Bachelor programme English and American Studies (E)

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

Two thirds of the education deal with the core subjects of English Studies: linguistics, literature studies, cultural studies and language proficiency (in terms of perfecting the language skills; students must already have competence level “Independent User”, i.e. upper intermediate level). One third of the degree programme consists of modules outside English Studies (see Minor Subjects in the curriculum). The medium of instruction is English.

Higher education institution:
Universität Wien
Group of fields of study:
Degree programme:
English and American Studies (E)
Bachelor programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Arts, BA
6 Semester / 180 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,70
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published in the:
MBl. 2010/11, Stk. 23 (Nr. 127), i.d.F. MBl. 2012/13, Stk. 33 (Nr. 226)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme “English and American Studies” deals with the language, literature and culture of the English-speaking world (especially the Anglo-American region).


The bachelor programme consists of the “orientation period”, in which the basic principles, central issues and working methods of the BA programme in English and American Studies are taught, and the modules “Language” (teaches skills regarding the use of the situation-adequate language, text analysis and text production), “Linguistics” (teaches e.g. knowledge about basic concepts and definitions that enable a linguistic description of the English language as well as knowledge about academic working and the history of the English language), “Literature Studies and Cultural Studies” (teaches knowledge about English-speaking cultures and provides an overview of the developments in the history of literature from the Middle Ages to the present time) and minor subjects. To support the mobility of students it is recommended to spend part of the studies at a university abroad. The degree programme concludes with a bachelor thesis.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations

Latin (DP) - examination has to be passed before the final part of the diploma degree examination or bachelor?s examination