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English / North American Studies, Department

Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Bayreuth

  • Universitätsstraße 30
  • 95440 Bayreuth
  • Phone: +49 921 55-0
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Basic information

Teaching staff in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 15
Total number of students 120 *
Number of master degree students 30

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 7/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 63.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 43.3 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 7/9 points
International orientation, master's 8/9 points
Outgoing students 5.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Research orientation
Job market preparation
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 100 *
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification (B.Ed./M.Ed./StEx)
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The degree courses deal with the linguistic characteristics, literatures and cultures of the various Anglophone cultural areas as well as the inter- and transcultural contexts of the English language around the world and its use in socio-cultural contexts. Much emphasis is placed on research, theories and methods. Practicals and international exchanges through dual degree programmes (with universities in China, England, Russia and Taiwan) provide students with job-related applied skills. Students are consulted at regular intervals via surveys as well as individually.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    High percentage if international students especially in the Master's degrees, special internationalisation office at the faculty, double BA and MA degree programmes, practicals (BA) in an English-speaking country. International PhD programme, strong focus within the department and across departments on Africa (literature, varieties of English), international teaching staff, regular international guest lectures, all specialist courses are held in English, high percentage of Erasmus students and other exchange students.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Southampton, UK; Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK; University of Warwick, UK; Queen Mary University of London, UK; Leeds University, UK; University College Dublin, Irland; Weber State University, USA; University of Michigan, USA; University of Illinois, USA; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Several members of the specialist group are involved in the successful "Afrika Multipel" Cluster of Excellence. Research projects are based around the Africa focus, but also around the fields of eco-criticism, risk fiction, the cultural imagination of (gl
  • Other special features
    Outreach: Contacts with schools and the general public are cultivated, such as through the annual literature festival, which is organised by a member of the specialist group, and through city debates which members of the specialist group were involved in.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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