the program, and also defines the amount of time each of the required elements of the program should take. It facilitates the documentation of students’ progress.

In total, 120 ECTS credits must be accumulated for the successful completion of this master’s program.


Beginning and Length of the Program

The Master's in English Literatures and Literary Theory is designed as a two-year, full-time course of study. It begins every winter semester. More information on the application process and deadline can be found here.


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