Information on study programmes

The Faculty of Philology and History offers a wide range of philological and historical programmes in the areas of literature, linguistics, cultural studies and history. Exciting high-standard research is combined with interesting and committed teaching in many forms, from Bachelor degree to elite courses and doctoral studies. These are some of the reasons why we were awarded an excellent ranking by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) in 2007.

In addition to a wide range of courses, we offer a variety of events to broaden our students' horizon, such as lecture series, research colloquia, national and international visiting lecturers, literature competitions or the Anglistentheater, a theatrical group performing drama in English. Research and teaching form part of an international network linked by numerous cooperations with international universities and regular participation of international visiting professors in teaching classes. The high standard of education in foreign language subjects is ensured by an intensive and broad programme of courses organized by our Language Centre.

Study Opportunities

The Faculty of Philology and History is the largest faculty at the University of Augsburg. It offers a wide range of courses leading to State Examination, Magister Artium, Bachelor's Degree, and Master's Degree. Students seeking advice on their course of study or their choice of subject can get assistance from our study consultants. Their names are listed on the homepage of the respective department.

1) Teacher Training (State Examination)

The following subjects may be studied leading to teaching qualifications: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian and History:

Teacher Training is school-oriented. After the first training phase (scholarly part) students will take the First State Examination.

2) Magister Artium Degree

It is a characteristic feature of the Magister Artium that students are virtually free to choose from a range of subjects which can be combined according to their individual interests. The Magister Artium comprises one major and two minor subjects. More detailed information about the subjects and the examination regulations for this degree can be found on the website of the Student Counselling Service. As per 1 October 2008, the Magister Artium will be replaced by the B.A. and M.A. degrees listed below. The summer term of 2008 was the last in which students were able to enrol for a Magister Artium Degree.

3) Bachelor’s and Master's Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees consist of two subjects: 90 credit points are awarded for the major subject, 60 credit points for the minor subject and 30 credit points for the elective subject. Master's Degrees are focused on one subject (emphasising particular areas).

The following new B.A. and M.A. degrees are planned as per 1 October 2008:

The Faculty offers the following interdisciplinary study programmes (in addition to the minor subject Latin) befitting its characteristic profile and main research projects: