Information on course of study: Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme English Studies (Bachelor)

Information on course of study: Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme English Studies (Bachelor)

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Course of study name: Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme English Studies (Bachelor)
Duration: 6 Semester
Academic degree: Bachelor of Arts
Language: German/English
Type of admission: Application/enrolment possible in the winter semester


Within the scope of the Dual-subject Bachelor, you can take English Studies 
  • as a Major (90 ECTS) combined with a Minor
  • as a primary or secondary dual subject (60 ECTS) or
  • as a Minor (30 ECTS) combined with a Major
English Studies can be studied either in connection with a non-teaching career goal or as a professional teaching qualification. If you want to become a teacher, you must follow the combinations of subjects for each teaching position.

Orientation and goals

English Studies (like the earlier 'English Philology') at the University of Oldenburg is focused on the research and teaching of the English language, Anglophone literature and society and culture in various English-speaking countries, as well as teaching these subjects in schools and other institutions. More than half of the seminars and lectures are taught in English. 
In the bachelor's programme, students learn the basic issues, methods and theories of English Studies. The goal of this programme is to help students gain linguistic and cultural competencies through the acquisition of technical and language skills that can be utilised or conveyed relevant professional situations.

Language skills

Students who intend to acquire a Master of Education for teaching in the Hauptschule or Realschule, in the Gymnasium or for special needs education must provide evidence of their skills in another foreign language by the time they attend the final colloquium (Abschlusskolloquium) in the master's programme.
This can be documented for example through the higher education entrance qualification (allgemeine Hochschulreife).

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:
- DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
- TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

English Language Proficiency see admission regulations.
You can also find information on this under Admission Requirements.

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. Applicants who need a preparatory German course  before commencing their studies must present their knowledge of English with their application. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Admission requirements

International applicants who received their prior education abroad should apply online through uni-assist. For further details see: Application for international students

Proof of a very good command of English:
  • At registration with school leaving certificate or diploma with an acceptable grade in English at a higher level (equivalent to the German Abitur with at least 11 points in English at a higher level)
  • One of the following international tests: 
    • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 95 points
    • TOEFL ITP (Test of English as a Foreign Language, Institutional Testing Program: 587 points
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5 points
    • Cambridge Advanced English-Test / Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): C
    • Cambridge Proficiency English-Test / Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE): C
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 76 points
  • School certificate (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung) from a country with English as the official language. The language of instruction must have been English.
  • A university degree from a country with English as the official language. The language of instruction must have been English. 
  • A university degree in English / American Studies. The language of instruction must have been English.
Certificates or school leaving certificates may not be older than three years, and evidence of language skills must be provided at the time of enrolment.

Important note:

The online versions of the TOEFL iBT and IELTS language tests are accepted. The above minimum score requirements for these tests apply.
  For more details see Foreign language skills on this page.

Careers and areas of work

After successfully completing six semesters, students are awarded a bachelor's degree, which is a suitable qualification for a number of career fields. However, students also have the opportunity to continue studying at the master's level; a master's degree is a prerequisite for embarking on a PhD programme, and it additionally opens up further career options.
Depending on a graduate's subject combination and academic degree, a number of career options present themselves. The Master of Education (M.Ed.) opens the door to a career in public schools. A master's degree in a single subject (M.A.) qualifies graduates to work in publishing, journalism (radio, TV, newspapers, public relations work in businesses and administrations), in institutions offering non-school or vocational training or further education, and libraries, as well as teaching and research.

Your contact persons

  • Gehring, Wolfgang
  • Contact form for students
  • Academic Examinations Office
Fragen zum Studiengang/-fach
  • Fachstudienberatung Anglistik, FSB
  • Student representatives of Teaching Degree Programme
  • Student representatives of English and American Studies
Questions about studying
  • Griese, Nicole
  • Beckmann, Antje
  • Study and Career Counselling Service

Documents: Regulations, forms, information

Documents Anerkennung
  • Professionalisierungsbereich Blanko (Anlage) docx
  • Antrag auf Anerkennung von Prüfungsleistungen pdf
  • Anzeige einer Prüfungsunfähigkeit pdf
  • Antrag auf Notenverbesserung docx
  • Modulbescheinigung Bachelor docx
  • Antrag auf Zulassung von Fachmodulen im Professionalisierungsbereich (Austauschmodule) docx
  • Vorziehen von Mastermodulen pdf
  • Anmeldung der Abschlussarbeit pdf
P-Amt Examinations and examiners

Postgraduate / combined course of studies

Kombinationsfach (2FB)
  • Geography (in cooperation with the University of Bremen) (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme German Studies (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Dutch Linguistics and Literary Studies (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Music (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Art and Media (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Economic Education (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Chemistry (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Sport Science (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Philosophy / Values and Norms (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Material Culture: Textiles (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Politics-Economics (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Physics (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Social Studies (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme History (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Protestant Theology and Religious Education (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Special Needs Education (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Slavic Studies (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Gender Studies (Bachelor)
  • Franco-Romance Studies (in cooperation with the University of Bremen) (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Technology (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Computing Science (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Education (Bachelor)
  • Hispanic Studies (in cooperation with the University of Bremen) (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Mathematics (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Elementary Mathematics (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme General Education (Bachelor)
  • Dual-subject bachelor's programme Low German (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Economics and Business Administration (Bachelor)
Masterfach-MEd (Kern)
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) English (Master of Education)
  • Master of Education Programme (Hauptschule and Realschule) English (Master of Education)
Masterfach-MEd (Kombi)
  • Master of Education Programme (Grundschule) English (Master of Education)
  • Master of Education Programme (Special Needs Education) English (Master of Education)
  • Master of Education Programme (Vocational and Business Education) English (Master of Education)
Master subject
  • Master's Programme English Studies (Master)