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English Department

Master Minor in English (30 ECTS): Literature Only

Disclaimer: The applicable legal regulations can be found in the framework ordinance (Rahmenverordnung) and the program regulation (Studienordnung) for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The information below is for illustrative purposes only and should be regarded as a recommendation. In case of any contradictions between this document and the legal regulations or between the German version and a translation, only the legal regulations or the German version, respectively, have legal bearing.


The requirements for the Master Minor in English Literature and/or Linguistics (30 ECTS) are outlined in the corresponding section of the Studienordnung.

There are different ways in which one can fulfill these requirements. The following tables outline the recommended track "English Literature only."

For more information on these tracks, please consult our Sample Timetables.

Modules Intended for the Beginning of One's Studies

The modules in the following two categories should be taken early on, ideally in the first or second semester of one's Master studies in English Literature and/or Linguistics.

Methods and Theories (6 ECTS)

Reading Literary and Critical Theory



  • This module can only be repeated once.

Language Skills and Culture (6 ECTS)

Modules Intended for More Advanced Master Students

While students may take some of the modules below early on in their Master studies, we strongly recommend that the modules listed above, under "Modules Intended for the Beginning of One's Studies," be prioritized.

Research-Oriented Specialization (9 ECTS)

Electives (9 ECTS)

free choice of modules from any of the following Module Groups:

  • Research-Oriented Specialization: English Literature
  • English Literature
  • Language Skills and Culture


Note: Students may also take additional modules, beyond the required modules outlined above.

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