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English / North American Studies, Department

Fakultät für Philologie at the Uni Bochum

Englisches Seminar

  • Universitätsstraße 150
  • 44780 Bochum
  • Phone: +49 234 32 22589
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Basic information

Teaching staff in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 28
Total number of students 1,030 *
Number of master degree students 180

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 66.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 20.9 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 7/9 points
International orientation, master's 6/9 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.8
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 2.7
Exams 2.4
Research orientation 2.5
Job market preparation 3.8
Support for stays abroad 2.9
Rooms 3.4
Library 2.3
IT-infrastructure 2.9
Overall study situation 2.5

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 440
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 none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Short, compulsory introductory phase; opportunities for specialisation are provided as early as the second semester; option of studying English technical languages in a dedicated advanced module; participation in courses of the university's Learning through Research programme (teaching and testing of methodological skills for systematically investigating research issues involving interdisciplinary contexts and creatively conducive approaches); possibility of "independent studies" for especially gifted students (credited, relatively small research projects).
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Coordination of one-year Assistant Teacher positions and shorter teaching placements in English-speaking countries; fixed links to 12 first-class schools in England, Scotland and Australia, including, for example, Fettes College in Edinburgh. Annual summer school in Scotland with fully credited courses for approx. 40 students. Teaching is conducted entirely in English; credited compulsory stay abroad of at least six weeks.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    City University Hongkong, China; Central Michigan University, USA; NUI Galway, Irland; UCC Cork, Irland; University of Limerick, Irland; Cardiff University, VK; University of Nottingham, VK; Newcastle University, VK; U niversity of Hull, VK; Free University Brussels, Belgien
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Strong overlap between teaching and research projects in the field of English Subject-related Didactics (Skills Day, Ganz In, Coaching for Refugees), Linguistics (Multilingualism in Afro-Mülheim, English as the International Lingua Franca) and literary st
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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