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English / North American Studies, Department

Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften at the FU Berlin

Institut für Englische Philologie

  • Habelschwerdter Allee 45
  • 14195 Berlin
  • Phone: +49 308 387 2321
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 17
Total number of students 830 *
Number of master degree students 190

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 59.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 11.8 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 5/9 points
International orientation, master's 6/9 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.6
Support in studies 2.8
Courses offered 2.5
Study organisation 3.2
Exams 2.5
Research orientation 2.4
Job market preparation 3.5
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 2.2
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 2.1
Overall study situation

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 690
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification (B.Ed./M.Ed.)
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department yes, please see department website

Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    A wide range of courses with numerous Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes and a variety of possible combinations; Full integration of key research areas into teaching (interdisciplinary, e.g. history of ideas, literary studies and art theory); Full participation in the introductory and orientation course EinS@FU to support students in their choice of subject; Promotion and support of student initiatives and projects in all teaching and learning processes. Subject-specific services for career entry preparation (ABV).
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Strategic partnerships of the FU (e.g. Jerusalem, Berkeley, Vancouver) particularly relevant for department; Strengthening of international research partnerships and use of synergies with complementary partner universities; Joint promotion of young academics, especially through cooperation in the training of PhD students and based on the career path model of the FU Berlin; Cooperation promotion in teaching, such as for the design and implementation of joint degree courses.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; University of Essex, Colchester, UK; Queen Mary University of London, London, UK University of Kent, Canterbury, UK University of Warwick, Coventry, UK University of Leeds, Leeds, UK University of Manchester, Manchester, UK Institute of Education, London, UK
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Excellent philological library (architect Norman Foster; over 700,000 volumes, a large collection of journals and databases) which also state-of-the-art technology; Largest specialist library for North American Studies in Europe with over 750,000 media items of all kinds; Outstanding central language centre with self-learning centre.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Numerous interdisciplinary collaborative projects in which philosophy, the humanities, history, and cultural sciences conduct joint research from historical and systematic perspectives, e.g. in the Temporal Communities - Doing Literature in a Global Persp
  • Other special features
    Academics and institutions of the department and the FU Berlin are integrated into a large network of nationally and internationally renowned academics as well as artists and creative professionals, which offers students throughout Germany unique opportunities to get to know the relevant people in everyday university life, e.g. in lectures organised by the Dahlem Humanities Center, workshops (including with authors and artists) or lecture series in the "Open Lecture Hall", and to establish contacts.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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